Sprint seems to be confused about the direction in which people are using their cellphones. While mobile data traffic increased 81% in 2013, voice minutes have been in steady decline since 2008.
Starting from tomorrow, Sprint will be offering two new unlimited call, text, and data plans known as “Unlimited, My Way” and “My All-In”, which both come with the company’s new unlimited lifetime guarantee.
In order to combat recent rumors, Straight Talk has issued a statement through its official blog refuting claims that suggest the carrier’s advertised unlimited data plan is really capped at 1.5GB.
T-Mobile is planning to move away from traditional contract based plans, opting to become the US’s first Uncarrier. Pricing details have emerged outlining exactly what customers can expect from this change in strategy.
MetroPCS already has competitive rates but they have streamlined their rates to make things easier for the end user. Instead of worrying about talk and text, all the variations involve changes in data.
We are in the golden era of mobile technology, and the industry isn’t resting on its laurels. While Apple may have started this industry on a new path, its reign at the top may soon be over.
There’s bad news if you’re a heavy usage 4G data consumer with a contact on Boost Mobile, the company is to begin throttling your connection on January 20 if you breach the limits.
Over the course of the last 6 months, carriers in the US have begun doing unlimited data plans to compete for customers who use a lot of data. Following examples by Sprint and T-Mobile, US Cellular now has their own unlimited 4G LTE plan with an option to add tethering.
With Sprint looking to merge with Softbank and Clearwire, it might not be too long until we see the US carriers’ rankings really shaken up. Add that to the looming “T-Metro” deal, and Verizon and AT&T, the current leaders by number of subscribers, truly have something to be afraid of.
Verizon’s CFO, Fran Shammo, claims that unlimited data “is going by the wayside” as he discusses Verizon’s new Share Everything plans.