It’s finally happened, the window is closing. Verizon has killed off its unlimited iPhone data plan and has instituted tiered data caps. Here are the new plans, going into effect on Thursday. Warning: for most people, they kinda suck.
If you sign up for an iPhone after Thursday, you’ll have four data options: $10 for 75 MB per month, $30 for 2 GB, $50 for 5 GB or $80 for 10 GB.
If you are already a Verizon subscriber, of course, you’ll be grandfathered into unlimited data.
Honestly, these prices are pretty terrible. AT&T charges $25 a month for 2GB, while Verizon charges $5 more. Sure, Verizon has a 10GB plan, but that’s an extreme use case. At the other end of the spectrum, AT&T charges just $5 more for 200MB per month.
One big saving grace of these plans is that AT&T charges you $15 for every 200MB you go over your data cap in a month, while Verizon is charging $10 per gig. That’s far more reasonable.
Ultimately, if you are the sort of person who frequently goes over his data cap, Verizon’s a better deal. For most customers, though, it seems as if signing up with AT&T for an iPhone data plan would be a better bet.
What do you think of Verizon’s new data plans? Let us know in the comments.