Verizon To Kill Your Unlimited Plan

Posted by Matthew Snider with 4 Comments


I hate to break it to you but Verizon is killing the Unlimited plan with the move from 3g to 4g. When our beloved iPhone upgrades itself (automagically) to 4g LTE, those of us on Verizon will cry a few tears. Our Unlimited plan will cease to exist.

How many megs are you killing with your data plan right now? A few hundred a day, week a month?

Considering myself a power user I was pleasantly surprised that this wont effect my usage at all!

This decision is based around the lack of 3G space for data to be used well. Once the networks push all traffic via 4G (a network made for data) we will all benefit.

Speaking at the 40th J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo said that as these 3G unlimited data plan customers migrate to 4G LTE, they will have to purchase the company’s data-share plan (which Verizon plans to launch in mid-summer) and move off the $30 per month unlimited data plan. “Everyone will be on data share,” Shammo said.   [Source: FierceWireless]

Verizon’s new data share plan is scheduled to launch around mid-summer but no pricing details have been announced as of yet.

Is this something that will effect you? Do you burn through data? Are you even interested in 4G LTE?

Matthew Snider

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Matthew is the Editor-In-Chief, and founder of Geek for i. He has produced such posts as Top 5 iPhone Apps For The BathroomMac or PC and many more. His love for iDevices started back when he purchased the original iPhone.

4 responses to Verizon To Kill Your Unlimited Plan

  1. I’m on at&t so this is not for me. :)

  2. Family data share will be interesting depending on price and allowance of data. But capped data does not make sense. Data, especially to the basic user, is ambiguous. Minutes and text limits make sense because we can easily understand the concept of time and numbers, but data GBs and MBs are very ambiguous to probably 99% of users. There has to be a better concept or accountability for these capped plans to make any sense.

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