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Mobile Data Plans: The End Of Unlimited Data?

Mobile Data Plans: The End Of Unlimited Data?

By Toni Matthews-El March 13, 2014

Some are saying that the “unlimited data” selling point that has long been a part of mobile data plans among top wireless carriers is in its death throes. It’s been pointed out that both Verizon Wireless and AT&T have switched …

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 to Pay $450 For T-Mobile Subscribers to Switch AT&T to Pay $450 For T-Mobile Subscribers to Switch

Just over two years ago AT&T and T-Mobile were set to merge into But for the U.S. Department of Justice that merger would have created the largest mobile provider in the U.S., further stifling competition. Instead, CEO John Legere has …

AT&T Is Tired Of Paying For Your Smartphones AT&T Is Tired Of Paying For Your Smartphones

For the longest time, wireless carriers have operated on a business plan that subsidized hardware in exchange for locking customers into a pricey two-year contract. The logic was that the almost pure profit these carriers pulled from subscriptions helped to …

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 …

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. …

T-Mobile Adds 1.1 Million Subscribers In Q2 T-Mobile Adds 1.1 Million Subscribers In Q2

For the longest time, T-Mobile was the third wheel of wireless carriers as it did everything the same as AT&T and Verizon, but without the excellent 4G coverage. That all changed earlier this year as the carrier became the “un-carrier” …

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 …

AT&T Becomes the Official Carrier For Disney Parks AT&T Becomes the Official Carrier For Disney Parks

AT&T announced this week that it has become the official wireless provider for The Walt Disney Company’s theme parks, including Disneyland and Disney World. As part of the agreement, AT&T will get Disney-related marketing and branding opportunities, including sponsorship of …

AT&T Adds New Low-Cap Share Plans AT&T Adds New Low-Cap Share Plans

AT&T today announced two new versions of its “Mobile Share” plans. The new offerings have low data caps and are among the least expensive of AT&T’s “Share” plans. Starting this Friday, July 26, AT&T will offer Mobile Share plans with …