WSJ: Verizon to Offer Unlimited Data Plan to iPhone OwnersS

Once Verizon begins offering the iPhone, very, very soon, it will also offer customers an unlimited data plan to go alongside their shiny new Apple smartphone.

This according to a new report out of the Wall Street Journal this afternoon.

Offering customers an unlimited data plan, as you probably know, differs from what AT&T customers can currently choose from, given that AT&T removed the unlimited data plan option from all but grandfathered-in customers back in 2010.

All that said, Verizon may very well only offer the unlimited data plan option for a limited time, reports the WSJ, as executives are already on record saying the industry needs to move toward a tiered system in the future. This could be a promotional tie-in to help create some of the 12 million iPhone customers analysts predict Verizon could have by year-end.

We'll be sure to have more information on this and all Verizon iPhone developments during the January 11 event. [WSJ]