Verizon doing away with unlimited data.

Do you like having unlimited data on your phone? Of course you do. Verizon doesn’t much care for it.

Unless you have Verizon’s unlimited plan now or plan on signing up before July 7th, you are out of luck.

Currently, most pay about $30 for unlimited service. with the new structure, that rate will only get you 2gb of data.

2 gigabytes is plenty right? No way you could exceed that. Well some people may not but if you consider constant farmville updates, youtube, navigation and more 4g coverage, you can get over the limit easily.

And who doesn’t love Netflix? I know we do here at Bamfas HQ (read: my kitchen). Stream a few MacGyver eps and 2gb is in your data rear view. With a few cloud storage options available and hitting the market soon, your 30 bucks won’t stretch as far as it used too.

So what are the new rates? I’m glad I imagined you asked that.

30-2gb
50-5gb
80-10gb

Oh did you want to tether also? Free is a four letter word to Verizon so here are those rates.

50-4gb
70-7gb
100-12gb

$100 for 12gb tethering? That is more than double some other carriers unlimited tether plans. Ouchie.

I suppose if you have to have Verizon, this is the time to get on the Boat.

Bandwith constraints or evil ploy to get people to upgrade to the unlimited plan?