Verizon Wireless was the first to drop their unlimited calling plan rate Tuesday, followed by the other 2 big providers, AT&T and Sprint. Verizon now charges $70 for unlimited calling, a drop of 30%. AT&T added features to their all inclusive plan, and Sprint added surfing. Does this remind you of the price wars we used to see between gas stations?
Cell Phone Service Provider Price War
Hallelujah! Since the new trend is to drop our land lines in favor of only having cell phones, the price drop is a welcome relief! A 30% savings from Verizon translates to a $30 a month savings. I can find a lot of places to use that same $30.
Look for the sales of Smartphones to radically increase with this new service provider price war. Smartphones and all the web applications they offer make it crucial for these companies to lower the prices of services. The popularity of having all your web needs on a phone is going to create a competitive market in the phone market as well. I say YAY for the competitive capitalistic way of life!
Now if the coverage would increase, I would be very pleased. Dropped calls should be a thing of the past. In this age of world-wide communication, my next dream is free international calling, including world network capabilities!