T-Mobile announced yet another “Uncarrier” move this morning. This time, the company will be getting rid of its many data plans in favor of what it’s billing as a no-BS unlimited plan for everyone. But this isn’t quite the bottomless bucket of mobile connectivity it sounds like.
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…
Hey Carriers. We need to talk. You know how you said you were going to start throttling high data usage users in hopes to preserve bandwidth? That's bullshit, apparently. It's only because you want to get us onto tiered data plans so you can charge us overages. With hate, everyone.
It seems like all the carriers have banded together to kill the angel known as unlimited data. Even little 'ol Virgin Mobile has joined the murder party, informing their customers that as of March 23rd, Virgin Mobile will throttle users who pass the 2.5GB data threshold. That supposedly effects 3% of their customers.…
Verizon notoriously killed its unlimited data plans this past summer, leaving users with only tiered options with ugly data caps. Not cool. But such is life in the era of bandwidth slurping smartphone ubiquity. Or is it? Apparently there's a secret hack that lets Verizon users add unlimited data to their plans.
Republic Wireless gained some notoriety a few months back for offering a $19/month phone plan for unlimited-ish data, voice and text. The only hang up before was that Republic Wireless limited you on what unlimited truly meant. Not anymore though. Now, unlimited TRULY means unlimited. And it still only costs 19 bucks.
Sprint's about to make its first step to distance itself from unlimited data. Starting October 2nd, mobile hotspot customers will have a 5GB cap, with a 5 cent per MB charge after that.
A leaked internal AT&T document that landed in the hands of Engadget suggests the carrier is axing its $10/1000 messages text messaging plan effective August 21st. The only available text messaging option will be the $20 unlimited plan. [Engadget]
Amazon sweetened its Cloud Drive service by adding support for the iPad and giving both its free and paying customers unlimited storage.
You've waited months for iCloud. You've waited years for Spotify. But Sony just beat both of those to the punch on your phone, with an all-you-can-hear, cloud-based music buffet available right now in the Android Market.
The Network giveth and The Network hath taken away. Verizon has announced that it is eliminating its semi-popular one-year contract option, explaining that most customers sign two-year contracts and the options for month-to-month and prepaid accounts remain.
Sticking to their word about not giving up unlimited data plans, Clearwire's new 4G/3G dongle is compatible with Macs for the first time, and dances out alongside two more new modems offering up 4G unlimited data/Wi-Fi.
AT&T may be killing unlimited data plans, but wireless broadband provider Clearwire is going to keep giving us what we want. Here's an explanation of their thoughts on unlimited data and tiered pricing—complete with a jab at AT&T.
AT&T announced some changes to the iPhone data plans, but iPad 3G owners are affected, too: AT&T is doing away with the $30/month unlimited data plan. Instead you'll pay $25/month for 2GB:
One of our Verizon sources have also told us about a new plan called Connect, which is basically aimed at web-enabled cellphones, but not smartphones. According to him, the Connect option will be available on November 16 and it will be cheaper than the Vcast service, providing with unlimited mobile web for just $10 on…
Sprint's sort of following in T-Mobile's unlimited family plan footsteps when they rejiggered their plans to include unlimited options for shared plans. Now, if you add an additional line onto one of their $99
Simply Everything Talk Share plan for $9.99, each line will be able to share unlimited messaging, email,…
T-Mobile's better-than-average rate plans continue with their new unlimited family plans, which costs $99 for the first line, and $49 for each additional plan after. You get up to four extra lines, but each line has unlimited calling, roaming, SMS, MMS and IMing. The more lines you get, the more cost effective each…