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Verizon said to intro new, more expensive, plans this week

by Jacob Kleinman | July 5, 2016July 5, 2016 4:20 pm PDT

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Verizon may be rolling out some big changes to its wireless plans, raising prices while offering more data and a few extra features in return. The new plans are set to debut later this week, according to a CNET report citing an anonymous source with inside information.

Verizon currently offers five main plans: S, M, L, XL, and XLL. Here they are for reference before we dive into the rumored changes.

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With the rumored new pricing, Verizon’s S plan will go up $5 to $35 per month while also doubling the data allowance to 2GB. The M plan will increase by $5 too, jumping to $50 for 4GB of data per month.

Moving up, the price hikes get a little worse, reportedly increasing by $10 each. So the new L plan will cost $70 and jump to 8GB of data. The XL plan will soon cost $90 for 16GB of data per month, and the XXL plan will cost $110 for 24GB of data per month.

Additionally, Verizon may announce a new “Carryover Data” feature that lets you rollover data you don’t use. You’ll be able to see how much data you’re carrying over each month with a revamped My Verizon app.

The upgraded app will also let you switch on a new Safety Mode to help avoid going over your data limit. The feature would essentially throttle your connection to a lower speed once you hit your monthly allowance instead of charging extra for more data. Safety Mode will be available free for the new XL and XXL plans, but S, M and L subscribers will need to pay an extra $5 per month to get it.

Verizon wouldn’t confirm the news to CNET, but promised some exciting “fireworks” coming later this week. We’ll keep an eye out for any more info on the new plans so check back soon for updates.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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