T-Mobile Increases Throttling Cap to 30GB

Because wireless carriers don’t trust their own networks, they set things like throttling caps in place on the “unlimited” data plans that they sell you. It’s a way for them to have an excuse when they are worried that heavy data users will impact the connections that other users have on their networks. Those caps allow them to throttle your connection, should you eclipse them in a billing cycle. It’s super weak, especially when every single one of them spends most of their days bragging about and trying to convince you that they have the best network.

T-Mobile has always offered one of the higher throttling caps at around 28GB. As of yesterday, though, they increased it to 30GB.  (more…)

Should You Ditch Your Verizon Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan for Verizon Unlimited? I Did.

Now that Verizon has a new unlimited plan available after spending years trying to force you off of your grandfathered unlimited plan, it might be time to figure out if those old digs are worth hanging onto. In my opinion, it’s probably worth making the switch, unless you fall into a pretty narrow category of grandfathered unlimited users.

I’m not trying to sell you on the idea, but we have had a handful of people ask – both in comments and via email – for our take on the situation. So in order to do that, let me walk through my scenario, because I did indeed cancel my grandfathered unlimited plan for Verizon Unlimited(more…)

Cricket Wireless Sets 22GB Data Cap on Unlimited Data, Will Begin Throttling Their Throttle on April 2

For years, Cricket Wireless plans have been some of the best bang-for-your-buck plans in the entire industry. Their $70 unlimited offering, for example, which costs $65 after a $5 autopay credit, has always been truly “unlimited” without a cap or the “network management” we see on other carrier plans. Couple that fact with Cricket’s use of AT&T’s nationwide network and you see exactly why their plans are tough to beat.

Unfortunately for Cricket unlimited plan subscribers, I have bad news to share on this front. That all changes on April 2.  (more…)

AT&T Introduces Two New Unlimited Plans, Plus and Choice

When AT&T took the DirecTV requirement off of their unlimited data plan a couple of weeks ago in reaction to the rest of the US carriers all making unlimited moves, I can’t say that people exactly warmed to AT&T’s offering. Nothing was really different about the plan, other than the fact that anyone could buy it. It still didn’t include tethering and wasn’t really that cheap when compared to others. Come this Thursday, AT&T is giving in a bit and mixing it up with two new plans called Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice(more…)

US Cellular Makes Unlimited Data Official With New Total Plans

A couple of days ago, we told you in an exclusive report that US Cellular would be introducing their own unlimited data plans come Friday. Well, it’s Friday and US Cellular has made them official as the Total Plans with no hidden fees.

You can see the full details below or in our initial report, but the basics are this. For $60 per month (with auto pay), you can get into a single line that includes unlimited data, talk, and text. You can add additional lines and get discounts on those lines as you add more. For example, a 2-line unlimited account would cost $115, while a 3-line account would be $160. There are also 2GB and 6GB plans, but the big focus will be on unlimited.  (more…)

US Cellular Getting Into the Unlimited Data Game on Friday, Plans Starting at $60

US Cellular won’t be sitting out the new unlimited data plan trend that has taken over the US wireless industry. According to a reliable source, US Cellular will introduce its own unlimited data plan(s) option this Friday with a starting price of $60 for a single line.

To be precise, an entire new line-up of single line/non-shared plans will arrive in a couple of days under the title, Total Plans. There will be 2GB ($40) and 6GB ($50) options to go along with the Unlimited plan and its higher-definition friend, Unlimited Plus. You can see a pricing chart below, but the Unlimited Total Plan will start at $60 for a single line, with Auto Pay and paperless billing enabled. The Plus option starts at $80. (more…)