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Rogue First Verizon Feature Phone to Require Data Plan

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Sep 8, 2009, 12:02 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced the Rogue messaging device. Customers interested in this phone will have to subscribe to a minimum $10 monthly data plan. The $10 allows for 25MB of data. Users can also opt for a $20 plan that provides for 75MB of data if they wish. Previously, mandatory data plans were reserved only for smart or advanced phones. Verizon hasn't said if/when more of its features phones will require this new data plan.

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Sep 8, 2009, 12:15 PM

And so it begins...

As data/voice have always been optional 'features', now they are required components, driving up the cost of wireless for users.

In a few years, I'd expect that ALL devices will require txt or data.

Since txt messaging is HIGHLY profitable venture (vs. data), they'd rather you purchase txt messaging.
My bad... looks like its data as the requirement.
I think you are going to see more mixing and matching with data, text, and voice plans. If you text and use data more than talk, than why pay for 400 minutes a month that you don't need.

I think T-Mobile pay as you go sidekick plan is great. It's ...
Bottom line with this phone or any phone that requires specific features.... if you do not want to pay for it, then do not get the phone. Simple. Use the phones for what they are intended for. Blackberries and the like are not glorified texting pho...

Sep 8, 2009, 12:40 PM

Don't know if any AT&T reps noticed this but...

Our UNLIMITED data plan on non PDA/Smartphones is just $15 if unlimited text isn't on the plan and $10 if unlimited text is on the plan. 25K and 75K... My espn app burns thru that much in a couple hours...
Finally AT&T haters can't be mad at us for requiring unlimited data on our smartphones. Verizon is charging the same price for our unllimited family data plan.
Unlimited data for Verizon is 10 with unlimited texting, it used to be 15 ala carte.

espnmvp will be part of the Vcast VOD, which is unlimited usage (for that program) for $10 a month. This does not include web surfing.

Sep 8, 2009, 6:31 PM

I will pay got one today its sweet

and the net is fast, guess its not for everyone
flip mode

Sep 8, 2009, 4:12 PM

Verizon Wireless....

We Never Stop Fleecing You


Sep 8, 2009, 3:46 PM

WOW thats kinda high isn't it?

I have unlimited data with another carrier for $15, and notice I said another carrier and not the name, because I don't wont to start something over who is better, just say I think its a little high. What do you think?

Sep 8, 2009, 12:12 PM

25mb's & 75mb's AKA. . .

25mb's & 75mb's is also known as !!NOTHING!!
Thats why you should just go ahead and sign up with the Premium Plan it gives you unlimited data, V-cast videos, and VZ Navigator.
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