Verizon Wireless has never been one to shy away from a dollar or two. (See: the company's aborted attempt to charge online bill payers a $2 "convenience fee.") Don't be too quick to judge the company, though; it looks to be taking a turn for the consumer friendly with new family data plans. Rumors about the plans have been swirling for a while, but now we have some official semi-details about the launch window for the wallet-friendly data packages.
Come Sunday, January 22, 2012, existing AT&T subscribers will have an important decision to make, and it has nothing to do with which football teams to root for (Go Patriots and 49ers). AT&T is rolling out new tiered smartphone and tablet data plans the wireless carrier claims will "give customers more data and value," which sounds a lot nicer than announcing price increases.