Verizon To Discontinue Unlimited Data Plans For iPhone Customers By Mid-Summer

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users as early as mid-summer.
on top of customers calling plans.
The carrier, which began selling the iPhone last month, now offers a $30 unlimited data plan on the device. Such plans on the handset are “not a long-term solution,” Shammo said on a conference call at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today.
“We will probably do that in the mid-summer time frame,” Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said during a webcast of an investor conference.
Verizon Wireless kept its unlimited plan for its first iPhone customers as it “didn’t want to put up a barrier” to consumers who wanted to try out the device on its network, the executive said.
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Speaking later Tuesday morning, Mr. McAdam said the iPhone unlimited plan will be a temporary offer and that the carrier will follow AT&T’s move to tiered pricing in the not too distant future.
Existing Verizon customers should be able to keep their unlimited data plans through the tenure of their contract, however it needs to be seen if Verizon will allow them to grandfather the unlimited data plans when they want to upgrade to the
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