PRICING OPTIONS

VERIZON APPS SUNSET

***NOTE: Effective November 1st, 2012, the VDC no longer accepts new Verizon App submissions. Additionally, beginning December 2012, final billing to customers for all existing Subscriptions and In-App Purchase apps will occur, and all paid Subscriptions and In-App Purchase API apps will be removed from the catalog on November 1st, 2012. Customers will receive a final full month of use & access, before Verizon Apps begins its complete shutdown in January 2013.

For additional details, please review the Verizon Apps Notice and Verizon Apps Transition Timeline.***

PRICING OPTIONS FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS

During binary submission, developers can select several pricing models. Supported Verizon Apps pricing options include the following, with duration and usage rules indicated in the table below:

Pricing Option

Duration

Usage Notes

Free

N/A

N/A

Trial

24 hour mininum increments

- Demo to auto subscription will be supported in future releases

- Trials can be configured for either full or partial functionality and there is a single binary for both.  If a customer chooses to pay full price after a demo a new download is not needed.

- Customers cannot re-download a trial after one use.

One-time Paid Download
(Unlimited free re-downloads)

One-time upfront price with unlimited free re-downloads

- If a phone is de-activated the app on the device will expire within 60 days.

One-time Paid Download
(Paid re-downloads)

One-time upfront price but paid re-downloads

- Customer must pay for each subsequent download of your application

- If a phone is de-activated the app on the device will expire within 60 days.

Paid Time Based Subscriptions
(x days, non recurring)

24 hour mininum increments up to 30 days

- Limit is 30 days.

- Auto-conversion to subscription will be supported in future releases.

Recurring monthly subscriptions

Recurring time frame is a month

- Customers are automatically billed each month and the subscription is cancelled by the end user either via the Verizon Apps client or by calling customer service.

- This is supported for post-pay subscribers only.

Developers can choose one pricing option or multiple pricing plans for a single application when submitting the first content for a concept. Pricing information is at the content level and cannot be changed for the various binaries subsequently submitted. In the VDC portal during edition upload, developers can select “Always Free”, “One Price Option Offered”, or “Multiple Price Options Offered”.   Pricing and selection of subscriptions options is at the discretion of developers.  Refer to Section 3 for submission details.

PRICING OPTIONS FOR IN-APPCONTENT

It is important to note that if you intend on offering multiple price offerings for your application (parent app) as described in Section 2.1, you will not have the ability to offer every purchase model if you are enabling your app for In-App purchase content; the only parent app purchase options when offering In-App content are: Free, One-time Paid Download (unlimited re-downloads), and One-time Paid Download (paid re-downloads)

In-App content can be submitted with one of the four options below:

Pricing Option

Duration

Usage Notes

One-time Paid Download
(Unlimited free re-downloads)

One-time upfront price with unlimited free re-downloads

- If a phone is de-activated the app on the device will expire within 60 days or whenever the parent app license expires, whichever comes first.  

One-time Paid Download
(Paid re-downloads)

One-time upfront price but paid re-downloads

- Customer must pay for each subsequent download of your application

- If a phone is de-activated the app on the device will expire within 60 days.

Paid Time Based Subscriptions
(x days, non recurring)

24 hour mininum increments up to 30 days

- Limit is 30 days.

- Auto-conversion to subscription will be supported in future releases.

Recurring monthly subscriptions

Recurring time frame is a month

- Customers are automatically billed each month and the subscription is cancelled by the end user either via the Verizon Apps client or by calling customer service.

- This is supported for post-pay subscribers only.

Single pieces of In-App content can be offered with one or all of the above price models.  The license and In-App purchase scheme allows developers the flexibility to fully customize their offerings.