Is Verizon going to keep same data pricing for 4G LTE?

Is Verizon going to keep same data pricing for 4G LTE?
The guys over at Droid Life have received an intriguing tip from one of their inside sources that claims Verizon will be keeping their current pricing of $29.99 for data on their upcoming 4G LTE devices.

They have also heard of the possibility of a $15 add-on to the regular data charge, which is a similar strategy to that of the $10 premium data add-on that Sprint charges for their WiMax-capable smartphones. Either way, this could mean that unlimited data will still be offered which would be a thing of beauty.

Nothing is set in stone and this information could all end up being false. Take all of this with a grain of salt while hoping that Verizon will actually keep their data pricing the same. Odds are that once the 4G network becomes more widespread and LTE becomes more and more responsible for data consumption, tiered pricing and capped data allowances will likely surface. Until then however, tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Droid Life via Electronista

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12 Comments

1. Junior

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

That would be nice.

2. BHuta

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 08, 2010

Phonearena needs to stop using Questions as their headline. It's really tacky.

3. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

I think it's tacky that a simple headline as a question bothers you lol...

4. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Well since the Thunderbolt is supposedly going to launch as soon as Feb. 14th it might be helpful to know what the pricing plans are going to look like for the 4G phones. Just saying.

5. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

now prices are to h... 29.99 plus 10 .... 1 phone maybe 9.99 insurence 59.99 text and 450 minutes a least 120 at month is to much get it full price simple mobile 60 and no more

6. What? unregistered

Excuse me?

10. Peter Parker unregistered

Has any one really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

12. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

Dude (or robot, whatever you are), what are you saying?

7. anubis unregistered

If you wish to have a lower monthly bill consider having a family plan. Also Verizon sometimes has special promotions that they don't advertise, which a customer service agent might inform a customer about. About three months ago, when I called customer service about an issue and at the end of the phone they asked me if I wanted to participate on a promotion of 10$/month unlimited data plan (for a year). I said yes and now I have two smart phones with such plan. Between family plan, corporate discount, 10$/month data my portion of the phone bill comes to about 45$ (primary line). Total lines on account are 4.

8. Indirect Rep unregistered

KEEP DREAMING, I sell phones at a retailer and I guarantee they will up the charge....

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Expect a minimum of $10 additional increase in data fees. The only question is when, not whether. As LTE gets rolled out to more locations, pressure for the increase will um,... increase.

11. strikeback03 unregistered

If the Thunderbolt launches with no increase in data price I'll get that. If there is an increase I'll get the Droid X. If there is no increase now but at some point in the future they add one and don't grandfather in existing users I'll sell the Thunderbolt and get a used DX.

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