Apple has been the talk of the town this week, but next week belongs to Microsoft and Nokia, as they unveil something fresh on Monday. And now Verizon also jumps in, with a teaser for “something” coming on Monday as well. They uploaded the video below on YouTube, a teaser called “Moment of Silence”.
The US carrier promises that “the Internet as we know it is about to change forever”. They’re probably referring to the launch of the FiOS cable/Internet network, that they previously promised to announced in June. Last month Verizon announced that it will raise the data speeds of its fiber optic Internet plans, reaching a top of 300 Mbps down/ 65 Mbps up. Pricing for these new packages is supposed to go live this month, most likely on Monday. Meanwhile, it appears that info has leaked online, through an anonymous Verizon employee, who used training materials to figure out the novelty.
Going into effect on June 17th, the new services and tariffs include these details: the base 15/5 Mbps service will cost $64.99 a month with a 2 year contract, a $10 increase, while the new 50/25 plan and 150/65 plans will be priced at $74.99 and $94.99 respectively. The 300/65 Mbps service we all want will go up to $204.99 per month, replacing the 150/35 one. The new rates apply to 2 year contracts and month to month plans are $5 more. Tempted?