If it's true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Sprint should be blushing from cheek to cheek. Following Sprint's lead, Verizon Wireless has started offering a $70 monthly plan that gives subscribers 450 minutes, unlimited messaging, unlimited data, and unlimited Verizon mobile-to-mobile minutes.
Boy Genius Report first broke the story last Saturday and it's now been confirmed by The Wall Street Journal. According to WSJ, Verizon is offering a $20 credit to select customers who are already signed up for the wireless carrier's $60 plan that includes everything the $70 plan does, minus the unlimited data portion, which runs $30/month.
This is essentially the same as Sprint's Everything Data plan, which offers the same allotment for the same price, only in Verizon's case, not all customers have access to it. The WSJ says a Verizon spokeswoman wouldn't comment on how many people were offered the discount, whether or not the promotion would expand to more subscribers, or how long it would last.