Final Update: Verizon Dropping Price For Pre Plus And Pixi Plus, Giving Mobile Hotspot Service For Free
Final Update: Here is an official statement from Verizon regarding the promotion and the confusion from the site this morning:
It really isn’t an April Fool’s joke. The web site had a glitch and has since been corrected. Here are the details:
Customers who purchase or upgrade to a Palm Pre and Palm Pixi will get the Mobile Hotspot for free. Existing customers who already have the service will find charges on their next bill will be $0.00.
The device pricing will be: $49.99 buy one get one free, and the Pixi will be $29.99 buy one, get one free.
So there you have it. Enjoy the rest of your April Fools day!
Update 3: Well as soon as I post that update, the site is now showing the Palm Pre Plus at $49.99 with a 2-year contract and the Palm Pixi Plus at $29.99. Go check it out and see what it’s showing for you.
Update 2: Well not sure when the prices went back but on the Verizon site is now Palm Pre Plus is now $149.99 with a 2-year contract and the Palm Pixi Plus is $79.99. Not really sure what the deal was last night but we’ll see as the day continues. Also, as far as we can tell the BOGO offer is still good and as of 9:30 am you could still get the Mobile Hotspot feature for $0.00 . Was anyone able to place an order for a Pre Plus or Pixi Plus last night before the prices went back up? If so let us know in the comments or email us at info at berryscoop.com.
Update: New Pricing and Free Mobile Hotspot is now confirmed. The Palm Pre Plus is now $49.99 with a 2-year contract and the Palm Pixi Plus is $29.99. The mobile hotspot feature is also listed as $0.00, and for now at least the BOGO offer is still good as well.
Is VZW trying to get rid of a dying product or just trying to increase some sales?
We just got word from one of our Verizon friends that starting tomorrow Verizon will be offering the Palm Pre Plus for a super low $49 and the Pixi Plus will run an even lower $29. If that isn’t enough to entice you, Mobile Hotspot is rumored to be included for free.
I doubt Verizon would provide a service such as Mobile Hotspot for free for an extended amount of time, I would guess it’s included for a month per their usual promotions.
This one is filed under rumor for now. If any of you can confirm it please leave a comment or email us!