Goodbye unlimited: VZW charges for data overages

Verizon Wireless announced its new mobile data plans earlier this week and its new "unlimited" data plan now has a hard stop at 5GB. Current users of the
$59.99-a-month unlimited data plan at Verizon Wireless might get a stern warning letter if they use more than 5GB of data during a month or have their throughput reduced to 200 kbps. The rules have changed for the new $59.99 plan, however, since the carrier will now charge 49 cents for every MB of data used past 5GB a month. The carrier is also offering a $39.99 plan that includes 50MB of data per month, and users who exceed the limit have to pay an additional 99 cents per MB. The new plans take effect on March 2nd.

For more on the new data plans:
- read this article from Mobile Burn