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Verizon data caps coming, probably by mid-summer

Matt Hamblen | March 1, 2011
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Shammo also said only 26% of its customers use smartphones, a number Verizon hopes to double to 50% by the end of the year, especially with more LTE smartphones running on Android that Verizon plans to launch this spring. He said some Android users are upgrading to the iPhone, but didn't elaborate.

He added that dongle users on LTE are "using a lot more [data] than they anticipate" and predicted customers will adjust. Verizon still hopes to sell 11 million iPhones by the end of 2011, he said, confirming earlier estimates.

Also, about 70% of the Motorola Xoom tablet customers are either existing Verizon customers new to tablets or customers new to Verizon entirely, he said. The tablet will be upgradeable to LTE in about two months, he said.

The Xoom has been on sale since Feb. 24, though he didn't disclose sales figures.


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