Verizon announced today that they would be releasing their first netbook, the HP Mini 1151 NR, on May 17th. The netbook will cost $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate assuming you get a broadband plan with it. While on the subject of Verizon’s mobile broadband plans, they have also announced changes to the plans themselves. The company will be changing the allowance of data usage on their $39.99 plan to 250MB, from 50MB. While this is still a pretty low amount, the $59.99 5GB broadband plan has been left unchanged. Check out the full press releases after the jump.
Netbooks Hit Verizon Wireless Communications Stores May 17
Globetrotters and staycationers alike will want the HP Mini 1151NR that hits Verizon Wireless Communications Stores Sunday, May 17, 2009, for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year activation on a Mobile Broadband plan. Customers using the lightweight HP Mini 1151NR can access the Internet, e-mail and browse the Web quickly and reliably with service plans that begin at $39.99 monthly access. Add Verizon Wireless’ Global Service and the HP Mini 1151NR becomes a workhorse in more than 175 destinations; more than 45 of those destinations offer 3G speeds. Mail-in rebate will be in the form of a debit card; customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. More information online at: www.verizonwireless.com.
Stay Connected In More Places With Wireless Access On PC Cards, Mifi, Netbooks And More From Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Broadband Gives Customers Many Options for Accessing the Internet in More Places
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — On the heels of today’s announcement that customers can use the HP Mini 1151 NR netbook to access the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network, Verizon Wireless also announced beginning Sunday, it will automatically increase the data allowance fivefold for all Mobile Broadband customers on its lowest priced monthly plan. In addition, the company will also introduce new pricing for its Mobile Broadband Connect customers.
Verizon Wireless customers will be able to select from Mobile Broadband month-to-month, one- or two-year plans that include:
- $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and 10 cents per megabyte overage (currently, the plan offers 50 MB for $39.99 monthly access and 25 cents per megabyte overage)
- $59.99 monthly access with a 5 GB monthly allowance and 5 cents per megabyte overage (currently, the plan offers 5 GB for $59.99 monthly access and 25 cents per megabyte overage)
Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Broadband DayPass is $15 for 24-hour access when any Mobile Broadband device is purchased at full retail price without a monthly service plan.
Mobile Broadband Connect lets customers use their handsets as modems. Beginning Sunday, Verizon Wireless customers can add Mobile Broadband Connect for $49.99 with any qualifying voice plan. Other Mobile Broadband options include:
- $15 with a Nationwide Email Plan
- $30 with a $29.99 or greater data plan or feature
Each option gives customers 5 GB of data usage, and the overage charge will change from 25 cents to 5 cents per MB over the allowance.