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Verizon dropping unlimited data plans

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011 in Uncategorized by Nick

Verizon’s CFO Fran Shamo has announced that they , as in Verizon, would be dropping their $30 unlimited data plans and move towards tiered data plans. Mr. Shamo said that move will “force heavy data users to pay more for mobile data’ . It comes with no surprise though with AT&T dropping their unlimited plans last year and rumors of this move coming around for the last few months. Sprint and T-Mobile (well, not T-Mobile if the AT&T buyout happens) are the only remaining big carriers offering unlimited data.

Mr. Shamo said though that they will be introducing ‘mega plans’ for family so they can share the data within the family. He said that “that’s just a logical progression”.

I currently have an unlimited plan on my HTC Incredible and I’m not loving this move. I average about 2.2gb of data a month so I most likely will have to pay more once the move happens in mid-summer. Boost Mobile though is looking good now with their $35 unlimited talk, text, and web. Put a Evo on their network and I think we’re good 😛 .

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