Verizon WebOS handsets getting another price drop & offering free Mobile Hotspot

Verizon WebOS handsets getting another price drop & offering free Mobile Hotspot
It's almost scary to imagine that Big Red is having an extremely difficult time selling their WebOS smartphones, but the facts are pointing to a realizing truth – which might not look too good for Palm. Already seeing drops in pricing for both the Palm Pixi Plus and Pre Plus models, it's apparent that it might not have been enough to attract people to it. Checking out their web site, Verizon is now offering the Pre Plus for $49.99 and Pixi Plus for $29.99 – those are some serious pricing structures that would hopefully entice enough people. Not stopping there, one of the special features that these WebOS handsets offer are its Mi-Fi like capabilities with Mobile Hotspot. To even sweeten the deal for potential buyers, the add-on feature is being listed as $0.00 on Verizon's web site. When you look at the new strategies they've put in place, it wouldn't be surprising to see these two decent smartphones get a much needed sales kick – not to mention that it still qualifies for their BOGO offer. Time will tell if this move is able to stir up sales for Palm's devices with Verizon, but if it doesn't, it could spell for some potential disastrous news for the long time smartphone maker.

Palm Pre Plus Specifications | Review
Palm Pixi Plus Specifications | Review

source: Verizon (Pre, Pixi) via BerryScoop



1. gebus23

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

And this is *NOT* an april fools joke whatsoever.. got the email this morning and were promised its not a april fools joke

2. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

but Palm wishes it was. The whole past year for Palm has been an April fools joke.

3. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Still though what a great deal. The hotspot on these devices works great.. and for free?? thats a 40$ value per month! If palm didnt blow, Id give up the droid for it!

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Verizon is finally giving something other than a map.

5. SentryAgent

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

I just logged on to MyVerizon and the mobile hotspot was available as a feature I could add at $0. I'm posting this message using my Pre Plus as a mobile hotspot right now! Very cool.

6. hornetmx

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 12, 2010

Couldnt pass on this one. Just traded my Storm for the Pre plus. No brainer for me: i get the 5gig allowance + i can share it between multiple devices for free!!!! For my usage, it is a pretty awesome deal. I bet AT&T will jump on the bandwagon and have that available tomorrow. Oh wait, they do not have the palm pre.....dang it. Well, I'm pretty sure they'll just make it available on the iphone so no biggy. Oh wait, the iphone doesnt have the tethering option...dang it. Who would have thought, Verizon wireless leading the way on saving money when it comes to data. Go get and call you AT&T or Sprint customer service and demand it.... let's see how clueless they are. Yes I had Sprint and left them because of their weak ass customer service a few years ago: i had my price plan changed to a diff version that had higher per min overage charges obviously without being told of this minor details. I was pissed and left them on the spot and..they didnt care at that time. I wouldnt go back even for half what I'm paying verizon. I had At&t before that and had no issues, but lately whenever i call customer service for my relatives accounts, I get people who do not even seem to work for AT&T and the even seemed mad that I'm calling. That foolish girl said couldnt even tell me my min usage ( or didnt want to)..I went off again until I escalated to the retention dept and the girl, I have to admit, was pretty awesome. End of story.. I ended up porting my aunt's 4 lines to vzw with 3 Droids ( i wish i could afford that). That's one man's story.

7. hornetmx

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 12, 2010

Forgot to say my next bill will be $30 less from now on.

8. cuddybonz

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

really Verizon fanboy!!! Bring the pom poms.

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