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Data plans: Verizon offers unlimited iPhone data, at least for now

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(Read caption) Verizon iPhone users will have the option to sign up for unlimited data plans. At left, the Verizon iPhone.

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Verizon this week confirmed that it would offer unlimited monthly data plans to Verizon iPhone 4 users, a stark contrast to the tiered data plans available to customers of AT&T. "Iā€™m not going to shoot myself in the foot" by not rolling out an unlimited option, Verizon chief operating officer Lowell McAdam told the Wall Street Journal today, adding that the unlimited option would be temporary. (No word on exactly how temporary.)

So how do the numbers break down? Well, Verizon iPhone users will reportedly pay $30 a month for unlimited data. By comparison, AT&T currently offers two data plans: The DataPlus plan, which includes 200MB of data for $15 a month, and the DataPro plan, which includes 2GB of data for $25 a month. (A caveat: AT&T used to offer unlimited data plans for $30, and if you signed up for that option originally, AT&T allows you to hang on to it indefinitely.)


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