Don't say you didn't see this coming. This summer, Verizon Wireless plans to drastically change the way its customers pay for data on their smartphones. Big Red will be eliminating plans that allow subscribers to pay a flat-fee for unlimited data access. In its place will be tiered payment systems with heavy data users forced to pay a premium. 

Verizon will also implment new family plans that will allow a group of customers to share data access. This change will make T-Mobile and Sprint the only wireless carries with true unlimited mobile data plans. 

[Reuters via DVICE