New data plans coming to Verizon

New data plans coming to Verizon
One for our tipsters sent us some information and pictures showcasing Verizon's new data plans that will go into affect on October 28th. Starting next Friday, Verizon will no longer classify some devices as a "3G Multimedia Phone" and is eliminating the required $9.99 data plan that included 25MB of monthly use. The new data plans are detailed below, but if you are a current customer you can keep the plan you are on.

3G Feature Phones - $1.99 per-MB pay as you go (if you don't use data, then you don't pay), $15 for 150MB (overage is $15 for another 150MB), and $29.99 for unlimited use.
3G Smartphones - $15 for 150MB (overage is $15 for another 150MB) and $29.99 for unlimited use.
3G Tablets - $20 for 1GB (overage is $20 for another 1GB), $35 for 3GB ($10 for 1GB overage), $50 for 5GB ($10 for 1GB overage), and $80 for 10GB ($10 for 1GB overage).
3G Netbooks/Notebooks - $50 for 5GB ($10 for 1GB overage), and $80 for 10GB ($10 for 1GB overage).
MiFi 2200 and Five Spot - $50 for 5GB ($10 for 1GB overage), and $80 for 10GB ($10 for 1GB overage). Or as part of a 90-day promotion $35 for 3GB.

No changes will be made to 3G USB Modems and PC Cards, which will remain at $39.99 for 250MB and $59.99 for 5GB. All Prepaid data plans will also remain unchanged, which include $15/day for 100MB, $30/week for 300MB, $50/month for 1GB, and $80 for 5GB.

Thanks to a friend for the info!


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58 Comments

1. Androidluv

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 13, 2010

FAIL!!!

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

FAIL +1

5. jtm1208

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

you do realize that the prices went down or stayed the same on almost everything right. and there will no longer be data packages required on phones like the env3....I dont see how this is a fail

6. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Why is this a bad thing? They are keeping the existing unlimited plan and just adding less expensive options for people who want them. Unless i'm missing something...

16. NexusKoolaid unregistered

Assuming an 'unlimited' plan gets you 2 gig a month, with 150mb being roughly 1/12th the bandwidth, shouldn't the price be somewhere close t0 1/12th of the unlimited plan? Or in other words, if you sigh up for the $15 plan and go over your limit, you pay the same as an unlimited plan, but get only 1/6 the service. That's how this is a fail.

17. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Unlimited =/= 2gb Unlimited = unlimited

24. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

The "unlimited" plan for 3G smart phones is indeed unlimited GB and will remain to be so. The is no "2 gig a month" limit. So your assumtion is wrong sir.

40. I Heart Dumbasses unregistered

I don't see how this is a "FAIL" for anyone except disgruntled AT&T employees trolling this website.

49. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

hey...this is the most idiotic comment here...i guess u don't understand what unlimited means......what an a$$....

52. NexusKoolaid unregistered

There seems to be a serious reading comprehension issue in this thread. Several people have been so centered on detail that they've missed the main point. The 2 gig number was simply a point of reference from which to frame my view on the (alleged) pricing models. Was that really so hard to understand? AT&T recently offered tiered pricing, with a tier structure that forces me to pay the same for less service than I received before. I was hoping that Verizon might be a little more sensible in their offerings, but if these numbers are true, they offer no incentive to switch. Thus, I say again, these prices are fail.

3. guest unregistered

unreal I guess they need to make more money since no one goes over there minutes anymore!

41. I Heart Dumbasses unregistered

Where on earth does it say they are charging any more than they have been? Unlimited is still unlimited. Now, they offer cheaper data plans for people that don't use "unlimited". Crawl out from that rock you've been living under with your Boost Mobile phone, moron.

4. bigguy12059 unregistered

No one can beat virgin mobile unlimited broadband plan for $ 40.00 per month barnone.

23. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea, but everyone can beat their data coverage...

28. XxVerbalxX unregistered

ZING!

43. I Heart Dumbasses unregistered

Ping hit the coverage map on the pin-head. The reason why Virgin/Boost/Liberty/Renamed Sprint Bullshit can charge so little is because they have no coverage outside of a major metropolitan market or a fucking NASCAR track. Enjoy your Sprint prepaid, good luck if you ever try to use it in my neck of the woods.

7. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

Hopefully this is true because then I can get a smartphone like the Ozone. I've been wanting a smartphone for the longest time, but I rarely use 100mb of data so the $30 seemed like a waste of money

25. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

You really want an Ozone? You know its WM6.5, right?

27. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

Yeh, I know. What's wrong with WM6.5? I don't prefer the feel of android phones, so I'd rather get WM

29. XxVerbalxX unregistered

WM=freezy POS phones

33. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

I know that it can freeze, but will it still freeze if I don't use any applications other than an internet application. The reason I chose the Ozone was because it had global ready capabilities and it's not too expensive full price, $350.

35. XxVerbalxX unregistered

havent had much luck with the ozone. sold two and have had to replace them both via warranty. still better than a devour tho. The task manager needs to b ur best friend, get insurance, and hope they replace it with something else when it poops the bed

36. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

Yeh I know about the task manager and how it is your best friend lol, my friends have other WM phones. Also you don't need insurance to get a different phone, Verizon has the 3 phone policy, and that can be a life saver if you have a horrible phone, but the sales person also needs to be trained properly to know about it.

37. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Verizon did away with the 3 phone replacement...

38. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

Seriously? When did they do that??? and did they get rid of the multifru or multithrough (spelling?)

39. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Multi-fru was the three phone exchange, and it's been gone since about January I believe. It was too easy to take advantage of...

42. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

That's odd because I used that after January with my LG Dare and actually it's two different policys. first it was the three phone policy and then the multi-fru was after that when the replacement was still a problem; or that's what Verizon told me about them. Also it was a hushed policy because most retail employees never heard of it or the manager would literally tell them not to mention it.

44. I Heart Dumbasses unregistered

Did this dude seriously say he wanted an "Ozone"?

48. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

All I know is that Verizon VERY rarely gives warranty replacements in the form of another device unless the original device is no longer available to them or you really raise hell, and even then it's hit or miss depending on who you talk to.

51. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

I said like the Ozone because of the global capabilities, due to my families european vacations and some of my friends seem to like their Ozone. @cc16177 it wasn't rarely if you knew about the three phone policy (if you look at my other comment it explains it) because I've had many phones; LG Venus, LG Chocolate 3, LG enV2, LG Dare and then the Samsung Intensity; I bought the Samsung reality at full price a few months later due to problematic employees at my Verizon store.

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