Verizon drops data plan prices before release of iPhone competitors

James Allan Brady - Nov 1, 2007

So you finally get your very own iPhone competitor, obviously the next logical step is to drop your data plan prices to match those of AT&T too. That’s pretty much what Verizon did, but while they were at it, they figured they’d go ahead and re-price just about the entire data plan line-up.

The only thing I don’t think got a price change was the unlimited data plan for smartphones. Lucky for you they aren’t counting the new LG Voyager as a smartphone, so it gets the new cheaper data plan.

First off, there is no more $5 charge for mobile web access with a Nationwide plan, you just have to pay for the actual data you use, at a rate of $2 per megabyte, not bad if you ask me. Then they added a $15 monthly V Pak plan for middle tier voice plans that are $60 or more, this will give you unlimited data and unlimited video downloads. Another plan will also net you unlimited texting, that one costs $20.

Past that, you can get it all, unlimited data, unlimited video downloads, and unlimited texting as well as unlimited use of VZ Navigator for GPS all for $40, of course that’s on top of your voice plan. Tacking any of those onto your contract, or switching from your current data plan to any one of these won’t cost you a thing and doesn’t require you to extend your contract. Unlimited smartphone data plans are still $45 though, but that was already on par with AT&T.

Verizon lowers data rates ahead of iPhone rivals [via electronista]

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