Following up on Verizon’s LTE plans, Verizon will announce that it wil carry the HP Mini 1115NR and will make major changes to its broadband access plans as well as its upgrade policy.
As previously reported, the HP Mini 1151NR will be offered for $199.99 after new 2 year agreement and rebates after selecting either the $40/month or the $60/month data plans which are set at 250 MB and 5 GB monthly access respectively.
The laptop features Qualcomm’s GOBI tri-mode EVDO/UMTS/GSM/EDGE 3G modem built-in with new optional GlobalAccess Monthly plans starting at $129.99 monthly access, offering a 100 MB allowance in more than 30 select international destinations with a $0.005/KB charge after allowance as well as a 5 GB cap for the U.S. and Canada at a $0.25/MB overage.
All other destinations are charged pay-per-use rates at $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 175 other destinations. Verizon Wireless will offer Mobile Broadband Connect for $49.99 with any qualifying voice plan on any non-smartphone. Other Mobile Broadband options include a $15 add-on with a Nationwide Email Plan and a $30 add-on when bundled with a $29.99 or greater data plan or feature.
The overage charge will change from 25 cents to 5 cents per MB over the increased 5 GB cap. Verizon will also change New NE2 terms from 20 to 18 months per upgrade beginning on Sunday.