Starting July 7th, new Verizon customers will no longer be able to purchase unlimited data plans. This news from from website FierceWireless, who says that Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney that new subscribers will be able to choose between four options:
$10 – 75MB/Month
$30 – 2GB/Month
$50 – 5GB/Month
$80 – 10GB/Month
If users go over their data limit, they will have to pay an additional $10 per GB. This is a growing trend with the rising popularity of smartphones, which tend to consume a lot of data. Rival AT&T, a carrier that also sells the iPhone, offers 200MB/month for $15 and 2GB/month for $25.
Furthermore, they will be charging for mobile hotspots. It will run $30/month for current users, but include unlimited hotspot use on Verizon’s LTE network. New users (those not grandfathered in) can expect to pay an extra $20 a month, which will give them 2GB of mobile hotspot use.