For the two largest wireless carriers in the US, unlimited plans are out. Verizon introduced its new shared data plans back in June of this year, and AT&T has quickly followed suit.

The removal of unlimited plans have left some power mobile users looking for alternative solutions. After all, Verizon’s shared data plans only go up to 10GB per month. Or do they?

Apparently, VZW has some secret plans for folks who need to consume more than 10GB of data per month. Computer World confirmed this with a Verizon Wireless spokesperson:

“The other tiers above the top 10GB one listed on the web site are 12GB for $110 a month, 14GB for $120 a month, 16GB for $130 a month, 18GB for $140 a month and 20GB for $150 a month, the spokeswoman told Computerworld today. The maximum that can be purchased in advance is 20 GB she added.

The Verizon Wireless spokeswoman, Brenda Raney, said the carrier has been offering the higher tiers of data to customers since June, mainly through customer service via phone or in its stores. The upper tiers were not posted with the original six tiers on the Verizon web site in order to keep the program simple and because “the majority of customers use under 2GB a month,” Raney said.”

Of course, the above prices get more expensive as you add more devices to them. But the data can be used in any capacity, whether it be via tablets, smartphones or hot spots.

Interestingly enough, AT&T also has a 20GB per month shared data plan. But at $200, it’s quite a bit more expensive. Hey, at least now you know that these options are available.

  • Sounds good to me if I louse my unlimited data plan

    • Why would you give your unlimited plan lice?

      • if Verizon takes it away because of tethering or if i decide to upgrade

  • Man, I’m glad i got the Verizon iPhone 4 when it first came out. I’m paying $30 a month for unlimited data.

    • Shadowlink

      Lucky you

    • Matthew Agostino

      Yea, but if you upgrade its gone so it don’t matter what you have now.

      • Well i can still use it while i have it. Im going to upgrade to the next iPhone when it comes out. My upgrade is in September

      • If you pay the full price of the phone you can keep unlimited data. If you really find $500-800 worth it for unlimited data

  • Here in Germany i got 500MB on 3G and Unlimited on Edge. Its really interesting that in the US so many people need around 1,5 – 2GB traffic a month. In Europe most are
    Happy with 300MB to 1GB.

    • Do you do a lot of video streaming? A lot of folks do here. I barely hit 1GB per month but I’m on the 2GB plan because there’s nothing in between 500mb and the 2GB plan. I mainly use my for streaming Spotify, work from home so I’m mainly connected to wifi.

      • The whole streaming thing is pretty new here. We dont have netflix or something like this. An spotify just started last year.

      • When you start streaming, you’ll be screaming for more data.

  • It’s hard to imagine that 20GB of data is $150/month when it used to be $29/month for unlimited. BullSh*t.

  • See if you go with Virgin Mobile’s iPhone, you get UNLIMITED WEB AND TEXT for $30 a month!!!