We already knew that Verizon was abandoning its unlimited 3G and 4G data plans in favor of tiered packages, and a leaked customer brochure details the new options. Of course, if you’re currently a Verizon customer with an unlimited data plan, it will be grandfathered indefinitely or for as long as you keep your Verizon line.
The new options are as follows:
- 75MB for $10
- 2GB for $30
- 5GB for $50
- 10GB for $80
These data packages apply to smartphones and basic phones. If you go over your allotted plan for the $10/75MB package, you’re charged an additional $10 per 75MB, and you’ll be charged $10 for every 1GB over the higher-tiered plans. And, as expected, you won’t be able to use that data for mobile hotspot or tethering capabilities. If you want to use your device to tether, you’ll have to pay for the 2GB/$20 add-on.
That just about covers what we already knew, so if you were planning on joining Verizon within the next few weeks, or at any other point in the future, be prepared for tiered data plans and additional costs for tethering.