Data Plans Now Required On Verizon 3G Feature Phones

Verzion is making a number of  pricing changes effective Monday, January 18.  There’s some good news for heavy talkers, unlimited voice pricing is being reduced from $99.99 to $69.99 and unlimited talk and messaging is dropping  from $119.99 to $89.99. Family plans see similar reductions.  Prices for voice plans  other than unlimited aren’t changing However the news on the data front is not so good. A data plan will be required for anyone switching to most 3G capable non-smartphones (a.k.a. … Continue reading

PopUps Spoil $20/Month Unlimited PrePaid Data

Last week I wrote about ATT’s new prepaid data offer, $19.99/month for unlimited 3G. Naturally, I had to try this out so here are my experiences. It generally works very well. There is one issue, though and it’s so stupid I have a hard time believing it. After every data use a Network Service Message pops up on the phone telling you how much you spent and what your balance is. None of the other US prepaid carriers do this, … Continue reading