Leap Intros Cheaper Data Plans as COO Exits
Leap Wireless recently refreshed what it charges customers for mobile broadband service. The company introduced a new top-teir plan that includes 8GB of data for $65 per month. Leap now also offers 4GB for $45 per month and 2GB for $30 per month. All three plans are capped, and users will be throttled if they exceed their monthly allotment. The mobile broadband plans max out at speeds of 1.8Mbps on its 3G network are aren't yet available to Cricket's LTE-equipped devices. In other Leap Wireless news, the company reported that COO Raymond Roman will leave the company effective July 31. The company does not intend to replace him, and will eliminate the position. No reason for the departure was provided.
Cricket Ups Data Buckets and Brings Back Unlimited Service
Cricket Wireless today improved its service plans with more data. Beginning November 5, the $30 monthly plan will include 2 GB of data (up from 1 GB), and the $40 plan will include 5 GB of data (up from 4 GB).
Verizon Makes Unlimited Plans Pricier, More Complicated
Verizon today revealed revamped unlimited plans that aren't nearly as attractive as last month's plans. The standard Unlimited plan now costs $85/month instead of $80/month, and has been renamed "Beyond Unlimited".
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.
Cricket Drops Entry-Level Plan to $30 Per Month
Cricket Wireless today dropped the price of its least-expensive plan to $30 per month. The plan includes unlimited talk and text and 1 GB of high-speed (8Mbps) data.
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.