Verizon Wireless testing Sprint-like, $70, 450-minute, unlimited plan

By on November 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM.

Verizon Wireless testing Sprint-like, $70, 450-minute, unlimited plan

It looks like America’s largest cellular carrier, Verizon Wireless, will be taking a page out of the playbook of the nation’s third largest provider, Sprint. We’ve received multiple tips indicating that customers in select markets are starting to receive an email offer from Big Red hawking a $69.99 monthly plan that closely resembles Sprint’s $69.99 Everything Data plan.

The aforementioned data plan will allot users 450 monthly minutes, unlimited messaging, unlimited data, and unlimited Verizon mobile-to-mobile minutes. A family share plan (for 2 lines) will retail for $139.99 and provide 1400 anytime minutes, unlimited messaging, unlimited data, and unlimited Verizon mobile-to-mobile minutes; additional lines can be added for $19.99. Both plans require a 1-year contract renewal and you can only take advantage of the promotion by calling the number listed in the email.

Sprint still has a proverbial leg-up on Verizon as their Everything Data plans all include unlimited, carrier agnostic, mobile-to-mobile calling minutes.

Still, if you’re a Big Red customer, and purchased all this new plan offers independently, it would retail for roughly $90 — $39.99 for 450 minutes, $19.99 for unlimited text messaging, and $29.99 for smartphone data. Hit the jump to see the full advert and let us know what you think More →

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Apple to allow developers to issue free promotional copies of software

By on December 3, 2008 at 4:47 PM.

Apple to allow developers to issue free promotional copies of software

iTunes promtional code

It looks like someone at Apple finally got the message. Developers can reportedly now offer a free promotional code that allows prospective buyers and/or reviewers to download a full copy of a software title from the App Store. Each software title entering the App Store will get 50 promotional codes that will reset when each subsequent version is released. Codes can also be issued for existing software and the folks over at MacRumors reportedly obtained a code and downloaded a free version of Jam: Vol 1 from Smudge Apps. The new promotional offer is only available in the US and can be used, once you have a code in hand, by clicking on the “Redeem” link in the iTunes store. Though the 50 code limit is a bit low and it is not a software “demo” system in the traditional sense, it is, nonetheless, excellent news for developers and iPod/iPhone owners alike!

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