If you thought your grandfathered unlimited data plan on Verizon was safe, think again. During a speech at an investor conference, Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer said that Verizon’s 3G Unlimited Data plans are about to go extinct. What will replace them? Tiered data plans, of course. Although Verizon has not said anything about pricing, you can bet it’s going to be less bandwidth for more money. Verizon did say that it will be pushing its customers toward family data share plans on its 4G network, which will allow families to connects all of their devices to one plan. Of course, the plan will still be tiered. What does this really mean for consumers? Nothing good. What are your choices? Well, T-Mobile has an unlimited data plan that it slows down when you use it too much – which leaves Sprint as the only truly unlimited data plan available. Are you ready to move your data business to Sprint? OK Then.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 17, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).