Verizon Will Offer Unlimited Data for $30 with iPhone
That’s right, it seems you can put your speculation aside now… As Engadget reports, Verizon will be offering iPhone customers the nice little $30/month unlimited data plan.
It should be noted, however, that this does not mean that the future LTE will be offered at unlimited at this price – In fact, it’s quite the opposite. LTE is scheduled to be launched to a wider market this year, but at a much higher rate. It’s expected that this move to offer unlimited data at $30 to smartphones now, with all the data hungry iPhones and Android devices on their network, is Verizon’s way of setting people down at a lower price for the “3G” network, and allowing them to price the LTE “4G” network at a much higher price (likely as high as $60 or $70 per month).
Still, potential customers to Verizon can now have at least some ground to stand on when they wish to laugh at AT&T customer faces. AT&T stopped offering unlimited a while ago, and many people (including myself) feel this was a terrible move on the company’s part. It isn’t hard to simply raise the price of Unlimited data, and keep it on the table. They opted to remove the option entirely… and now those people who simply want to use their phones without worrying about overages, can finally find themselves a comfy home, on Verizon. They won’t get even close to the speed that AT&T customers do, that’s certain, but at least they’ll use as much as they like.
UPDATE: The WALL STREET JOURNAL reports that, speaking later Tuesday morning, Mr. McAdam said the iPhone unlimited plan will be a temporary offer and that the carrier will follow AT&T’s move to tiered pricing in the not too distant future. Better do this fast if you want it!