“Verizon on Wednesday outlined its goals with shared data plans, and some news organizations incorrectly reported that it would kill unlimited data plans the instant that shared data plans were introduced,” Brian X. Chen reports for The New York Times.
Verizon’s e-mailed statement:
• Customers will not be automatically moved to new shared data plans. If a 3G or 4G smartphone customer is on an unlimited plan now and they do not want to change their plan, they will not have to do so.
• When we introduce our new shared data plans, Unlimited Data will no longer be available to customers when purchasing handsets at discounted pricing.
• Customers who purchase phones at full retail price and are on an unlimited smartphone data plan will be able to keep that plan.
• The same pricing and policies will be applied to all 3G and 4GLTE smartphones.
Read more in the full article here.
Verizon to kill ‘grandfathered’ unlimited data plans, push subscribers to data share – May 16, 2012