Sprint Sunsetting 5GB Mobile Hotspot Plan, Intros New Ones
Sprint has refreshed the plans available to customers wishing to add the mobile hotspot feature to their smartphone or tablet. First, Sprint is "expiring" the 5GB for $29.99 monthly option. Existing customers with this plan can keep it as long as they don't cancel their service. New customers, however, must pick between two options: $19.99 per month for 2GB of combined 3G/4G data, or $49.99 per month for 6GB of combined 3G/4G data. Overage fees for both plans cost $0.05 per megabyte. Sprint will notify its mobile hotspot customers when they reach 75%, 90%, and 100% of their monthly data limit.
T-Mobile Increases Mobile Hotspot Allowance
T-Mobile has given its unlimited data customers 2 more gigabytes of data just for mobile hotspot use. The unlimited plan costs $80 per month and had included 5 GB for mobile hotspots; now customers have access to 7 GB of data for mobile hotspots.
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.
Sprint Intros 2GB Plan for Those Not Interested in Unlimited Data
Sprint recently added a low-cost 2 GB service plan to its offering. The plan costs $45 per month for a single line ($40 with autopay) and includes unlimited talk and text and 2 GB of data.
T-Mobile Intros Rollover Data, Called Data Stash
T-Mobile today announced Data Stash, a way for customers to retain unused data from month-to-month. Rather than allow unused data to expire, T-Mobile will let customers keep access to that data for up to a year.
Nearly twice the cost?