We knew it was coming. Rumors of Verizon killing off the unlimited data plan have been running wild for several months now. Not to mention, most of the speculation has pointed to a summer deadline.

Well it appears the gossip is true. DroidLife recently outlined an all-to-likely scenario of Verizon’s intent to roll out tiered data plans next month. Obviously, for that to happen, the $30 dollar unlimited plan must go…

After July 7, new customers, and possibly current customers renewing their contracts, will be looking at a completely revamped data menu. The company is removing the all-you-can-eat data plan to make way for a new tiered pricing structure.

Though Verizon hasn’t made an official announcement, DroidLife has evidence piled to the ceiling with certainty. The new plans range from $30 for 2GB of data to $80 10GB , and an extra $20 for tethering. Add another $10 per GB for overages.

First AT&T, and now Verizon — I’m wondering if Sprint and T-Mobile will follow suit. Especially since both companies are rumored to start carrying the iPhone later this year.

What do you think? How do our Verizon readers feel about this change?

  • Ryan

    Wouldn’t this kill the iCloud concept? I don’t see me streaming my music and running up my bill. Or am I missing something about how iCloud works?

    • Well wifi is always free and unlimited plus it offers much faster streaming speeds

      • soccerkrzy

        Wrong. Wi-Fi doesn’t always offer “much faster” streaming speeds. AT&T’s 3G provides speeds faster than most people’s home Internet.

    • William

      @Ryan, Music streaming is NOT part of iCloud’s feature set.

      • Ryan

        OK, either way they have put their future focus on note network heavy operations and the carrier trend is to charge more for data usage so its an unfortunate conflict in product evolution.

    • iPwn

      @Ryan iCloud only backs up when the phone is charging and connected to Wi-Fi it doesn’t back up via 3G.

  • Dave

    This is for “New” customers if you already have the unlimited data plan your fine grandfathered in, now if you open a new line after 7/7 the new line or start a new account it will be on the new data rates

    • soccerkrzy

      It’s not confirmed that they will grandfather old plans in yet.

      • Justin

        They probably have to or else alot of people just got out of there contracts for free

      • soccerkrzy

        @Justin: You’ll still have unlimited until you go to re-new your contract…which then it’s unconfirmed whether you’ll be grandfathered or not.

  • Jareddd f

    What if I already bought and have the unlimited data on my phone?!? Will it just automatically quit unlimited or would it go unlimited till my context ended??

  • Al

    I will start paying full price for all my phones in order to avoid renewing my contract and losing my unlimited data for my Verizon iPhone.

  • larry

    I hope they grandfather the old plans in. They will lose a lot of people. I may be willing to change over to a cheaper phone company. There is a company in Texas that offers unlimited everything for 40 bucks. Their phones kinda suck but a lot cheaper.