For the first time in ages, AT&T will offer customers an unlimited data plan. The catch? You need to pay for TV service as well.
In a smartphone renaissance where we’ve finally realized that carrier contracts are bullshit, Verizon is now moving to month-by-month contracts, meaning you are no longer forced into sticking with Verizon for years at a time.
A reader, Chris, wrote us yesterday with a very good question about streaming music services:
I think we can safely label T-Mo a meddler. Helmed by the mildly eccentric CEO John Legere, the Uncarrier announced today that it'll offer a free year of unlimited data to current subscribers who successfully coerce a family member or friend from Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon to join T-Mobile.
Do you love experiencing the internet only through the foggy, noisy lens of Facebook? How about only reading things on Twitter or peeping links on Pinterest or stalking friends on Instagram? Then you're going to love Sprint's new hyper-focused data plans. For $12 a month, you can use one of the services as much as you…
Freedompop, the same folks who have been bringing free talk, text, and data plans to Sprint-friendly phones one at a time, now has a new (awesome) offer: You can get the same plan on a Samsung Tab 3, or any Sprint-compatible iPad.
Looking for a cheap smartphone plan that favors talking over browsing? T-Mobile just rolled out an entry-level plan that lets you talk or text all you want, but limits you to 500MB of high-speed data for $40 a month.
Starting October 25th, new AT&T customers have an option between shared data plans and...shared data plans. Existing users will be able to keep whatever plan they currently have; AT&T won't shunt you off. But anybody who's switching over now is going to have pick a share plan. No ifs ands or buts. [Engadget]
Using your smartphone abroad sucks, or rather, it's just annoying. You wish you had your phone to talk to home, but it's complicated. Maybe you've figured it out so that it doesn't cost you a fortune (lucky you!) but most of us haven't. Beginning October 31st, T-Mobile will be offering free text and data in 100…
Over the weekend, Verizon, which famously executed unlimited data plans last year, had a software glitch that allowed customers to upgrade their phone and keep their grandfathered unlimited data plans. Most of us probably didn't take advantage. Which means you'll have to shell out full, unsubsidized prices for your…
T-Mobile has the iPhone now. It's only a hundred bucks! There's no contract! Unlimited everything! But before you get too excited about the prospect of jumping ship for forgotten carrier, let's take a look at how exactly that its iPhone 5 data plans compare to the other big dogs.
The latest additions to AT&T's new data plan stable are ostentatious, we'll give them that. Want 30GB, 40GB, or 50GB of monthly mobile data? Sure thing, chief. That'll just be up to $500 per month. Oh, plus another $30 for each additional smartphone. Per month. Go over that massive cap? An extra $15 per gig please.
Remember Republic Wireless? Those guys who promised to change the world of mobile with a $19 per month unlimited talk, text, and data plan? Remember how it sounded too good to be true? I dove in head first when it came out as a beta last year, and I can tell you from experience that it both is and isn't. Republic is…
If you're interested in getting a tablet with Sprint (and now the iPad and iPad Mini are on Sprint), you have some okay-ish off contract plans: $15 for 300MB, $35 for 3GB, $50 for 6GB of data and
$80 for 12GB. If you already have a Sprint smartphone though, you get something even better: you can add 1GB of data for…
Tmonews is reporting that T-Mobile, the carrier of the people, will soon be bringing back the holy grail of unlimited data plans. It's the real deal, folks. No speed limits, caps, overages, throttling or anything—just an unlimited amount of data for you to use every month, as it should be.
AT&T's got some new shared data plans that, thankfully, look a lot simpler than Verizon's. Shared data is a good thing that makes your life simpler. But every time you look at AT&T's page, it's hard not to stare at that absurd little 250MB plan.
According to Consumer Reports and analytics firm Validas, nearly half of the people with unlimited AT&T data plans don't need it. In fact, those people (which make up 48 percent) use so little data that they should just switch to AT&T's low end 300MB plan. What?
If you're one of the lucky AT&T customers who still has an unlimited data plan, you're probably aware that AT&T hamstings the connections of its "top 5 percent" of data consumers. But it has never been clear who exactly falls into that category. Until now.