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.