After years of having the iPhone exclusive to AT&T, Verizon has now partnered with the company with their own version of the iPhone. Today, they released the data plan and pricing for their version of the popular phone. If you want to use data with Verizon iPhone, you will be required to pay $30 each month for unlimited data usage. The carrier’s other usage plans will not be supported on the iPhone 4. Though the plan is undoubtedly very good for users who are data addicts, those that only want to check their mail and do some basic Internet tasks won’t be happy with this plan.
Engadget first broke the news of the data plan when the plan was leaked to it. Verizon eventually confirmed the plan to msnbc.com. A spokesperson for Verizon, Jeffrey T. Nelson, told the website that the $15 per month will be “discontinued at the end of January for all phones. We do offer new promotions from time to time, of course.”
If you recall, it was AT&T who first canceled the unlimited data plan for most of its users. The carrier offered unlimited data for $20 per month in 2007 to its customers. The rate was reviewed to $30 a month in 2008 and eventually was discontinued for many users in 2009. Some customers, though, still enjoy the $30 a month unlimited plan on AT&T though the company now officially only offers $15 per month for 200MB data and $25 a month for 2 gigabyte limit.