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Verizon officially announces prepaid smartphone data packages

Verizon officially announces prepaid smartphone data packages
Nilay Patel
Nilay Patel|September 2, 2010 1:39 PM
After a flood of leaks, Verizon's just officially announced its prepaid data plan for smartphones. The new 3G Prepaid data package will offer smartphone users "unlimited" data for $30 a month, while feature phone users can score 25MB of data a month for $10 with a 20-cent-per-meg overage fee -- all contract-free, of course. The prepaid smartphones include all of Verizon's Android phones, the Pre and Pixi Plus, as well as most recent BlackBerrys, which is a pretty solid list of choices -- and you can sign up for them today or online on September 28. Of course, you're still on the hook for a full price phone and a voice plan (and there's no mention of texting), so whether or not this works out to be a deal is up to you, but we're definitely seeing the prepaid data market start to significantly heat up, and we like it. PR with full device list after the break.
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Available Today: Verizon Wireless Offers New Prepaid Data Package on 3G Smartphones and Multimedia Phones

Unlimited Monthly Prepaid Data Package Brings Budget-Conscious Customers the Benefits of Popular 3G Devices without a Long-term Contract

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today 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 $10 monthly data package for 25 MB per month ($.20/MB overage). These new prepaid data packages will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Store today and online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Sept. 28.

"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."

Following are the 3G Smartphones and Multimedia phones eligible for the new data packages:

3G Smartphones

* BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330
* BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530
* BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530
* BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550
* BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630
* BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650
* Palm® Pre™ Plus
* Palm Pixi™ Plus
* DROID by Motorola
* Motorola DEVOUR™
* DROID X by Motorola
* DROID 2 by Motorola
* DROID Eris™ by HTC
* DROID Incredible by HTC
* LG Ally™

3G Multimedia phones

* LG enV®3
* LG Chocolate® TOUCH
* LG VX8360
* Samsung Alias™ 2
* Samsung Renown™
* Nokia Twist™
* Casio® EXILIM

For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. For additional information on Verizon Wireless prepaid plans, visit www.verizonwireless.com/prepaid.
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