Tuesday, January 11, 2011

[WSJ]: Verizon is Confident its Network Can Support Unlimited Data Plans w/iPhone

Verizon finally launched a CDMA iPhone 4 on its US network on Tuesday (picture from the event). The data plans were not announced but the carrier is expected to offer an unlimited data plan.  

WSJ reports that "Verizon Wireless, the country's largest wireless carrier, is confident enough in its network that it will offer unlimited data-use plans when it starts selling the iPhone around the end of this month, a person familiar with the matter said"

Story by Spencer E. Ante and Yukari Iwatani Kane - See "Verizon Wireless Confident It's Got Muscle for iPhone" - here.

"Such plans would provide a key means of distinguishing its service from rival AT&T Inc., which limits how much Internet data such as videos and photos its customers may use each month"
Anthony J. Melone, Verizon's CTO, said Sunday "the company invested heavily in its 3G network last year to handle surging smartphone traffic .. We added enormous capacity to the network in one fell swoop .. It is there waiting for us to grow into it. That will help me tremendously with my 3G network .. Mr. Melone wouldn't comment on how the network would handle the iPhone, but said, "All of this planning can support any successful device."
Compare to "AT&T - No More Unlimited Mobile Data" - here.

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