Verizon's Tiered Data Goes Into Effect July 7
Verizon Wireless has confirmed to Fierce Wireless that it will introduce tiered data plans starting on July 7. The company has indicated at regular intervals this year that unlimited data plans would no longer be available, but it hadn't specified a date. The tiered data plans will cost $10 for 75MB per month (feature phones only), and $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB or $80 for 10GB for smartphones. Verizon will charge overage fees at the rate of $10 per GB of data when users exceed their limit. Verizon indicated that existing customers who upgrade to a new device on or after July 7 will be able to keep their unlimited plan. Last, Verizon Wireless also plans to introduce new pricing for its Long Term Evolution 4G mobile hotspot feature. Customers already using the feature will be charged $30 per month for unlimited tethering. New customers will be charged $20 for 2GB of tethering data in addition to whichever data plan they already subscribe.