Verizon Wireless DayPass – Xohm’s Selling Points Weaken!

One of the supposedly big selling points of Xohm – Sprint Nextel (now Clearwire) – WIMAX service was the availability of  flexible pricing models that does not tie the customer for an entire month. For example, it looks like they have a Daily On-the-Go service that provides 24 hours of continuous Internet service. They have a $5 per day  special offer that lasts until the end of the year (after which it goes back to its regular rate of $10 per day). 

3 in  UK has been offering Pay-As-You-Go pre-paid plans for a while now, though they are not strictly what you would call day plans.  Out here in the US, Verizon Wireless has upped the ante with its BroadbandAccess DayPass plan which allows you to experience the Internet continuously for 24 hours for $9.99 per day. 


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According to the website, it can be used on select notebooks from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and OQO, or with a Verizon Wireless USB modem or ExpressCard. Self-activation is possible and additional sessions can be purchased via the connection manager. 

There have been complaints that claim that Verizon forces you to sign up for their cell phone plans and it is really not that simple as the website makes it out to be. In any case, I hope that Verizon Wireless has fixed those issues for this is truly a product that will have an adverse impact on Sprint’s Xohm service.

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One response to “Verizon Wireless DayPass – Xohm’s Selling Points Weaken!

  1. It’s gratifying that mobile broadband prices have been falling. It is bound to continue, but the big roadblock is the existing roaming charges. MobilityPass is trying to make a business of providing international connectivity, but because of the roaming charges it’s too expensive for any non-rich person to use. The telecom firms I have used offer good prices if the SIM card is used within the issuing country, but warn users that outside of the country roaming charges will be VERY high. MobilityPass does not issue this warning and has generated a large number of complaints. The EU needs to get it’s act together and remove all roaming charges for a SIM card issued within the EU.

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