Yesterday’s rumors were less than satisfactory for most Verizon customers. Our good friends over at Droid-Life got some details about the new Verizon tiered data plans from a tipster. It wasn’t pretty. The cheapest plan started at $30 a month for 2 GB of data. If you’re wondering, that’s the same price Verizon customers currently pay for unlimited data for smartphones. Not a great deal if you ask us.
It seems some of you may be in luck, though! Today, Droid-Life has received more details about the subject. Current Verizon customers will be able to keep their unlimited plans. Seems reasonable, right? After all, those contracts are still going. If Verizon decided to switch everyone’s plans, customers would be able to cancel their contract without an ETF (Early Termination Fee). Verizon would loose many customers making such a move, so that isn’t what really surprises us.
What’s surprising about this deal is that not only will you keep your current data plan for now, but you’ll be able to keep it after upgrading or renewing your contract. Droid-Life’s sources state this is a “forever” deal. Meaning that if you were a Verizon customer before 7/7/11 (which is also when the free 4G tethering offer ends), the unlimited data plan will be grandfathered and stay as long as you remain a loyal Verizon customer.
Not bad, Verizon. In fact, this is so nice we find it a bit hard to believe. Would Verizon be willing to keep the data plans unlimited even for customers with expired contracts? Would this be a one-time thing? Would the upgrade after your next one not be as fun? We don’t know. This is a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt until we hear from Verizon. Please do let us know what you think about this rumor. And let the hoping begin!