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 WirelessBASKING 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.
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