Another price increase is coming to Verizon, and this one is just as bad as AT&T’s
While it’s never nice to have to pay more for the same services or goods, we were actually pretty pleasantly surprised by the “economic adjustment charges” (read monthly rate hikes) announced by Verizon almost a month ago.
The exact same $6 and $12 hikes for single and multiple lines respectively will be imposed by Verizon on “metered postpaid consumer plans” in addition to the aforementioned new fee, which means that some customers are likely to see their monthly bills go up twice in the space of just one month.
As you can imagine, unlimited plan users will not be affected in any way by this latest change, and the same goes for prepaid and business customers. The excuse offered by Big Red for the price hikes set to come into effect starting “no sooner than” July 19 is frankly laughable, as it has apparently become costlier to “maintain” the legacy plans mentioned above (as well as others like them).
While Verizon insists it’s not “requiring” anyone on a so-called “Shared Data Plan”, aka a metered plan, to upgrade to its so-called “unlimited” service, it’s easy to understand why some people impacted by this move might feel like that’s exactly what’s happening here.