At the time of this article, we are a day away from Verizon Wireless announcing their first 4G phones. Speculation has run wild in the last year concerning an Apple iPhone coming to Verizon in early 2011. Everyone, media-wise, seems to have input on the issue, and has for some time (with a poor track record of success). The inevitability of an iPhone for Verizon is indisputable. Everything else about it, however, is.
If you haven’t been around the Internet phone sites in a little while, you might have missed a few articles about Verizon Wireless testing a promotional plan with select customers (as in, select markets) called Talk and Text Plus. In a nutshell, the plan reduces the monthly price plan of someone using a single or primary line with unlimited text AND a smartphone with unlimited data. This reduction is done with a special price plan that credits such a user $20 a month, effectively making their unlimited smartphone data plan $10 each month, and creating a pricing structure similar to Sprint’s all-inclusive data plans.
This promotional program has caused a bit of a stir in some online forums, due to the fact that not every representative in Verizon knows about it, not every representative even has access to it, and only specific markets were targeted. So, while thousands of people are discovering the discount through online sources, not everyone is eligible to receive the discounted plan.
Verizon Wireless announced today that they will be selling the Apple iPad starting October 28.
Verizon was once rumored to be the intended target for the iPad 3G in June of this year, though like most rumors concerning Verizon and Apple, reality was far different.