Tag Archive: Data


Verizon reveals new unlimited data plan

Unlimited data plans are back at big red, and the prices don’t suck.

Verizon took the wraps off of a new data plan that gives customers unlimited data, talk, and text for $ 80 on a single line. Four lines can all get the same unlimited deal for $ 45 per line.

Of course, they mean alternate-unlimited like every other carrier does and you might get throttled at 22GB. We’re told it shouldn’t happen often, though.

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Keeping your data safe and private while you travel across borders is a lot of work

The things you may need to do to protect your privacy in today’s world is interesting and terrifying at the same time.

One interesting byproduct of a shift in the U.S. executive branch’s stance on border safety is seeing people actually concerned about their privacy and data safety when they need to cross those borders. No matter where you stand on the current administration’s ideas and potential policy changes (and this isn’t the place to argue those)  [Read More…]

Sprint’s limited time promo offers five lines of unlimited data for $90

Sprint today announced a new promotion which gives customers up to five lines of service for $ 90 per month. The plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data. As one might suspect, this is a limited-time offering; the promotional rate only lasts a little over one year. If interested, here’s how one goes about taking advantage […]

MintSIM is the best way to get cheap data in the U.S.

An introduction to alternate mobile service providers in the U.S., and to the awesomeness that is MintSIM.

A lot of my job involves issuing recommendations to people: favorite phone, favorite speaker, favorite coffee maker. While it’s relatively easy to list off the benefits of products you can hold in your hand, it’s less easy to recommend mobile carriers. There are so many factors that go into deciding which carrier to sign up for — location, budget, and  [Read More…]

Sprint customers used 5TB of data at the 2017 Super Bowl

That’s a lot of data!

Sprint dropped a press release about customer data usage at the big game and the ways they were able to provide enough of it.

Customers used almost 5TB of data inside and directly adjacent to the Houston stadium on February 5. That’s three times as much as the 2016 Super Bowl and eight times more than the 2015 game. And the network speed was nothing to sneeze at, either.

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Sprint slashes the price for its Unlimited Data plan to $50

Sprint is taking on Verizon’s new 5GB for $ 55 data plan with a new offer of its own, in the hopes users will find it superior. The carrier has just announced that for four days only (limited promotion), new customers jumping onboard with Sprint will get Unlimited Data, Talk and Text for $ 50 per month.

Cricket Wireless beefs up some of its data plans, prices remain the same

Looking for a LTE enabled smartphone and a data plan to go with it? Cricket Wireless has a few offers for you. The carrier just announced it is upgrading some of its data plans and giving select smartphones away for free to customers willing to bring their number to Cricket. The company has raised the

Photo editing app Meitu says it needs permissions for analytics, denies selling user data

Meitu details why it needs all those permissions.

Chinese photo editing app Meitu made landfall in the U.S. recently, with the free app shooting up the Play Store rankings over the course of the week. The app adds anime-style filters to photos, and the final results end up being equal parts wonderful and weird.

The app has been popular in China and Hong Kong for several years now, but its entry into the U.S. was fraught with  [Read More…]

Verizon to intro new 5GB for $55 data plan on January 24

Verizon performed a bit of market research and recently came to the conclusion that most customers don’t use more than 5GB of data per month. According to Big Red, 4 out of 5 of its subscribers take advantage of less than 5GB, so the company has come up with a new plan to cater to

Sprint now offers $200 prepaid card for each line you sign up on Unlimited Data, Talk, Text

Looking for a fresh start in 2017 while your mobile plan is concerned? Sprint will love to have you. Actually the carrier has a new offer for you, which sounds pretty intriguing. Sprint has just announces it is willing to award a family of four $ 800 if they decide to sign up on its Unlimited