Sprint to Increase Price of Unlimited Phone Plan by $10/month on Oct 16

Sprint rumored a while back that they would likely need to increase the price of their unlimited phone plans at some point, and potentially even discontinue them in the future. Today, they announced an upcoming $10/month price increase on their unlimited phone plans that include unlimited talk, text and data. The price will be going […]

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Is the OmniLynx Verizon Unlimited Data Plan Ride Over Already?

OmniLynx, the new unlimited data plan on the Verizon network that sounded too good to be true, seems to have reached its limits. Since about September 12, the devices have been on ‘back order’ according their ordering website. This morning, customers who had pending backordered devices got the following e-mail: The wireless provider previously servicing […]

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Millenicom Reborn? – Unlimited Verizon Data Plans for $47.75/month from OmniLynx Wireless (HSVWiFi.com)

A post on RV.net went up today from a customer of OmniLynx Wireless saying they had found a Millenicom replacement, which up until about this time last year was a top choice for RVers who needed a lot of data. Millenicom used to offer a 20GB Verizon plan for $89.99/month. That option abruptly went away last […]

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T-Mobile Declares War on Unlimited Plan “Abusers”

In a blog post this morning, T-Mobile CEO John Legere declared war on the few T-Mobile customers who have found ways to take advantage of T-Mobile’s smartphone unlimited data plans to provide unlimited tethering. Last August T-Mobile announced a similar initiative, but did not actually crack down with actitve enforcement. This time – the gloves are off. […]

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T-Mobile “Mobile Without Borders” Extends Coverage to Canada & Mexico

T-Mobile’s newest #uncarrier “Amped” move announced today is huge news for RVers: starting July 15th T-Mobile will offer free seamless roaming across Canada and Mexico. T-Mobile has long been a favorite of travelers because all Simple Choice plans offer free unlimited data and text messaging in 120+ countries worldwide, but voice calls were charged per-minute, […]

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T-Mobile Clarifies Throttling – Defines “Unlimited” as 21GB

T-Mobile news tracking site TmoNews has noticed a subtle recent change in the fine print attached to T-Mobile “Unlimited Data” plans. Last month T-Mobile began enforcing “Data Prioritization” that slowed down “customers who use more data than what is used by 97% of what all customers use in a given month” on congested towers – but it […]

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FCC Announces Plans To Fine AT&T $100,000,000 Over Misleading “Unlimited” Data Claims

The FCC announced today that it is planning to fine AT&T a hefty $100 million as punishment for AT&T’s misleading claims around its “unlimited” data plans. Even though AT&T has not offered new customers unlimited data plans since 2007, many existing customers have stuck with AT&T to keep these perceived valuable grandfathered plans active. But few customers ever […]

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T-Mobile Bringing Unlimited Data to Tethering / Hotspot Users

T-Mobile fan site TmoNews received some exciting leaked details of a change coming to all T-Mobile smartphone plans later this week: Unlimited Tethering Data In the past – not all T-Mobile smartphone plans included the ability to tether (via USB or by creating a personal hotspot). And those that did would cut off the tethering […]

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Unlimited Data Update: AT&T Eases Off Throttle, T-Mobile Slows “The Top 3%”

AT&T and T-Mobile have both made some clarifications this week on how they “throttle” their unlimited data users. Or rather – how they insist that they do NOT throttle. But in practice – though the word “throttle” is being avoided – the “congestion management” practices being applied to unlimited data customers will have a significant slowing […]

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Verizon Argues Against “Unlimited Data” – T-Mobile Argues Against Overage Charges

Earlier this week Verizon published an editorial on its official corporate blog, warning against the dangerous lure of unlimited data plans. Written by industry analyst Jack Gold, he makes the point that if customers had access to and actually used more data, Verizon would be forced to upgrade its network to handle the demand – raising costs. He […]

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Understanding “Network Neutrality” – Implications For Mobile Internet

Today the FCC voted to classify broadband internet (including mobile internet) as a telecommunication service, with internet now regulated the same way that voice networks have been – with providers classified as “common carriers” under Title II of the 1934 Telecommunications Act. The new rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking or throttling of any lawful […]

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FTC Throttles Straight Talk for Deceptively Throttled “Unlimited” Plans

The FCC isn’t the only federal agency making headlines fighting for mobile consumer rights this week. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it has reached a $40 million settlement with TracFone, the parent company of popular prepaid providers Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, and Telcel America. The crime – deceptively offering “unlimited” data plans […]

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AT&T Fights For It’s Right To Throttle

In October we reported that the Federal Trade Commission was suing AT&T for deceptively selling “unlimited” data plans that were actually quite limited in practice – with data speeds throttled way back after just a few GB usage each month. Today – AT&T fired back with a motion to dismiss, claiming that the FTC has no […]

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