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’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 Now 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 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”

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

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

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 For Consumers and Content Providers

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

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 Other Carriers’ Early Termination Fees

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…