It looks like Verizon is going to go through with tiered data plans but they aren't adding too many tiers or getting rid of the unlimited plan.
Strong indications have the new rate plans going into effect on October 28, 2010 and the data plans for 3G Smartphones will be as follows:
- $15 per month for 150mb
- $29.99 for unlimited data.
Overages to the base plan will cost you $15 for an additional 150mb. Existing customers can stick with their existing plan or migrate to the new plans. AT&T has the better base deal offering 200mb at the $15 price range but eliminated their unlimited plan.
Verizon will also tier data plans for 3G Tablets; $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB. Overage fees are $10 per GB except for the $20 base plan, which will run you $20 per GB.
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
Those are some really crappy options. I don't have data with my Vogue now, but it's gonna be a b*tch with these awful options. You'd think they'd give some middle ground or something. If I use more than 150 MB per month, there is nothing keeping me from paying double that price for "unlimited" (isn't it like 2GB?) data, which I probably won't use. C'mon VZW, don't be stupid and charge MORE than you biggest rival!! Here's what you should do:
150 MB: $10
500 MB: $20
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