While iPhone owners who gave up their unlimited data plans when AT&T switched to tiered pricing last June weren’t supposed to be able to go back on their decision, the cell carrier is apparently allowing some to do so, at least on a case-by-case basis. The Associated Press spoke with one iPhone 4 owner who was allowed to go back to unlimited data after threatening to switch to Verizon.
Verizon has officially announced that when it starts offering the iPhone 4 on February 10, it will do so with unlimited data plans, albeit for a limited time. Company COO Lowell McAdam said “I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot” when discussing the decision earlier this week, noting that he needed an incentive to lure AT&T iPhone users who kept their unlimited data plans.
The Associated Press asked an AT&T spokesman about iPhone users who have been allowed to restore their unlimited data plans, but he would only say: “We handle customers and their situations individually, and we’re not going to discuss specifics.”