Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney confirmed to Wireless and Mobile News, Verizon's new data usage-based plans starting July 7 for new customers and how current Verizon Wireless customers will be grandfathered.
Raney said, "We're offering more data plan options to consumers. Verizon subscribers of both feature phones and smartphones will have multiple options based on how much data they use."
Current Verizon customers can rest assured that, if you have an unlimited smartphone plan and buy a 4G LTE smartphone after July 7, you will still be able to get unlimited 4G LTE data.
Raney answered our reader's question. He has an original Droid and wants to buy a 4G LTE smartphone during the summer. He will continue to pay the same price for unlimited data using Verizon's 4G LTE network when he buys a new Verizon 4G LTE smartphone.
Raney corrected some previous misconceptions about the plans. The $10 per month 75MB option and $10 per 75MB over is only for feature phones. Verizon feature phone and new smartphone buyers, after July 7, will also be able to buy any of these data plans:
- 2GB a month for $30, $10 per GB over.
- 5GB a month
for $50, $10 per GB over.
- 10GB a month for $80, $10 per GB over.
hotspots or use as tethered modem will cost $20 a month for 2GB on top of a usage-based data plan. When
you buy the mobile hotspot/tether plan, you can combine data with the
other plans paid for.
Current free mobile hotspot users who own the HTC ThunderBolt, Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution using the service free as part of a company promotion can buy unlimited mobile hotspot service for $30 month.
Over the weekend, our readers came up with some creative ways to ensure that they can buy the Droid Bionic or Samsung Galaxy S II and have an unlimited data plan that we call plan B.
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