We’ve got good news for folks on the nation’s second largest network. Verizon Wireless will not only continue to grandfather customers into its unlimited 3G data plan, but these customers will also have access to the carrier’s new 4G unlimited data plan at the same price.

If you’ve got the old $29.99/month unlimited plan for your iPhone, you will get to keep that plan as long as you stay on Verizon. Big Red’s unlimited 4G data plan will also be available to you at the same price, that is, whenever a 4G-capable iPhone becomes available…

All smartphone users on Verizon will be able to upgrade their unlimited 3G plan to 4G when a desirable handset is available. There have been murmurs of the next iPhone being 4G-enabled, but nothing new has come out on that rumor in awhile.

With more and more 4G Android devices hitting the market, Apple will be significantly behind the competition if it waits till next year for a 4G iPhone. The most recent speculation is that Apple will release two iPhone models at once this Fall, with one of the devices being a cheaper iPhone “Nano.” There’s a good change that Apple could introduce a 3G-capable iPod touch alongside a new iPhone.

iPhone 4G” sounds like a nice evolutionary step from the iPhone 4, since most sources have been saying that this year’s iPhone won’t be a complete redesign. A device that’s very similar to the iPhone 4 with 4G speeds would keep Apple on par with the rest of the 4G-adopting market.

Verizon customers won’t have to worry about upgrading from an unlimited 3G plan to a 4G plan if Apple does decide to introduce an iPhone 4G this Fall, which is good. AT&T will most likely follow suit and offer the same deal.

In summary, you’ll be able to keep your unlimited data whether you’re 3G or 4G- now it’s all up to Apple. We’re still skeptical about an iPhone 4G this year, but hey, it could happen, right?

[iDevice Rumors]

  • Andrew

    Why wait? Just get a phone like the htc thunderbolt of lg revolution. I have the thunderbolt and the battery life isn’t the best, but it’s nothing that can’t be solved with some rooting.

    • iPwn

      The battery drain is due to the power-draining LTE chipsets, right now they consume to much power to be half-way useful. Rooting will not fix or improve that since its a hardware issue and not a software issue.

      • apthirdeye14

        That’s not necessarily true. I have the thunderbolt rooted with CM7.1 and I’ve been getting over 20 hours of medium usage. Not to mention the Droid Charge has been reported as having pretty solid battery on 4g. HTC phones have always been hard on batteries unless u root.

  • iPwn

    Still your talking about 20 hours with medium use which granted isn’t bad BUT I can go 2-3 days between charges on my iPhone. The lack of battery life (is no doubt) attributed to the LTE chipset… Once they are more mature (like current 3G chips) it’ll kick ass.

    • poop

      you must not use your phone…. ever…

      2-3 days? Fuck I can barely make it through one day without charging. 20 hours with medium use is good

    • apthirdeye14

      Im not denying that iPhones get better battery life. What I’m saying is that’s its not necessarily LTE. When I had the Droid Incredible its battery life was weak until I rooted and that’s on 3g. Android in general uses more battery due to its ability to truely multitask. HTC’s sense causes even worse battery life. After the great android devs get roms cranked out and streamlined, battery life can be more than acceptable.

      • iPwn

        Oh I completely agree, I guess my point is 4G to me isn’t really practical for use as of yet. Waiting for the technology to mature a bit.

        And yes about 2-3 days I hardly talk on the phone but periodically through the day I will listen to music at work, text, do a little web surfing, Facebook, I would consider my self a medium user. I usually go through 1-1.5 GB of data a month

  • zach

    I think you made a typo Verizon is still the largest cell network until the at&t tmobile merger goes through, which it may not if Sprint gets its way