Finally, "Map" Wars Pay Off for Customers
Both wireless carriers announced this week that they are slashing their unlimited voice and data plans.
Verizon rolled out their announcement first, with a new set of nationwide plans for unlimited talk and text. An Unlimited Talk plan is now $69.99, which is $29 cheaper per month. Unlimited Talk and Text is now $89.99. Family plans and low-end data plans have also been revamped. The company did cut their $19.99 3G data package. The new packages, available on Monday, won't affect customers unless they change their plans, which, luckily enough, requires no contract extension or penalty.
AT&T responded with a move of their own, matching the price of Verizon’s unlimited voice plan of $69.99 as well as their unlimited talk and text plan, which is now $89.99. The plan for the iPhone will cost $99.99 for unlimited voice and data, with texting plans unchanged and costing $20 for unlimited. AT&T customers can switch to the new plans starting on Monday, without penalty or contract extension.