In an interview with Verizon Wireless’ John Killian, back in July, Bloomberg magazine began speculation that Verizon was following in the footsteps of chief rival, AT&T Wireless and going with tiered data pricing. Thedroidguy always speculated that the tiered pricing would include an “unlimited tier” and with the plans revealed today via Engadget, smartphones will still have an unlimited tier on the 3g plans. However, other data capable devices will be restricted to the new plans that go in effect October 28, 2010.
Here are the plans:
3G Feature Phones — $1.99 pay as you go or $15 monthly access for 150 or 150 MB ($15/150 MB overage) or $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.
3G Smartphones Plans – $15 monthly access for 150 MB ($15/150 MB overage) or $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.
3G Tablet Plans – $20 monthly access for 1 GB ($20/1 GB overage), $35 monthly access for 3 GB ($10/ 1 GB overage); $50 monthly access for 5 GB ($10/1 GB overage) and $80 for 10 GB ($10/1G overage).
3G Netbooks/Notebooks Built-In Plans – $50 monthly access for 5 GB ($10/1 GB overage) or $80 monthly access for 10 GB ($10/1 GB overage).
MiFi 2200 and Five Spot Mobile – $50 monthly access for 5 GB ($10 /1 GB overage), $80 for 10 GB ($10/1G overage) or as part of a 90-day promotion $35 monthly access for 3 GB ($10/1 GB overage).
Existing customers may choose to migrate to one of the new data plans or be “grandfathered” into the old plan until their current contract with Verizon is up.
Verizon will also be introducing mi-fi equipped wifi Ipads on October 28, 2010 with $20, $35 and $50 capped data plans.