Mint Mobile Rebuked for Claiming "Unlimited" Data in Ads
The National Advertising Review Board has issued a final decision that Mint Mobile should not use the word "unlimited" to describe its top-end plan as currently implemented. The plan is actually capped at 35 GB of full-speed data. While such caps are not uncommon with "unlimited" plans, Mint throttles users down to near-useless 2G data speeds after the limit is reached. Other providers generally have less-severe data speed throttling when the cap is reached. Mint says it will abide by the Board's ruling.
Nov 7, 2019
T-Mobile today announced plans to offer three new programs offering 5G service for free to certain groups, or cheaply for everyone else. The company is promising to launch the programs when and if it is allowed to merge with Sprint.
Jan 5, 2022
Verizon has made a handful of changes to its unlimited plans, giving some customers a better value. The basic structure and pricing remain unchanged, but some plans now come with more data.
Oct 29, 2021
Cricket made two major changes to its prepaid plans today, bringing them in line with the competition in two important ways. First, Cricket is removing the cap of 8 Mbps on 4G LTE download speeds.
Feb 8, 2019
AT&T's marketing of a "5G E" network — which is actually 4G LTE and has nothing to do with 5G technology — now has the company in legal trouble, as Sprint is taking AT&T to court for "false advertising and deceptive acts". AT&T has been marketing "5G E" in large national ad campaigns, as well as updating existing phone software to show a "5G E" indicator for 4G LTE service.
Unlimited Data Doesn't Mean Unlimited Speed