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Rumor: Verizon to kill unlimited data plans in favored of a data cap

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It looks like Verizon may make the move to a capped data plan sooner than most folks think. Engadget received a tip saying Verizon will announced a tiered data plan starting July 29, which is just a little over a week away. We saw AT&T make the same move only a few months ago, and Verizon tends to do the same as AT&T because the are close competition. The tipster did not provide any details as to pricing, but it would reasonable to expect pricing to match AT&T’s data plan. For 2GB of data monthly, AT&T charges $25 and $15 for 200MB. The truth of the matter is there are a small amount of users who use a lot of data a month and this puts tremendous strain on cell networks. While it makes sense for Verizon to switch to a tiered data plan, this certainly comes as a disappointment for users who typically use a lot of data.

Via [Engadget]

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  • matt

    That is complete BS. I understand that a few people are eating up the data and tethering their phones without Verizon knowledge. But everyone should not be punished for Verizon's inability to keep up with technology.
    This is just a crime and almost a monopoly plain and simple.
    I already pay 130 dollars a month for just one Motorola Droid. That is only with 450 anytime mins. I do not tether my Droid and I work a minimum of 40 hours a week and do not use my phone at all while I am at work. I am already using around 4 to 5 gb a month.
    So for me if Verizon follows at&t then it will cost me even more just to use and enjoy my 600 dollar phone.
    BS BS BS. Come on verizon, stop gouging and screwing your customers. They will only take so much.