AT&T iPhone customers must be salivating at Verizon’s confirmation today that it will offer a $30 unlimited 3G data plan to new iPhone users.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal today, Verizon’s COO Lowell McAdam confirmed that the carrier will give iPhone users the same deal to which AT&T iPhone users used to be privy.
“I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot,” McAdam told the Journal, adding that not offering an unlimited plan would put up a barrier for customers who might otherwise switch from AT&T.
In June of last year, AT&T did away with its $30 unlimited plan for iPhone and iPad users, switching instead to tiered pricing, which includes two plans: 2 GB for $25 per month or 200 MB for $15 per month. Those iPhone users who chose to keep their unlimited plans were allowed to do so, so long as they didn’t opt in to the carrier’s tethering option.
Verizon will be putting its data where its mouth is in a matter of weeks. Pre-orders for the carrier’s CDMA version of the iPhone 4 have already begun, with official launch of the device scheduled for Feb. 10.