Verizon Set to Offer Tiered Data on July 7

Verizon is ready to add their name to the growing list of carriers offering tiered data plans come next month. According to information passed to Droid-Life, Verizon will be offering up a trio of options to customers in 2GB, 5GB, and 10GB plans.  The rates will be slightly higher than what AT&T charges their customers and will not hinge upon whether you have a 3G or 4G handset.

Should you want to tether your data connection, be prepared to cough up an additional $20 per month.  But, in the spirit of being nice, Verizon will give you 2GB of additional data to share across multiple devices.  So instead of $30 for 2GB, you’d pay $50 for 4GB.  Here’s a quick  breakdown.

Expected Verizon data tiers:

  • 2GB – $30/month
  • 5GB – $50/month
  • 10GB – $80/month

Expected Verizon data tiers (with tethering):

  • 4GB – $50/month
  • 7GB – $70/month
  • 12GB – $100/month

Running over your allotted data and you’ll be paying $10 per 1GB.  Tablets are expected to change to $30 for 2GB of data as opposed to today’s $20 for 1GB.

Before you grab pitchforks and head for Verizon’s headquarters, evaluate how much data you’re truly using.  Maybe things aren’t quite as bad as they sound. One other thing to keep in mind is that this will not affect anyone under a current contract.  While it’s not quite clear how upgrades will be handled, Droid-Life has heard whispers that customers will be able to keep their grandfathered rate plans, even with new phones after July 7th.  Either way, we’ll find out in the next couple of weeks.





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  1. Jack
    June 20, 19:00 Reply

    Rip offffffffffffffffffffffffffffff then again its verizon.

  2. Ben-Jamin
    June 20, 23:03 Reply

    So the day they announce the Droid 3 the only android phone with a physical keyboard thats decent. THEY pull this shit. Unreal. So now I am stuck. Do I renew now to save on data and get a crappy phone. OR wait and pay for tierd. OR even better buy a new phone re-new for 2 years, then return the phone after 30 days and upgrade to droid 3….f verizon. Sprint looks better and better now.

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    June 29, 09:54 Reply

    Its a good offer but people said that its a revised offer of old offers nothing is new in this offer…is it true.

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    June 30, 11:05 Reply

    I hope the speed which you commit you will provide same because many companies provides downloading capacity but they fail to provide speed due to more traffic on same network…

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    This are old offers please update new ones,I already used this offers and please also provide speed.. at least 7.2 mbps..with commitment.. 

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    I think Verizon have to revised this offers due to hignh competition in market otherwise it will loose hold from market,Competitors have a very nice offers…

  8. crowd SPRING
    July 18, 06:19 Reply

     Wow! Verizon will give us 2GB of additional data to share across multiple devices.  So instead of $30 for 2GB, we’d pay $50 for 4GB.  Here’s a quick  breakdown….really ! its amazing!

  9. Pepe Fanjul Jr.
    July 20, 15:46 Reply

     Verizon to offer tiered smartphone data plans July 7 … Verizon isset to launch its tiered data plans for both 3G and 4G …glad to know this…well keep updating us with such useful stuff.

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    Hey thanks to share this info but can you tell one more thing that what speed will be provided by version with this offers,

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    Great  Verizon has launched good offers.Thanks for sharing the information about the prices of various plans.It help me select that which is best for me.

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    December 01, 03:52 Reply

    wow..Verizon has dropped the price of the Droid Bionic this week, knocking $100 off the cost only three…

  15. Shawn Dahl
    December 03, 03:43 Reply

    Great Verizon wireless has launched good offers..If  Expected Verizon data tiers become true then i will surely purchase it..

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