If you have a grandfather plan on Verizon giving you unlimited data, you likely guard that plan to an obsessive degree because the other option is to start paying for one of Verizon's very expensive tiered data plans. But, Verizon wants to wean you off of the unlimited data, and so the carrier is going to be launching a limited time offer along with the Verizon Edge
plans called Verizon Max.
The idea for Verizon Max is to have a limited time deal which would offer 6GB of data (without tethering) for $30, or 8GB of data (with tethering) for $50. That is a big discount over Verizon's usual rates, which start at $30 for just 2GB of data, and would be $80 for 6GB or $90 for 8GB. The catch (and you knew there would be one) is that Max can only be added to an existing customer line that currently has unlimited data and is signing up for Verizon Edge
That means you not only have to give up your unlimited data plan, but you have to sign up for Verizon's questionably worthwhile Edge plan
. Both Max and Edge will launch this Sunday, August 25th. The Edge side of things makes the deal sketchy, but the data side is certainly far more reasonable than you might be used to with Verizon.