In the wake of AT&T's (NYSE: T) ditching unlimited data plans, analysts are beginning to wonder whether we're seeing an end to "unlimited data." The idea seems to be substantiated by Verizon (NYSE: VZ), which indicated that it will follow AT&T's lead and offer tiered pricing when it rolls out its next-generation 4G services later this year.

However, analyst Eric Bleeker questions whether all American telecom companies will follow their European brethren and begin offering tiered pricing for data. The reason? There are two laggards desperate for any advantage to bring in customers. Bleeker says that if he were in charge of either Deutsche Telekom's (NYSE: DT) T-Mobile or Sprint (NYSE: S), he would try differentiating by continuing to offer unlimited data.

With two players at the bottom of the industry with more to gain than lose by not playing nice, Bleeker sees pain and pricing squeezes ahead for American wireless players. To find out more, watch the video below:

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