Unlimited data customers off contract will get the moderate increase
Verizon plans to raise the price of its unlimited data plan to $ 59.99, an increase of $ 20 per month. While this sounds likes like a jerk move (and it is), the change allegedly only affects roughly one percent of Verizon’s user base. Verizon no longer offers an unlimited data plan and today only provides buckets in S,M,L, XL and, for a limited time, XXL. The data pools range from 1GB to [Read More…]
Verizon may soon be raising the price of its unlimited data plan for those who are grandfathered in if they are not under contract anymore. This report, which comes from The Verge, states that Verizon will be hiking the cost of the plan up to $ 49 a month, up $ 20 from the current $ 30 a month fee.
Sprint announced yesterday, that its $ 60 per month unlimited data, talk, and text plan will increase to $ 70 per month on October 16th. This will not affect customers who already have the plan or those who enroll before this date.
According to the press release, Sprint and T-Mobile are the only companies that have this type of unlimited plan. Sprint is quick to emphasize that T-Mobile’s is $ 80, which still is $ 10 higher than its plan will [Read More…]
Sprint has announced that it will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan. Currently available for $ 60 per month, Sprint’s plan for unlimited talk, text, and data will have its price raised to $ 70 per month for new customers on October 16.
Data throttling is a pain. Especially when you have unlimited data and want the freedom to do whatever you’d like to do with your devices. However, that’s not the case anymore with unlimited plans, except for those on T-Mobile. Now there are data caps that will activate a slower network experience once met.
AT&T is one of the culprits that will slow your internet speeds to a crawl if you pass a certain threshold. Today, AT&T has announced that they [Read More…]
AT&T has changed how the company throttles the connections of customers in congested areas, depending on how much data they consume. The US carrier had a limit of 5GB in place for unlimited data plans, and passing this bar would cause connectivity to the internet to be limited altogether. This limit has been increased to 22GB, enabling subscribers to download more data before having their connections throttled.
In a blog post, T-Mobile CEO John Legere issued a warning to customers “stealing data” from the carrier, calling out a fraction of users that are using workarounds to consume as much as 2TB (yep, terabytes) of cellular data a month. Legere mentioned that these users, who constitute a “fraction of a percent,” have been masking mobile tethering and hotspot usage, allowing them to use their cellular plan as a substitute for broadband:
Cricket Wireless on Friday announced it has enhanced the international calling and messaging plan for subscribers. Beginning in August, customers will be able to make unlimited calls and send SMS messages when traveling to Canada or Mexico. Cricket subscribers can currently make calls to those two countries, however this opens up the door for calling back home.
The new “roundtrip” feature will be offered for Smart ($ 50 per month) and Pro ($ 60 per month) plans at no additional cost. The feature [Read More…]
The no-contract carrier Cricket Wireless will offer customers on its $ 50 and $ 60 a month plans unlimited calls and text messages from Mexico and Canada to US starting in August. Cricket already offers those customers unlimited calls and text from the US to Canada and also from Mexico.
Sprint has kicked off a new marketing campaign with football superstar David Beckham, launching not only digs at competitors in the US, but also highlighting the network’s new “All-in” plans. The company hopes that the new plans will offer a simpler option for consumers, making it clear exactly how much the smartphone and accompanied plan will set them back.