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.