Most service providers would readily claim that all they want to do really is just cater to every mobile user’s wireless needs. But just about every other consumer out there often feels like he’s been tricked by their carrier into signing up for a plan with voice call, text messaging, and data megabyte inclusions he can never quite use up in any given month, but still end up paying for anyway after every billing cycle.
This Halloween, Sprint has announced brand new wireless plans, and is even incorporating unlimited 2G data to its Family Share Packs. Beginning October 30th of this year, the wireless carrier is offering a new $20 plan dubbed the Sprint Starter Unlimited Data Plan, wherein subscribers will get to enjoy 1 gigabyte of LTE high speed data every month, including unlimited 2G data, plus the choice of buying more high speed data any time they like.
Mobile users based in the United States appear to be warming up to installment plans for smartphones. At least according to the information collected by research firm Kantar WorldPanel ComTech. In three months spanned June, July, and August of this year, Kantar determined that 47 percent of all the smartphones sold in the US were linked to installment plans, as explained by Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at the firm.
If you do not already know, the biggest wireless carrier in the United States has decided to eliminate contracts for its wireless services. Instead, Verizon Wireless has chosen to offer only four basic new plans that its subscribers can choose from. These changes take effect today, and if you are curious about what they are about, let us run through the basics.
What are the four new plans and what do they offer? The four new plans are as follows:
If you are one of those who do not mind jumping from one carrier to another without having to get a new smartphone, then a bring your own device deal (BYOD deal) is definitely right up your alley. Wireless carriers all across the United States offer BYOD deals of every shape and size, but if you really want to enjoy some savings, you can do well to approach mobile virtual network operators (MVNOS), small companies that rent network space from major wireless carriers. Let us take a closer look at a few of them and the BYOD deals they offer.
Lots of wireless carriers are offering early upgrade plans nowadays. Basically, early upgrade plans offer a means for mobile users to upgrade to a newer smartphone model earlier than the usual two year time period set in most smartphone plans. Apart from Sprint, most carriers have their own set of early upgrade plans.
So you want to get your hands on Samsung's newest flagship device, the Galaxy S6 smartphone? But you are already planning ahead to get the next flagship handset from the South Korean phone maker next year? You might do well to avail of an early upgrade plan. But which one to choose? Here is a quick guide.
After a very competitive holiday period in which wireless carriers in the United States threw seemingly endless promos after promos, it seems that the price war in between network providers are beginning to subside. Indeed, we have seen some carriers raising back their fees and ending their special offers.
John Stephens, Chief Financial Officer of AT&T, certainly agrees. According to Stephens, the field of competition in the wireless industry seems to have stabilized and he expresses confidence about AT&T's chances of competing in the next quarter or so.
So you are thinking of getting out of Sprint, but you don't want to give up the handset you purchased from this major wireless carrier? Not to worry -- Sprint happens to lease some its network to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). These are smaller wireless providers that make use of Sprint's network but offer significantly less expensive plans than the major carrier. Listed below are some of the MVNOs that will allow you to use your Sprint smartphone on their plans.