Verizon Wireless has announced it is ending its unlimited data plan for mobile phone customers who upgrade from its 3G network to its 4G long-term evolution network.
Customers who upgrade from 3G to 4G LTE will go on a data share plan, which means using one plan with a set amount of data for multiple devices such as phones and tablet computers. The pricing for this data share plan has not yet been announced.
Verizon dropped its $30-a-month unlimited data plan last July for new customers, but let existing subscribers keep their unlimited data plans, even after their contracts expired or they upgraded to 4G LTE devices.
For a limited time, they still will be able to do that, at least through the new contract. Verizon wouldn't specify when the change for current customers will kick in.
Customers who don't upgrade will not see their data plans affected.
Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in Honolulu, Maui and the Big Island in July 2011.