Monday, January 10, 2011

Verizon iPhone to offer unlimited data?

With the Tuesday morning announcement of the Verizon iPhone being the worst kept secret in tech media, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Verizon will offer unlimited data to iPhone subs.

That would be a huge differentiating point between Verizon and AT&T, which still offers unlimited data to legacy iPhone users, but has started offering new users an option of $15 per month for 200 MB of data and $25 for 2 GB.

Verizon offers a $30 unlimited plan currently, the same as AT&T originally did with iPhone and other smartphones.

If Verizon can also have the iPhone operate as a hotspot as it allows other Android phones to do, that could also create a big difference from AT&T. Verizon charges $20 per month to give wireless access with up to five devices.

AT&T will allow you use your iPhone to give internet access to other devices but to do so, customers who have unlimited data have to come off that plan and choose the 2GB or 200 MB plans for data and any data used in those sessions come out of your data bucket. That means you chew up your allowance faster.

7 comments:

Rev. Mike said...

The Verizon iPhone is the best thing ever to happen to AT&T iPhone customers, in my opinion. As Verizon amps up its game in just this manner, it forces AT&T to reconsider some of its "less wise" decisions like changing the data plans away from unlimited. Again, in my opinion, they did this for no better reason than they could. Now, they'll have to think harder about such arbitrary actions.

Anonymous said...

new Android phones, particularly the new LTE 4G's are far superior to the iPhone.

Anonymous said...

Overheard in a bar in Baltimore: "We draw in subscribers with unlimited data and then we dropkick 'em with a plan similar to AT&T."

Anonymous said...

Android users are jealous it appears. Had both.. iPhone does more, easier to use.

Anonymous said...

I-phones are much easier to use than the droids. I have used both and will def. be purchasing an Iphone as soon as possible.

SchlongDongSilver said...

You're Mom looks better naked on the Droid then the iPhone...IMHO :o)

Anonymous said...

Capitalism at its best folks.