Report: Verizon Killing Unlimited Data Next Week

AT&T ticked off a lot of people when it announced that it was ditching the unlimited plan so many customers had subscribed to. Sadly, the nation's biggest wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless, hinted that it might follow suit in the not too distant future. The most recent reports suggest that Verizon could move ahead with these plans this month.

Last month, John Killian, Chief Financial Officer at Verizon, told Bloomberg that his company would 'probably need to change the design of their pricing' and get rid of unlimited data.

"We will probably need to change the design of our pricing where it will not be totally unlimited, flat rate," he said.

These remarks followed comments made by CTO Anthony Melone, who said the company would be dropping the all-you-can-eat data option once Verizon launched its 4G LTE network.

"As much data as you can consume is the big issue that has to change," the CTO told the Wall Street Journal in March.

However, Melone also implied that Verizon doesn't want customers to worry about how much data they're using. Melone said the company needed to offer a transparent way for customers to track how much data they're using.

"It's one thing to say all you can eat is gone," he told the Journal. "It's another to have consumers worrying, 'Can I stream this radio?' That's what we don't want."

Engadget this week carries an exclusive report in which it claims to have heard Verizon will announce tiered data plans on July 29.

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  • randomroger
    Way to take a step backwards. "Welcome to 4G. You'll get your data faster, but not nearly as much of it." There's no point in upgrading to 4G when people can't even use it like they want to/should be able to.
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  • screechy
    If we shouldn't worry about how much we use why should verizon?
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  • tokenz
    Thats fine Sprint is cheaper anyway.
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  • tokenz
    Thats fine Sprint is cheaper anyway.
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  • mp562
    A-holes !!! They just want more money, simple as that.
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  • screechy
    If we shouldn't worry about how much we use why should verizon?
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