Clearwire is not in good shape, and WiMAX is not long for this world. But the network is still active, and it's possible to get amazingly cheap, no-contract 4G data for the time being. Although Clear clearly wants buyers to sign up for monthly service, they also have "secret" on-demand 2-hour, daily, and weekly plans. Here's how to get online cheap! The first thing you need … [Read more...] about Cheap, No-Contract 4G Data: Clear’s Undocumented Daily- and Weekly-Pass Plans
Verizon Wireless has a promotion running in November that doubles the data allowance for 4G phones. This is a great deal compared to competitors, and it comes with Verizon's excellent 4G LTE coverage and performance. But it only applies to smartphones, not MiFi "mobile broadband" devices, and the offer ends in December. Let's hope they offer similar promotions for 4G data … [Read more...] about Verizon Offers Double 4G Data (But Not For MiFi)
The end of unlimited data is nigh! As I discussed in yesterday's post, AT&T's announcement of limited data packages at lower prices has everyone up in arms. But the switch to a-la carte data is a positive move for everyone involved, including AT&T, the customer, and the US wireless phone industry as a whole. Reality Check Despite the hollers from the crowd, AT&T … [Read more...] about The End of Unlimited Data – Part 2: Who’s Being Subsidized?
The headlines are all over the blogs: AT&T announced today that they are doing away with "unlimited" data plans and replacing them with limited packages at lower prices. I'm not going to repeat the news - Boy Genius Report has the best overview I've seen. Instead, I'm going to explain why I think this is a positive move for everyone involved, including AT&T, the … [Read more...] about The End of Unlimited Data – Part 1: The Buffet