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Verizon Wireless to announce two new global data plans for feature phones

November 14th, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Jet setters, listen up! We got our hands on a Verizon Wireless document that details two new global data plans for plain Jane handsets. Windows Mobile and BlackBerry are out of luck this time around. You and your “high-powered” devices still have the unlimited $64.99 (on top of a voice plan) and $69.99 (data only) Global Email plans. Starting November 16th, Verizon will introduce 2 new bolt-on plans for data usage when you and your “regular-powered” handset are traveling internationally. You can select from a 10MB plan for $19.99/month or a 20MB plan for $29.99. Yes, the plans are a bit pricey but they are not nearly as expensive as the pay-as-you-go fees which can be as high as $20.48/MB. Yikes! The new data plans will allow you to use picture and video messaging, access Visual Voice mail, use Mobile IM, download BREW content and browse the web on your handset while traveling abroad. These new plans are only available for locations that are part of Verizon’s Preferred Data Coverage which includes eight new International CDMA destinations: Bermuda, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Saipan, Guam and South Korea. Interested parties will have to contact Verizon to get the full list when the plans go live next week. So there you have it, a few new options for you travel bugs that always need to be connected while on the go.

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