Verizon Wireless tomorrow will cut the price of data service for their PDA and Smartphone devices.
Previously, Verizon has held the highest rate in the country for mobile data on smart devices. At $45/month before voice plans, it has been cheaper to purchase a second phone on Sprint SERO (which includes unlimited data and 500 airtime minutes for $30/month).
The change is timed to conincide with the launch of the HTC XV6900; Verizon’s version of the HTC Touch (identical except in name and branding). Now, both PDAs and Smartphones on Verizon will only be charged $29.99/month.
Both Verizon and AT&T continue to engage in device discrimination. For example, AT&T charges $30/month for PDA & Smartphone owners, while only charging $19.99/month for regular phones and iPhone. Sprint Nextel has lead the charge in charging a single rate for data, $15/month for all phones, PDAs, and smartphones on their network.