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Verizon Announces Palm Pre and Pixi Pricing

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Jan 20, 2010, 9:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Verizon Wireless announced how it will be pricing the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus devices, which go on sale Monday, January 25. The Pre will cost $150 after $100 mail-in rebate, and the Pixi will cost $100 after $100 mail-in rebate. Both devices will require a voice plan (minimum $40/month) and a $30 unlimited data plan. Verizon will be offering a buy-one-get-one promotion until February 14. Customers who buy a Palm Pre Plus or Palm Pixi Plus can buy a Palm Pixi Plus for free (after rebate). Messaging plans are extra. Customers interested in the Mobile HotSpot application, which will allow the Pre and Pixi to act as a wireless data modem, will need to pay an additional $40 premium over the required voice and data plans (totaling at least $110/month).

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island-guy

Jan 20, 2010, 11:04 PM

I kinda like the new 'Take it or Leave It' attitude Verizon has

It's like they're getting sick and tired of dealing with BS and are on the offensive now. Seems like they have their second wind after sending At&t running with their tail tucked between their legs. Definitely the most expensive way to get wireless service hands down but you get what you pay for right?
island-guy said:
It's like they're getting sick and tired of dealing with BS and are on the offensive now. Seems like they have their second wind after sending At&t running with their tail tucked between their legs. Definitely the
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alblinger

Jan 25, 2010, 2:08 PM

Palm + Verizon...again?

I don't know all of the ins and outs of the mobile phone industry but I'm surprised that Verizon is offering Palm smartphones again. I purchased my Palm Centro from a Verizon store about 14 months ago and came to realize what a better platform BlackBerry had, due in part to support from VW. I was never able to get Verizon's wireless sync or push e-mail to function properly. I suppose it's just good marketing for Verizon to carry Palm so they have another OS to offer their customers. Palm will always appeal to some people but I'm really glad I just upgraded, er, switched to a BlackBerry device.
Pro_12

Jan 20, 2010, 9:06 PM

First!

Very Happy
Evil or Very Mad

Really? Congratulations.
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muchdrama

Jan 23, 2010, 10:54 PM

Does anyone else think...

...that $70 for a decent pot of minutes and unlimited data is actually...pretty good?

Could be me, mind you.
If that is all you use your phone for (Talk and web) it is heck of a deal. But for those who require text they are S.O.L. But for those who would benefit from mins, text, data, Sprint's Everything Data plans are the best value. Wink
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Azeron

Jan 20, 2010, 10:59 PM

I Do Not Understand

What the heck is this Mobile Hot Spot Application and why is it $10 more than the normal Broadband Connect feature? Is it unlimited are 5GB? If it is 5GB then that is a frickin' rip off!
And THATS VZW! Congrats you win a cookie Very Happy
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it turns your phone into a wifi hotspot. I agree the added cost is stupid.. but yea
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Before these phones were introduced, in order to have a Mobile Hotspot, you would have had to purchase a Mifi device and be on a 2 year contract and risk paying an ETF if you wanted to cancel before the contract was met. Now instead of having to add a...
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Azeron

Jan 21, 2010, 5:49 AM

Mobile Hotspot Application with Sprint

How much does this Mobile Hot spot Application Cost with Sprint? Or do they allow it?
I dont think the Sprint versions of these phones arent capable of the mobile hotspot.
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The Mobile HotSpot application is specific to the Verizon version of the Pre and Pixi.
VZWTestman

Jan 20, 2010, 9:29 PM

Secondary lines on a FSP Plan?

I havent been to work this week so I don't know the answer to this, but these cannot be activated on FSP 2ary lines? Or the Loyalty or 65+ plan for that matter either? I think that must be a mistake by PS.
Are you sure these have to have $40 voice plans? I have never heard of VZW making this a requirement on any phone and I have worked there for 4 years.
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renejreyes1

Jan 20, 2010, 9:24 PM

Terrible Price

You can get an android phone from T-Mobile for $150 NO MIR and an unlimited plan (unlimited Talk, Text, Data and it includes being able to tether). Nice job big red for yet again ripping people off! Even a Blackberry can tether for free on TMO!
Rolling Eyes
Verizon is not trying compete with tmobile on pricing.
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Haha I agree with "ignorance is bliss"... It's funny how many people come up persistent on signing up with Boost even after after the value of Sprint is shown to them... The best part it when they get mad when there is no "Free Phone" with Boost lol ...
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So tethering is free with T-Mobile, eh? Hmmmm...
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They had bogo's on Daewoo's right across the street!


(Not I'm not saying Tmobile isn't a quality product, it is... but you're comparing apples to oranges until Tmobile gains marketshare and coverage.
renejreyes1 said:
You can get an android phone from T-Mobile for $150 NO MIR and an unlimited plan (unlimited Talk, Text, Data and it includes being able to tether). Nice job big red for yet again ripping people off! Even a Black
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-Cash Only-

Jan 20, 2010, 9:32 PM

Not free, but Not that bad

Since I have a job and get 20% off my service plan the added wifi-modem service will only cost me $32 vs $59.99 for my current MiFi. So, I can run 5 wireless devices for $32 bucks!! WOW unlim voice $99.99 is lowered to $69.99

I'm very happy with this!!
You do understand that this is not a 1:1 tether. This is a Shocked wifi hotspot Shocked , these units can serve as instant wifi hotspots supporting 5 connections over a broadband connection.
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