Alert! Verizon requiring data plans on Dumb phones Just a heads up that Verizon is now requiring at least a $9.99 data plan (25MB) on most non smartphones. If you have dumb phones on your account and change things on your account, be prepared for a jump in monthly bills. Interestingly, the $29.99 plan says "Unlimited" data usage allowance. Some non smartphones use this plan too.