Verizon Wireless Considering Netbooks
According to sources familiar with Verizon Wireless's plans, the company plans to begin selling netbooks. According to Bloomberg's sources, Verizon is looking at models from more than one netbook manufacturer, and may offer them for sale as soon as next quarter. Pricing and plan options were not revealed, though Verizon expects that such devices will be used for wireless data services, and not voice. AT&T recently began selling a subsidized netbook for $99 along with a monthly data contract.
Verizon Wireless Rehashes Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless has adjusted its selection of prepaid service plans for smartphones, basic phones, and data devices. Verizon now offers three plans to smartphones.
Verizon to Raise Unlimited Data Plan By $20
Verizon Wireless intends to increase the price of its grandfathered unlimited mobile data plan by $20 per month to a total of $49.99. The change affects only 1% of Verizon customers, who've held onto these unlimited plans for some time.
AT&T and Verizon Change Up Prepaid Offerings
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have recently made changes to their respective prepaid services and taken dramatically different approaches in the process. AT&T's GoPhone customers now have more options than ever, while Verizon Wireless Prepaid customers have even fewer options.
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.
Verizon Turns On 'Always-On Data' for Prepaid Subs
Verizon Wireless added a feature called Always-On Data to its prepaid plans that will keep customers connected even if they use up all their LTE data. In short, people who subscribe to Verizon's prepaid smartphone plans will have access to an unlimited amount of free 2G surfing at 128Kbps once they've consumed their plan's LTE data bucket.
this is great, except...
Point is, it is very easy to go over the 5GB limit on a XP/Linux machine, so Verizon should openly state it's 5GB limit instead of...
So I was partially wrong about the unlimited claim [they still advertise it on TV].
But seriously, 50MB for $40? Damn. All i can say is WTF? I mean, rea...
But supposedly uses more data on a laptop, again, the webpage looks exactly the same, not just Phone Sc...
My Biggest Bitch with this.
I think one would be much better off to pick the carrier of your choice, get a card or usb device and just use it on what you want. Too much can go wrong, and what do you do then? Spend full rate on a new data device, or pay an ETF fee.
Spreading too thin...
What kind of bothers me though is that they may be taking on entirely too much...maybe. I know AT&T has a lot of different divisions as well. But I am almost thinking about companies like eBay that took on way too much and took over way too many companies. Now, eBay isn't going as great as it used to. Netbooks are great, but what do they really have to do with the cellular industry?
I guess the argument is, put those aircards in and make them internal. All of a sudden, you don't need a hotspot. But then again, that leads to not only dealing with cell phones, which can be complicated as it is, but also computers to deal w...
Makes a lot of sense