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Verizon's new prepaid plans

Verizon Wireless on Monday announced a new prepaid plan that offers unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of data for $80. The monthly plan is only being offered on the 3G Samsung Illusion, which can be had for $169.99 and will be available at Best Buy, Target, RadioShack and Walmart. Verizon also announced three different prepaid plans for its Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. The nation’s largest carrier is offering 250MB of data for usage for a week for $15, 3GB of data per month for $60, and 10GB a month for $90. The Verizon Jetpack 4510L will be available for $129.99. Verizon’s press release follows below.

Verizon Wireless Announces New Prepaid Plans

Unlimited Talk, Text and 1 GB of Data Smartphone Plan for $80 per Month; First Prepaid 4G Jetpack Offers a Variety of Mobile Broadband Data Plan OptionsBASKING

RIDGE, N.J., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of a new prepaid plan beginning May 1, offering unlimited talk and text messaging, as well as 1 GB of data for $80 per month. This monthly plan, available on the prepaid Samsung Illusion™, provides customers with an affordable, flexible option to take advantage of the nation’s largest, most reliable 3G network without the commitment of an annual contract. The Samsung Illusion prepaid package will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $169.99. In the coming weeks, the Samsung Illusion prepaid will also be available at Best Buy®, Target®, RadioShack and Walmart.Additionally, starting May 1, customers can purchase a prepaid Verizon Jetpack™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4510L and take advantage of new prepaid Mobile Broadband plans. With the prepaid Jetpack, customers can now create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. Prepaid 4G LTE Mobile Broadband plans are as follows:

  • $15 for 250 MB of data weekly
  • $60 for 3 GB of data monthly
  • $90 for 10 GB of data monthly

The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4510L prepaid package will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $129.99. In the coming weeks, it will also be available at Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart.

 

Verizon Gets new prepaid plans

And just like that Verizon has revamped its prepaid pricing structure. Starting tomorrow, May 1st, the carrier will be offering unlimited talk and text packaged with 1GB of data for $80 a month. The new offering will be available first with the Samsung Illusion, a disappointingly 3G handset, though, one that wont demand a two year commitment to Big Red. Verizon is also adding the Jetpack MiFi 4510L LTE mobile hotspot to its contract-free offerings for $130. Prepaid plans for the 4G wireless hotspot start at $15 for 250 MB a week, but quickly climb to $60 and $90 for 3GB and 10GB, respectively. For more info check out the PR after the break.

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Verizon gets new prepaid plans, adds Jetpack hotspot to contract-free lineup originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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A smartphone these days usually only receives a lot of hype if it features industry-leading hardware and the latest software (i.e. the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola DROID RAZR, or the Samsung Galaxy S II).  However, there is something to be said about mid-range Android smartphones which appeal towards those looking for a solid smartphone without breaking the bank.

Today, Verizon Wireless announced the new Samsung Illusion, which will only cost $79.99 on a two year contract.  Starting tomorrow, you can buy the Illusion through Verizon’s online store, and can buy the smartphone in store starting January 2012.

In case the price is still a little steep, then you will want to know Verizon is even offering a special promotion in which the Illusion will be available for purchase for free on a two year contract between November 24 and November 28th.

In terms of specs, the Samsung Illusion features a 3.5 inch touch screen display, Android 2.3 (no word if it will be upgraded to Android 4.0), 512MB of RAM, a single-core 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 3MP rear facing camera, mobile hotspot capability, 3G connectivity, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, Swype, and 2GB of onboard memory.

Interestingly enough, the Samsung Illusion is environmentally-friendly based on the fact that the rear casing and battery cover contain 70% of post-consumer material, while the front casing is 35% post-consumer material.

Again, the Samsung Illusion will be available through Verizon’s online store starting tomorrow for $79.99 on a two year contract.  However, from November 24-28, it will be available for free on a two year contract as a special Verizon holiday promotion.

[PRNewswire]

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Verizon wireless and Samsung Mobile today announced the Illusion, its latest addition to the Android family of smartphones but with a green twist. 

The Samsung Illusion is a mid-range handset that sports Android 2.3, a 3.5 inch HVGA display, a 3 megapixel camera and more. Also, Samsung mentions how green/eco-friendly the phone is, stating that the box material uses 60 percent recycled paper, which seems to be the new catchy thing for mid-level phones nowadays.

Other noteworthy features include the following:

  • Android 2.3
  • 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display
  • 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor
  • TouchWiz
  • 3MP rear camera
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 2GB ROM
  • MicroSD card slot up to 32GB
  • Mobile Hotspot capability – share 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • SWYPE Technology – input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard

Mid-range phones seem to be dropping by the day, as carriers and manufacturers prepare themselves for big holiday sales. You can purchase the Samsung Illusion from Verizon on Nov. 23, and it will be available in Verizon Wireless Stores after the new year for $79.99 on contract, or for free during Nov. 24 and Monday, Nov. 28 as an online promotion.

[via VZW]

Verizon announces the eco-friendly Samsung Illusion originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2011-11-22T17:09:57Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j


Ice Cream Sandwich, quad-core, LTE -- sure, those are the delectable specs most mobile geeks currently crave in a handset. But for the average Joe Consumer, 3G plus modest internals makes for a more than adequate phone. Good thing then Verizon finally pulled Sammy's Illusion out of its Big Red hat. The 3.5-incher -- officially announced today -- packs a single core 1GHz Hummingbird processor, Android 2.3, 3 megapixel camera, 2GB of storage, WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. It's set to hit the network's online shop this November 23rd for $79 on contract, but if you can manage to hold off for one more day, that price drops down to free until the 28th. Unfortunately, those looking to snag this modest piece in-store will have to mark their calendars for a January 2012 debut. Follow past the break for the official presser.

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