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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T-Mobile Offers “Unlimited” Deals for Multi-Line Families

T-Mobile has just announced new “Unlimited Family Plans” that are a great deal – if you have reasons to want multiple voice lines on T-Mobile’s network. We love the way T-Mobile has been shaking up the mobile industry, and have long recommended T-Mobile as a great secondary network for nomads on the road. But T-Mobile’s […]

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Weekend Cellular Roundup – AT&T Double Data, Verizon UDPs and Millenicom

This past week has been waiting to see how the major cellular news in RVing world might resolve. Here’s a quick wrap-up. AT&T Double Data Deals – End Today Today is November 15, the day AT&T last announced they had extended their double data deals until. We’re seeing no evidence of them issuing a second extension as of […]

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Verizon Unlimited Data Plan & Millenicom Updates

Just a quick update to share what we’ve been hearing from folks navigating both taking over Verizon Unlimited Plans, and transferring their Millenicom accounts to Verizon. Verizon Unlimited Data Plans On Saturday we announced that we had heard Verizon representatives being told about an upcoming policy change that would make transferring an unlimited data plan […]

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Verizon Unlimited Data Plans No Longer Transferrable via AOL effective November 13

We have received reliable confirmation that Verizon representatives have been officially notified that effective November 13, Verizon is changing their Assumption of Liability (AOL) policy. Previously, whoever was assuming liability of an unlimited data plan would be able to keep the unlimited plan plan on an older style Nationwide plan. With the upcoming change, all […]

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Feds Sue AT&T For Unlimited Abuse

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is suing AT&T for deceptively selling “unlimited” data plans that were actually quite limited in practice. Even though AT&T hasn’t allowed new customers to sign up for an unlimited data plan in years, many AT&T customers have held on to their grandfathered unlimited plans thinking that they were actually […]

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Verizon Unlimited Plan Prices TANKING!

In the process of researching our guide to acquiring a Verizon Unlimited Data plan, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks closely watching eBay prices on these plans fluctuate. With Verizon’s announcement on October 1st that they were backing down on plans to throttle unlimited plans, I had actually been expecting […]

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Verizon Cancels Plans to Throttle “Unlimited” LTE!

Today is a big day for Verizon mobile data junkies. Not only has Verizon announced plans to double the amounts of data in many of the ‘More Everything’ plan tiers, Verizon also announced that it is backing down from plans to throttle speeds for customers who still have a grandfathered unlimited data plan. Verizon announced in July […]

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T-Mobile Smacks Sprint With An Unlimited LTE Comeback

A few days ago Sprint announced it was rolling out new shared data plans with twice the amount of data for the price as the other big carriers. The sweetest deals however were reserved for new customers who transfer lines to Sprint from another carrier – leaving current Sprint customers out in the cold. T-Mobile noticed […]

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T-Mobile to Crack Down on Unlimited Abuse

Verizon isn’t the only carrier planning to add some limits to its “unlimited” plans. An internal T-Mobile memo leaked this week detailing plans to begin throttling certain unlimited plan users beginning August 17th. T-Mobile confirmed the memo to Engadget, and added an official statement with more details: A very small number of our customers are misusing […]

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Verizon Unlimited Upgrade Loophole Closing

It has been years now since Verizon offered an unlimited data plan, and Verizon has been making it harder and harder for customers with this plan to keep it. But for obvious reasons – these plans are considered to be the ultimate, especially for full-time RVers. All you can eat LTE with no worries about […]

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FCC Questioning All Carriers on Throttling Policies

The back-and-forth between the FCC and Verizon over Verizon’s announced plan to throttle speeds of customer with “unlimited” plans has spilled over to other carriers now as well. Unlimited cellular data is the holy grail of many mobile users, and Verizon’s grandfathered-in unlimited plans have become more valuable to those who still have them than […]

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