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 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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