Among the four biggest wireless carriers in America (namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint), AT&T has emerged as the network with the best customer care performance, at least according to a survey conducted by market research firm
Back in December of last year, Sprintintroduced a deal that promised to reduce the bills of subscribers of rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T in half, that is if these customers decide to switch allegiances to Sprint.
A few days ago, industry leader Verizon Wireless announced TravelPass, a new service that basically lets customers be able to take advantage of their smartphone plan’s voice call minutes, text messaging, and data while to territories outside the United States.
In its latest special offer, Boost Mobile (a prepaid brand of Sprint's) is targeting those currently under MetroPCS or Cricket Wireless wireless plans. Similar to what its parent company is doing, the carrier is also launching a limited time Cut Your Bill In Half promo, especially for mobile users who decide to port their phone numbers from MetroPCS or Cricket Wireless to Boost Mobile.
MetroPCS, T-Mobile's prepaid wireless service provider, recently announced a new mobile phone plan that offers unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, and data for $30 a month.
By introducing this this new plan, MetroPCS is clearly making a move to get ahead of its prepaid competitors like Cricket Wireless and Boost Mobile. Furthermore, the prepaid brand is continuing to offer prepaid plans that are completely devoid of any contracts -- just the type of plans that users who do not want to commit to standard two year agreements can be interested in.
4G mobile networks in the United States had an overall dip in performance last year, but in 2015, they are expanding and even faring better. At least, according to a study made by OpenSignal, a company that specializes in mapping wireless coverage.
OpenSignal collects information from its 11 million users in order to chart mobile networks worldwide. Last year in the report it published in February 2014, OpenSignal reports that the US had average download speeds of 6.5 megabits per second (mbps). This year, however, the average download speed has increased to 7 mbps.
AT&T will be increasing the monthly data allotments on its GoPhone plans starting Friday, February 20th. On top of that, the major wireless carrier will also be adding calls to Mexico free of charge.
GoPhone plan's data bucket currently offers 1 gigabyte per month. But in a couple of days, AT&T will be boosting the data allotment to 1.5 gigabytes per month. As for the $60 plan, what used to be 2.5 gigabytes will grow to 4 gigabytes starting this Friday.
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