According to Verizon's Jennifer Byrne, the carrier's business development executive director, the Motorola DROID X, " is seeing something like 5x the data usage of any other device (on the Verizon network)." With the 4.3 inch screen, users are watching more video and installing more apps. Plus, since the phone has just been launched, you are getting the "Honeymoon" effect as new users are exploring all the things they can do with the phone. Once the Honeymoon is over, so to speak, we could see data usage slow down, but by then it might be too late. With rumors flying that Verizon is about to switch over to tiered pricing on July 29th, news like this is bound to get the suits in the boardroom thinking about ending unlimited data. After all, Bandwidth doesn't grow on trees, you know.
The speculation is that Big Red will end unlimited data plans next Thursday, although this would most likely affect only new Verizon customers. Like AT&T's data plan
, Verizon would charge $15 monthly for 200MB and $25 a month for 2GB. Will this cause an exodus toward Sprint? As we reported
, Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse, has said that the carrier has no current plans to end unlimited pricing. All eyes will be on Verizon next Thursday.Motorola DROID X Specifications