This is hard for me to admit because I have in the past talk bad about this brand but the 8GB Apple iPhone 4 is the best smartphone under $100. The Apple iPhone 4 8GB model goes for the bargain price of $99.99. First of all the iPhone is one of the easiest Smartphones for that first time Smartphone buyer. If you need help you can call a friend with a iPhone they can tell you how to navigate through the functions not like the Android Smartphones that the navigation is different from each manufacturer and most models. Second the 5 megapixel camera on the Apple iPhone 4 takes better pictures than all my 8 megapixel Android phones, iPhone 4 and 4S have great cameras. Third you can find anykind of accessory everywhere for the iPhone. Fourth you will always be cool owning a Apple iPhone.
The iPhone has over 600,000 applications you can download to it. Apple makes it easy to sync your contacts and media with iTunes by plugin your device into your computer or now using the Cloud service which does it wireless. The Verizon Wireless iPhone does not have the same reception issue with the antenna that at&t has.
Verizon Wireless plans to have shared data plans for the family. Great news for a family of 5 all with smarthphones. Currently each line carrying a smartphone requires a data package of $30 for 2 GB of data. So if I have 5 lines on my family plan with data that’s an extra $150 a month.
Now in the coming days we will be able to pick a bucket of data and all lines can share the data.
If Verizon Wireless uses the same packages as they have now 5 lines can share 2 GB for $30, 5 GB for $50 or 10 GB for $80. That’s a huge saving over the current data plans. The overage I think will still be $10 a GB over the alloted amount. I also think they will include simple phones on the family pan that also can share in this bucket of data.
I don’t recommend the $30 data package for more than 3 smarthphones unless you are using a Blackberry or you know that this package will cover your needs. You can always check your usage online with an Verizon Wireless usage application or by dialing #data (#3282) send from your device.
The only choice for the Apple iPhone with data is the $29.99 unlimited data. Verizon Wireless is ending the $15 150MB data package on 1/30/11 and the only choice for Smartphones will be the unlimited package. Verizon will have a new package for simple phones and that will be $10 for 75MB or the simple phones can choose the $29.99 unlimited data package.
Smartphones on Verizon will only have the $29.99 option for data. The introduction of the Apple iPhone was probably a significant factor on this decision.
That $15 150 MB data package was great for most Blackberry users. If you want to save money on your monthly bill because you don’t use much data, change your plan before 1/30/11 and that plan will be grandfather in. I would recommend any Blackberry user to check there data usage and change now.
There is also another great deal being lost because of this data change. The Palm Pixi can add the $15 data package and that also includes 5 GB of hot spot data on the Palm Pixi.
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I wonder if you get a smartphone before the $15 data package ends on 1/30/11 and switch to the Apple iPhone within the 14 day exchange policy if you can keep the $15 data package?
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