Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Verizon to Discontinue 3G Multimedia Class, No More Forced Data

Written by Humberto Saabedra on September 17, 2010

An internal Verizon memo has leaked confirming that Verizon will discontinue the 3G Multimedia category of phones from its lineup, with the change taking place next month. The new 3G Featurephone category will take its place, with the first two devices confirmed in the category being the unannounced Pantech Crux and LG Octane, which will not be required to have a data plan attached for activation when purchased.

Representatives will still be required to offer data plans to customers purchasing the phones and the devices will be similar in feature set to the LG EnV3. The phones in the current 3G Multimedia category sold and activated after the discontinuation of the category will still require the data plan attachment, as well as those brought in by customers for activation.