Verizon Wireless confirms Palm pricing; Wi-Fi Hotspot to cost $40 monthly

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Verizon Wireless made official the leaked prices on the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus that emerged this weekend. Big Red is going to match Sprint dollar for dollar on the price of  each webOS handset with the Pre Plus coming in at a cool $149.99 and the Palm Pixi Plus at a mere $99.99. Both quoted prices are after a $100 mail-in rebate and require a new two-year customer agreement. The Pre Plus also includes the new Wi-Fi hotspot software that is exclusive to Verizon Wireless. Usage of the Pre Plus as a 5-device Wi-Fi hotspot will come with a high price tag, though, as Verizon is going to tack an additional $40 charge for 5GB of data with this 3G-based Wi-Fi connectivity. The $40 charge is levied on top of your calling and data plan so a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot-activated Pre Plus on a 450 minutes Talk and Text plan would cost you a whopping $129.99 per month ($59.99 for calling plan, $29.99 for Email and Web data plan and $40 for the Wi-Fi feature). Those that are ready to jump on the webOS bandwagon Verizon style can score a Pre Plus or Pixi Plus starting January 25th.

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