Verizon Wireless Nationwide Messaging Data Only Plans

By Adam Zeis on 15 Apr 2008 01:23 pm EDT
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Verizon Logo In what seems to be a never ending line of "new plans", Verizon Wireless introduced their new Nationwide Messaging plans which are geared towards users who just don't seem to eat up their voice minutes (much like myself).  The plans are available for most handsets including PDAs and BlackBerry devices.  The new plans include unlimited text, IM, picture and video messaging, and offer per-minute voice calling rates.  International text messages will run at $0.25 per message.  Plan details after the jump:

Consumer Devices
Monthly Access: $34.99 (Includes unlimited text, IM, picture and video messaging, plus Mobile Web access and data usage)
Per-minute Voice Rate: $0.40

BlackBerry
Monthly Access: $54.99 (Includes unlimited text, IM, picture and video messaging, plus E-mail, Web browsing and data usage)
Per-minute Voice Rate: $0.25

PDA/Smartphone
Monthly Access: $54.99 (Includes unlimited text, IM, picture and video messaging, plus E-mail, Web browsing and data usage)
Per-minute Voice Rate: $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 in all a good bet if you really don't use your phone as, well, a phone.  Some users can mostly just use their home or business lines for voice calls.  This is a great way to save if you are more of a data-only user, but the voice rates can add up quick if you don't watch your usage. 

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Verizon Wireless Nationwide Messaging Data Only Plans

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So basically it's everything you get in the Sprint BB plan, but just $24.99 extra! I wish VZW would make plans that were affordable

Great deal for Windows/Smartphone! Terrible deal for blackberry...$25 more just for unlimited text?? The $30/mo data package for Blackberry is one of the biggest reasons I went with blackberry over winblows in the first place.

AT&T gave me that blackberry plan for about 15 dollars "less" then Verizon. This is why I left Verizon for both phone and internet service.

Att has had these plans forever and they are still 5 bucks cheaper and we have better phones. Verizon sucks. Sprint sucks even worse. Sprint is so desperate to gain customers they will will almost give you everything for free but on a network that spans a mile and half around only the big cities. done

YES THEY DO HAVE GREAT PHONES BUT THEY HIT U HARD WITH ALL THERE FEES. PLEASE DONT GET THE FAMILY PLAN. EACH PHONE GET TAXED