Amp'd Mobile launches

Dec 15 2005 - 07:08 PM ET | MVNO

ampd-logo.jpgAfter months of speculation and hype (not to mention tons of venture capital dollars), Amp'd Mobile has officially launched. The company is a mobile virtual network operator using Verizon Wireless' network that is targeting young people.

Amp'd is will eventually carry three phones, but is launching with just the Kyocera Jet ($129):

  • EV-DO high-speed data
  • VGA camera
  • 8 MB memory built-in plus microSD slot

There are five monthly rate plans, all include unlimited nights and weekends and are for two year contracts:

Amp'd 250$29.99N/A
Amp'd 500$44.99N/A
Amp'd 1000$59.99N/A
Amp'd 2000$99.99N/A
Amp'd Unlimted$199.99No limits on voice/data/PTT. Free phone.

Rate plans other than the unlimited option include push-to-talk for $.99 per day and a three month free trial for data services.