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)
Apple has taken a beating from the "in crowd" lately. In the mind of these technophiles, they've gone from hip to evil in just a few years. While Apple is lambasted for turning the iPhone "walled garden" into a jail, Google is applauded as the new bastion of openness and geek friendliness. This criticism focuses on the iPhone, especially with regard to the despised American … [Read more...] about How Apple Will Get Their Mobile Phone Mojo Back From AT&T
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