Pantech had a handful of its newest devices available at CTIA. We spent a few moments with them. Here are our initial impressions.
Verizon Wireless has published information on its web site about an unannounced service offering called Unleashed. Based on Verizon's site, Unleashed is a new pre-paid service that offers unlimited talk, text, and web for $50 per month. Daily rates are available, too. For $1.99 per day, Unleashed provides unlimited voice minutes and texts for 2 cents each. There is also a $0.99 daily offering that includes unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling, anytime voice minutes for 10 cents each, and texts for 10 cents each. Last, users can opt for per-minute and per-text rates, which are 25 cents per minute and 20 cents per text. Except for the $50 monthly plan, data is charged at an additional $0.99 per day for the $1.99, $0.99, and by-use plans. Monthly texting bundles are available for an extra $10 or $20. Unleashed is compatible with just three phones, the LG Accolade, LG Cosmos, and Pantech Caper. According to Verizon, Unleashed service is available everywhere there is Verizon Wireless network coverage, though the devices don't appear to be for sale directly from Verizon just yet.