Also, these new plans all come with unlimited talk and text. That also sounds good. However, not everyone needs unlimited talk and text (we're not just speaking of Verizon, here, by the way). For unlimited texting, there's always Google Voice. For unlimited talk, there's always the friends and family lists many carriers provide, or unlimited talk to cellular numbers.
The data tiers are (and don't forget the Line Access Fees, which run $40 a month for smartphones, $30 for basic phones, $20 for Jetpacks/USB modems/Notebooks/Netbooks, and $10 for tablets):
- 1 GB - $50
- 2 GB - $60
- 4 GB - $70
- 6 GB - $80
- 8 GB - $90
- 10 GB - $100
All the devices on a Share Everything plan receive free hotspot capability. Once again, however, that's a forced upsell, as while it sounds good, not everyone needs or wants such capability - at least not on EVERY device.
There is a way, albeit expensive, to hold onto your unlimited data plan even if you get a new device. To do so, you have to buy a device sans subsidy. That could be quite expensive, as an iPhone that costs $199 with a subsidy would then cost $649.
There is also no guarantee that Verizon won't take that right away in the future, as well.