Having a hard time wrapping your head around the upcoming changes to Verizon's smartphone data plans? We just got all the dirty details dropped in our laps. Charts, e-mails, the whole kit and kaboodle, folks.
Let's start with what you see above. That's the official chart from the official training document (which you can see in full after the break.) As previously rumored, smartphone plans will start at 2GB for $30 a month, with $10 per gigabyte if you go over. There also are 5GB/$50 and 10GB for $80 plans. Unlimited plans are dead. These rates apply to 3G smartphones and 4G LTE smartphones.
Mobile hotspot access will cost $20 a month for 2GB of data.
Other points to note (many of which are detailed in an internal e-mail we've posted after the break):
- If you have Verizon's $29.99 unlimited data plan, you'll be able to keep it after July 7.
- You'll also be able to keep the $29.99 unlimited plan when you upgrade to a new phone. (No word on if there's a pricing difference or when that policy could change.)
- If you add a line to an existing account, you'll not be able to chose the $29.99 unlimited data plan.
- If you're a new customer between now and July 7, you'll still be able to choose the $29.99 plan.
So if you're in the market for a Verizon phone and want to get in on the current unlimited plans before the major changes take effect, you've got two weeks, folks.