Verizon To Kill Unlimited iPhone Data Plans on July 7th

News | Sunday July 3 2011 12:46 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Few weeks back, a report claimed that
as early as July 7th for new customers.
has just confirmed that news. They report that Verizon spokesperson has told them that it will discontinue unlimited data plans for smartphones like iPhone on July 7th and instead offer tiered data plans to new customers.
This was expected as back in March, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo had indicated that the company 
for iPhone users as early as mid-summer.
Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney told FierceWireless that new smartphone customers will choose from one of four options: $10 for 75 MB per month, $30 for 2 GB, $50 for 5 GB or $80 for 10 GB. There will be an overage charge of $10 per GB of data. AT&T Mobility charges $15 per month for 200 MB and $25 per month for 2 GB.
, existing Verizon customers will be able to keep their unlimited data plans. They will also be allowed to grandfather the unlimited data plans if they upgrade to the
, Verizon will be offering the following four data plans:
Verizon will offer the official mobile hotspot feature for an extra $20 per month, which comes with its own 2GB monthly data pool, separate from iPhone ’s data plan.
Meanwhile, AT&T offers the following data plans:
AT&T charges $10 per GB if you go over the limit. AT&T offers the mobile hotspot feature for $20 per month, which is available only to customers who opt for the DataPro plan and users get an additional 2GB of monthly data usage.
was launched.
Would the lack of an unlimited data plan be a deal breaker for you? Tell us in the comments section below.

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