With the Verizon Wireless iPhone launch only a few days away, it is a very busy time for the Verizon execs. They have announced plans to entice AT&T subscribers over to their network as well as details about the iPhone data package.
Verizon's trade-in program has been increased to allow AT&T customers to trade in their working AT&T iPhone for as much as $285 in credit towards the purchase of a new Verizon iPhone 4. You can even get $28 for trading in an original iPhone. Of course, you can trade in just about any other working phone as well. For a valuation, you'll need to head over to the device appraiser.
Data information has also become available. For details on the packages available, hit the break.
Verizon's CEO, Lowell McAdam, in an uncharacteristically intelligent statement said, "I'm not going to shoot myself in the foot," in regards to the announcement of their new iPhone data plans. He was, of course, poking fun at AT&T's decision to end their unlimited data plans. Verizon has taken a slightly different approach.
While AT&T offers two limited data plans, $15 and $25, Verizon has decided to offer a $30 unlimited plan. This will not be in addition to their $15 for 150MB plan, which ends tomorrow. This will be the only plan available for the iPhone launch as well as any other smartphones activated after tomorrow.
This $30 plan, however, is not a permanent addition to the lineup. They will return to the tiered style data pricing in the "not too distant future." This will either work in their advantage or disadvantage. AT&T customers, or new iPhone customers, who may want the unlimited data option will need to jump on the Verizon bandwagon immediately. However, people who are buying the phone because they are cattle and not because they want a smartphone, the majority of Apple's customer-base, may wait until the monthly cost comes down. Verizon is hoping for a huge surge of new customers with this launch and this may not be the way to do it.
What do you think? Will Verizon have a successful launch or are they making mistakes? Tell us in the comments section.
Additional Source: GeekSugar: Verizon Offers Cash Credits For Trading in Your AT&T iPhones