Verizon Creating New Smartphone Plan, Doubling Data on 4G LTE


Considering all the cloud storage and streaming video options available to smartphone users, it shouldn’t be surprising to see us so often singing the praises of unlimited data. That said, not everyone’s going to be a huge bandwidth consumer, and depending on your usage, you might even get by with just a fraction of what another user consumes. In cases like that, tiered data can be a real money-saver. Verizon’s got some new promotions coming up that reshape its data offerings, boosting allowances for some, and introducing a new low-cost plan for light users.

According to leaked internal documents describing the promotion, starting tomorrow, customers who sign up for data plans with 4G smartphones will receive double the standard data allotment. The $30 2GB plan becomes 4GB, and so forth, but these bonuses apply only to 4G-capable phones. Both new and existing customers should be able to sign-on for the new plans. While they’ll supposedly only be around for a limited time, once you sign up, you can keep the double data until you modify your plan. The only real caveat we see is that tethering data isn’t getting doubled as well.

If your data needs are a bit more spartan, Verizon will be introducing a $20 300MB plan. Admittedly, it’s a much worse value than anything else, but if you’re simply not consuming gigabytes of bandwidth, why even bother paying for them? Verizon will apparently offer this plan through January 15, but again, sign up while it’s available and you can keep it indefinitely. Just be careful about overages; exceeding 300MB won’t move you to the $30 2GB (now 4GB) tier, but charge you an extra $20 for another 300MB.


Source: VzBuzz

Thanks: DJ

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!