Way to go, Verizon, you’re keeping it real. Real cheap that is. If this rumor proves to be true, Big Red will be offering their 4G LTE data plans at the same rate as their 3G data plans, making unlimited LTE data only $30 a month. If this is true, it’ll be putting Sprint in check pretty soon.
This is still a rumor, and could be completely debunked when plans are officially announced, but the possibility of no-extra-charge for blazing fast 4G LTE speeds is intriguing nonetheless. Verizon could be waiting for their entire LTE network to be rolled out nationwide before upping the prices, which also makes sense. There’re also rumors that the $30 price point will just be for 3G data services, and if you want 4G you’ll have to shell out an extra $15. Anything is possible at this point, but if the data plan rate for LTE stays low, I may consider switching to Verizon just for their 4G LTE network.
Let’s just get one thing straight: Verizon is expensive. Keeping their LTE data rates the same would actually be something to admire from the network, even if I’d have to pay $30 more than I would for the same plan I do on T-Mobile – and even then I’d still have 50 less minutes to work with. This makes me think this rumor may have some stubby legs, if any. Nonetheless, even if Verizon was to make a customer pay more money for their 4G network, it would be worth it. It’s about as fast as anyone could hope for, and I’m definitely looking into getting a 4G hotspot in the near future.
If Big Red can keep their LTE data plans low, we may see an even bigger jump to the carrier in the future. If not, well, we wouldn’t be completely surprised or distraught about it, either.
Would you think of switching to Verizon if they kept their 4G data plans the same as 3G data plans?