On Sunday, AT&T is reconfiguring its mobile data plans in a way that will anger many customers but may actually please others. It’s raising its smartphone and tablet data plan rates, while simultaneously offering customers a better deal on the data they do consume.
Leaked information is pointing towards T-Mobile moving away from its unlimited data plan offering for the smallest plan option. If the leak is correct, customers on T-Mobile’s 200 MB plan will pay $0.10 for each megabyte over the limit. Which is worse: overages or speed throttling?
Starting on July 24, T-Mobile customers can take advantage of new plans saving more than $800 per year over service from rival carriers. Two phones on a Value plans with unlimited voice, messages and 2 GB of 4G data is as low as $99 per month.
Thirteen months after rival AT&T stopped offering unlimited smartphone data plans, Verizon Wireless is following. New customers on or after July 7 will choose between three tiers of monthly mobile broadband service. Are Verizon’s new data plans better than those from AT&T? That depends on you.
Mobile operators are freaking out about the growth of mobile devices, mobile video and their shrinking ARPU. But a respected research group with plenty of carrier clients issued a report this week that essentially tells carriers to stop whining. They can afford to invest.
Earlier this week, AT&T hinted at shared data plans, which could mean one of two things: one individual plan for multiple devices or a family plan to share data among a household on the same account. My family’s data usage illustrates the benefits of the latter.
T-Mobile UK told customers its ‘unlimited’ data plan now offers just 500 MB a month of data instead of a less limited 1 GB, so perhaps it is time for networks and ISPs to finally stop faking the concept of all-you-can-eat data with marketing lingo.
Need help choosing a cell phone plan? It used to be easy but now that smartphone adoption is rising, there’s a wider wider range of considerations including available software applications, handset platforms, and the cost of a data connection. This guide should get you started.
iPhone app developers are keenly anticipating news of Apple’s rumored 4G iPhone from today’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynoted by Steve Jobs. But some developers are starting to worry that AT&T’s new capped data plans could put a serious crimp in the app economy. You can get all the news from today’s events, including a live blog of the keynote at GigaOm’s TheAppleBlog.