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Verizon To Kill Unlimited Data Plans This Week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, is getting rid of its unlimited data plan for new smartphone customers starting Thursday, shifting instead to limited
data plans that give users between 2 and 10 gigabytes of data each month.

Later this week, new Verizon Wireless smartphone users will choose between paying $30 for 2 gigabytes, $50 for 5 gigabytes or $80 for 10 gigabytes of monthly data usage, spokeswoman Brenda Rainey said Tuesday. Customers who use more than their allotment will be charged $10 more for each additional gigabyte.

The current unlimited plan costs existing users $30 per month. And while it may sound enticing to have unlimited data usage, 95 percent of Verizon subscribers use less than 2 gigabytes per month.

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