Verizon Wireless is lowering the amount it charges users of the data services on its wireless networks.
NationalAccess is what this service provider calls its 1xRTT data service, which offers average speeds of 60-80 kbps and bursts of up to 144 kbps. It is available in thousands of cities and towns across the U.S.
Unlimited use of NationalAccess is now $59.99 for monthly access, a reduction of $20 a month. Unlimited use of BroadbandAccess is $79.99 for monthly access.
BroadbandAccess is Verizon’s name for its EV-DO high-speed data service. According to Verizon’s testing, it provides users with average speeds of 400 kbps to 700 kbps, and is capable of bursts up to 2 Mbps.
In addition, starting May 23, those purchasing a handheld or smartphone from Verizon will have a choice of data plans that include 10 MB for $29.99 or unlimited data service for $49.99.
Customers adding data plans to any voice service plan of $39.99 or higher will receive a $5.00 a month discount on their chosen data plan.
Verizon Wireless offers a variety of Palm OS, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry handhelds and smartphones. It has just started offering the Treo 650, and will add the Samsung i730 this summer.