Verizon Wireless Announces Global Wi-Fi Modem
Verizon Wireless today announced the Fivespot, a new wireless modem that can provide hotspot coverage for up to five devices in countries around the globe. The Fivespot supports EVDO Rev. A in the U.S., and can access quad-band GSM/EDGE and 850/1900/2100MHz WCDMA/HSDPA frequencies in 120 countries. Contract pricing for the device is as follows: $40/mo for 250MB and $0.10/MB overage; and $60/mo for 5GB and $0.05/MB overage. Verizon is also offering prepaid plans: $15 for 100MB for one day; $30 for 300MB for seven days; $50 for 1GB for 30 days; and $80 for 5GB for 30 days. Last, Verizon offers global plans: $130/mo for 5GB in the U.S. and Canada and 100MB in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance); or $220 for 5GB in the U.S. and Canada with 200MB in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance). Verizon offers GlobalAccess Pay Per Use at the rate of $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 200 other destinations. The Fivespot costs $100 after rebate and will be available starting October 7.
Verizon Rehashes Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today announced new options for its prepaid service. Beginning June 6, Verizon prepaid customers can select from four main plans: 3 GB for $40 per month, 7 GB for $50, 10 GB for $60, or unlimited for $80.
Verizon to Resurrect Unlimited Plan for $80 per Month
Verizon Wireless will on Monday offer unlimited data plans to its customers for the first time since 2011. Verizon's new offer costs $80 per month for a single line with unlimited talk, text, and data; mobile hotspot; calling/texting to Mexico and Canada; and 500 MB of 4G LTE data per day when roaming in Mexico and Canada.
AT&T Improves GoPhone Data Allotments
AT&T today bulked up the data offerings of two of its GoPhone plans. Subscribers to the $45 monthly plan will have 1.5GB of high-speed data instead of 1GB, and subscribers to the $60 plan will have 4GB of high-speed data instead of 2.5GB.
Verizon's 'TravelPass' Offers Roaming for $10 Per Day
Verizon Wireless is prepared to offer customers a new international roaming package called TravelPass. Verizon customers will be able to access their existing talk, text, and data buckets when roaming in 65 different countries for $10 per 24-hour period.
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.
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