So as @boygenius first reported yesterday, Verizon Wireless is drastically reducing their rate plans as part of their combined smartphone offensive consisting of lower prices, network superiority & advanced devices. This is news in itself usually, but combined with the joint responses of T-Mobile and AT&T Mobility it actually starts to get seriously interesting as the Death Star responded by matching their overpriced rates along with T-Mobile lowering hardware prices! Count this one as the free market working for once, kids! Sprint meanwhile is expected to announce a device, launch it with bad hardware and expect people to remember they bought Nextel for some reason only known to the Dali Lama. Can you hear me now?