Verizon Wireless ends unlimited data plans
Just like AT&T. Only more expensive
Verizon Wireless – the largest wireless carrier in the US – will no longer offer unlimited data plans to new customers beginning on Thursday, July 7.
Currently, the carrier offers unlimited data plans for $30 a month. But as reported by Reuters, Verizon's new $30 plan will limit data usage to 2GB. Those who exceed 2GB will pay $10 for each additional gigabyte. The company will also offer a 5GB a month plan for $50 and a 10GB plan for a $80.
If you're already a Verizon customer, you can keep your existing unlimited data plan – even if you upgrade your phone.
With the move, Verizon has followed the lead of arch-rival AT&T, which stopped offering unlimited data plans late last year. AT&T charges $25 a month for 2GB of data, and it offers 200MB plan for a $15 per month.
Verizon will offer a 75MB plan for $10, but this will only be available on feature phones, not smartphones.
The carrier – a joint venture between Verizon Communications and Vodaphone Group – also announced that it will begin charging for its LTE mobile hotspot service, which turns certain phones into Wi-Fi access points. As it stands, the service offers unlimited bandwidth for free. But beginning on Thursday, Verizon will charge existing users $30 a month for unlimited bandwidth, and new users will pay $20 a month for 2GB of data. ®
Nothing new there
Our ISPs and cable providers are even worse
They love it!
Always makes laugh when I read about all these wonderful online services we're all told we must get into, streamed media and games, of the governments banging on about the services they have onine. Yeah right!
The ISPs must love all these streamed services, their grotty little infrastruture can't handle them very well but who cares when they can find enough customers ( read: cash cows ) prepared to pay absolutely ridiculuous prices for mobile bandwidth and keep pumping the money into the exec's bonuses and shareholders pockets.
Thats a cool story bro
when you're done downloading angry birds and a kanye west ringtone, get back to me when you need to do business on the move. 'k?