Verizon Offers 3G Smartphone Prepaid Data Packages
As Hurricane Earl approaches the East Coast, Verizon rolls out new prepaid data plans for smartphones--and emergency equipment in case the storm affects customers.Network operator Verizon Wireless announced it will be expanding its portfolio of prepaid offerings to include a new 3G Prepaid data package that lets customers access unlimited data on select 3G smartphones and multimedia phones for $30 monthly access. Multimedia phone customers also have the option of selecting a new $10 monthly data package for 25MB per month ($.20/MB overage). These new prepaid data packages are currently available through Verizon's Wireless Communications Store and online via the company's Website beginning Sept. 28. The 3G smartphones and multimedia phones eligible for the new data packages include, on the smartphone side, the BlackBerry Curve 8330, Curve 8530, Storm 9530, Storm2 9550, Tour 9630 and Bold 9650, Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus, the Google Android-powered Droid from Motorola, as well as the company's Devour, Droid X and Droid 2. The packages also cover HTC's Droid Eris and Droid Incredible smartphones, as well as the LG Ally. The 3G multimedia phones covered by the prepaid data packages include the LG enV Touch, enV 3, Chocolate Touch, and VX8360, the Samsung Alias 2 and Samsung Renown, the Nokia Twist and the Casio Exilim.
"These new data offerings will help our prepaid customers experience the full breadth of Verizon Wireless' robust device portfolio and the many engaging, informative and helpful applications that depend on a data plan," said Jim Sullivan, director of marketing for Verizon Wireless. "Our prepaid customers will now have the freedom to enjoy all of the capabilities that these phones have to offer, while controlling costs and without being tied to a contract."