Verizon Wireless Introduces Nationwide Messaging Plans

Verizon Wireless Introduces Nationwide Messaging Plans



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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April
14 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless, the owner and operator of the nation’s
most reliable wireless network, announced the availability tomorrow of three
new Nationwide Messaging plans that will allow customers to use unlimited
messaging on their wireless handsets. 
The new plans do not require an accompanying voice plan and are designed
to meet the needs of customers who primarily rely on messaging to communicate
with others. 

 

The Nationwide Messaging
plans are available on most handsets, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and
Smartphones inclusive of BlackBerry devices. 
Starting at $34.99 monthly access, the new Nationwide Messaging plans
include unlimited text, instant, picture and video messaging, and offer
per-minute voice calling rates as noted below: 

 

                            
Includes unlimited text,       

Nationwide         Monthly   IM, picture and video              
Per-Minute

Messaging Plan     Access   
messaging, plus:                   
Voice Rate

 

Consumer Devices   $34.99   
Mobile Web access and data usage       
$0.40

BlackBerry         $54.99    E-mail, Web browsing and data usage     $0.25

PDA/Smartphone     $54.99   
E-mail, Web browsing and data usage    
$0.25

 

“We developed these
messaging plans in response to feedback from our customers,” said Robert
Miller, vice president-marketing for Verizon Wireless.  “We have a growing number of customers,
particularly from the deaf or hard of hearing community, who are using their
wireless phones to communicate via messaging. 
Our Nationwide Messaging plans offer an affordable solution for
customers who primarily use messaging to communicate, giving them more choices
to only pay for services they need.”

 

All three Nationwide
Messaging plans allow customers to send and receive international text messages
for $0.25 per message.  Nationwide
Messaging plans are available with a one- or two-year customer agreement (activation
fees, taxes, and other charges apply). 

 

Additional Messaging
Capabilities with Mobile Email

Customers who sign up for
the $34.99 monthly access Nationwide Messaging plan will also have the option
of adding Mobile Email to their accounts for an additional $5.00 per
month.  With Mobile Email, customers can
access popular e-mail services, as well as configure the service to work with
their POP3 and IMAP accounts.  Devices
that support Mobile Email include the LG VX8300, VX8350, VX8700 and VX9400;
Chocolate, Venus(TM), enV and Voyager(TM) by LG; MOTOKRZR K1m, MOTORAZR V3c,
MOTORAZR V3m and MOTORIZR(TM) Z6tv; Samsung Alias(TM) (SCH-u740), Samsung
SCH-u900 and SCH-u620, as well as the FlipShot(TM) by Samsung and the
Gleam(TM).

 

All PDAs, Smartphones and
BlackBerry handsets will be eligible for the Nationwide Messaging plans.  The SMT5800, Verizon Wireless XV6900 and
MOTO Q 9m will also support Mobile Email.

 

For more information about
the Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless
Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to
www.verizonwireless.com. 

 

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates
the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7
million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees
nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
(NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). 
For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and
request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon
Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at
www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

 

Verizon Wireless Introduces Nationwide Messaging Plans