Verizon’s New Data Plans Extensively Detailed! Rip Off, As Expected.

  • June 22, 2011 3:15 pm

Verizons upcoming data plan shake-up is now confirmed for July 7th thanks to a mountain of material leaked to Android Central. Pricing for the lowest data tier now starts at 2 GB for $30/month and climb to $80/month for 10 GB of data. Hotspot access will set you back an additional $20 for 2 GB of data allotment while overages are a flat $10/GB. Pricing is the same for both 3G and 4G.

In short: These plans suck. Majorly.

But don’t take our word for it. Hop inside for the fate of unlimited plans as well as a rather lengthy internal Verizon Wireless email that will probably answer any and all questions you may have…

Unlimited Data

The biggest concern is the hallowed “unlimited” plan. In a rare form of semi-decent news, the $29.99 unlimited data plan we’ve come to know and love will still be partially available. After July 7th customers will still be able to upgrade phones and keep their existing $30 unlimited plan — it’s only new lines added to existing accounts as well as new accounts created after July 7th that won’t have access to the “golden plan”.

Quite simply, if you want unlimited data you’ll need to get it added to your account before July 7th, Kapish?

The Internal Email

As of this morning we have been given the green light to start training on the data changes Verizon Wireless is making effective 7/7/11.

$29.99 unlimited data will be discontinued effective 7/7/11

  • EXISTING CUSTOMERS- That have our $29.99 unlimited data plan WILL BE GRANDFATHERED IN, they will keep their unlimited plan after 7/7/11
  • EXISTING CUSTOMERS- That current have the unlimited data WILL BE ABLE TO UPGRADE AND KEEP the unlimited data feature (No known end date on this as of this moment)
  • EXISTING CUSTOMERS- That add lines post 7/7/2011, will NOT be able to choose the $29.99 unlimited data feature
  • NEW CUSTOMERS- Any customer that sets up service from now, until 7/7/2011 WILL BE ON, AND WILL BE GRANDFATHERED into our $29.99 unlimited data package
  • NEW CUSTOMERS- Any new customer that set up service AFTER 7/7/2011, WILL NOT be able to choose the $29.99 unlimited plan
  • BUSINESS DISCOUNTS- Currently our business discounts apply to the $29.99 data plan on the primary line only. Most discounts are 20% despite whatever monthly access discount they have
  • BUSINESS DISCOUNTS- After 7/7/2011 data discounts will only apply to the $50 and higher data packages on the primary line.
  • Discount break down ex. of customers with a 20% feature discount on their primary line. ($50-20%=$40/month for 5GB and includes the business e-mail feature)
  • - ($20/GB vs. $40/GB+ Business e-mail )

New data pricing for smart phones is as follows:

  • $30 for 2GB with $10/GB overage
  • $50 for 5GB (this also includes business e-mail at no additional charge) with $10/GB overage
  • $80 for 10GB (this also includes business e-mail at no additional charge) with $10/GB overage

So all changes effective July 7th, 2011.

Existing customer KEEP their $29.99 unlimited data plan

If an existing customer upgrades from a feature phone to a smart phone after 7/7/11, they will NOT be able to add on the unlimited data package. They must choose from the new data plans.

Anyone who sets up new service with unlimited data, upgrades from a feature phone to a smart phone with unlimited data, or customer currently on the $29.99 before July, 7, 2011 will be grandfathered in.

These changes also apply to employee plans as well (personal accounts w/work discounts applied)

SO, This is a huge time for us to set our customers up with the right package for them! We only have 14 DAYS remaining for unlimited data, and until the new data pricing takes effect. (14 days to setup new customers w/unlimited data, and customers upgrading from a feature phone to a smart phone)

PLEASE, PLEASE make sure we take advantage of this heads up and get our heavy data users set up on these unlimited plans before they change.

Please call, text or e-mail me any questions or concerns you might have.

Via: AndroidCentral

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