NetZero Launches Inexpensive Mobile Broadband Service
NetZero today announced the launch of a new mobile broadband service that can provide "4G" access to Wi-Fi-equipped devices. The service requires customers to purchase either a mobile hotspot for $99.95 or a laptop dongle for $49.95. There are four plan options. With the purchase of one of the connection devices, customers can access up to 200MB per month for free for the period of one year. For those who need more data, NetZero is also offering 500MB for $9.95 per month, 1GB for $19.95 per month, 2GB for $34.95 per month, or 4GB for $49.95 per month. The free and $9.95 plans offer data at 1Mbps ("LightSpeed"). All the other plans off data at 10Mbps ("WarpSpeed"). Uploads are a maximum 1.5Mbps. Since there are no contracts, customers can toggle between the different speeds and data packages at any time to meet their needs. There are also no overage fees. According to NetZero, it will send alerts when users near their monthly data limit, and will offer them three options moving forward: top-up their data allotment (250MB for $6.95 or 1GB for $19.95), upgrade their plan, or wait until the end of the billing cycle. The service is available in 80 markets and uses Clearwire's WiMax network to provide connectivity.
Verizon Wireless Rehashes Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless has adjusted its selection of prepaid service plans for smartphones, basic phones, and data devices. Verizon now offers three plans to smartphones.
Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes
Verizon Wireless today refreshed its service plans in an attempt to make them easier for consumers to understand. The company is offering four basic plans, each of which includes unlimited talk and text, and varied buckets of shared data.
Sprint Adds Data Options to DirecTV Service Offer
Sprint adjusted its offer to DirecTV customers and added more data options. The original pitch included unlimited talk and text and just 2 GB of data per month for a year for free for DirecTV customers who port to Sprint.
AT&T's GoPhone Intros Unlimited Slow Plan
AT&T today made one of its postpaid plans available via its GoPhone prepaid brand. The new AT&T GoPhone Unlimited service plan costs $60 per month and offers unlimited everything at reduced speeds.
T-Mobile Gives MetroPCS Unlimited Music Streaming, Too
MetroPCS today announced a handful of new features that mirror services offered by its parent company, T-Mobile. First, MetroPCS customers now have access to Music Unlimited, which, like T-Mobile's Music Freedom, lets customers stream unlimited music over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment.
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