Yesterday we told you how Verizon Wireless’ CFO Fran Shammo stated that those grandfathered in customers on Verizon Wireless’ 3G network would have to lose their unlimited data plans in exchange for share data plans this summer, when and if they upgraded to a 4G LTE device. Today, Verizon Wireless decided to make things a bit clearer – as if we didn’t have enough reason to hate them at this moment. Check out their official statement below.
As we have stated publicly, Verizon Wireless has been evaluating its pricing structure for some time. Customers have told us that they want to share data, similar to how they share minutes today. We are working on plans to provide customers with that option and will introduce new plans later this year.
When the new options are introduced, Unlimited Data will no longer be available to our customers purchasing handsets and signing a new contract. Customers who choose to purchase phones at full retail price and are currently on an unlimited smartphone data plan will be able to keep that plan. The same pricing and policies will apply to all 3G and 4GLTE smartphones.
We will share specific details of the plans well in advance of their introduction so customers will have time to evaluate the plans and make the best decisions for their wireless service. It is our goal and commitment to continue to provide customers with the same high value service they have come to expect from Verizon Wireless.
So there you have it! We already know you’re upset about this! However, if you want to sound off in the comments, please do so. At least it’s almost Friday!