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Verizon plans to hike prices on bills, while adding data

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Verizon plans to hike prices on their data plans, but the wireless carrier will also be offering more data.

The nation's largest wireless carrier is overhauling their plans and is expected to increase plan pricing anywhere five to ten dollars. But -- data will increase to two gigabytes for the smallest plan and up to 24 gigabytes for the double "XL" plan.

The company plans to offer a rollover data program called 'carryover data' and a new way to avoid overage fees. Verizon is also planning to introduce a new 'My Verizon' app that allows you to control your plan features more easily.

The move reflects a consumer that is more focused on having larger data caps. Verizon says existing customers will get the choice to change to the new plans, but won't be forced into them.

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