“It’s official: Verizon is going to offer iPhone buyers a $30 unlimited data plan,” Roger Cheng reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The carrier’s heir apparent and chief operating officer, Lowell McAdam, told us the news ahead of the company’s meeting with investors,” Cheng reports. “‘I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot,’ he said. Not offering an unlimited plan would put up a barrier for customers who might otherwise switch from AT&T, he said… But you’d better act fast. Speaking later Tuesday morning, Mr. McAdam said the iPhone unlimited plan will be a temporary offer and that the carrier will follow AT&T’s move to tiered pricing in the not too distant future.”
Cheng reports, “Anticipation Verizon would soon offer the iPhone held back sales over the fourth quarter, he said. Analysts seemed happy with the subscriber growth, but McAdam wasn’t. ‘It wasn’t what I hoped it would be,’ he said.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: That’s funny because in an article headlined “Verizon: iPhone Expectations Didn’t Dent Smartphone Sales” that was posted about an hour before the one above Cheng claimed, “Anticipation over Verizon Wireless getting the Apple Inc. iPhone didn’t keep consumers from snapping up a smartphone during the holidays.” So which is it, Roger? The answer is in Cheng’s latest article: The promise of iPhone held back Verizon sales.) Looks like Roger wised up in the last hour. Now, how about a little consistency, WSJ?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dominick P.” for the heads up.]