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Wireless News
Verizon Wireless Slashes Unlimited Voice Fees, Requires Data Plan

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January 15th, 2010

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By Ari Driessen
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Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless confirmed today that it will be introducing new data, voice and prepaid plans set to go into effect January 18th.

Under the new pricing structure, the nation’s largest wireless carrier will be offering unlimited voice calling for $69.99 — about a 30% reduction from its previous monthly charge of $99.99. Subscribers can also opt for a plan that includes unlimited voice and text messaging for $89.99 per month.

The carrier will also require a $9.99 per month data plan with its offering of 3G Multimedia Phones. The data plan will include a monthly data transfer allotment of 25 megabytes, replacing a $19.99 option for 75 megabytes of downloads. Smartphones will continue to require a $29.99 per month data package.

Verizon Wireless’ monthly prepaid plan will cost $74.99 for unlimited voice calls, and $94.99 for unlimited voice calls and text.

The new rate plans are likely to compel rival AT&T Wireless to adopt a similar fee structure, although the changes aren’t likely to have far reaching implications because unlimited voice and text subscribers only make up a small portion of the wireless market.

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4 Responses to “Verizon Wireless Slashes Unlimited Voice Fees, Requires Data Plan”

  • Can you believe it… we should all switch

  • Data package is unnecessary, not everyone needs this feature it should only be offer to those you needs it, not force everyone to have it, I have been a Verizon customer for the past 9 years, I am looking for a different carrier.

  • I want to upgrade from my 3-year old Razr to an enV3 with a QWERTY keyboard – but when I went into the Verizon Wireless store, I was told it had to have the $9.99 data plan. This is utter BS! I will never use the data plan – I only talk and text on my phone. Why is Verizon forcing me to purchase something I have no use for!?

  • I just 55 minutes on the phone with Verizon trying to get rid of the $9.99 data package that I WILL NOT USE. It is unethical to force someone to buy something they won’t use. I’ve been a Verizon customer for 8 years, but I’m considering changing.

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