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. "We've enabled mobile hotspot benefits on all active data plans," said T-Mobile in a statement provided to Fierce Wireless. "The improvements we've made to our data plans make our rate plans even simpler. Now you can use your paid 4G LTE data however you choose--between your smartphone and for other devices with tethering. When you reach your paid data allotment, your speeds will be reduced, not capped, so you never worry about overages." T-Mobile's $60 plan offers 3 GB of data for mixed smartphone/hotspot use and the $70 plan offers 5 GB of mixed smartphone/hotspot use. Customers of all plans can pay $10 per month for an additional 2 GB of mobile hotspot data.
Boost Mobile's Latest Hotspot Costs $50
Boost Mobile today debuted the Netgear Fuse, a mobile hotspot that can provide up to 10 hours of web surfing for up to 10 devices via WiFi. The hotspot has a 2,500mAh battery and a 1.77-inch display, which provides device status info.
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 Increasing Unlimited Data Plan Price by $15
T-Mobile is prepared to debut new pricing for its unlimited data plan beginning Nov. 15.
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).
T-Mobile to Prioritize Phones Over Hotspots
T-Mobile recently implemented a new policy that will favor phone performance over smartphone-based mobile hotspots when the network is congested. "Because we want to provide customers with the best on-device experience, our network is now designed to prioritize data on your T-Mobile smartphone, tablet or mobile internet devices, over smartphone mobile hotspot data," said T-Mobile on its web site.
WOW! I bet no other carrier can beat that at the same price point...
$70 dollar Unlimited plan (Grandfathered)