Verizon to raise prices along with the amount of data bundled with each tier

Verizon to raise prices along with the amount of data bundled with each tier
Verizon is about to raise prices. But along with the hike in rates, the nation's largest carrier will also raise the amount of data bundled with each tier. For example, on its low-end "S" plan Verizon is hiking the monthly rate by $5 to $35 a month. The amount of data that comes with this plan will double to 2GB.

The "M" tier will also be raised by $5 each month to $50. The amount of data that comes with the plan will increase by 33% to 4GB from 3GB. The "L" plan is going up $10 a month to $70, while the amount of data that it comes with will be bumped to 8GB from 6GB. The "XL" plan  is also getting a $10 raise to $90 a month. Those signing up for that tier of service will receive 16GB of data, an increase of 4GB. And lastly the "XXL" plan will be hiked by $10 to $110 monthly. The amount of data with that plan will rise to 24GB from 18GB.

Verizon will also introduce its version of rollover data which it will call "Carryover Data." This was first introduced in the U.S. with T-Mobile's Data Stash. The carrier will also launch a new "My Verizon" app that will include a setting allowing Big Red's customers to choose between getting socked with overages if they exceed their data allowance, or have their service throttled instead. This "Safety Mode" will be offered to do those with the S, M, L, XL, or XXL plans, but will cost $5 a month for those who choose to access it. Data speeds on throttled accounts will be 128Kbps, the same rate that T-Mobile uses when throttling its customers who have consumed all of their monthly data.

Speaking about choosing, existing Verizon customers are not being forced to accept the new rates, but can decide if they want to pay more to receive more data each month. A Verizon spokesman alluded to "fireworks" coming this week, so we should learn more about these changes in the next few days. We do expect these new prices to take effect on July 7th.

source: CNET

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38 Comments

1. bencozzy

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

They aren't helping the consumer any, greedy!

2. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

$5 for "safety mode" Higher prices for the already insane base plans. Who still puts up with this?

3. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

I mean why? They are already the most expensive and most profitable out of the big 4. They should be ashamed of themselves.

8. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

They are like Apple the bigwigs get richer and greedier

11. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Imagine a world where companies gave away everything at dirt cheap prices because they hated making money. Be real. Nobody would have jobs if that were the case.

22. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

That's fine what you said there a lot of people who don't care to waste on Verizon

31. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Or Apple, or Samsung, or any other money-making monster companies that are "big wigs".

39. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

But willing to put to a company that's good not Apple or Verizon for damn sure

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"Safety Mode" for $5 additional per month? Despicable.

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

its cost them basically nothing to give more data. Only a good way to increase what we call the ARPU in the industry ( average amount paid by customers )

18. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

If that were true, that it costs cellular companies nothing to give more data, then T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon would give 20GB per month per line for $5 per month. Why don't any of them do that? Because financially it's irresponsible to give away a commodity that customers will pay for. None of the cellular companies are doing this, so why should Verizon start?

6. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

My understanding is that safety mode is free for XL and XXL. But that's a lot be paying anyway unless you have a big family. Man, I'm tempted to switch to someone else...... I'm pretty sure this is better for them, worse for most subscribers. I was excited last week to hear they might offer rollover data, but now I have to pay more too. Gee, who's the sucker here?

7. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

This is EXACTLY WHY I have t mobile and left VZW 4 years ago!!!!!! They give and offer all these deals to compete than once your signed VZW backstabbing begins and your wallet gets thinner and the bank bankrupt!!!! That's why my wallet stays good as well as the bank.. VZW has TWO FACES!! Oh not to mention the can you hear me now guys at sprint tv commercial now too lol

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

T-mobile still has horrible coverage, especially for data. Yes I know, in large cities T-mobile has decent coverage, but if you plan on ever leaving that environment, then goodbye signal, once again especially data, you'll get 2G/edge data, if you're even that lucky.

12. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Yeah that only works in large cities. Here, T-Mobile coverage is at best 2 bars and the data is at best 3Mbps. Verizon here has awesome coverage and hits 50Mbps, 15Mbps at worst. The $10 savings per month that I would save isn't worth the terrible coverage (I've already looked into it).

15. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I'll try to give you the benefit of the doubt, but you are clearly a Verizon troll. T-Mobile has the fastest speeds everywhere I travel. A few spots they don't cover at all.

20. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

How exactly am I trolling when I'm telling you what the coverage and speeds are in MY area and the surrounding area? You may want to check your definition of "troll". Not everyone travels, lives in large cities, or has great T-Mobile coverage.

23. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Exactly post 20 is a Verizon troll, he lives with his mommy who pays his bill, if he was to put his big man pants on he might be able to pay his VZW Bill

29. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

This makes absolutely no sense. First, check your definition of what a troll is. Second, do you think it's actually difficult for someone who's 30 years old to pay his $200/month cellphone bill? Because that's the least of the bills I pay, son.

36. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I'm 26 pay my house, car, my family and my usual utilities bills .. No problem I have a damn great job and still save extra I don't live with my parents I've been on my own since 16 and glad and proud of it, certain races do live at home from cradle to grave

16. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where I live, Verizon has at best 8Mbps. The coverage is good, though there are a couple of places where I lose signal. T-Mobile is faster, but I'm not sure about the coverage.

27. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

VZW has dead zones in Los Angeles I work there and used to use VZW and LA is one of the biggest city's in the USA,

30. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I lived in Torrance and had T-Mobile service when I lived there, and had far more "dead spots" than I did with Verizon.

37. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Ya right I'm next to Torrance at my job and t mobile works everywhere in the south Bay Area only San Pedro is iffy

38. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

But it's also the device too some like iPhones have bad antennas for signal my LG V 10 is stronger than my girlfriends iPhone we both have t mobile we put both devices next to each other and mine had great 4to 5 bars iPhone had 1 bar so device does have different signals but i apologize for my last post!!!!!

14. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Fail. T-Mobile covers 308 million people with LTE and growing. I've traveled extensively without issue.

21. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

308 million people covered by 1 bar minimum, but how many of those connections are reliable enough to use full-time? In my area, it's awful coverage with poor speed WHEN there's a decent LTE signal, and that's not often here. Hence the reason for my acceptance of Verizon service, considering its extensive coverage with far faster speeds than T-Mobile. We each have our own experience with different carriers. If it were the other way around, and T-Mobile actually had decent coverage here, I'd be rocking T-Mobile in a heartbeat.

25. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Still giving you much free reign here... what's your area?

32. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Eastern Washington, north Idaho, western Montana.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Good time to switch to Sprint just like Paul says. Don't know how good they are but a nice piece of marketing. Can you hear that?

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