Verizon Unveils Unlimited Messaging Plan
Apr 16, 2007, 8:56 AM by (staff)
Today Verizon Wireless announced a new calling plan that includes unlimited text, picture, video and instant messaging. The plan, called America's Choice Select, starts at $59.95 with 450 daytime minutes. This represents a $20 premium over Verizon's basic calling plans. Users who select the new plan will be able to send unlimited messages to any network in the U.S. Verizon Wireless subscribers who do not select a messaging plan will continue to pay 15 cents for text messages and 25 cents for video and picture messages. Update: Verizon has eliminated the $5 messaging bundle from its offering. The cheapest bucket of messages available now starts at $10 per month. The trend of introducing unlimited messaging plans shows that messaging is becoming commoditized in the U.S. market.
Cricket Expands Calling Plans to Central, South America
Cricket Wireless today made more calling and messaging add-on plans available to a greater number of countries throughout Central and South America. For $10 per month, Cricket customers can add Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic to their plan.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.
Sprint Ups the Ante with $150 Unlimited Family Bundle
Sprint today announced a new promotion that will give a family of four unlimited talk, text, and data for $150 per month. A single line for the unlimited plan costs $75 per month.
Verizon Improves Prepaid Data Options
Verizon Wireless today expanded its selection of prepaid service plans with two new data options. Starting November 13, Verizon Prepaid customers will be able to select a 5 GB plan for $50 per month or a 10 GB plan for $70 per month.
Cricket Follows AT&T's Lead with Unlimited Calls to Mexico
Cricket Wireless today announced that all customers on its $50 and $60 plans can now make unlimited calls to Mexico. Cricket's subscribers can call landlines and mobile phones at no extra charge, though Cricket said calls to special or premium services may be blocked.
No more $5 text pack?
It's just a matter of ...
Great, but is Verizon selling themselves short?
The only catch is what the other guys are doing. I suppose in areas where Verizon has some more stiff competition (they're pretty much king here in South Dakota), $20 a month is about all they can get away with without people switching networks.
Still, if I were in charge of the pricing, I would have set it a bit higher.
Kind of like the Yankees... of Wireless
But really, Verizon is like the Yankees of wireless. They were once the monster that no one was able to conquer. Now, they are merely a shadow of their old selves since being overtaken by a younger, smarter, hipper company. The "new at&t" is really about to ring in a "new day" in the wireless industry.
Better coverage. Better plans & services. Better Phones. Overall, better experience. There is a good reason why more people choose at&t in Was/Bal o...
It's funny how Verizon riders here talk about how at&t copies whatever Verizon does. I mean, did anyone else fail to realize that Verizon is now the 3rd company to follow at&t's lead with a 30 day trial period? I
I mean, did anyone else fail to realize that Verizon is now the 3rd company to follow at&t's lead with a 30 day trial period?
And here is where your ignorance shines through... VZW didn't just "c...
You get more with this unlimited messaging plan and 5.99 mobile web then you do now with a sidekick. EVDO, Video Playback, this might keyword! might affect Sidekick Sales big time!
you know for the cheaper people
but is it really unlimited?
Is this website Verizon Fanboys?
And once att did it, it wasn't a big deal anymore. Everyone knew that att was going to copy what ever v...
GREAT!!....Until You Have to Extend your Contract
Just another reason why at&t is better overall than Verizon. Whenever you want to change your rate plan, no contract extension required! Oh yeah, and you keep Rollover!!
Also just like when they bumped the $20 text package to 5000 texts a few month's ago they automatically moved customers that were on the previous plan.
Think before y...
I'll Kick Dirt on Verizon
It's an additional $30 per plan, but that can give you unlimited texting across an entire family share plan, up to five lines.
That, in my opinion, is huge. I've seen so many families that are spending just as much on text messaging as they are on minutes, because they need a seperate package for each line.
In Yet ANOTHER PR move...
As of right now...
Cingular Unl begins 04/20
No extension required. Ownage.
And way to be late to the party cingy! Always, one step b...