US Mobile and Palm's new mobile plan is for the wave of people who want to be a little less tied to their bulkier smartphones. (Photo: Palm)
These days you can do more than a foot-long sandwich for $ 5.
The tech company that introduced the world to the PalmPilot in the '90s has partnered with US Mobile to design a basic monthly smartphone plan that really could not get any cheaper. The only catch is, you have to own a Palm smartphone.
Palm announced Friday that its 60 minutes of talk, 200 text messages and 200 megabytes of data, will be available for $ 5 a month, plus a one-time $ 60 payment if you sign up for annual service.
The three-month version of the service jumps to $ 6 a month, and just 1-month of $ 7.50.
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In November 2018, the San Francisco-based company Palm introduced A $ 350 credit card-sized smartphone. The phone is only available as an add-on to current lines, so it's tough to use as your sole smartphone. Launched in 2014, US Mobile is offering customizable prepaid service options rather than one-size-fits-all plans.
The latest $ 5 phone plan is designed primarily for millennials and Generation Z.
The Palm is a gadget designed for weekend-only use or when you do not want to be distracted by your large, really connected smartphone. (Photo: Palm)
Also, the offering works for people who have a secondary phone for work, or for when you want to be consumed by internet culture. It's also an affordable option for parents who are looking to buy their teen's first smartphone.
"The US Mobile plans are perfect for the person who is on the go and looking for their palm," said Howard Nuk, co-founder of Palm. The Palm is a small Android phone that's created so that ” width=”540″ data-mycapture-src=”” data-mycapture-sm-src=””/>
The Palm is a small Android phone. (Photo: Palm)
Offering phone plans that limit digital interaction could also help curb smartphone addiction. "US Mobile is also offering."
US Mobile is also offering a yearly Moderate plan for $ 10 a month that gives you 250 minutes of talk, 1,000 text messages and 1-gigabyte of internet service. "The midtier three-month option costs $ 12, and the 1-month version is $ 15.
For customers who ordered a Palm smartphone during the pre-order season, US Mobile is offering a free month of service if you sign up for the Ultimate Plan, the companies largest data plan available offering unlimited talk, text and 8-gigabytes of internet. It's $ 20 a month, or $ 240 if you pay it all at once.
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