Ultra-cheap carrier Republic Wireless has been offering one heck of a cheap unlimited data plan for years now. Well, within the next few months, the plan will stop being unlimited. Depending how much data you abuse, that may not be a bad thing though.
Over the weekend, Verizon, which famously executed unlimited data plans last year, had a software glitch that allowed customers to upgrade their phone and keep their grandfathered unlimited data plans. Most of us probably didn't take advantage. Which means you'll have to shell out full, unsubsidized prices for your…
Pfew! Speaking at GigaOm's Mobilize Conference yesterday, Sprint confirmed that they'll still provide unlimited plans to their customers. That makes them the only carrier left standing with a true unlimited data solution.
Aw geez, I hope you were paying attention, guys. Because unless you signed up as a new Verizon customer yesterday (or before), you missed out on your last chance to feed at the unlimited data trough.
According to FierceWireless, Verizon has confirmed that they'll be getting rid of their unlimited data plans in favor of tiered pricing plans. Starting July 7th it'll be $10 for 75MB, $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB, and $80 for 10GB.
You know how you pay a fixed monthly fee for your phone, and can check email and Twitter, surf the web and the Yelp app anytime you like without counting minutes or megabytes? Yeah, well that's all gonna end.