Verizon Max plan to offer 6GB for $30 to wean unlimited data users onto a tiered plan

Verizon Max plan to offer 6GB for $30 to wean unlimited data users onto a tiered plan
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.

source: Droid Life



1. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

There's no way I will ever give up my unlimited data plan. I'm burning thru on avg 40 GB a month as it is with my iPad on my hotspot.

3. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

40 GB. I barely use 10 GB a month. You must watch lots of movies.

6. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

netflix and youtube. porn would never be in HD so i wouldnt count it as a data consumer.

13. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

it goes by "high quality"

45. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

wha? I easily use almost 15-20GB a month just on my phone if I'm including wifi and mobile. Only reason I have to include wifi at all is because of ATT's 5GB restrictive cap on said phone. You must not use your phone, if you hit 10GB. It's really, really not hard to go above that.

58. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I use roughly 15-20GB a month every since I got hopper box from dish network with sling technology. There's nothing like being able to watch and record tv shows from my Note 2, while on the go. So for me that offer would be a joke. What worries me is that Verizon has plans to force unlimited data users off once they activate their VoLTE service, so early unlimited data plan adopters who choose to switch to this data plan will get the best deal possible.

85. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

When/If Verizon pushes customers off of their unlimited plans becuase they active their VoLTE service... I will simply not be a Verizon customer any longer. The mobile landscape isn't the same as it was a few years ago. Other carriers provide a more than adequate network footprint now.

18. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

You do know that they will eventually force the issue don't you? This is a gentle nudge. Next time won't be.

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're right on, Strudel. At some point, it will be over, whether the data hogs like it or not. My guess is that we'll be hearing a statement on it sometime next year.

80. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Just because some of us refuse to lose unlimited data does not mean we are "data hogs". I personally have two lines with unlimited data and we usually use about 1.5 - 3 gb each. I wouldn't consider that "hog" level. But I don't want to have to "watch" something else and worry about overages. If I want to stream music on a 5 hour road trip, then that's what I pay for. Until carriers start letting me KEEP the overages I pay for, then don't ask me to pay overages. That's my problem. Well, that and the unreasonable caps that the Big 2 carriers want to force on us.

82. g2a5b0e unregistered

I wasn't trying to suggest that everyone with unlimited data is a data hog. My apologies if I offended. I hear your points & I agree.

52. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I agree you will be a fool to get rid of. I got rid of verizon when i was grandfathered in... there crazy and unethical practices i had enough of them completely. I have TMobile and unlim data all and not in jeopardy of anything.. plus like jphillips.. i use about 60 gigs a month and im running consistent 40 down and 15 up on TMobile blazing LTE service,,, Newark NJ

64. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

You do realize this is the first step in getting RID of unlimited data, give it less then 1 year and you will be forced off your unlimited plan...

67. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

That's what I'm fearing, they are moving towards forcing unlimited data users off of their current data plans by offering what they consider to be a sweet deal. I give you an example of a sweet deal My family plan has 1400 anytime minutes, unlimited texting for (4) smartphones with (3) unlimited data lines and (1) 2GB line for $248 a month. My friend family plan has unlimited talk and text with tiered data for (3) smartphones sharing 8GB of data for $225 a month. He's already exceeded the 8GB once in the past three months since he got on the new plan. Who talks and text so much that they need unlimited? Why would I want to give up my unlimited data voluntarily?

66. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

One reason why I won't ever give up my unlimited data is because I have a real problem with Verizon constantly taking services that they use to offer so they can maximize their profits such as the one year contracts, the additional discount the primary lines would receive every two years towards an upgrade, the constant price increases for Verizon services, the $10 to now $40 charge for additional smart phone lines, etc. Now they are planning on changes the renewal period to every 24 months instead of being able upgrade at 20 months into the 24 month agreement.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's absolute chump change. I used 123.150 GB's with my last billing cycle that ended August 15th; let me spell it out for y'all: One Hundred Twenty-Three point One Hundred Fifty GIGABYTES (not Megabytes, not Kilobytes and certainly not Bytes)!!! $23.99/month (after 20% corporate discount) Unlimited Data and not throttled and, there's NO WAY I AM GIVING UP MY UNLIMITED DATA; I will be buried with it when I die. And, if I can bequeath it to my first born (when that miraculous day comes), I will! But, congrats jphillips63, you are on your way to joining that exclusive club of ours!!

71. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

looks like you better choose your burrial with in the next year! LOL !


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's okay, already working on my contingency plan (no pun intended), those rooted Galaxy Note 2's I've "lost?" will come in handy. Besides, as I wrote below, I've aleady downloaded (using my Unlimited Data) everything I could need or want for the next 5 to 10 years. Of course, I also give credit where credit is due and, therefore, without further ado: I would like to extend my sincerest and most humble gratitude to tTorrent Pro and TubeMate, respectively. (With lots of ♥)

103. lefticy

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

hey DOUCHEEBAGGGG... did you ever stop to think for just one NY minute that your abuse of the network might be the cause of BIG RED eliminating the unlimited plans...

83. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You can't use 40 10-15 yes all if on unlimited use about that much

2. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I mean, why offer it when what they already have is much better? VZ is probably about to discontinue the unlimited plan all together.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

You just answered your own question.

55. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

You're correct. It was suppose to be a rant but it didn't translate out when I wrote it. Thanks for pointing that out.

57. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Look up the term "rhetorical question" -- most people would understand the term.

46. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

the amount of business they lose when grandfathered unlimited goes away is a lot. they know it's a huge amount of business.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

These "discounted" prices is what their normal rate should be.

29. g2a5b0e unregistered


68. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

well maybe when enough 'consumers' complain,, maybe verizon will offer 'FAIR' prices for data, if you ask me, its out of control!

5. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Verizon must be really desperate to offer a plan like that to eliminate the unltd data plan all together. If I were a Verizon customer, I wouldnt give up my unltd data plan for anything.

7. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

10 years later sell it for a $10,000+

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