When Verizon Wireless launched the CDMA iPhone 4 on their network last month, they provided an unlimited 3G wireless data service option for $30 per month. It was reasonably clear from the start, however, that this unlimited monthly service was an introductory and temporary one. This is in contrast to AT&T which provided a $30 per month unlimited 3G data plan for the iPad when it launched on their network in May 2010. However, the plan was pulled back a month later to be replaced by a 2GB plan which cost $25 per month. Customers who had started with the unlimited plan were grandfathered for that plan as long as they continued to pay the no-contract $30 per fee each month.
Buesines Week reports that Verizon Wireless will stop offering the $30 per month unlimited 3G plan for their iPhone 4 customers sometime this summer.
The impending change should not cause customer outrage since it was known from the start that the unlimited plan was an introductory offer.