Sony is taking the stage with news on services and memory card deals. Meanwhile, Verizon is trying to get more cash out of upgrades and activations.
Yesterday’s Sony announcement on their partnership with Spotify was only the tip of the re-branding iceberg. The Japanese manufacturer is now saying they will take the same approach with multiple other services.
Music Unlimited is to be replaced with PlayStation Music. Likewise, their Video Unlimited is said to be re-branded as PlayStation Video. This will go right in line with other services like PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Store, etc. In addition, Sony reminds us PlayStation Vue is still on its way for a 1st quarter release.
Opinion: Branding is important, and Sony does seem to have a mess with its services. They are all over the place, so seeing these changes is certainly refreshing.
While other carriers are trying to make it easier for you to upgrade and join their network, Verizon just doesn’t seem to care one bit. After all, they know their network is superior and that is why people choose them.
New reports state Big Red is ready to raise its activation and upgrade fees come February 5th. Activation fees will go from $35 to $40, while upgrade fees will go from $30 to $40.
Opinion: Verizon also recently went on the record about rollover data, a movement they are simply not willing to compete with. Meanwhile, I am tempted to switch over to T-Mobile and all its great offerings.
Looking to get yourself a new memory card? You best head to Amazon.com right now and check out the offerings they have on Sony SD and microSD cards. These are going for very cheap right now, discounted by significant amounts that often go above the 60% threshold.
You can choose multiple sizes and storage capacities. These deals are valid until tonight, at midnight PT.
Opinion: I am tempted to get one of these because they are so cheap. I just happen to have enough SD cards, though (is there even such a thing?). Are you getting any?