Verizon to implement family data plans; kill unlimited option this summer
Verizon Wireless’ data plans are in for a big change stated in a report today by Reuters
“Verizon Wireless plans to kick off pricing changes this summer by eliminating smartphone plans that allow unlimited Web access for a flat fee,” reads the article. “It will replace them with tiered pricing that forces heavy data users to pay more for mobile data.”
“after this change, which forces heavy data users to pay more, the company will look to soften the blow by offering more options such as family plans for data services.”
Currently, Verizon Wireless smartphone users with family plans are required to pay $29.99 per line for cellular data. Non-family-plan smartphone customers can purchase unlimited
mobile data (with a 5GB allowance) for the same monthly price. Many are also questioning on whether Verizon will 'Grandfather' in users already using 4G device on the Verizon LTE network - which seems like will be the case.
Are you on the Verizon network? How much would you be willing to pay for 4G data?