It would seem the steady and constant barrage of customer friendly but seemingly carrier unfriendly news that continues to pour from the T-Mobile “Uncarrier Events” is forcing U.S. wireless carriers to react. In an attempt to stay aggressively competitive, Verizon has decided to trim $10 off the monthly rate some shared data plans.
The savings can be found on six Verizon shared plans ranging from $30 for 1GB of data to $140 for 20GB of data.
Verizon is also cutting $5 off its 8GB plan, which will now be $85.
While this news may be seen as a slice of daylight for U.S. based Verizon customers, this is also a calculated defense move for Verizon. With competitors like T-Mobile recently offering rollover data plans as well as smartphone financing to customers with bad to no credit, or AT&T with it’s new one month rollover plan and boosted data caps, the doors to a mass exodus from Verizon could begin to pry open soon.Further reading: Data, Deals, UnCarrier, Verizon