Verizon Plays It Safe With LTE
This is just under $10 less than the $59.99 3G USB modem plan that Verizon currently offers. Comments from readers on our site suggest that most are initially underwhelmed by the plans.
Certainly it's nothing like the unlimited, pay-as-you-go plans that Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR) put together for its Rover offering. $50 a month for unlimited data, or pay by the week or the day.
Still, I'm guessing that Verizon knows its audience and wants to encourage business travelers and other well-heeled users onto the service first. That way it gets a good chunk of user data to figure out usage patterns and any kinks fixed before more people get with the new service.
The interesting pricing plans will likely arrive with the consumer devices next year.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile