In an effort to make it cheaper than ever to get onto Verizon’s network, Big Red has announced a new tier in its data plan package. Aimed at users who will not be using the “smart” portion of their smartphone, this new tier offers 250MB of data for the low price of $20 per month.
With this new measly amount of data, your monthly Verizon bill would only be $60; $40 for the smartphone line and $20 for the 250MB of data. If you have someone in your family who only uses their phone for calling and texting, this might be a good plan, but 250MB is barely anything as far as data goes. To help you realize how much data 250MB is, I compiled a list of popular apps that you could download:
- Download the Grand Theft Auto 5 iFruit app once (241 MB)
- Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Go! (~250 MB)
- The Sims 3 (102 MB)
- Plants vs. Zombies (92 MB)
As you can see, 250MB is not a lot of data. It looks even worse when you compare against T-Mobile, where $60 will get you unlimited data, throttled after a certain amount, on its network.
Anyone taking Verizon up on this offer?