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Droid Bionic ultimatum with Verizon’s new data plans

It looks like we are slowly drawing closer to the release of the elusive Motorola Droid Bionic handset, although we have still yet to hear an official announcement from either Motorola or Verizon.

However, all this excitement about the upcoming release may be coming to an end, especially for those of you who have been analysing Verizon’s new tiered data plans that will more than likely affect plans for the Droid Bionic as well.

Those of you who were preparing to buy a 4G LTE capable Droid Bionic complete with an unlimited data plan should prepare for the worst, as Verizon’s new tiered plans confirms that users will be forced to choose from three data plan options, a move which definitely isn’t going to go down well with users.

Verizon is likely to charge $199 for the Droid Bionic on a two-year contract. Then users will have to choose which data plan they want, with the options being 2GB of data for $30, 5GB for $50 and 10GB for $80 – not exactly the reasonable price options that are going to keep consumers happy on Verizon. This is even worse when you consider that Verizon used to offer an unlimited data plan to consumers for just $30 previously.

So going back to the Droid Bionic, is the device still top of your wishlist despite the fact that it is going to be very expensive for you to maintain it on a monthly basis? One of the obvious highlights of the handset will be it’s 4G LTE capabilities, but with 5GB of 4G data costing you an extra $50 each month, your bill is going to skyrocket to heights which some of you may not be able to afford.

We’ve mentioned it before, but will some of you be now considering other carriers such as T-Mobile or Sprint in the hope of picking up a unlimited 4G data plan option? The HTC Sensation 4G and HTC EVO 3D are not exactly bad phones, far from it – so we wouldn’t be surprised if some of you now decide that the Droid Bionic is too expensive in the long run.

Verizon are likely to come in for severe criticism when their new tiered data plans come in to full effect, even more so if some consumers opt to pick up the Droid 3 in favor of the Droid Bionic. The whole situation surrounding Verizon’s new plans seems to have been overlooked at the moment, but let’s see how consumers deal with the plans when the Droid Bionic does finally release.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you still picking up the Droid Bionic despite Verizon’s decision to axe unlimited data plans?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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