Verizon iPhone 4 Unlimited Data Plan: Hurry While it Lasts

Earlier today, both Bloomberg and Reuters confirmed most rumors about the Verizon iPhone 4 unlimited data plan: the plan was never meant to last forever. Priced at $29.99 per month, the unlimited data plan was introduced by Verizon to lure buyers in the market for a new phone, and convince iPhone users currently on at&t to make the switch. According to Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, the wireless provider will discontinue the plan sometime during the summer, most likely weeks before the introduction of the iPhone 5. Everything’s not lost though, as current Verizon iPhone customers will be automatically ‘grandfathered’, and will be allowed to keep the unlimited plan until they decide to switch to a different data plan, or until their contract expires. The same goes for new customers who buy a Verizon iPhone before the plan is not offered by the wireless carrier anymore. For more details about the current Verizon iPhone 4 voice and data plans, here is the complete list of what Verizon currently offers to its new and existing iPhone customers: Phone
  • iPhone 4 16GB (part MC676LL/A, black): $199.99 with a 2-year contract, $649.99 without a contract
  • iPhone 4 32GB (part MC678LL/A, black): $299.99 with a 2-year contract, $749.99 without a contract
Individual voice plans
  • 450 minutes per month $39.99 (45¢ for each minute over 450)
  • 900 minutes per month, including unlimited to 5 selected people (on any network) $59.99 (40¢ for each minute over 900)
  • Unlimited $69.99 per month
Family Shareplans
  • 700 minutes per month $69.99 (45¢ for each minute over 700, $9.99 per month for each additional line)
  • 1,400 minutes per month, including unlimited to 10 selected people (on any network) $89.99 (40¢ for each minute over 1,400, $9.99 per month for each additional line)
  • 2,000 minutes per month, including unlimited to 10 selected people (on any network) $99.99 (35¢ for each minute over 2,000, $9.99 per month for each additional line)
  • Unlimited $119.99 per month ($49.99 per month for each additional line)
Data plans
  • Unlimited iPhone $29.99 per month
  • Unlimited iPhone + 2GB tethering and personal hotspot 3G $49.99 per month ($20 for each GB over the 2GB cap)
Messaging
  • Pay-per-use 20¢ per text and 25¢ per video or picture
  • 250 messages per month $5 (10¢ for each message over 250)
  • 500 messages per month $10 (10¢ for each message over 250)
  • Unlimited $20 per month