Verizon Tiered Data Coming October 28?

Ryan Whitwam

We have heard from Various Verizon executives that tiered data was probably on the way, and now we might have the details . The new information is still preliminary, but it's looking like a better situation for heavy users that AT&T offers. If true, Big Red would be keeping the standard $30 smartphone data plan for unlimited data. They would be adding a cheaper $15/150MB option for light users. When AT&T made the switch, unlimited data was cut in favor of a 2GB cap at $25 per month.

Pricing on MiFi data looking like $50/5GB and $80/10GB. Users of feature phones will get the option for a $30 unlimited plan, and a $15/150MB plan. Frankly, we'd like to see cheaper pricing for feature phones. It's basically impossible to use as much data on these handsets as it would be on a smartphone.

These plans might be a bit more expensive than AT&T's, but the option for unlimited data could be kept at the same price. While pricing on feature phones is a little high, we like this approach better than other carriers. These details only pertain to Verizon's 3G service. Expect different rates for the new LTE network when it launches later this year.

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