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Verizon’s Double Data Promo Tells You How Many Streamed Songs, Read Emails, and Photo Uploads You Can Do in 4GB

Tiered data plans are here for good and yes, it is unfortunate. Thankfully, many of us were able to keep our unlimited plans back when tiers were introduced, however, we would be foolish to believe that we will have them forever. We haven’t been given a time frame as to when our grandfathered plans will run out, but you can imagine that it could happen in the very near future. We know that family share plans will be here this summer, which might also be a perfect opportunity for VZW to cut off unlimited for good.

When that time comes, and if family plans aren’t of interest, you will have to pick a tier. Verizon is currently running another of their “double data” promos that would get you into 4GB of data for $30 a month, a price that beats almost any other carrier’s tiers. We have already seen one of these promos come and go, so it’s not like Big Red is scared to run them from time to time. Let’s just hope that they plan to run one again on the day of reckoning.

And on that day, you may be worried that it won’t be enough. It certainly won’t be for those that tether on the regular, but if you take VZW’s word in the infographic below, most of you may have more data than you know what to do with. 

I’m curious, how much data are you using these days? We ask every few months for people to drop their numbers in the comments, so if you know or saw a statement recently, feel free to share in the comments.

Via:  Verizon Insider

  • I still have my unlimited data for $25 — and I use way less than 1-gig per month. In fact, it’s most often less than ½-gig per month usage.

  • Kerry Davies

    I use about 8gb each month with out teather my phone is on me enough that i carry two 2250mh batterys one in phone one in pocket

  • wtsamatta

    let’s hope that verizon follows at&t and lets us stay grandfathered. 

  • While i prefer unlimited, i’d have less of a problem with tiered data if the limits weren’t insanely low. Its pretty ridiculous to sell a phone on how it can do things like youtube and netflix, but then make the limits so that theyre either too low to actually do that much, or a huge jump in price to actually use the product as advertised. And this is only going to become more of a problem as time goes on, as more use their phones for more advanced tasks more data is going to be used (same as happened on land-based internet) and more are going to run up against these caps.

  • I use up 4GB in the first 10 days of the month. 

  • Lane252

    6 1/2 gb a month last month i did 8 eh but torrenting 4 gb movies will do that on a phone

  • Humberto Cortes

    does this still only applies to 4G phones?

    • michael curtis

      Yes only 4G Phones

  • Makes No Sense

    They forgot to mention anything about streaming video…..hmmm…I wonder why????

  • ABerry5

    what’s scary is each one of those facts sounds no where close to unreasonable… I was thinking “stream 1100 songs? that’s it? and that’s all you would get to do without paying overage fees”


  • Christopher Jansen

    Amazing that some don’t think they will do this. Remember the one and 2 year contracts? The one year is gone. Remember getting $50 off for renewing a one year contract, and $100 for a two year? Now you pay them $30 to renew. Unlimited will disappear for all. Very, very soon. The iPhone 5 with 4G will force this to happen this fall. Just imagine all the millions that will buy the iPhone 5 and the stress it will put on Verizon’s network.