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Verizon Data Plan Changes Coming October 28?

10/19/2010 04:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Verizon may be switching to a tiered data plan later this month a "person familiar with the matter" tells Reuters.

Earlier this year, AT&T killed its unlimited data, and it seems Verizon may be following suit in what Reuters describes as an effort to "ensure heavy data users pay more than consumers who use little mobile data."

Verizon will reportedly announce the changes to its data plan on October 28.

Engadget has more on the rumored switch:

Smartphone owners will choose between $15 for 150MB with $0.10 / MB overage, or $29.99 for unlimited access. This stands in contrast to AT&T, which offers another 50MB (for a total of 200MB) at the $15 price level or 2GB for $25 with no unlimited option.

As we've already seen with the MiFi-equipped iPad, there'll be $20, $35, and $50 tablet plans for 1GB, 3GB, and 5GB, respectively, all with overage of $10 per gigabyte. There will also be a $80 plan for 10GB with the same overage rate.

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