Verizon tests unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile for $69.99

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Verizon tests unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile for $69.99
Verizon is testing so many new plans, it's getting hard to keep up. The largest carrier in the U.S. is now extending a special unlimited plan to preferred customers. The plan includes unlimited text, data, and mobile-to-mobile calling, as well as 450 anytime minutes, all for $69.99.

Before you get too excited, you should know it's only for preferred customers, meaning if you didn't get an email about it, you won't be eligible. There is also a Family Plan option, which is $139.99 for 1400 anytime minutes, unlimited text/data, and $19.99 for every additional line.

This special plan comes on the heels of Verizon's switch to tiered data plans. Customers can now choose between 150MB for $15, and unlimited data for $29.99. Verizon is also testing an unlimited any-mobile plan, like Sprint's, that starts at $60 for 450 minutes, and includes unlimited texting.

Under pressure from other carriers like Sprint, Verizon is trying to stay competitive with lower-cost alternatives. At the same time, they have to be competitive, while still turning a profit from resource-hungry data use. While we wouldn't count on it, the unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile plan could become the norm as their LTE service grows. The plan could then be a way to offset LTE buildout costs by gaining new subscribers. After LTE is in place, there will then be a surcharge for 4G service, as there is with Sprint.

source: Verizon Wireless via Engadget

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