Verizon Wireless's $70 Unlimited PromotionWe all know that not everybody can be on the A-list, but who knew that your cell phone carrier was so selective?

Verizon Wireless (VZ) is sending out notices to existing customers in select markets, informing them that they're eligible for a discounted plan that will give them unlimited text, mobile-to-mobile calls, data and 450 minutes of talk time for $69.99 a month, according to a Boy Genius report that has emails of the Verizon Wireless promo.

But not everyone is eligible for the promotion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Verizon Wireless was mum on how many people had been offered the promotional rate, or whether there were plans to expand it. And no information was provided on who specifically could to advantage of the offer, except that it was available to folks who appeared poised to bolt from the Verizon network.

Without the retention tool promotion, customers who want the same level of service would have to fork over nearly $90 for a comparable plan. While the reports note that Verizon's all-you-can-eat deal is comparable on price terms to competitor Sprint Nextel's (S) Any Mobile, Any Time plan, the battle for customers' hearts may ultimately be fought and won based on who has the best network to offer.

Sprint Nextel is rolling out its souped up WiMAX 4G service in New York this month, with plans to add Los Angeles next month and San Francisco by the end of the year, according to an RCR Wireless News report. In the meantime, Verizon Wireless is gearing up its LTE next-generation network to debut by the end of the year in those markets and 35 others.

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Holly Pc

trak phone 39.99 a month/ w texing.. Purshass 79.99 walmart. No years to comit

November 27 2010 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Verizon package doesn't mention the fact that very few of their phones will actually last the entire two year contract they i itially rope you into, so you will be compelled to renew your contract simply to replace the POS phone they sold you in the first place, unless you buy phone insurance. What a racket! It's like a car dealer selling extended warranty to cover mechanical problems after three years, on a car that the manufacturer swears will not break down for ten years. Don't buy it!

November 21 2010 at 9:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Most other carriers plans are much cheaper. For $50 a month I have unlimited phone and text.

November 17 2010 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's price is too high. I pay 40.00 dollars for unlimited everything. It a local company called Hargray in South Carolina and my phone has yet to fail me whereever I travel in the US.

November 16 2010 at 4:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Since when is 450 minutes unlimited?

November 15 2010 at 5:09 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

What's the big deal,metro pcs give u unlimited calls text internet gps email for 50 $ includ all taxes

November 14 2010 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

And actually, when they control the connection (not the landline folks) it is less expensive for them.

November 09 2010 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Welcome to the Golden Rule of business ... they're free to price their product however they choose ... you're free to purchase any or none. GET A LIFE!!!

November 09 2010 at 4:23 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Geary's comment

You mean the golden rule of LOSING business

November 16 2010 at 4:59 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Why only mobile to mobile? Does it cost more to complete a call to a landline phone, I doubt it? This simply takes advantage of people who have no control over who calls them and from what kind of device. Sounds like unequal treatment to me.

November 09 2010 at 3:59 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to lgnu's comment

I say dump them all, my wife has a Cricket Phone Unlimited Calling, Text & Web for $55 a Month and that's with taxes included. I have T-Mobile and can't wait unti my contrat is over. Cell phone service is way to high.

November 25 2010 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply