Verizon, AT&T Locked in Price War

Dallas-based AT&T matches Verizon's price drop

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Friday, Jan 15, 2010  |  Updated 11:04 PM CDT
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Price War Means Savings on Cell Phone Bills

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Price War Means Savings on Cell Phone Bills

AT&T and Verizon have both dropped the prices on their unlimited calling plans.
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A wireless price war could save you big money on your next cell phone bill.

On Friday, Dallas-based AT&T matched a service plan price drop by competitor Verizon. The country's two largest wireless carriers are now locked in a price war.

Verizon made the first move, offering customers unlimited calling on traditional cell phones for $69.99 a month, $30 cheaper than the current price. Hours later, AT&T rolled out a price plan to match.

Smartphone users can also reap the benefits of the price war. Both carriers are dropping their price on unlimited voice and data plans for phones such as the iPhone and Blackberry. The old price was $129.99, and the new one is $99.99.

The new rate plans will be available starting Monday.

In order to get the new rates, customers have to contact their cell phone carriers. Both companies said the new rates don’t require a contract extension.

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