News: Verizon to Offer Unlimited Data with iPhone

Posted on January 25, 2011

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Verizon will offer unlimited data for the iPhone when it launches on February 10…for a limited time. The Wall Street Journal reports that unlimited data will be available for $30 on top of the normal voice plan.

It’s official: Verizon is going to offer iPhone buyers a $30 unlimited data plan. The carrier’s heir apparent and chief operating officer, Lowell McAdam, told us the news ahead of the company’s meeting with investors.

“I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot,” he said. Not offering an unlimited plan would put up a barrier for customers who might otherwise switch from AT&T, he said. The country’s No. 2 carrier still has millions of subscribers grandfathered into unlimited plans they signed up for before AT&T switched to tiered pricing last summer.

Don’t expect this to last too long, though, as the article was then updated to mention that this may be temporary, allowing early-adopters a little added perk, before tiered, capped pricing takes effect, like AT&T did last summer.

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