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Verizon Wireless Confirms Tiered Pricing for LTE Services

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May 27, 2010, 9:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated May 27, 2010, 10:01 AM

Speaking at a conference this week, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said that it will not offer unlimited use of its Long Term Evolution network, and will instead use tiered pricing programs. McAdam indicated that customers will "buy buckets of data by the megabyte." McAdam didn't say what its LTE services would be priced at. Today, Verizon's MiFi and laptop dongle users have access to 5GB of data for $60 per month. McAdam also noted that laptop dongles and similar devices would be the first to access the LTE network, though three to five handsets will be available during the first half of 2011. McAdam hinted that some of the devices would be introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2011. "People will be surprised by the number and variety of [LTE] devices we will bring to the table," he said. McAdam was careful to also mention that the cost of carrying 1 megabyte of data across its LTE network will cost one-half to one-third what it currently costs, and he expects all voice traffic coming from LTE customers to use VoIP over LTE by 2012 rather than its CDMA network.

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hello sprint jer07734 May 27, 2010, 10:32 AM
Tiered only pricing for LTE? CustomersAreRubbish May 27, 2010, 4:24 PM
$60.00 for 5 measly GB? bluecoyote May 27, 2010, 11:03 AM
FOR ALL THE SH%T TALKERS Kayslay34 May 27, 2010, 10:21 AM
easy fix for the vz customers furl23rd May 27, 2010, 1:34 PM
2012, The year of the web phone justfinethanku May 27, 2010, 10:26 AM
unlimited vs tiered: it doesn't have to be one or the other, does it? mkl4466 May 27, 2010, 2:29 PM
VZW LTE = Long Term Expensive flip mode May 27, 2010, 1:58 PM
VZW is the most stingy data carrier after all mingkee May 27, 2010, 10:31 AM
We kind of knew this would happen... JeffdaBeat May 27, 2010, 10:09 AM
The up side.... kingstu May 27, 2010, 12:41 PM
D-O-N-G-L-E-S ! asidious66 May 27, 2010, 11:55 AM
 
 
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