For Verizon fans it’s Christmas earlier this year. While all AT&T has is a “release date coming soon” tag, Verizon decided to drop the prices for their Palms the Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus, and even decided not to charge for Mobile Hotspot subscriptions.
Palm smartphones were launched in the January at Verizon and quickly became, if flagships, at least some pretty decent deals. The new Palm Pre Plus has a new sleek design that houses 16Gb of internal storage, a GPS module, WiFi and 3G connectivity, and Bluetooth 2.1 compatibility.
Let’s talk about the Benjis. The current Verizon Pre Plus price is $49.99 (down from 149.99$), while the Pixi Plus price has also dropped to $29.99 (down from 99.99$ in January).
As hinted above, they also removed the Mobile Hotspot subscription fee. Mobile Hotspot is a function that is available for both the Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus and turns them in Wifi gadgets that allow sharing with 5 other devices at once.
Verizon’s decision to drop the prices for its mainstream smartphones comes in a very favorable moment for them as they have surpassed its direct competitor (AT&T) in revenues . Maybe this critical decision will help them balance their profits.