While Verizon has still yet to confirm that it is going to a tiered data plan on July 7th, that isn’t stopping more information from popping up around the Web.
To bring those of you who may have missed it, yesterday a rumor broke that Verizon is moving to a tiered pricing plan for data beginning July 7th. Gone will be the days of unlimited data, but this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as the company has been dropping anvil-shaped hints on our heads for months. Verizon has still not said anything publicly yet to confirm the news, but the evidence is pretty significant that this is happening.
What wasn’t clear yesterday was if existing customers would have to move to the new plans when they renewed their contracts or upgraded their handsets. According to information sent to DroidLife via a source on the inside, it looks like you’ll be safe so long as you locked in your current plan before the new pricing takes effect. This is what we suspected would happen, but it’s nice to see some form of confirmation of it even if it is unofficial.
You should still consider this unofficial and a rumor for the time being on both the change in pricing and that existing customers are safe, but it is definitely something to keep in mind if you’re currently in the market for a phone.