Starting Monday, you'll be able to pick up the Palm Pre Plus
as well as the Palm Pixi Plus from Verizon Wireless
. The new Palm Pre Plus
will cost $149
and the Palm Pixi Plus
run $99.99. Both prices are after a $100 mail-in rebate and with new two-year
The prices are in-line with previous generations of the Palm
Pre and Palm Pixi which are currently available exclusively through Sprint
. Verizon Wireless
will be the exclusive carrier of the Plus versions, which will require a data
plan of $29.95 per month or higher.
The new Plus models offer a few improvements over the
original versions. For starters, both phones will double as mobile Wi-Fi
hotspots using a downloadable application. Up to five Wi-Fi equipped devices
will be able to access the Internet through the phone using Verizon's CDMA 1x
EV-DO Rev. A network. In addition, the Pre Plus gets double (512MB) the memory
of the original. While the original Pixi didn't have Wi-Fi, the Pixi Plus does.
AVAILABLE MONDAY: PRE PLUS AND PIXI PLUS ON VERIZON WIRELESS’ NETWORK
Customers Can Get the Most Out of Palm webOS with New Nationwide Unlimited
Talk or Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Plans from Verizon Wireless
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, the company with the
largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, announced today
that Palm® Pre™ Plus and Palm Pixi™ Plus will be on store shelves and ready for
purchase on Jan. 25. Palm Pre Plus will cost $149.99 after a $100 mail-in
rebate, and Palm Pixi Plus will cost $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, each
with a new two-year customer agreement. Buy a Palm Pre Plus or a Palm
Pixi Plus and get a Palm Pixi Plus free after a mail-in rebate through Feb. 14.
Both Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus come travel-ready with
a built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot – a Wi-Fi hotspot that can be shared among five
Wi-Fi-capable devices. The 3G Mobile Hotspot is the perfect family
vacation companion, and at $40 for 5 GB and 5 cents per megabyte overage, it
provides an allowance big enough for sharing with the entire family for
downloading games, Internet access and more.
Paired with Verizon Wireless’ new Nationwide Talk or
Nationwide Talk & Text plans and a $29.99 monthly data plan, Palm Pre Plus
is the perfect tool for the busy family manager, while Palm Pixi Plus is the
perfect complement to a youngster as part of a Family SharePlan®. Verizon
Wireless Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access and Nationwide
Talk & Text Plans begin at $59.99 monthly access. Nationwide
Unlimited Talk Plans and Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Plans are
available at $69.99 and $89.99 monthly access, respectively. Nationwide
Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans start at $119.99 monthly access for the first
two lines, while the Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Family SharePlans are
$149.99 monthly access for the first two lines of service.
In addition, Palm Pixi Plus customers have more options for
personalizing their phones with the new color Pixi Touchstone™ Back
Covers. The covers will be available in pink, blue, green, orange and
black for only $29.99 each at www.verizonwireless.com
and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.
Customers will receive the handset rebates in the form of a
debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit
cards are accepted.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and
services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN
or go to www.verizonwireless.com