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Verizon Dropping Unlimited Data Plans in July

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    NEWSLETTERS

    New Verizon smartphone users have until July 7 to secure unlimited data plans for $30 or start paying up to $80 a month for 10GB of data.

    “We will move to a more usage based model in July,” Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney told AllThingsD in an e-mail. “We’ll share more later.”

    DroidLife listed the plans, starting at $30 a month for a mere 2GB of data.

    Data Plans

    • 2GB $30/month
    • 5GB $50/month
    • 10GB $80/month

    Anything over the standard plans are charged at  $10 per GB. Tethering is also available for an extra $20 a month (and an extra 2GB.)

    While this is unlikely to affect those already under contract with Verizon, new subscribers only have about another two weeks to grab a smartphone with an unlimited data plan.

    Verizon's new move means that it joins other carriers like AT&T which have killed unlimited data plans. The company has been rumored to do so for months, with Verizon's vice president Nicola Palmer stating in April, “Unlimited billing on data is simply unsustainable for the industry."

    So if you haven't gotten the new iPhone or Droid Charge, you might think about buying one July 6.