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Verizon confirms $30 unlimited data plan for iPhone (Updated)

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
News Categories: iPhone

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Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Verizon COO Lowell McAdam has confirmed that the company will offer a $30 unlimited data plan for iPhone users. “I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot,” McAdam said, referring to the large number of AT&T iPhone users who were grandfathered in with unlimited data prior to AT&T’s move to a tiered data pricing scheme last year. The report also notes that anticipation of a Verizon iPhone launch appears to have held back sales during Verizon’s fourth quarter; while analysts were generally happy with the subscriber growth, McAdam wasn’t, saying, “It wasn’t what I hoped it would be.” Verizon Wireless will launch the iPhone 4 on February 10.

Update: McAdam has clarified that the iPhone unlimited data plan will be a temporary offer and said that Verizon will move to tiered data pricing for the iPhone in the “not too distant future.”

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Comments

1

Am I missing anything here? Is it actually possible I could get an iPhone for $40 a month (I’m on a family plan so my line is only $10)? Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

Posted by Clint on January 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM (PDT)

2

As the Netflix commercial goes, “Corrrrrect!” But one of the lines on your plan pays more (the primary line) depending on the chosen plan (i.e. minutes). And don’t forget the up-front cost of the phone to get started wink

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on January 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM (PDT)

3

Cool! And my dad’s the one paying for the primary line so no sweat wink

Posted by Clint on January 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM (PDT)

4

Sounds like typical marketing.  Offer a low price to get people to commit to the hardware, then milk your new customers for more money by jacking the rates up “in the not too distant futire”.  Sorry.  I will not play in that sandbox.

Posted by Steven on January 27, 2011 at 11:54 AM (PDT)

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