Nov 07 AT 2:51 PM Edgar Cervantes 11 Comments

Verizon confirms Droid RAZR release date, improved tiered data plans


Recent rumors seem to come from fairly good sources, but we’ve been raising our eyebrows at what Verizon seems to be cooking for the Motorola Droid RAZR. It’s been speculated that this super-thin device will be released on 11-11-11, and to make things even more ridiculous, at 11:11 am.

Turns out we were not being lied to. Verizon has decided to proceed with this release date and time. This Friday, Verizon stores will be opening at 11:11 am. According to Verizon, this is to celebrate the launch of the original Motorola Droid.

There is other news on the table, though, and it’s much more exciting. If you’ve been worried about data caps, you’ll probably be able to breathe easy soon. Verizon is raising the data cap for its tiered data plans. Users will be getting twice the gigabytes previously promised.

Starting November 8 (tomorrow), new and existing customers will get twice the data. Currently, there are three plans available: $30 for 2 GB, $50 for 5 GB and $80 for 10 GB. These limits will respectively be raised to 4, 10 and 20 GB. Pretty neat, right?

Also, if you happen to be a light user, there’s a new plan for you. This one is only $20, but it only gives you 300 MB of data per month.

Current users who would like to take advantage of this simply need to make the changes online or with customer service.

4 GB is not as bad for the $30 tiered-data plan. Many users might be able to skip the higher data plans now (some might even be content with the 300 MB plan), so go ahead and get ready to save some bucks! Who will be taking advantage of this new data plan? Is 4 GB enough for you, or do you still need more? How about 300 MB? Anyone getting the Droid RAZR this Friday?

Via: Android Central

Source: vzbuzz

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  • pekosROB

    4 GB would definitely be enough for me, the only time in the past 3 years I’ve gone over 5 GB a month was when I intentionally tried to…

    That being said, when I just use my phone and don’t tether I take anywhere from at least 1 GB up to 2 GB a month. But honestly, most of the time it’s around 1 GB. I think it’s more of the security of the “unlimited” amount over the tiered that I enjoy.

    • pekosROB

      Oh, and the 300 MB plan for $20? Unless you REALLY want a smartphone AND you are ALWAYS using wi-fi, I don’t see why people don’t just pay the $10 extra to get over 10 times more data (300 MB up to 4 GB), even when if it still was 2 GB it would be worth it. Again, unless you NEVER use data unless on wifi.

      I can totally understand someone wanting to save $10 a month if they almost never use the data, but at the same time, that doesn’t make sense why someone would even have a smartphone unless they’re on a wifi connection a majority of their waking day.

      • Edgar Cervantes

        There must be a few people that could take advantage of it… I work from home, so I do happen to spend most of my time within WiFi reach. I have been going out a lot lately, so I use my 4G data much more, but it was not always that way. There were some months in which I only spent like 200 MB in a billing cycle… Right now I use about 2-3 GB. Thankfully I am still grandfathered with an unlimited data plan… lol.

        • Aaron

          Grandfathered in FTW! Today was my last day for billing cycle and I tipped 5GB.

        • pekosROB

          I’m exactly like you, and that’s why I need the “insurance” of an unlimited data plan. I don’t get access to the wifi at work so anything I stream or do gets counted. Usually 1 GB would be the norm per month, but if I didn’t have a 46 mbps down connection at home I would probably be using 3G more.

          If I lived in a 4G market and had a 4G device I would probably consume more since LTE seems faster than many of the home internet connections of people I know (they don’t value a fast connection lol).

  • triangle

    This is just another way to get more people on LTE, just like AT&T discounting its LTE handsets in areas where its network sucks.

    It’s cheaper for Verizon to give away extra capacity than discounting their handsets since they’ve already paid for the fixed cost of the LTE network. Plus, a lot of people don’t even use anything close to the 4 GB that Verizon is offering.

  • Anthony Womack

    What about those that are grandfathered into the unlimited plan?

  • Richard Yarrell

    This is something that will help new verizon customers no doubt. I was going to pay for the 5gb plan for 50 dollars anyway. Either way I just want to experience some so called blazing LTE speeds on my Galaxy Nexus. Depending on how great this experience will be that will determine how much data I will pay for.

  • DaveC

    Are there any proposed changes to the tablet plans? I’m on a grandfathered 3gb for $35 for my IPad. I wouldn’t mind a little more for a little less. :-)

  • Lchupacabras

    This is actually really great news; right now I’ve been thinking of switching over to Verizon from The Now Network but was reluctant due to the non-unlimited nature of their data device. This is a real game-changer. I’ll wait to see what happens with the Galaxy Nexus and other phones coming out but, damn, I’m almost sure I’ll be making the switch now.

  • pritams

    Plan is now we can say better for data in vzw…