Yesterday we put up a post, based off of a report from Infoworld, that the much anticipated Verizon Droid would require a $15 fee on top of the $30 per month data plan fee for those who want to connect their device to a corporate Exchange system. Well, according, to a post over on Gearlog, this is not the case.
There’s a lot of confusion going on around the Internet about the Motorola Droid’s service plans. Some people are saying that if you want to connect to a Microsoft Exchange account, data will cost $45 a month instead of $30.This is wrong.
Believe it or not, Gearlog contacted the same Verizon spokesperson, Brenda Raney, as did InfoWorld and this is what she had to say:
First of all, the Droid uses the exact same data plans as every Windows Mobile Phone on Verizon. There is no special Droid data plan.
Second, whether you pay $30 or $45 doesn’t depend on what you’re doing with the phone. You can hit Exchange email on the $30 plan just fine. It depends on what kind of Verizon Wireless account you have.
Having read both of Ms. Raney’s qoutes I won’t say that they completely contradict each other, however, I can absolutely see where what she said to InfoWorld was ambiguous enough to be misinterpreted. The quote above is pretty straight forward.
As long as Verizon doesn’t deviate from their current pay structure of $XX for consumers and $YY for business, things will be fine.