AT&T and Verizon: Let the Price War Begin
The news is in and it is very good for the customers as the giants of telecommunications in United States are gearing up for a fierce price war. It was learned that both companies have finalized their "new" pricing strategy in the wake of Google's Nexus One launch. Since they are confident that their loyal customers will stick with them because both will be offering lucrative deals to their customers for retention.
Mainly focused on better data plan pricing, both Verizon and AT&T are looking at the market to expand with a sudden influx of smart phones. Taking advantage of the growing market, both company's CEOs are confident that they customers will love them for what they are planning. Here's a glimpse of what offer is on plate.
For smartphone customers (including iPhone): $99.9 for unlimited voice and data package
For smartphone family customers: $179.99 for unlimited voice and data package
Unlimited talk and text plan for $79.99 per month
Upgrade of $9.99 data plan to all the 3G enabled handsets (including LG enV TOUCH, the Samsung Rogue, LG VCX8360, Motorola Entice W766, Nokia 7705 Twist, and Samsung Alias)
It is to be noted that their closest rivals, Nextel and Cingular are already offering similar plans to their customers.
I say that the price plans are still on a higher side and there is still room for improvement. Perhaps when Verizon launches its LTE network, things might change for customers after all.