recently slashed the prices on their Palm WebOS
phones. After the price
cuts, you can pick up not one, but two Pre Plus phones for $49 or two Pixi Plus
phones for $29. Perhaps even more surprising is that Verizon is now offering
the 3G Mobile Hotspot feature for free (the service previously cost $40 per
Verizon's 3G Mobile Hotspot feature lets you share your
smartphone’s 3G Internet connection with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices such
as notebooks, netbooks, MP3 players, cameras
and portable gaming system.
With the price cuts, the Palm WebOS phones are definitely
the best buy at Verizon right now. Thanks to the 3G Mobile Hotspot feature, the
phones also offer a cheap way for users to get Internet access for their laptop
rather than using a dedicated USB modem. However, keep in mind that you'll be
limited to 5GB per month when using the 3G Mobile Hotspot connection. Assuming
you can keep to that limit, using the Pixi Plus or Pre Plus is definitely
cheaper than paying the $60 fee for USB modem access.
There's no word on how long these deals will last or how
long Verizon plans to continue offering 3G Mobile Hotspot for free, so if
you're interested, now is the time to act.