Verizon has a secret passion for clamshells?

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Verizon has a secret passion for clamshells?
Verizon has a lot of clamshells in its lineup, but now some information got passed on to us, going the carrier is getting ready to launch two new handsets of the same form-factor. The first one seems to be called the LG Accolade… and for those of you who keep track of the confusing model numbers that belong to LG phones on Verizon, this one should be the VX5600. The LG Accolade will be a pretty simple handset with a 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth. Not excited yet? Oh, then wait ‘til we tell you about the second clam, the LG Clout! No, we are joking, there’s nothing that exciting about this one either. The only thing we know here is that it will probably replace the LG VX8360 (we don’t want to sound like nerds or something, but we actually have a pretty thorough review of this phone). We hear what you’re saying, that’s enough info for us too.

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1. rimwireless

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

These phones are for people who will not stop complaining about Data requirement's So here you go 2 new great phones that do no require it. Now stop complaining!!

2. baileyboy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 06, 2009

They should give you more then 25mb, maybe even offer different sized data packages.

3. rimwireless

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Unlmited $29.99

4. Mobile21

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

Ya, but at $29.99 for unlimited you might as well get a smart phone. At $15 on AT&T you get unlimited data, if Verizon offered this I would be more than ok with it. I just think 25 MB for $9.99 it's ridiculous because if you're going to have data anyways you might as well learn how to use it and 25 MB it's not enough if you start to use it everyday. I know because I have a couple of lines, one a smart phone, so obviously this will use more, but another being a feature phone that goes between 100 to 200 MB per month.

5. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

First, the prob was the only way to go was pay-as-you-go or unlimited (V-pack), which WAS $15. But, people are too cheap to spend $15 to cover a phones data requirements. Then, there's thousands of 'ghost' data charges, which is total BS, cause you only get charged if you browse past the first page. In reality, it was people playing with the phone or butt-browsing you could call it. So, now, you pay $9.99 or $29.99, you have data allowance, no more ghost charges, and yet people still wanna complain. There used to also be premium plans which incorporated unlimited data, mobile email ($5/monthly) and VZ Nav ($10/monthly) for about $20 extra per month. People weren't choosing it. If you wanna complain about the way it is today, you should blame consumers, because companies adjust their offerings in response to what is successful, and to address problems (made-up ghost data charges).

6. Sureal

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 31, 2010

as a verizon salesman, i absolutely despise this crap internet fee, true, it is because of consumers, and all the crediting verizon had to do about those ghost charges, but instead of actually fixing the problem, they just tacked on an additional fee to consumers, an assbackwards way to "fix" ghost charges, in large markets it may be fine, but in my market, the majority of my customers are cowboys and elderly, neither of whom want internet access on their phones, in the past month ive lost at least 15 lines due to this "oh my friend just got the env3 last week, she didnt need internet, why do i", and no matter how you sugar coat it, consumers that dont want internet DO NOT WANT INTERNET. with that being said, i would not have had such an issue with this fee IF they had waited until they had a decent lineup of phones that did not require it, as of right now, the 3rd party retailer i work for carries 3 phones that do not require this pack, the knack, the smooth and the intensity, crap crap and bigger crap gg verizon -.-

7. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

FYI, the VX8360 requires the 25MB package, so the Clout probably will too.

8. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

8370= Data requirement, and it has a 2.0MP Camera this time around. 5600= No Data requirement.

9. Destroyer_Droid

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I know exactly where you're coming from Sureal. My customers are mainly the elderly and logger types. We still do alright on data sales but this is certainly making it harder. It's a bummer for those of us who don't work in metro areas where there are more big businesses and such. The customer base just isn't the same. I don't know about you but I'm an indirect retailer so that in and of itself can sometimes be crippling. Required data on the W766 and VX8360... REDONKEYKONG!!!!

10. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Problem is, I've seen those phantom charges on phones like the w315 and u340 and others that have no ability to access the internet or download data, and plans where all data was blocked. This does not fix Verizon's problem.

11. Mobile21

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

It doesn't justify the fact that the price for these data packages is as high as they are. Raising prices doesn't eliminate the issue of people "accidentally" getting on the internet. If they were really trying to fix the issue they would simply make it a requirement during the activation process of choosing internet or no internet access on the account and there would be no more ghost charges. It's simply because voice is no longer as profitable anymore and this is where the industry is going and I can accept that. The problem is $9.99 per month should get you more than 25 MB. So basically they might as well make it so you can get phones like the Intensity and such that don't require data or get a smartphone because who in their right mind would want to pay $29.99 for unlimited data on an enV Touch when they could get way more features for the same price plan per month on a Droid.

13. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

More likely its the VX8370, just with a name. So yeah, same plan and specs.

12. stix26

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Phones that require the 9.99 data plan have to have either the dashboard program and or an html browser

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