Unlimited data offerings may have picked up in popularity in the last few months, but it is good to know that for those who do not want to get an unlimited plan, there are still mobile operators out there that let consumers pay only for the wireless services they actually consume. One such example of a provider is US Mobile.
Not wanting to be left behind, the fifth biggest wireless carrier in the United States has decided to add a unlimited data plan for its prepaid customers. The new unlimited data option from US Cellular for prepaid users comes with a price of $70, and is an addition to its current $35 per month (which includes 1 gigabyte of data) and $45 per month (which includes 5 gigabytes of data) offerings.
Subscribers of Sprint can now pay for mobile service that their loved ones or contacts can use in Mexico and El Salvador. The major US wireless carrier has accomplished this by joining forces with Movistar Mexico and Movistar El Salvador, which are both ran by telecoms giant Telefonica.
Since August of last year, T-Mobile’s One and One Plus unlimited data options have already been live on postpaid, but customers of the third biggest wireless carrier in the United States have yet to see unlimited data make its way to prepaid. Well, their wait is over -- the mobile operator has debuted its new prepaid One spin off, albeit quietly.
The unlimited plan offered by AT&T’s prepaid brand, Cricket Wireless, offers better than average coverage, a reliable network, affordable pricing, and pretty adequate connection speeds at 8 mbps. But because it does not come with mobile hotspot tethering, it might have trouble distancing itself from what other competitors are selling.
The second biggest wireless carrier in America has taken the opportunity to improve a couple of its budget friendly prepaid GoPhone options just recently, but the caveats should not be taken lightly. For the first prepaid plan, unlimited data is made available for $60 a month, and already comes with just 3 mbps of data, plus the connection speeds will slow down even further after the customer goes beyond the 22 gigabyte limit.
Virgin Mobile, a prepaid arm of major US wireless carrier Sprint, is introducing a new option called Data Love Unlimited, which at $60 per month offers customers unlimited 4G LTE voice calls, text messaging, and data. On top of that, this latest plan also comes with mobile optimized video streaming, gaming, and music (video content is in 480p resolution, music is at 500 kbps, and cloud gaming is up to 2 mbps).
T-Mobile has apparently decided to increase the monthly data cap on its unlimited plan by a couple of extra gigabytes. Thus, the 28 gigabyte data allotment each month has now been bumped to 30 gigabytes.
It was only a matter of time actually, and now it really is happening -- the unlimited wars are now on prepaid, thanks to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. T-Mobile and Sprint, of course, fired the first shots back in August of last year when they launched their respective unlimited data options, effectively igniting a war over who has got the better unlimited offering.
This recent piece of news may not be a welcome one for customers of Cricket Wireless who are availing of unlimited data -- apparently, the prepaid arm of major US wireless carrier AT&T has plans to implement a new network management policy that will affect customers under the Cricket Unlimited plan, especially those who consume over 22 gigabytes of data each month.
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