I think it was stated in this thread earlier..."An arm and a leg"
I am willing to pay $29.99 a month for unlimited LTE.
In all seriousness, I might pay a little more, but $30 is already fairly steep given my usage. Streams Pandora hi-def just fine and I can tolerate an extra second or two on browsing. I still do all my browsing/email at home from the laptop so the extra speed isn't all that valuable to me unless we start talking tethering.
However, if I can replace home broadband with unlimited tethering (even better would be a secondary device for the home)....NOWWWWW my indifference price goes up to $80 per month all in. For $60 I'd be all over it and very happy.
It can't cost that much, can it? I mean, more than a $10 bump over current plans and I'm not sure that many people will switch. If VZW comes out with a $40 LTE plan, how many people will just say "ehhh, I'll stick with unlimited 3G for $30"?
The speed sounds great and all, but how many people really need that on a mobile phone? $30 is already a lot of money (in addition to home broadband).
They have that new tier at $15/mo for 150megs. I'm wondering, at least until LTE is fully deployed, if they won't offer an economy data service on 3G for some time, sort of like you see with cable internet where there are often 3 tiers of service/speed.
Who knows. Obviously it will become more expensive to maintain 3G over time, but it's pretty fast and good enough for economy users. It's a way for them to expand their data user base while keeping from overloading LTE, especially if they decide to try and expand LTE as an alternative to home broadband, but that would seem to conflict with their FIOS plans.
Yup, what a difference 8 bits makes... I agree about needing more editing, at least for verification. But don't give up on the newsy items just because they aren't accurate, they do give us plenty to laugh and argue about.
More importantly though, keep in mind that 4G will start in selected big metro areas first, just like 3G did. It will literally be years before it gets out widespread. Very likely no phone we currently have will ever enjoy nation wide 4G, even if it's capable.
Also, all of this coinsides with Verizon and most other carriers announcing tiered pricing for bytes downloaded. Bandwidth on the busy network is going to be the bottleneck and the carriers are going to profit by it and control it by pricing. Don't expect any unlimited 4G pricing, those days are gone forever when the older contracts end.