We’ve been told that Verizon Wireless will be switching around some of their 3G data plans for handsets starting January 18th.


Supposedly, all 3G-capable phones, Rev 0. and Rev A. will now require a minimum $9.99 data plan which includes 25MB (and also includes mobile email). The 75MB plan is reportedly going away to be replaced with a $29.99 unlimited option (including mobile email). The only exception to the rule are the PTT phones.

UPDATE: Added photo confirming this, but the required data plan only applies to “3G Multimedia devices,” apparently.

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