Verizon to introduce unlimited 2G data on all plans, and a new 12 GB tier

Verizon to introduce unlimited 2G data on all plans, and a new 12 GB tier
Starting September 6th, Verizon is doing away with the monthly "Safety Mode" charge that it now levies on users of its lower-tier data plans. Currently, Verizon doesn't charge overages on the 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB plans only if you add Safety Mode to the package at $5/month. Then it throttles your speed at 128 Kbps when you exceed the allotted amount, instead of charging $15 on each extra gigabyte. 

The higher-tier plans have the Safety Mode included for free but, starting September 6th, all Verizon plans will include throttling when your plan's data bracket is exhausted, instead of overages. Coincidentally, that was the date T-Mobile said it will turn on its new unlimited T-MobileOne plan, though that's been pulled forward. 

In addition, Verizon will start offering a new, 12 GB plan for $80, which will sit right smack in the middle between its $70 8 GB plan, and the $90 16 GB one, so its plan schedule will look like the table you see below from next Tuesday. Long story short, competition again proves to be a great thing.. for consumers.

Plans2 GB4 GB8 GB12 GB16 GB24 GB40 GB50 GB80 GB100 GB
Monthly Cost$35$50$70$80$90$110$135$225$360$450
*12 GB plan available from September 6th

source: Engadget

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23 Comments

1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

not touchin my 30gb plan for $110.50 and 15 per line access.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Starting Semptember 6th, Verizon is doing away with the MPNTHLY "Same Mode" charge..." MPNTHLY? Or did you mean MONTHLY? If so, the fix that typo, Daniel P !

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"If so, THE fix that typo, Daniel P !" *then

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yes, Daniel is a writter, I'm a reader. Who's supposed to be perfect in writting on this site? Besides I was just giving him a friendly correction, and not trolling him nor insulting him, like the hypocrite darkkjedii does on this site, calling us "dumbass" for a typo.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Who's supposed to be perfect in WRITTING on this site?" *writing If you're gonna be a Grammar Nazi, at least don't make typos in your corrections...

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

MrElectrifyer! I'm not and will never be a grammar nazi. I may correct typos, in order to help. I do not bash people because of their grammar - that's what a grammar nazi like darkkjedii does.

24. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Gonna is not a word.

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

http://bfy.tw/7WOP Nice try though...

25. NobLeintentions

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

* corrections.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Oh, ditching Monthly Safety mode, and replacing it with steep pricing. Verizon 100GB of data costs the price of a Galaxy Note 4! Wow.

5. drazwy

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

LOL 128k. Might as well just cut data off. You can't actually use 128k for anything.

7. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

yeah he's "writting". Come on !!!

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You're correcting on US or British english, bruh? Come on. No offence, though.

10. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

What happens in 2020 when they get rid of 2g, unlimited 3g or 4g? Yay!!!

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I was going to post that myself. Oh well, 4 years and this will go away too. I remember a time when carriers plans lasted for more than a year.

11. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

35$ 2GB!!!, I don't know if it is a fair comparison but I pay 9.99$ for 2GB LTE Data with a decent ~30-40 Mbps country wide.

14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Enough PA with your love affair with the Worlds most crooked carrier. They screw me once and I learn my lesson. Never again. Hey Verizon. Go bleep yourself. Can you hear that?

17. emcdonald75

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Why can these companies not introduced unlimited 3G at 1.5Mbps after the 4G LTE data allotment is used up? That's much better than 2G data speeds. It is practically unusable.

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Because they're asshats. Next thing you know, they'll bring back pagers.

19. Elfmonster unregistered

2g = $h¡+

20. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

All the carries suck in the United States.

21. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2134; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Who said VZ is ripping customer off now...LOL!!! Unlimited 2G... I figured out a loophole to save money with Verizon... 1. Figure out how much data you use on a monthly basis. 2. Start with either 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB 3. Use remaining Carryover data of the previous month. 4. Drop down to 2GB plan for next month. You can do this every other month. It will average about $30-$40 every other month in savings.

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