tiered data plans

Say Goodbye to Unlimited Data Plans

Come October, customers among the top 5% of AT&T's data users in any given billing period will be subjected to reduced access speeds. Rival Verizon introduced a similar policy earlier this year. With the smartphone market all but locked up between these two players -- and AT&T moving to acquire T-Mobile -- this is an ominous development indeed.

Verizon Likely to End Unlimited Data Plans Soon

A tiered data plan is in the works for Verizon customers, potentially doing away with the unlimited data plans that new customers currently enjoy. CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Thursday the nation's largest carrier may introduce its tiered data plan in the next four to six months.