Motorola’s third generation Moto Edge is packed but not pricey
Motorola on Thursday announced its refreshed Moto Edge handset. Priced just $500, it packs many of the best features of the flagship Edge+ but at around half the cost. The new phone has a 6.6-inch display at 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate. The fingerprint reader is located inside of the screen and Gorilla Glass 3 protects it.A 5,000mAh battery keeps things running for up to two days with support for 30W fast charging. It also allows for 15W wireless charging and can share its power with other devices.In terms of cameras, the Moto Edge a 50-megapixel rear shooter with a 13-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro complimenting things. The phone has a wide array of shooting modes including Dual Capture, Spot Color, Night Vision, Panorama, Pro and more. Around front you’ll find a 32-megapixel camera with its own modes.Internally, the Moto Edge employs a MediaTek Dimensity 1050 processor with at least 6GB RAM. Storage capacity is pegged at 128GB and 256GB, depending on where one purchases the phone.The Moto Edge runs Android 12 upon its debut, however Motorola has committed to three OS updates and four years of bi-monthly security updates. Like its other higher end models, this one comes with support for Ready For, Motorola’s software for working on larger displays and accessories.The Moto Edge will be offered in Mineral Gray and will be sold at the three largest wireless carriers of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The first of the service providers expected to carry the device is T-Mobile who will price its 8GB variant at just $498.Verizon is anticipated to sell an 8GB/256GB option with AT&T getting the 6GB/128GB model. The Moto Edge will also be sold through UScellular, Spectrum Mobile, and Visible; it’s also coming to Best Buy, Amazon, and Motorola.com.
Visible shakes up its rate plans
Mobile service provider Visible has thrown its rate plans and offerings into a proverbial blender. This week finds the carrier lowering the monthly price for its base rate plan and introducing a premium option. Moreover, it is doing away with its multi-line Party Pay discount program and ushering in a new referral program.Previously, Visible was known for having a single rate plan of just $40 which included unlimited talk, text, and data. With the new change, the standard “Visible” plan is priced $30 per month and features the same package. Also included in that bundle is nationwide 5G and 4G LTE, unlimited mobile hotspot, and unlimited talk and text to Mexico and Canada.The “Visible+” option, priced at $45 per month, adds in support for 5G Ultra Wideband, unlimited talk, text, and data roaming in Canada and Mexico, international calling to 30+ countries, and texting to 200+ countries. The new Visible plan with unlimited data, talk, text and hotspot is just $30/mo for a single line, taxes and fees included. The new Visible+ plan is just $45/mo, all in, and includes 5G Ultra Wideband access, 50 GB of premium network experience, roaming coverage in Canada & Mexico and global calling to over 30 countries from the US.Additional information on Visible’s new plans is available on visible.com.Perhaps most importantly, the Visible+ plan comes with “Premium Network Experience” which means the user will not see any de-prioritization in network speeds until they hit 50GB of data usage. The standard plan is much like other MVNO rate plans in that it slows data and mobile hotspot speeds when the network becomes congested. Visible uses Verizon’s network for coverage so the tier one subscribers get precedence in those times. The Visible+ ensures plenty of high speed data is available to users without that restriction.While Party Pay may be going away, Visible’s new referral program rewards its customers a $20 discount for each referral. Applied one referral per month, users can bank the referrals for up to 12 months. Those who already signed up under Party Pay are able to keep their discounts in place provided they do not change their plan.
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