Verizon Wireless officially unveils iPhone 4 pricing plans

Verizon Wireless today revealed how much it will charge iPhone 4 users for voice, text and data service.

• 450 minutes for $40/month
• 900 minutes for $60/month
• Unlimited minutes for $70/month
• Unlimited data for $30/month (temporary offer)
• 2 GB of data for tethering or hot-spotting for $20/month.
• 250 messages for $5/month
• 500 messages for $10/month
• Pay-per-use for 20 cents/text
• Unlimited messages for $20/month

Verizon Wireless will charge $199.99 for the 16GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB model with a new two year customer agreement.

iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3 at 3am ET, ahead of general availability.

Source: Verizon Wireless

34 Comments

  1. As I feared, only 2GB of data for tethering, and with an additional cost at that.

    Since tethering is important for me, I’ll probably suffer along with my rooted Android on Verizon for a while longer. It mostly works…sort of…after a fashion.

  2. But it’s still last years model. The iPhone 5 will be out in May or June. Will Verizon Worthless be getting the new model? I think not. But if they do, won’t early adopters be pissed at buying the old phone?

    I’ll be waiting to see what features the new model has before deciding which network to choose. VW’s prices seem better than AT&T’s, but will I miss having voice and data at the same time or international roaming if I switch?

  3. …”VW’s prices seem better than AT&T’s, “…

    Let’s see:

    Verizon: $40 for 400min ($60 for 900 min, $70 unl)
    AT&T: $40 for 450min plus rollover ($60 for 900 min, $70 unl)

    Verizon: $20 for unlimited text ($5 for 250, $10 for 500)
    AT&T: $20 for unlimited text ($10 for 1000)

    Verizon: $30 unlimited data (for a limited time)
    AT&T: $25 for 2GB ($15 for 250MB)

    Verizon: $20 tethering (limit to 2GB)
    AT&T: $20 tethering (additional 2GB over regular data allowance), but not yet available on the iPhone (AT&T still “evaluating”)

    So, in most categories, AT&T’s plans are actually either identical or cheaper than Verizon’s.

  4. Well, after all these years I just may be getting an iPhone tomorrow.. buh-bye Blackberry, it was nice knowin ya.. for the most part. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. @Botvinnik

    “fuck you, Verizon…you’re as ridiculous as AT&T.”

    Let me explain a little bit so that we don’t get as frustrated…. Not the I’m defending or justifying these wireless phone operators but instead trying to expose one of the reasons.

    Yes, their pricing will pinch most anyone eyes but, where do you think they will draw the necessary money to pay for the [subsidized] phones?

    Yep, that simple, from what subscribers are charged for the services. Period.

  6. Not only that, but they count the message that you send, and the ones that come in. In other words, they apply double fee for each message. Once to the sender and once to the receiver. That is crap.

  7. @Cowboy – You beat me to it, pardner. They are practically charging by the electron! A typical text message is a few tens of bytes, the equivalent of a tiny fraction of a second of a voice call with none of the real-time issues. And, yet, text messages cost up to 2 cents each while voice calls cost up to 10 cents per minute. From the standpoint of data quantity, text messages costs are incredibly high in comparison.

    Rippppp Offffff

  8. And, by the way, isn’t it interesting that the best that these two companies can do is to “match” each other. Unless customers start flowing one way or the other in significant numbers, both of these heavyweights will be satisfied with a little meaningless sparring near the middle of the ring.

    We need the iPhone on T-Mobile and Sprint, too, if possible, to create more competition for our business.

  9. @ fred – have you ever tried to use Sprint outside of a major metropolitan area? Thousands of cell towers around the countryside are just as expensive to put up and maintain as the ones in the city. Licensing may be different in the cities, but coverage sucks equally in the cities.

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