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theFREEbutton: Verizon Palm Pre Plus & Pixi Plus hotspot now free

Mobile phone tethering is such a wonderful thing, but oh so naughty unless you’re laying out cash monthly for a tethering plan.  The idea is that your smartphone gets a fast data connection and the civil thing to do with all that juicy data is to feed your laptop with it in, say, Central Park on a sunny afternoon.  That privilege typically comes at a monthly premium of $40-60, and in the case of Verizon’s Palm Pre Plus or Pixi Plus allows owners to turn their phone into a mobile WiFi hotspot for a limited number of nearby devices.

What I’m about to say is not an April Fool, honest!  The hotspot feature on the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus on Verizon is now free to existing and new subscribers.  Free tethering!  For multiple devices!  Low data users (or cheapskates) could probably get away with cancelling their home Internet connection and just use this to provide their data.  Just don’t expect to stream YouTube and Hulu using the Pre or Pixi as a hotspot, they might be on Verizon’s quality network but it’s still only 3G speeds.

So as the storm clouds gather over Palm HQ, will this convince you to become a switcher?

Neil Berman

Apr 1, 2010 Posted by | Mobile, News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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