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.
Madstar Mobile Latest Sprint MVNO Looking to Disrupt
Madstar Mobile today announced itself as "the newest national wireless carrier." The MVNO resells access to Sprint's 3G/4G networks and claims to offer the benefits of postpaid and prepaid services at the same time. It bills for service on a postpaid basis, but it doesn't require credit checks, deposits, or contracts.
Univision Mobile Adds No-Cost International Calling
Univision Mobile, which operates in partnership with T-Mobile, today added no-cost international calling and texting to its service plans. Customers can now send messages to and call mobile and landlines in 200 countries, including much of Latin America, as well as roam in 15 countries.
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 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,