Verizon gets official with DROID Pro; $179.99, November 18th

By on November 8, 2010 at 8:50 AM.

Verizon gets official with DROID Pro; $179.99, November 18th

Verizon has officially taken the wraps off of the pricing and release date for the Motorola DROID Pro. The candybar-style, full-QWERTY device will retail for $179.99 with a two-year contract (after a $100 mail-in rebate) and will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, November 9th, on verizonwireless.com; the device will be available through all VZW sales channels beginning on the 18th of November. Hit the jump for the full press release.

UPDATE: Looks like the user guide for the DROID Pro has hit Verizon’s website. [Via Droid-Life] More →

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Boost Mobile launches 'Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage' plans

By on October 14, 2010 at 7:29 AM.

Boost Mobile launches 'Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage' plans

Typically, the word “shrinkage” isn’t a good thing, however… if you’re a wireless provider it could actually be a selling point. Today, Sprint announced a new program known as “Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage” for its Boost Mobile prepaid customers. As Boost’s website explains:

Boost will lower your monthly payment by $5 for every 6 on-time payments. Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage customers can shrink their monthly payments from $50 to as low as $35/month. BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage customers can lower their monthly payments from $60 to as low as $45/month.

The idea seems pretty ingenious, trying to retain budget conscious consumers using value-based incentives. The offering is available for both new and existing customers and all that is required is an on-time payment. Hit the read link to check out the potential savings. More →

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