Verizon Now Training Employees on Shared Family Data Plans


According to a leaked screenshot to Engadget, Verizon Wireless may be getting ready to deploy its family shared data plans soon. The carrier had promised the feature would be coming this year, and now it looks like employees are seeing the feature in their online training material. It appears that sharing data would cost $9.99 […]

AT&T Still Working on Shared Data Plans


After announcing its intentions on providing customers with a simple billing method to share the same mobile broadband data plan with multiple devices at last year’s All Things D conference, AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega says that shared data plans are still in the works. In an interview with All Things Digital at […]

Sprint Clears Up Throttling Confusion


There were rampant reports that Sprint, despite its commercials and prior statements, would begin throttling customers on its network. Dow Jones reported that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse says that customers who are in the top 1% of data hogs will be throttled, or capped on their download and upload speeds. Hesse and Sprint’s PR team […]

iPhone 4S Users Consuming Twice as Much Data as iPhone 4 Users


With each successive generation of iPhone hardware and iOS software, Apple mobile users are finding it increasingly easier to consume more data. Thanks in part not just to the availability of digital content ranging from apps, ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers, audiobooks, podcasts, videos, TV shows, movies, and more, the upgrades that carriers like AT&T […]

Verizon: Family Data Plans Coming in 2012

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Though Verizon Wireless executives have hinted about family data plans, or shared data plans, in the past, CEO Lowell McAdam has finally gone on record to give the initiative a launch timeline sometime in 2012. Under family data plans, users with multiple data-hungry devices–including tablets, embedded computers and notebooks, netbooks, USB modems, MiFi and mobile […]

Sprint Express is an Inexpensive Mobile Broadband Hotspot for Sprint


Joining the MiFi from Novatel and Overdrive franchise from Sierra Wireless, Sprint is launching its own branded mobile hotspot router on its 3G/4G WiMax network in the form of the Sprint Express. The device was leaked before and was thought, at the time, to be a smartphone, but it is a compact mobile hotspot router […]

Sprint Launches New Data Plans for Tablets, Mobile Hotspots, Netbooks


While Sprint is still pushing on for unlimited data plans on phones and smartphones, the Now Network has unveiled lower pricing and more tiers to bring mobile broadband data within the reach of consumers who are eyeing tablets, netbooks, notebooks, and mobile hotspot routers with embedded 3G/4G chips on the carrier’s network. Sprint claims that […]

Verizon May Offer Double Data Plans for Galaxy Nexus Release Date

Verizon Double Data Promo Galaxy Nexus

Verizon may be offering up a Black Friday deal worth considering — double data allowances without doubling your cost. A leaked document shows a Double Data Promo on Black¬†Friday¬†and Cyber Monday, the latter of which lines up with the presumed Galaxy Nexus release date. The Double Data promo would reportedly offer double the data allowance […]

Verizon Hints at Shared Data Plans


Verizon Wireless may be close to implementing a family or shared data plan, doing for data plans what wireless carriers are now doing for family voice minutes. Essentially, it is speculated that Verizon Wireless will soon offer a bucket of data, where consumers can choose on which device(s) they would want to consume that monthly […]

Did Sprint Sell Out to Get the iPhone 5?


If the rumors hold true, Sprint will get the iPhone 5 on October 4th. This is the first time Sprint will have the iPhone 5 on their network, and marks the third U.S. carrier for the device — leaving T-Mobile clamoring for the iPhone. When we asked shoppers which carrier they want to purchase the iPhone 5 on, Sprint was […]

How the Kindle Fire Could Burn the iPhone 5

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The Kindle Fire lit up the media yesterday in an announcement of Apple proportions. Immediately people began asking if this was the iPad killer that had been talked about since Apple’s tablet took over the market, there was also talk of cutting into Android tablet sales, but these miss the point. The iPhone 5 may […]

Verizon to Launch $50 Unlimited Prepaid Plan on Thursday

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Verizon is poised to offer a new $50 unlimited prepaid plan in a bid to lure in customers from Boost Mobile – which is owned by Sprint – and MetroPCS. Both Boost Mobile and MetroPCS offer customers service that is free from binding contracts. Big Red […]

Why Verizon’s 4G Limits May be the Droid Bionic’s Achilles Heel

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The Droid Bionic might be the best 4G LTE phone you can buy, but Verizon’s limits will prevent the device from living up to its full potential. Both Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Verizon’s 4G network are speed demons, but what’s the use if you have to worry about burning through your data allocation before the […]

The iPhone’s Unintended Effect on Data Plans, Will Sprint Be Immune?


Historically, at least with carriers AT&T and more recently with Verizon Wireless, we’ve been seeing the trend of more costly data, especially for heavy data users, that’s correlated to Apple’s iPhone, and in general smartphones. With news that Sprint is about to offer the iPhone 5 alongside its bigger rivals in October for the first […]

Sprint Customers Truly Taking Advantage of Unlimited Data


As the last of the major national carriers to maintain an unlimited data plan for smartphones, a recent study shows that Sprint subscribers are fully aware of the benefits and are taking advantage of their data plans. Unlike AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which charges for tiered and metered data plans, and T-Mobile, which throttles your […]

T-Mobile’s Lowest Tiered Data Plan Gets Metered for Overage Charges


Think you can escape the tiered, metered data plans from big carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless? Think again as T-Mobile USA, the nation’s number four wireless carrier, will switch its lowest data offering from a tiered, but throttled unlimited offering, to a tiered and metered data plan with overages. The new plan pricing would go […]

Regional Carrier U.S. Cellular Now Eyeing Tiered Data Plans


After national wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless had changed to tiered data plans from unlimited smartphone data, it appears that U.S. Cellular will be migrating to the same data plan pricing and offer. In its recent earnings call, regional carrier U.S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillon said that her wireless company will be moving to […]