We got some more good now for the Verizon customers apart from the long-rumoured Verizon iPhone announcement of January 11th on tomorrow in New York. According to rumours, Verizon customers will be offered an unlimited data deal and the plan would be the same $30, as usual the Verizon offers to other smartphones, though they wouldn’t say for how long and the unlimited data plan might be set for a promotional period only to attract the customers.
The unlimited data plan for iPhone by Verizon should attract the AT&T subscribers, who requires a capped plan for data service, why because AT&T has has pulled out unlimited data plans last year and presently they are offering 2GB data for $25 per month with additional charges for capped plans with additional charges for overages – each additional 1GB would cost another $10. So the unlimited data plan is no longer an option for new AT&T customers (though previous existing customers were allowed to keep their existing plans).
In a response to this report about Verizon offering the iPhone with an unlimited data plan, AT&T has made some harsh comments –“The iPhone is built for speed, but that’s not what you get with a CDMA phone. I’m not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane.” and also said that AT&T’s GSM technology is faster than Verizon’s CDMA technology.
You guys should be noted that AT&T’s UMTS network allows the use of data and voice simultaneously and able to use the Web or check email while on a call, which is something that the Verizon iPhone users won’t be able to do it under its CDMA network in initial days.