Tomorrow the company is eliminating its $30/month, unlimited data plans for new smartphone customers (existing users can keep their plans).
But long before the change, Verizon Wireless had offered something called the data calculator on its website, a handy service that estimates how much data you’d use if you send, say, 250 text-only emails a day (the answer is apparently 73.24 megabyes of data). That sounds really helpful — but then it gets a little confusing.
Apparently some of the data on Verizon’s online caculator is actually incorrect, so they’re planning to fix it all tonight before they roll out tiered pricing: starting at a $30/month fee for 2 gigabytes of data use.
Spokeswoman Brenda Raney said the company “found some issues on the back-end so “we’re correcting it and getting it in place for the new usage-based plans.” She added that the company wants its customers to “use the calculator to select the best plan.”