If you’re any kind of Android or Verizon fan, now is the time to be ashamed, very ashamed. Sure, it might look like they’re doing a huge justice by providing a solution for those of us who sorely need it, but I would argue different.
Verizon Mobile Security Basic – Provides antivirus protection, powered by McAfee, to detect viruses and malware, and McAfee® SiteAdvisor® to identify and warn customers of suspicious websites. There is no charge to download Verizon Mobile Security Basic, but a Verizon Wireless data plan is required and data usage will apply.
Verizon Mobile Security Premium – Includes the security features of Verizon Mobile Security Basic, as well as McAfee App Alert, which delivers information about which apps have the ability to access, store or transmit data to or from the device. Available for $1.99/month per line, Verizon Mobile Security Premium also provides recovery features from Asurion that allow customers to remotely locate, alarm, lock or wipe data from a lost or misplaced device using their My Verizon accounts.
Verizon Mobile Security Premium with Total Equipment Coverage – Customers with Total Equipment Coverage can add Verizon Mobile Security Premium for $1/month per line. Total Equipment Coverage combines the benefits of Asurion’s Wireless Protection Plan for lost, stolen, and damaged devices, and Verizon Wireless’ Extended Warranty for mechanical or electrical defects after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1n2V4)
These core features should have been baked into Android from the begning. There is no reason I should have to spend an extra $1.99 a months have these premier features, espcially when google waves the “premier smartphone platform” flag pretty often around here.
Secondly, shame on verizon for actually charging for this. They should be enjusting the cost and looking out for subscribers best inrestests. HA! RIGHT!