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.
H2O Wireless Adds 1 GB of LTE Data to Each Plan
H2O Wireless, an MVNO that operates on AT&T's network, rolled out a limited improvement to its service plans. Starting today, all new customers will have access to 1 GB more LTE data across H2O's various plans.
Cricket Customers Won't Benefit from AT&T's LTE Advancements for Now
Cricket Wireless customers shouldn't expect to see an improvement in data speeds any time soon, despite the incredible gains in LTE performance made by Cricket parent AT&T. Cricket caps all customers' data speeds at 8 Mbps, even though its phones and the network support speeds up to 10 times faster.