Thanks to competition between the two major mobile data carriers, U.S. mobile phone consumers stand to benefit starting next week. Verizon took ahead of the race earlier this week when it announced major price drops in its various mobile services. Not long after, AT&T also announced similar price reduction. And so, mobile consumers are more than happy.
Verizon’s unlimited talk and text plans
Verizon announced its new Nationwide Unlimited Talk plan that will allow U.S. customers to call anyone in the U.S. for $69.99 monthly. Likewise a corresponding Nationwide Unlimited Talk and Text Plan was also launched that will allow Verizon customers to call and send text, picture and video messages to anyone in the U.S. for $89.99 monthly. In addition, Verizon is also rolling out a new Nationwide Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans with unlimited options for $119.99 monthly access and Talk and Text Family SharePlans for $145.99.
Verizon is also expanding its 25MB data package requirements with $9.99 cost to include all Verizon Wireless 3G multimedia phones which provides quick access to mobile e-mail, games and internet. Â Mobile phones such as LG Chocolate Touch, Samsung Rogue, Motorola Entice W766 among other multimedia phones are now included in the said package. If you’re on a prepaid plan, there will also be a Montly Unlimited Talk plan for $74.99 and the unlimited talk and text plan for $94.99.
AT&T’s unlimited mobile data plans
Responding to Verizon’s price drops, AT&T also announced new unlimited plans that will take effect across its devices including smartphones. In brief, AT&T’s offerings include unlimited talk plan for feature phone for $69.99, Family Talk plan for $119.99, unlimited talk and text plans for quick messaging devices for $89.99 per month, unlimited family talk plans for quick messaging devices for $149.99 per month and unlimited voice and data plans for $99.99 for all AT&T smartphones including iPhone.
So there. Whether you are on Verizon or AT&T network, the heated competition between these two companies are finally taking its effects, positively. Thanks to business competition.
Originally posted on January 15, 2010 @ 10:15 pm