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It was bound to happen sooner or later. Now it looks like Verizon will indeed be following suit with AT&T, and will begin offering tiered data plans next month, which will replace unlimited data.
Droid Life reported today that Verizon will start to offer three data plan options to customers on July 7: 2GB for $30 a month, a 5GB offer for $50 a month, and then a 10GB plan for $80 a month.
If you're hoping to tether your device, expect to cough up an additional $20 per a month, but on the flip side, you'll also get an extra 2GB of data. If a customer happens to go over their allotted plan, then overages will be billed at a rate of $10 for each extra gigabyte of data. Tablet users can expect to see their 1GB for $20 a month plan get swapped with a new 3GB for $20 a month offering instead.
Similar to AT&T's move, existing customers will be grandfathered into their current plan and shouldn't see any ramifications from the new rate plans. Current subscribers will have the option to upgrade to a new handset without being forced to give up their current plans.
Verizon representative Brenda Raney had advised AllThingsD that Verizon "will move to a more usage-based model in July," and that the company would "share more later."
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