Verizon’s new price plans

PRICE SHIFT: Verizon Wireless is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their nonphone devices, such as tablets and PCs, to Verizonís network.

ABOUT THE PLANS: The new plans, available June 28, include unlimited phone calls and texting and will start at $90 per month for one smartphone and 1 gigabyte of data.

THE BACKDROP: It reflects Verizonís desire to keep growing now that nearly every American already has a phone. Itís the biggest revamp in wireless pricing in years, and one thatís likely to be copied by other carriers.