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Verizon's plan prices are about to experience a significant upswing, but it's also increasing the amount of data for each plan. Existing customers won't be forced into these new plans, but will these adjustments be enough to persuade new customers to switch to Verizon?
Every plan will jump in price by at least $5 per month, and some will go up $10. The lower-end "S" plan is increasing from $30 to $35 a month, and the "M" plan is increasing from $45 to $50. The "L," "XL," and "XXL" plans are increasing by $10 each, to $70, $90, and $110 respectively.
At least these bigger prices bring big data increases. The "S" and "M" plans will each get an additional 1GB of data, bringing their totals to 2GB and 4GB respectively. The "L" plan will pick up an extra 2GB, the "XL" will pick up an extra 4GB, and the "XXL" plan will have an additional 6GB of data. The chart below shows all the changes:
|Plan||Previous Price||New Price||Previous Data Limit||New Data Limit|
|S||$30||$35||1 GB||2 GB|
|M||$45||$50||3 GB||4 GB|
|L||$60||$70||6 GB||8 GB|
|XL||$80||$90||12 GB||16 GB|
|XXL||$100||$110||18 GB||24 GB|
Verizon is also introducing "Carryover Data," to help customers avoid charges for going over their allotted data every month. T-Mobile and Sprint have long been offering perks like this, and AT&T pretty much coined the term "rollover" for mobile plans. So it's interesting that Verizon is finally getting on board.
Readers, will you switch to one of these new plans at Verizon, or are you currently happy with a different carrier? Existing Verizon customers, will you keep your old plan with less data and a lower bill? Let us know in the comments below!