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Verizon Announces Pre, Pixi Plus Prices

verizon palm pre plus Palm Inc. and Verizon announced today that Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will be on store shelves and ready for purchase on Monday, Jan. 25. The Palm Pre Plus will cost $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and Palm Pixi Plus will cost $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, each with a new two-year customer agreement. Verizon customters who buy a Palm Pre Plus or a Palm Pixi Plus can get a Palm Pixi Plus free after a mail-in rebate through Feb. 14.

Both phones will be offered with Verizon's newly revised service plans. Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access and Nationwide Talk & Text Plans begin at $59.99 monthly access. Nationwide Unlimited Talk Plans and Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Plans are available at $69.99 and $89.99 monthly access, respectively. Data plan options will be required as well starting at $29.99 a month.

Nationwide Unlimited Talk Family SharePlans for VZW start at $119.99 monthly access for the first two lines, while the Nationwide Unlimited Talk & Text Family SharePlans are $149.99 monthly access for the first two lines of service.

Both Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus come travel-ready with a built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot a Wi-Fi hotspot that can be shared among five Wi-Fi-capable devices. The 3G Mobile Hotspot is the perfect family vacation companion, and at $40 for 5 GB and 5 cents per megabyte overage.

In addition, Palm Pixi Plus customers have more options for personalizing their phones with the new color Pixi Touchstone Back Covers. The covers will be available in pink, blue, green, orange and black for $29.99.

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Best Buy pricing

hkklife @ 1/21/2010 12:41:55 PM # Q
I just received word (take it with a grain of salt, obviously) from the guy at the Best Buy Mobile desk that they will indeed have units in stock Monday morning. Their prices will be $149.99 and $99.99 out the door (instant rebate) w/ 2yr contract. No information was avaialable as far as a full retail pricing or 1yr contract pricing.

BB usually has HIGHER pricing for 1year contracts & full unsubsidized pricing than do VZW corporate stores. And in the past, such as with the Pre, they've either refused to sell the device without contract or priced it higher than usual.

If I am blown away by the Pre Plus, I would still consider getting one and dumping my Droid.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->Verizon Moto Droid

RE: Best Buy pricing
Gekko @ 1/21/2010 1:45:10 PM # Q

don't be afraid to ask for a better price. ask for the manager if necessary. be nice and respectful and tell a sob story and throw yourself on their mercy. it works. i've done it.

http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/15/haggling-bargaining-holidays-forbeslife-cx_jp_1215haggle.html


RE: Best Buy pricing
Gekko @ 1/21/2010 1:46:12 PM # Q

"While most retailers do not have formal policies regarding negotiating ticket prices, you would be shocked to know how many retailers want to negotiate," says Herb Cohen, author of the book You Can Negotiate Anything. "Retail prices are an artificial, arbitrary number. Ticket prices are not ordained by some almighty being. They are created by humans. Anything that results from a negotiation is negotiable."

Now-Somewhat-OT: RE: Best Buy pricing
SeldomVisitor @ 1/21/2010 4:46:35 PM # Q
In the deep distant past I had an associate who would attempt to bargain prices EVERYWHERE.

He was a discount fiend.

And quite successful at it.

Everywhere.


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The Pre is now free at Bell Canada

SeldomVisitor @ 1/22/2010 3:19:36 PM # Q
Guess they must have been selling like gangbusters:

http://www.precentral.net/palm-pre-drops-zero-bucks-bell-proper

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Palm's stealth marketing is interesting

SeldomVisitor @ 1/25/2010 8:28:54 AM # Q
I usually get an email from Palm, too, when something new happens.

Silence all around.

Maybe they can create buzz by getting people to talk about the lack of marketing!

At least their advertising isn't costing a lot!

RE: Palm's stealth marketing is interesting
hkklife @ 1/25/2010 10:45:58 AM # Q
I have been assisting with a Verizon Pre Plus upgade for the past several hours. We have now spoken with a BB Mobile tech, two Verizon techs, AND several Palm level 1 & level 2 tech support staffers. This is not a promising rollout so far, IMO. I am stunningly disappointed at both Palm and Verizon's lack of familiarity with this device, especially considering that this is NIGH IDENTICAL to the Sprint Pre!

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->Verizon Moto Droid

RE: Palm's stealth marketing is interesting
SeldomVisitor @ 1/25/2010 11:05:18 AM # Q
What is so different that Pre setup steps don't work?

RE: Palm's stealth marketing is interesting
SeldomVisitor @ 2/1/2010 9:34:02 AM # Q
Just a followup - there are a couple new Verizon Pre ads onYoutube. IMHO, they have the feel of Palm-origination but I've been way wrong before.

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Just got mine!

DaSH @ 1/27/2010 3:31:30 PM # Q
I just got my Pre and also a free Pixi for my wife. So far I LOVE it!!!! The synergy is just what I had hoped for and the browser/e-mail is beautiful. I guess let's see what happens after this honeymoon period, but so far so good.
Sadly, the sales person said these were her first Palm phones sold this week (it's Wednesday afternoon).
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