Sprint and T-Mobile have garnered quite a reputation for duking it out. Each carrier will launch a new promotion and the other will rush to match or best it. The usual scenario is happening again, with Sprint matching T-Mobile’s “fourth line ... Read More »
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There are plenty of carrier options out there, but sometimes the smaller carriers don’t get as much coverage. That’s an unfortunate coincidence, because depending on how you use your wireless service, you could stand to save a great deal of money by using one of these smaller carriers. One of the more well-known prepaid carriers ... Read More »
Deals, promotions and limited-time offers are pretty common, even from wireless carriers, but Verizon doesn’t have any plans to match all of them whenever a new one crops up, even when an offer like unlimited data from its biggest rival pops up on the scene.
In an interview with CNET, Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo confirmed that ... Read More »
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AT&T hasn’t offered an unlimited data plan to new customers for years now, but starting tomorrow, it’ll begin doing just that.
While other carriers have begun to offer unlimited data again (with some caveats), AT&T has remained recalcitrant on the issue. Now the nation’s second largest carrier is taking a step to try and urge customers off of grandfathered unlimited data plans. Beginning in February, AT&T customers who are grandfathered into unlimited data plans ... Read More »
“Sprint beats all national carriers with unlimited data for $20/month.” That’s the headline Sprint is using for this announcement, but the wording “unlimited data” is quite a stretch. The plan does indeed offer unlimited data, but only 1GB of that will be LTE. The rest will be 2G data, which we all know sucks.
Though many ... Read More »
The task of managing grandfathered unlimited data plans has been a bit tricky for some carriers. Most have implemented a throttling system that prevents customers from taking up too much of the network with their data usage. With AT&T, unlimited data users in congested areas used to be able to use up to 5GB of ... Read More »
T-Mobile has garnered a reputation for standing out from the crowd in what it’s willing to do, and today it’s taking another interesting step. The company is now going after what it calls “network abusers,” which are T-Mobile users who are taking advantage of the company’s network and its unlimited 4G LTE data ... Read More »
On June 17, the FCC made it known that it hit AT&T with a $100 million fine for throttling its unlimited data customers. That’s the biggest single fine against AT&T in the carrier’s history, and perhaps as a way to avoid any kind of fines of that nature, Sprint has decided to opt out ... Read More »
FTC fines TracFone $40 million because it believes that throttled unlimited data isn’t really unlimited
After taking AT&T to task for throttling unlimited data plans in late 2014, the Federal Trade Commission is now going after prepaid provider TracFone.