Starting tomorrow (July 7, 2011), Verizon will stop offering unlimited data plans for the iPhone 4 and will initiate its “usage-based” billing system for mobile customers. While it might seem like the end of the world for many subscribers, the good news is that it will not affect current smartphone customers on the network. In addition, those eligible for upgrades will be allowed to move to another smartphone and retain their plan. Obviously, the same can’t be said about the new subscribers.
The current data plans options go as follows: $10 for 75MB, $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB, and $80 for 10GB. Users who go over their monthly allotment will be charged $10 per gigabyte, or $10 per 75MB on the entry-level plan. Ouch.
Users will also be able to add the “Mobile Hotspot” tethering feature to an iPhone or other compatible smartphone for $20 per month. That plan will also net them an additional 2GB of data.