Verizon Wireless Launches New Prepay Service
Jun 10, 2004, 2:35 PM by (staff)
Verizon Wireless today launched Pay As You Go, a new prepay service with lower rates, to compete with Virgin Mobile. The new service is priced at $0.10 per minute, plus $0.25 per call. Unlike the company's previous FREEUP service, the same rate applies at all hours. As with FREEUP, downloadable ringtones and games are available from the company's BREW-based Get It Now service. The starter kit, which retails for $129.99 in most markets, includes a Kyocera KX414 and up to $90 worth of airtime.
Verizon Plans to Use 5G for Residential Broadband In 2018
Verizon Wireless today said it will launch 5G service next year in up to five markets around the country. Rather than provide wireless service, however, the 5G will be offered to residential customers as an alternative to copper or fiber for in-home broadband.
Helio Quietly Reboots On Sprint and Verizon's Networks
Helio, an MVNO that shuttered its doors years ago, is back. The company announced its return via Twitter and is once again offering prepaid service.
Verizon and Nokia Complete Outdoor 5G Tests
Verizon Wireless today said it successfully completed 5G data sessions in an outdoor environment and pushed speeds as high as 1.8 Gbps. The company, together with partner Nokia, transmitted multiple live virtual reality sessions and 4K video streams over 28 GHz spectrum using the 3GPP New Radio 5G standard.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
It's about time.
Well, seeing as I still have my original 6 Kyocera 2325 Freeup units from August...of 2003 (yeah, I know, they sell like they come with free anthrax), I'm glad to see the pricing structure changed. And a new phone,