All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘carriers’

Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

What’s the fastest wireless network in America? For the second year in a row, the crown goes to Verizon – at least according to a large study from PCMag. The publication, which claims to have “ran more test cycles than ever before: 131,000 cycles over 30 cities and thousands of miles of driving,” says that Verizon delivered the fastest speeds …

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Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Is Amazon developing the Uber for package delivery? Amazon’s shipping costs have been rising for a while now (that’s why you now pay more for Amazon Prime, for instance). Now, it appears that in an effort to reign in these swelling costs, Amazon is thinking about crowdsourcing the delivery process. The Wall Street Journal is citing the omnipresent “sources familiar …

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Best Data Plans Challenged by New Sprint Offering

AT&T and Verizon are sitting content at the top of the U.S. mobile industry, but other carriers are continuing to bring competitive prices and services to the sector. The new moves are an attempt by both Sprint and T-Mobile to pilfer customers from other carriers now that there are few potential first-time mobile customers left in the U.S. Sprint recently …

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T-Mobile Eliminates Overage Fees

For over one year now T-Mobile has been shifting the mobile landscape in the U.S. The competition the company has brought with its “JUMP!” service plans, early termination fee pay-offs, and more has benefited mobile consumers at every major carrier. Today T-Mobile revealed the third of three planned “Uncarrier” announcements over the past week. The previous two announcements brought the …

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T-Mobile Announces New 4G Tablet Deal

Though 4G tablets have been heavily marketed over the past two years, the devices still make up a relatively small portion of the overall tablet market. This is largely due to U.S. wireless carriers, which charge consumers extra device and subscription fees for adding a tablet onto data plans they already pay for. Today T-Mobile announced new tablet policies geared …

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T-Mobile Rolls Out Low-Priced “Simple Starter” Plan

For the past year now T-Mobile has been rolling out offers that have forced the U.S. wireless industry into competition. Starting with its “JUMP!” plans and more recently with its offer to pay subscribers’ early termination fees, T-Mobile has led larger carriers to offer lower prices and better terms. T-Mobile this week announced yet another initiative meant to aggressively compete …

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T-Mobile Promises Fast 4G Expansion This Year

T-Mobile has shifted the mobile landscape significantly in the past year, doing away with device subsidies and forcing a small price war among the largest mobile providers in the U.S. One area T-Mobile still struggles to compete in, however, is the overall quality of its network. Neither T-Mobile nor Sprint have the data coverage reach across rural America that AT&T …

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AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger talk is dying down, and with good reason: competition in the U.S. mobile space is now benefiting consumers immensely. Led by T-Mobile, U.S. mobile providers are now dropping prices and introducing new pricing schemes with an eye toward sweeping up those last few prospective American smartphone users while increasingly going after other carriers’ subscribers. T-Mobile this weekend …

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T-Mobile Raises Data Caps For Simple Choice Plans

For the past year T-Mobile has been putting pressure on its mobile competitors through low prices and a variety of innovative pricing schemes and service offerings. More recently the largest mobile carriers in the U.S. have begun to respond directly to this competition, with AT&T lowering prices for its family plans and Verizon raising its data caps a bit. Now …

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AT&T to Offer Unlimited International Texting

The march toward change in the U.S. mobile industry is continuing, with larger mobile providers now reacting to T-Mobile’s unlimited international data offering and the rise of mobile messaging apps. AT&T today announced that it will be offering unlimited international texting on some of its plans. Starting this Friday, February 28, AT&T customers with a Mobile Share Value or Mobile …

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Verizon Raises Data Caps, Lowers Prices a Bit

For months now T-Mobile has been bringing significant changes to the U.S. mobile market. The company was the first to introduce the now-standard device subscription pricing model with its “JUMP” program and also has made its unlimited international data offering a point of pride. Most recently T-Mobile announced that it will pay customers’ early termination fees when switching to T-Mobile …

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AT&T Offers $100 For Adding Devices to Plans

AT&T’s recent quarterly earnings were solid, but it’s clear that the mobile provider is shaken by recent competitive moves from T-Mobile. AT&T last year was forced to adopt service plan offerings similar to T-Mobile’s “JUMP!” program. More recently AT&T tried to get out ahead of T-Mobile’s plan to pay early termination fees for mobile customers who switch to T-Mobile, though …

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