So today Verizon came out with new plans. They used to have S, M, L and XL plans with varying amounts of data. I had the M plan, which is 4 Gigabytes for $50 a month. You end up paying more than that, since that is just the price for data. For the new plans, there are two choices. One is 5GB and $40 and the other is $65 for unlimited data.
Unlimited in this case means that you will never be charged for going over any limit. However, once you use 22 gigs, they will deprioritize you on the network during times when it’s congested. Good luck getting to 22 gigs unless that’s your only Internet connection and you watch a lot of Netflix on the train without pre-loading it at home.
I rarely hit the 4 gigabyte limit. Usually only happens once a year when there are multiple conventions per month and I watch YouTube on the Bolt Bus. So I chose the 5G and $40 plan to save money.
It looks like, somehow, we are actually going to see capitalism and the free market at work. In response T-Mobile already announced they are going to improve their unlimited plan. A real price war! Consumers benefiting! Holy shit!
If only they let multiple cable providers service the same area, we might see some of the same action.