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New Verizon Wireless Broadband Data Plans Show 4G Tablets On The Way



One of our top Verizon Ninjas just sent in this graphic showing Verizon Wireless’ new 4G data plans.  The rates themselves are actually inline with their 3G counterparts. That’s not the interesting part though, the interesting part is that it lists 4G tablets in the last column.

We all know that the Motorola Xoom is optimized for a 4G upgrade which will require you to send the Xoom back into Motorola to get the 4G radio, however an estimated date of this upgrade has never been made public. We’ve found out that these brochures have been sent to Verizon Wireless corporate stores in bulk which would suggest that either the Motorola Xoom upgrade or another 4G tablet is on the way soon.

Here are those rates:

As you can see by the brochure above data will be offered in 1, 3, 5 and 10gb allotments.

1gb $20
3gb $35
5gb $50
10gb $80

All of these rates are of course per month. They also carry a $10 per gb overage charge. We’ve confirmed with several Verizon retail folks that the rates will be charged in full per gigabyte and not pro-rated for usage.

Other than the Motorola Xoom upgrade no 4G tablet has officially been announced by Verizon however 4G tablets are expected. There have been widespread rumors that the LG G-Slate on T-Mobile may be coming to multiple carriers as a 4G tablet.  The next tablet out of the gate is expected to be the HTC Flyer on Sprint dubbed “HTC Evo View 4G” that too could head to Verizon Wireless after the exclusivity is up.

Will you get a 4G tablet on Verizon? Tell us in comments below!

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