[Rumor] Verizon Eliminates Minimum Data Plan Requirement for Motorola Xoom

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    There is potentially some good news for those wanting to get hold of the Motorola Xoom that just went on sale today. According to Electronista.com, Verizon has confirmed with them that they will not be requiring a minimum 1-month of service on their $799 Xoom after-all. This 'new' pricing strips away the extra $20 bucks for the first month, and $35 dollar activation fee that Verizon was going to charge. This is unconfirmed at this time, but if it turns out to be true, it will make a lot of people very happy and make the Xoom even more attractive. Can any members out there confirm this? Sound off in the forums what you think of this development.

    An interesting sidebar story; Motorola is getting sued for trademark infringement over the name Xoom at the moment. Here's a quote from Electronista's story,
    You have to wonder what Motorola was thinking on this one. Even though their product is fairly different than Xoom Corporation's product, there is no reason Moto's own lawyers shouldn't have caught this during trademark research for the name. The case will probably be settled out of court for some untold amount that Motorola will cough up just to make it go away.

    Don't forget to let us know what you think about the new pricing.

    Source: Electronista.com
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  2. OffWorld

    OffWorld Senior Member

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    Minnesota, USA
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    Haipad M701-R, Augen Gentouch 78 (returned it)
    Well, Apple didn't own the "iPad" name when they launched their tablet either.

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