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AT&T , T-Mobile and Sprints’s new plans

New Plans for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint were just introduced. AT&T’s new Mobile Share Advantage plan eliminates data overage charges for its mobile customers. The plans will be available from 21 August. Essentially, the company plans to throttle data speeds to 128 Kbps once caps are reached rather than charge for extra data.

Not to be left out of the limelight, T-Mobile bustled in with a new unlimited plan called T-Mobile One as part of its “12th Un-carrier move”.

In typical showbiz style, T-Mobile US CEO John Legere unveiled the move in a video blog, declaring: “The era of the data plan is over. After Un-carrier 12, the wireless industry will never be the same again.”T-Mobile One will offer unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited high-speed 4G LTE smartphone data from 6 September. The obvious downsides are just 128 Kbps speeds on tetheringand of course an FUP: customers using more than 26 GB a month “may see their data traffic prioritised behind other users.”

T-Mobile lso described it as a “radically simple subscription”, but see what you make of this:

“A family of four can get T-Mobile One for just $40 per line…The first line is $70 a month
the second is $50 a month, and additional lines are only $20 a month up to 8 lines withautopay. And it’s just $5 more a month per line without auto pay. All include unlimited talk and text and unlimited 4G LTE smartphone data while on our blazing-fast network.”

Sprint also launched its own unlimited plan, jostling for headlines with T-Mobile US. The Unlimited Freedom plan offers two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for $100 a month.
Marcelo Claure, Sprint president and CEO, said the company wants to provide “simple, worry-free and affordable wireless plans” to its customers.”There can be a lot of frustration and confusion around wireless offers, with too much focus on gigabytes and extra charges. Our answer is the simplicity of Unlimited Freedom,” he said.

Foxfi has fixed their app

I currently use Foxfi and PDAnet hotspot application on my Droid Razr and my HTC DNA and it works great. I am grandfathered in with unlimited data so it allows me to use Netflix, YouTube and Pandora with my tablet with no problem. I currently user 30+ gigabytes a month on my smartphone.The app did not work with Jellybean but had a update which fixed the issue.

Unlimited Data on Smartphones end on Verizon Wireless

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Verizon Wireless will end the unlimited data smartphone feature on July 6th 2011. The feature is $29.99 now for unlimited data usage and after July 6th customers will be able to pick from three packages.

$30 for 2 GB of data  $10 a GB for any overages
$50 for 5 GB of data $10 a GB for any overages
$80 for 10 GB of data $10 a GB for any overages

What does that mean for Verizon Wireless current customers is if you already have the unlimited data feature you will be able to keep it (grandfather in) but after July 6th current and new customers looking to get into a smartphone will only have one of the three options above to pick from.

My recommendation is anyone that streams a lot of media like music and videos should jump on the unlimited data option now before its too late.

What I am hoping is with the new data plans families now can share data. If you had a family plan with 5 smartphones now you are paying $29.99 times 5 smartphones close to $150 a month for the data feature only on the smartphones but after July 6th you can spend $30 and share 2 Gigabytes of data between the 5 smartphones. I don’t recommend the 2 Gigabytes for 5 smartphones thats not much data to share unless the smartphones are Blackberry devices the other two higher data plan options should cover most users.

After July 6th 2011

$30 gives you a monthly allowance of 2GB/mo. For 90% of customers, it is more than sufficient for uploading pictures, browsing the web, checking in on Facebook, downloading and using apps, and everything in between.

What are the levels of data I can purchase?

– 2GB for $30/mo, 5GB for $50/mo, and 10GB for $80/mo. Adding mobile hotspot adds 2GB of allowance and $20/mo on top of your data package.

How can I check to make sure I won’t go over my monthly allowance?

– An app called My Verizon is included with your phone. You can use it as well as a widget included to monitor your useage and check on it anytime.

I’m an exisiting customer. Can I keep my $30 unlimited data plan if I upgrade to a smartphone from a smartphone?

– Yes you can. It stays on your plan unless you ask to change the data plan.

What if I’m going to a 4G smartphone from a 3G smartphone?

– You can keep your unlimited data plan even if you are upgrading to a 4G device.

I have a feature phone with a $30 unlimited data package. Can I keep that when upgrading to a smartphone?

– Yes you can. It stays on your plan unless you ask to change the data plan.

Any other questions, email me.