Xfinity Mobile Adjusts Plan – Implements Hotspot & Video Throttle

In August of 2017, Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile, a Verizon + Wi-Fi hotspot based smartphone offering, with hotspot features enabled so that it could act as a solid mobile internet option. Now, Xfinity has added a 600kbps throttle to ALL hotspotted data – and a 480p video throttle as well. This is a very unwelcome […]

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Verizon Prepaid Offers Double Data

Verizon Prepaid is currently offering a ‘Double Data Promo’, including as much as 20GB of high speed, tetherable data for $60. In early May of 2018, we noted a ‘Double Data Promo’ available from Verizon Prepaid. While everyone loves ‘free’ data, this deal had a major sticking point: there was little to no information on […]

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Visible: New $40/month Unlimited On Device Verizon Based Phone Plan

ORIGINAL STORY – 5/11/18: A new Verizon plan has been making its way across the interwebs this week, and we’ve been fielding a number of questions about our thoughts on it. While we love seeing new Verizon based plans pop-up, the new inexpensive, prepaid Verizon offering, called Visible, is pretty invisible in its application for […]

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AT&T Changes Prepaid Plans, Lowering Prices and Adding Value

Today AT&T quietly changed it’s prepaid options, making them universally more attractive than before and more competitive with the offerings from Verizon. Prepaid Changes Here are the changes to AT&T’s Prepaid plans: Autopay discount increased to $10/month from $5/month for all plans except the bottom tier 1GB plan, putting it on a more equal footing […]

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AT&T Prepaid Customers Can Now Enjoy Sponsored Data Too

Are you an AT&T direct prepaid customer? Considering becoming one? Yesterday, AT&T added ‘sponsored data’ to their prepaid plans. Previously this perk was reserved only for AT&T postpaid plan customers. The Verge posted a news story, with a screenshot of the text message AT&T prepaid customers received yesterday announcing this change. Reportedly, even those using […]

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New Data Deal: Sprint-Based Boost Mobile Offers HD Streaming and 20GB Hotspot for a Limited Time

Today Sprint-Based MVNO Boost Mobile announced a limited-time promotional offer called “Unlimited Plus” that significantly upgrades their regular unlimited plan for an additional $10 a month. The promotional plan has all the features of the standard $50/mo “Unlimited Gigs” plan but includes unlimited HD (1080p) video streaming instead of SD (480p), and 20GB of high-speed […]

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MetroPCS Now Offers Dedicated Data Hotspot Plans

Starting today, MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s wholly owned subsidiary, is offering a dedicated data hotspot plan. However, you will need to have a Metro PCS phone plan in order to add a hotspot line. MetroPCS is offering 10GB of high-speed data on a data hotspot device for $35 per month, with slowed speeds (128kbps) after that data […]

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US Mobile Adds Verizon – And Unlimited Data Plans With Hotspot

Today, US Mobile added both Verizon and unlimited plans to their cellular plan line ups. US Mobile is a newer (founded early 2015), prepaid MVNO company who previously ran only on the T-Mobile network – although they have advertised that Verizon coverage would be in the works. And now, Verizon is here. And so are some […]

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Metro PCS Adds 2GB of Hotspot Data, Increases Family Line Pricing

We’ve warned you about the fluctuating nature of cell data plans – and prepaid cell data plans in particular – right? And T-Mobile’s flagship prepaid brand, Metro PCS, seems to like to shake things up within their line up more than most. Metro PCS has once again changed their plans up. It seems to happen […]

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Virgin Mobile Going Unlimited – And iPhone Only

UPDATE (8/27/17): Inner Circle plan no longer requires purchase of a new iPhone. Virgin Mobile, a Sprint prepaid subsidiary, has trimmed their plan offerings to a single option: the new ‘Inner Circle’ plan. Virgin Mobile’s revamp from multiple data bucket plans to a singular ‘unlimited data’ plan is not surprising, as many carriers and subsidiaries […]

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Verizon Prepaid Increases Data, Decreases Prices

Verizon Prepaid is shaking up its prepaid offerings again – and that is mostly a good thing for prepaid data seekers. Here are two of the major changes that will be effective tomorrow: The $50 prepaid plan will be increased from 5GB to 7GB – yay! The 10GB plan will reflect a price decrease to $60/month […]

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Verizon Prepaid Offers Unlimited Data – With Many Caveats

Verizon Prepaid (Verizon’s direct prepaid division) has launched an unlimited data plan – with multiple limitations. This plan is similar to ordering pancakes at a restaurant and receiving a stack of dry, slightly burned, flavorless pancakes while your friend across the table receives a fluffy stack of chocolate chip pancakes spread with butter, drizzled with syrup, […]

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