I've been putting off ordering the iPhone 5 because I haven't been able to decide if I should keep my grandfathered unlimited data plan from Verizon. My average data usage for the last six months is just under 1GB/month. My max usage ever (prior to the last six months) was 3GB in one month. I currently have the iPhone 4 and am eligible for an upgrade discount. I've run through all the options and came up with a few which roughly cost the same in the long run. So it basically boils down to how much I want to spend now (for the iPhone), how much I want my monthly bill to be, and if I want the tethering/hotspot capability. (Yes, I know I can jailbreak and get it for free on my unlimited plan, but I would rather not jailbreak my new iPhone...at least not right away.) Here's what I've come up with (staying on unlimited, or choosing 4GB/5GB data plan to be on the safe side): Keep existing Talk & Text ($60) and unlimited data plan ($30) = $90/month + $750 iPhone => $2,910 after 2 years Keep existing Talk & Text ($60), and change to 5GB data plan (without hotspot) ($50) = $110/month + $300 iPhone => $2,940 after 2 years Switch to Share Everything ($40), and choose the 4GB data plan (with hotspot) ($70) = $110/month + $300 iPhone => $2,940 after 2 years Or maybe a couple more options to consider if I don't need that much data... Keep existing Talk & Text ($60), and change to 2GB data plan (without hotspot) ($30) = $90/month + $300 iPhone => $2,460 after 2 years Switch to Share Everything ($40), and choose the 2GB data plan (with hotspot) ($60) = $100/month + $300 iPhone => $2,700 after 2 years I'm a little hesitant to drop my unlimited data because...well...I don't want to be limited. (Who does?) Based on my previous usage, I probably don't need it, but it's nice to have the ability to do whatever I want (stream tons of music, watch several Netflix movies, etc.) and not have to worry about going over. I'm sure we will all have to choose a data plan sooner or later though, and I'm guessing 4GB or 5GB would probably be big enough for me. The tethering/hotspot capability that comes with the Share Everything plan would be nice to have, but I would probably only use it a few times a year...and then there's always jailbreaking if I really need it. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions, or see anything that I may be overlooking? What would you do if you were in my situation? Thanks!!