Verizon Data Plans Planned to Still Have Unlimited Data Option Along with Tiered Data

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Leaked Verizon documents revealed that Verizon is planning to change its required data plans for smartphones, feature phones and tablets, starting October 28.  There will still be a 3G unlimited data option and a lower 150 megabyte option for $15 per month.

3G Smartphone Plans:

  • $15 per month for 150MB.
  • $15 for each 150MB of coverage - 10 cents for every MB that is consumed during the month over the 150MB limit.
  • $29.99 unlimited data.

3G Tablet Plans:

  • $20 for 1GB (with $20 per GB coverage).
  • $35 for 3GB (with $10 per GB coverage).
  • $50 for 5 GB (with $10 per GB coverage).
  • $80 for 10 GB (with $10 per GB coverage).

Feature Phone Options:

  • $1.99 a day but not clear if it is the current $1.99 per megabyte rate.
  • $15 for 150MB.
  • $29.99 for unlimited.

Meanwhile, CNET reported that the new pricing is only a promotion for the holiday season and is meant to entice traditional feature-phone customers to upgrade to smartphones.

For figuring data, an hour of online gaming uses 150MB of downloaded data.  Sending or receiving 250 emails without attachments, every day, would equal roughly 73MB of downloaded data per month.  Users who open 100 web ages per day are downloading roughly 1 gigabyte of data per month.