AT&T raises iPhone tier on October 4th, Maybe iPhone 5 launch date?

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Jul 122011
 

 

We’ve just been handed some internal AT&T information on device changes:

A new tier of device will be created in AT&T’s phone database on October 4th (a Tuesday:) which will require a higher rate of insurance. iPhone (and other devices) will move there on the arbitrary October 4th date. It is curious that the iPhone was mentioned specifically and not other devices.

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Verizon dropping unlimited data plans this summer, it will get the iPhone 5 at same time as AT&T

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May 192011
 

Verizon’s been telegraphing its intent to drop unlimited data plans for nearly a year, and despite the fact that LTE smartphones launched with all-you-can-eat options, those plans haven’t changed one bit. Reuters reports that Verizon will finally nix the megabyte buffet this summer, replacing it with a fully tiered data pricing scheme, though CFO Fran Shammo also floated the idea that tiered data could open up an avenue for family data plans. We’ve never really enjoyed sharing minutes, so we doubt counting our kilobytes will be much fun, but we suppose there’s always room for Verizon to pleasantly surprise us with a really low price for mobile web browsing. Right? By the by, Fran also reiterated claims that the next iPhone will be a global device, and said that when it launches on AT&T, it’ll hit Verizon stores at the very same time.

[via engadget]