The biggest mobile provider in the United States, Verizon Wireless, will be discontinuing unlimited data services for a set fee on July 7th. Verizon is following in the footsteps of AT&T who recently stopped offering unlimited data services last year. Verizon, however, is not offering a cheaper option for low data-usage users.
New Verizon customers who limit their data use to 2GB (gigabytes), will have no choice but to pay a monthly fee of $30. Those who had unlimited data usage were paying the same monthly fee of $30.
If a customer goes over their 2GB limit, Verizon will charge $10 for every extra gigabyte that is used. Those who plan on being bandwidth hogs on the network can sign up for a 5GB plan which runs for %50 a month, or a 10GB plan, which goes for $80 a month.
This seems to affect new Verizon customers only, as existing customers who upgrade after July 7th, will be able to keep their unlimited data plan for $30 a month.
Verizon is also hinting at shared data plans for multiple devices, but that is something the company is working on.Further reading: Mobile, Verizon