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“Unlimited” has become a meaningless word (for wireless carriers anyway)

Every major wireless carrier in the US is offering an “unlimited” data plan again. But each of them has a different definition of what “unlimited” means… and none of those definitions really seems to be “without limits.” For example, if you sign up for Sprint’s unlimited plan, you get to use up to 23GB of […]

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Unlimited data makes a comeback: All 4 major carriers onboard (again)

There was a time when it wasn’t hard to sign up for an unlimited wireless data plan in the US… and then most major carriers got rid of them. But over the past few years they started making a comeback on select carriers. Sprint and T-Mobile have been offering “unlimited” data for a while, with […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint launch new “unlimited” plans (with some limitations)

Good news everyone! T-Mobile is launching wireless plan in September that offers unlimited data for $70 per month. And Sprint is launching one this week that runs just $60 per month. But there’s a catch: unlimited doesn’t necessarily apply to every type of data. T-Mobile ONE Here’s the deal with the T-Mobile ONE plan. It launches on […]

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FTC fines TracFone $40 million for throttling “unlimited” data

The Federal Trade Commission is ordering US wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million as a penalty for promising “unlimited” data to customers, but then throttling connection speeds or canceling service altogether after customers use more than a certain amount of data. The FTC isn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with throttling data or terminating […]

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T-Mobile unlimited data plans returning on September 5th

US wireless carrier T-Mobile is bringing back unlimited data plans. And I don’t mean, 5GB of data at full HSPA+ speeds and then 2G speeds after that. Starting September 5th, 2012, you’ll be able to sign up for a T-Mobile smartphone plan offering unlimited HSPA+ 4G mobile broadband. The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plans will […]