Verizon makes $15 data plan official, testing unlimited mobile-to-mobile in some markets

By on October 29, 2010 at 7:22 AM.

Verizon makes $15 data plan official, testing unlimited mobile-to-mobile in some markets

There have been rumors floating around the internet about Verizon Wireless offering a second, “tiered” data plan, and that rumor was confirmed today. America’s largest wireless provider will begin offering a $15 monthly data plan to 3G smartphone users that offers 150MB data allowance. The carrier will bill overages at $15 per 150MB and the $30, unlimited data plan will remain unchanged.

Also hot off the rumor wagon, Engadget is reporting that Verizon is testing calling plans with unlimited, any-mobile-to-mobile minutes — a la Sprint — in select markets across Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The plans range from $60 all the way up to $130 — offering between 450 and 2000 minutes — and include unlimited text messaging. The unlimited mobile-to-mobile offerings are available until the end of 2010 at which point, we assume, Verizon will either expand or cancel the plans depending on demand. More →

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Verizon Wireless' acquisition of AT&T-divested Centennial Wireless entangled in regulatory process

By on July 23, 2010 at 12:50 PM.

Verizon Wireless' acquisition of AT&T-divested Centennial Wireless entangled in regulatory process

While AT&T’s is beginning the transition of its newly-acquired Verizon Wireless assets, the acquisition of AT&T-divested Centennial Wireless by Verizon Wireless has stalled in the middle of the regulatory process. Verizon Wireless has been granted two time extensions to give the wireless carrier additional time to respond to the FCC’s questions, and the FCC has issued a second protective order to keep much of the proceedings confidential. An objection issued by Cellular South is also still active and under consideration by the FCC. With all of this bureaucratic red tape still in the way, this transition is proceeding very, very slowly and most likely wont be initiated until 2011. Folks in those five markets within Louisiana and Mississippi that are affected by this merger will become well acquainted with the phrase, “be patient, just wait”. More →

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