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Best Data Plans Challenged by New Sprint Offering

Best Data Plans Challenged by New Sprint Offering

By Sean Patterson August 25, 2014

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 …

AT&T Allows Current Subscribers to Upgrade to "Next" AT&T Allows Current Subscribers to Upgrade to "Next"

AT&T today announced that it has eased up on the requirements for its Next plans. The carrier will now allow current AT&T subscribers to enjoy the same Next plans that new subscribers do. The new policy applies to all AT&T …

Verizon Earnings & Subscriber Numbers Up in 2013 Verizon Earnings & Subscriber Numbers Up in 2013

Verizon today released its fourth quarter 2013 and full-year 2013 financial results, showing that the company has made a significant turnaround from its disappointing fourth quarter 2012 numbers. Verizon’s fourth quarter earnings per share hit $1.76 in 2013, a significant …

Sprint’s “One Up” Plans No Longer Available Sprint’s “One Up” Plans No Longer Available

Less than four months ago, Sprint announced its “One Up” pricing program. The offering was a reaction to T-Mobile’s “Jump!” announcement, which allowed T-Mobile subscribers to Pay for their smartphones through monthly payment plans while using T-Mobile service through a …

T-Mobile Claims It Now Has The Fastest 4G Speeds T-Mobile Claims It Now Has The Fastest 4G Speeds
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Today at its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) presentation T-Mobile laid down the gauntlet for other mobile providers, promising to pay customers’ early termination fees if they trade-in their devices. Even paying $650 for a customer to switch won’t be enough, …

T-Mobile to Pay Customers' Early Termination Fees T-Mobile to Pay Customers' Early Termination Fees
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Late last week AT&T announced a plan to pay T-Mobile subscribers up to $450 to switch to AT&T. T-Mobile CEO John Legere‚Äôs criticisms aside, it now seems that AT&T was getting out ahead of a new T-Mobile plan that was …

Sprint Announces New “Framily” Service Plans Sprint Announces New “Framily” Service Plans

While AT&T and T-Mobile have been dealing with their own issues during this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sprint has used the venue as the debut of a new mobile service plan it is calling “Framily.” Though Sprint is calling …

AT&T Announces New "Sponsored Data" Offering AT&T Announces New "Sponsored Data" Offering
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AT&T today unveiled a new plan to allow content providers to subsidize data costs for AT&T mobile subscribers. The plan, called “Sponsored Data” would allow companies to pay for any data charges that AT&T mobile customers would ordinarily incur accessing …

T-Mobile CEO Calls AT&T Payouts “Desperate” T-Mobile CEO Calls AT&T Payouts “Desperate”
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Earlier today, AT&T announced that it will now pay up to $450 to T-Mobile customers willing to switch over to an AT&T plan. The deal included $200 per line for the switch and up to $250 for a traded-in smartphone, …

AT&T Announces 4G Data Roaming in Canada AT&T Announces 4G Data Roaming in Canada
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AT&T today announced a deal with Rogers Communications to provide its customers with 4G LTE data roaming capabilities while in Canada. Access to the data will, of course, not be free. AT&T customers will have to buy packages of capped …

Carriers to Rely on Multiple-Device Plans For Future Carriers to Rely on Multiple-Device Plans For Future

The smartphones markets in established markets such as North America and Europe have already begun to saturate as even price-sensitive consumers can now afford low-cost smartphones. Even the tablet market’s explosive growth has begun to show signs of slowdown. As …

Sprint Tanks in New Consumer Satisfaction Survey Sprint Tanks in New Consumer Satisfaction Survey

With smartphone industry growth in North American now slowing, mobile providers in the U.S. are getting creative to scoop up the last few customers who have yet to sign up for mobile plans and to maintain their large subscriber bases. …

Sprint to Unveil Its Unsubsidized Pricing Plan Sprint to Unveil Its Unsubsidized Pricing Plan

Back in July, T-Mobile introduced its “Jump!” pricing plan. The mobile provider’s new plan, instead of subsidizing the cost of new smartphones, allows customers to pay for their devices on a monthly basis. In addition, customers on the plan can …

AT&T Tops J.D. Power Purchase Experience Survey AT&T Tops J.D. Power Purchase Experience Survey
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Earlier this month, J.D. Power released the results of its “2013 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance” study. The report showed that AT&T ranks number one among top U.S. mobile providers when it comes to customer service satisfaction. Today, J.D. …

AT&T Ranks 1st in Customer Service Study AT&T Ranks 1st in Customer Service Study
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U.S. mobile providers aren’t known for their fantastic customer service, but some are certainly better than others. J.D. Power’s “2013 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study” was released this week, ranking each of the country’s mobile carriers on their …

Sprint Loses $1.6 Billion, Loses Nextel Subscribers Sprint Loses $1.6 Billion, Loses Nextel Subscribers

Today Sprint Corporation released its first quarterly report since its acquisition by SoftBank. The U.S. mobile provider posted a massive $1.6 billion net loss during the second quarter of 2013, while the company’s revenue during the quarter dropped slightly to …

T-Mobile Announces $0 Down For Any Smartphone T-Mobile Announces $0 Down For Any Smartphone
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T-Mobile was the first mobile provider in the U.S. to introduce a contract-free service that allows users to pay off their smartphone in monthly installments and upgrade more than once every two years. The “Jump!” service was billed by the …