Leap Mulling Session-Based Data Plans
Leap Wireless is considering a move to session-based data plans, said President and CEO Doug Hutcheson at a conference today. Speaking at a Citigroup investor event, Hutcheson said that the idea behind session-based data plans is to provide customers with the maximum flexibility. For example, customers could buy data sessions when needed, or pay for faster connections. Hutcheson said he envisions such options being available directly from a customer's device. He didn't indicate what sort of pricing would be involved, nor when such data packages might be made available to customers. Leap Wireless is the owner of Cricket Communications.
Verizon Offers Unlimited Data for $3 Per Hour
Verizon Wireless recently introduced a new service called PopData that allows customers to access an unlimited amount of LTE 4G data for 30 or 60 minutes. Verizon is charging $2 for a 30-minute session and $3 for a 60-minute session.
AT&T and Verizon Change Up Prepaid Offerings
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have recently made changes to their respective prepaid services and taken dramatically different approaches in the process. AT&T's GoPhone customers now have more options than ever, while Verizon Wireless Prepaid customers have even fewer options.
AT&T Adds More Data to Mid-Range Plans
AT&T today tweaked its Mobile Share Value plans and added data to two of the options. Specifically, the $40 plan improves the data allowance from 2GB to 3GB, and the $70 plan improves the data allowance from 4GB to 6GB.
Cricket Doubles Data Buckets
Cricket today announced a promotion that offers up to double the amount of high-speed data for the same price as before. Starting September 13th, the $35/month (using Auto Pay) "Basic Plan" will offer 1 GB of high-speed data instead of the previous 500 MB.