Verizon confirms tiered data plans and hot-spot charge for July 7
Verizon Wireless officially confirmed today that it will replace its unlimited data plans with tiered options starting Thursday.
Spokeswoman Brenda Raney told FierceWireless that consumers will have their choice of four data allotments: $10 for 75MB per month, $30 for 2GB per month, $50 for 5GB per month, and $80 for 10GB per month. The cheapest tier is avaialble only for feature phones. Subscribers with an iPhone or a WebOS, Andorid, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone 7 device will have to choose one of the remaining three options.
Well as everyone expected, Verizon made it official today and announced it’s capped data plans. Sadly, they are not offering anything for light data users. I was hoping for something in the $20 range with a limit around 250MB or so, since this would be quite adequate for a lot of people. Instead, they’ve made data more expensive overall - $5 more per month than AT&T for 2GB and up it goes from there. Imagine how many more smartphones they could have sold by adding a less expensive option.