MyVerizon Android App Adds Data Counter

AT&T was the first carrier to move to tiered, capped data plans for its smartphones, but the other big three carriers are expected to follow, someday. With the release of a new MyVerizon Android app, are we getting a hint from Verizon?

The new version, 5.0, has a bunch of uses, but a new one that's been added is a handy dandy, widget to track your data use. Indeed we have unlimited data now (as the widget clearly says), but who knows how long that will last? Not long, if this is a hint.

For Android newcomers, perhaps jumping on the bandwagon with the already backordered Motorola Droid X, to add the warning, er, informative widget to your home screen, long press on an area of the home screen and select the MyVerizon widget which, unlike a shortcut, is really a running application.  You will then know when you are approaching the soon-to-come (sob) tier.