Sunday July 17, 2016

Verizon’s $20 Unlimited Data Increase Kicks Off August 21

Those of you who still have unlimited data plans with Verizon and managed to escape previous price increases may not be as fortunate this time. The only good news is that the increase should not kick in until your contract expires.

Verizon started to increase unlimited data plan pricing back in November of last year. That first increase was deemed "Phase 1" of a 3-phase plan to get all remaining customers who were out of contract, up to $49.99 per month. Then in May of this year, "Phase 2" kicked off to grab another batch who missed the first increase. On August 21, the final phase will kick off and start impacting the last group of unlimited data customers. Who is impacted this time? It’s tough to tell, but from what we can gather, "Phase 3" is finally nabbing those with old unlimited Alltel plans and special all-in-one plans that don’t have separated data features. In reality, if for some reason you haven’t yet seen the increase from $29.99 to $49.99, you are probably due this time around.