Verizon’s new data plans could really hurt mobile apps

Verizon Wireless followed both AT&T and T-Mobile last week to become the third major US carrier to adopt tiered data plans. We all remember the “bill shock anxiety” we faced every month wondering about minute overages and excess charges on our bill. Now, in the early days of high-speed 4G data offerings, we’re beginning to see it again. This industry trend of using tiered data plans portends a less competitive wireless marketplace in the post-AT&T/T-Mobile merged future.