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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 …

T-Mobile Promises Fast 4G Expansion This Year 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 …

AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans 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 …

T-Mobile Raises Data Caps For Simple Choice Plans 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 …

AT&T to Offer Unlimited International Texting 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 …

Verizon Raises Data Caps, Lowers Prices a Bit 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 …

AT&T Offers $100 For Adding Devices to Plans 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 …

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” Program is Now “Easy Pay” Sprint’s “One Up” Program is Now “Easy Pay”

When T-Mobile announced its “JUMP!” pricing and upgrade program last year, U.S. mobile providers scrambled to implement similar deals. Sprint was the last major carrier to roll out its plan, which was dubbed “One Up.” The plan allowed customers to …

Mobile Data Revenue Hit New Highs in 2013 Mobile Data Revenue Hit New Highs in 2013

Smartphone manufacturers may be seeing their sales growth slow in established western markets, but the companies providing mobile data access on the those devices are still seeing their revenues soar. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report estimating …

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 …

AT&T's Sponsored Data Raises Big Concerns AT&T's Sponsored Data Raises Big Concerns
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Though it was easy to miss among the flood of CES coverage this week, AT&T has announced a plan to capture new revenue from its data network. Called “Sponsored Data,” the plan would see AT&T charging mobile content providers for …

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’s 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’s Sponsored Data Criticized by Congresswoman AT&T’s Sponsored Data Criticized by Congresswoman

Yesterday AT&T announced its “Sponsored Data” initiative, which would allow companies to pay AT&T subscribers’ data costs for accessing their content. The plan immediately raised red flags for net neutrality activists, who saw the plan as the very thing they …