Verizon Confirms HP Mini, Broadband and NE2 Changes

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.

Humberto Saabedra is the Editor-in-Chief of and an occasional columnist for He can also be found musing on things at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

4 responses to “Verizon Confirms HP Mini, Broadband and NE2 Changes”

  1. SaltyDawg

    So if you have a Touch Pro and you are paying $30 for data, you can get a mobile broadband plan for $30?

  2. Christopher Price

    Yes, that’s actually not new. BroadbandAccess Connect has been a $30/month add-on for smartphones since the $30/month data plan came out.

    The new offering is that if you have a single-line Nationwide Email & Web plan (the combo voice & data plan), you can add BroadbandAccess Connect to that for $15/month. This does not apply to the non-NE&W plans, such as family plans.

  3. X. Chen

    I have a blackberry with $30.00 data plan from Verizon Wireless. I asked two employees separately at the local Verizon Wireless store, with the data plan, I have how much I would pay monthly for the netbook. They both told me $60 for up to 5GB usage and $40 for up to 250MB. I then reminded them I already paid $30 monthly for the data. They told me only when I want to tether through the same device, in this case, my Blackberry the additional cost is $30. Otherwise, the Blackberry and the netbook are treated separately.

    I also logged on my Verizon Wireless account and tried to buy a HP netbook. I was only presented two options, $60 for up to 5GB usage and $40 for up to 250MB even though it knows that I have a Blackberry. Of course, I stopped at that point.

    My experience is in conflict with your statement. I certainly hope what you said is true. But the chance the Verizon wireless employee to be wrong on their own plans seems to be low. Can you clarify? Thanks.

  4. SaltyDawg

    I also had some trouble getting one of the plans mentioned in this article. I tried to buy one of the mini routers and use it on the $15 per day plan. I went camping this weekend and I knew in advance that AT&T only has EDGE coverage there, while Verizon has 3G. So I wanted to buy one fo those MiFI 3G routers, and pay $15 per day to use it. I would only use it when I go sopmewhere that AT&T doesn’t have 3G coverage, and pay the daily rate.

    You can only buy it online as the stores don’t have it yet. I tried about 5 different chat sessions and around the same number of phone calls. Nobody had ever heard of the $15 per day plan. They checked with supervisors and none of the supervisors had heard of it either.

    I’m hoping that it’s just so new that nobody is aware of it yet. But I know for sure, I tried to do this last week and was not able to.