Verizon Wireless CEO: No Extra Charge for Open Access

Contrary to popular belief, Verizon Wireless will not charge more for customers to use its upcoming open network that will support devices in addition to those sold by the carrier. That’s according to a Silicon Alley Insider report citing Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam. At the Dow Jones D6 conference on Thursday, McAdam made the promise in response to a question of sorts from the Wall Street Journal‘s Walt Mossberg.

According to the report, it went like this:

Mossberg: If I go in and bring to your network a phone you didn’t sell and I didn’t buy in your store…I am expecting that I’m gonna not be charged a different rate than the person who bought one of your phones.

McAdam: You won’t be. Period.

It will be interesting to see what really happens once the network launches.

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