∞ Reports: Verizon to offer unlimited data on iPhone

There are several reports out today that claim when Verizon introduces the iPhone on its network users will be able to get an unlimited data plan.

[ad#Google Adsense 300x250 in story]Citing “sources close to Verizon,” John Paczkowski at AllThingsD says an unlimited data plan should help Verizon distinguish its service from that of AT&T. The data plans at AT&T are currently capped.

In June 2010, AT&T capped its iPhone data plans at 2GB for the largest plan and 200MB for the smaller plan. The larger plan costs $25, while the small costs $15.

Verizon’s current unlimited data plans cost $30, which could do a lot to lure potential customers away from AT&T that are angry about the data cap.

Citing its own sources, the Wall Street Journal also says that Verizon will offer its users an unlimited data plan option when the iPhone is introduced.

Verizon on Friday invited the press to a special event in New York, presumably to unveil the iPhone on its network.

  • Anonymous

    AT&T could then counter by removing the data caps. Stand by, this is going to be interesting.

  • http://www.theuniversalsteve.com Anonymous

    Verizon is going to eat AT&T’s lunch. For their sake, I hope their network is prepared for the huge traffic increase it’s going to experience. They’ve been set up as the savior. If they fail it will be ugly.

  • Anonymous

    Of course, for years Verizon had unlimited data plans that were in reality limited. Nothing new for such a dishonest company.

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    Does Android make carriers compete like this?

    (That’s a rhetorical question.)

  • http://www.topitexam.org Kyung Lah

    Verizon already sells the wifi iPad. Why pay for 3G on contract when you can go no contract MIFI?

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  • http://www.powerwatchers.com/ Dean Lewis

    I just don’t see Verizon and AT&T as great competitors. I hear as many complaints and raves about each. Their prices are fairly similar: for example, AT&T’s “unlimited” internet was $35 before their caps and rate change went into effect — only $5 more than Verizon. I’d much rather see US Cellular, Sprint or T-Mobile get the iPhone. However, I understand wanting to get the iPhone into the top 2 (by subscriber count) carriers.