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Unlimited Showdown: Sprint And T-Mobile Introduce Competing Unlimited Plans On The Same Day

Let the battle begin. Two major US wireless carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile, have just introduced competing new unlimited data options for their respective customers, especially those who are okay with the idea of watching video content at lower quality. The good news is that the carriers’ new plans are cheaper than the usual $95 per month that each mobile operator charges for unlimited data.

 

Ting Reduces Its Data Prices

Ting has lowered the rates of its monthly data blocks, which means that customers of the carrier get to enjoy the same quantity of data gigabytes as before, but for a lesser price this time (see summary below). The changes to its pricing structure should come as welcome news to customers of Ting, especially those with more than average data requirements.

Between 2014 And 2015, US Users Doubled Their Mobile Data Usage

The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) is offering new proof of something we probably all know to be true already -- that we are becoming more dependent on mobile data when accessing the information superhighway, as opposed to doing it through desktop computers connected on home Internet.

 

New Study: More And More Users Giving Up Home Internet In Favor Of Mobile Data

Based on information collected from a sample of 53,000 American users, it appears that more and more people in the United States are ditching their regular wired web access (via home Internet) for mobile data, preferring to browse the information superhighway using their smartphones and tablet devices instead of desktop computers, as reported by the Washington Post.

How to Reduce Cell Phone Data Charges

All the major cell phone carriers require data plans for smartphones purchased from them. Until recently, it was one-size-fits-all, with each carrier offering an unlimited or nearly unlimited data plan for $30 a month. AT&T,  T-Mobile, and Verizon have now gone to tiered data pricing, with a lower-priced data plan offering.   T-Mobile and AT&T offer 200 MB for $10 and $15/month respectively.

AT&T Launches New Data Pricing

In a move that will eventually be copied (in some form) by other wireless (and possibly home broadband) providers, AT&T has moved to a tiered, usage-based data pricing for its smartphone devices.