Verizon has finally decided to join the rest of the carriers in the United States by offering a lower priced BlackBerry BIS plan called Email and Web for BlackBerry. The new plan is $29.99 per month instead of the $44.99 previous plan. Sadly for BES customers the price is still $44.99. This comes hot on the heals of their recent release of the BlackBerry 8130 Pearl 2 and Sprint’s new BIS BlackBerry plan. Check out the press release below for the full details:
Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, today introduced new e-mail and Web plans to accompany the new BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) 8130, which will be available online Nov. 3 and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Nov. 8. The new BlackBerry plans give consumers an economical way to balance work and play while staying connected on-the-go.
Customers who purchase a Verizon Wireless Nationwide voice plan can subscribe to the E-mail and Web for BlackBerry for an additional $29.99 per month. Nationwide Basic and Select plans begin at $39.99 per month for 450 minutes. Customers who choose a data-only plan pay $34.99 per month for unlimited e-mail and access to the Internet. The plans can be used with any Verizon Wireless BlackBerry and allow customers to access up to 10 POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts via BlackBerry(R) Internet Service.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
For more information on BlackBerry smartphones from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/blackberry. Business customers may contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW-4-BIZ.