T-Mobile shed its contracts two years ago, while the other carriers have been gradually moving away.

Verizon, however, opted to rip the bandage off quickly and did away with them in one fell swoop.

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It just goes to show you, the times are a-changing.

Verizon said it was making these changes for the sake of clarity and simplicity.

Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

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Instead, it opted for new plans that are slightly cheaper (with some exceptions) but require you to pay for your own device.

It's part of an ongoing shift in the industry in how consumers pay for their service, with more people actually opting to pay for their own smartphones because it can lead to lower monthly charges down the line if you stick with the same device after two years.

For the most part, you get four buckets of data to choose from -- a small bucket of 1 gigabyte of data will cost , a medium with 3GB will cost , a large with 6GB will cost and an extra large with 12GB will cost .

There's also the device access fee of a month to connect a smartphone.

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Smartphone Battery Life Time Test Procedures Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns.