Game over man! GAME OVER!

In early June, AT&T angered more than a few hardcore smartphone users with new capped data plans. Under its new policy, users would be able to choose from 200MB ($15/month) and 2GB ($25/month) data plans instead of an unlimited package ($30/month).

We knew it wouldn't be long before other wireless carriers would start following AT&T's lead, and today Verizon has acknowledged its plans for tiered data plans. According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon will roll out its tiered data plans within the next six months.

"We didn't need to be first on tiered pricing," said Verizon Wireless CEO Ivan Seidenberg referring to AT&T's pricing structure. Seidenberg went on to state that he doesn't think that AT&T has the data allotment/pricing mix right, stating, "We're not sure we agree yet with how they valued the data."

The new tiered data plans will likely encompass both 3G and 4G data plans (once Verizon gets its LTE network up and running).

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has also expressed a willingness to introduce tiered data plans, so the all-you-can-eat data buffet may soon be coming to an end.

In other Verizon news, Seidenberg added that "At some point, Apple will get with the program," with regards to offering the iPhone on America's largest cellular network. Possibly in a move to cozy up to Apple's Steve Jobs, Seidenberg went on to say, "We would love to carry it, but we have to earn it."

“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls

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