Millions of Verizon Wireless customers will now be able to pay less for their data plans, but there's a catch. Big Red won't just automatically lower your bill.

Verizon says it's lowering the price of most of its shared data plans by $10. Its least-expensive plan now starts at $30 per month. Maybe Sprint's ploy to woo customers is having an impact? 

Get Verizon customer service on the phone, and see if you're eligible to pay less. Here's the breakdown:

  • – 500MB – Unchanged at $20
  • – 1GB – Now $30 – From $40
  • – 2GB – Now $40 – From $50
  • – 3GB – Now $50 – From $60
  • – 4GB – Now $60 – From $70
  • – 6GB – Now $70 – From $80
  • – 8GB – Now $85 – From $90
  • – 10GB – Unchanged at $100
  • – 12GB – Now $110 – New Option
  • – 14GB – Now $120 – New Option
  • – 16GB – Now $130 – New Option
  • – 20GB – Now $140 – From $150

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