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Verizon's Tiered Pricing Plans - Details you need to know

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Thu, 23 Jun 2011 5:14 pm EDT

With Verizon's new tiered data pricing plans coming out on the 7th of July, we've been waiting just as anxiously as you to get all of the details on costs and data allowance that we will have the option of choosing. Our sister site, Android Central, has managed to get all of those details, and a few more, to clear away any remaining mystery about what is happening. 

To put it simply, the cost for data is definitely going up from the current $29.99/month for unlimited. In fact, for the same price you now only get 2GB of alloted data available, and $10/GB for every GB you go over your planned amount. They do have some much larger plans available, though, going all the way up to $80 for 10 GB (and same overage costs), that's a cost savings of $30/month if you use the same amount of data in a month but only got the 2GB plan to start (and just paid the overages).

 It's important to note a few things, though:

  • Those prices are not for tethering or mobile hotspot, which is $20/month for 2GB.
  • If you sign up between now and July 7th, you can still get the unlimited data for $29.99
  • After July 7th, you cannot choose unlimited for $29.99 for adding new lines or starting a new contract.
  • For now, you can keep your existing accounts on the unlimited $29.99 while either staying with the same device or even upgrading in the future to a new device (that could change).
  • These changes go for both 3G and 4G device owners.
Hop after the break for more details, emails, charts and pictures. If you're thinking about staying with or signing up with Verizon sometime in the future, you'll probably want to know what's going down.

Verizon Indirect Retailer 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.

Source: Android Central