NAD recommends that T-Mobile stop calling itself "Best Unlimited Network" in ads

Back in February, we told you that AT&T had filed a complaint against fellow carrier T-Mobile with the National Advertising Division (NAD). The latter is administrated by the Better Business Bureau and is “an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation.” AT&T was unhappy with some claims that T-Mobile made in some of its advertisements, and today the NAD recommended that T-Mobile stop calling itself the “Best Unlimited Network.”

The NAD checked out claims made by T-Mobile in its ads including “T-Mobile is America’s Best Unlimited …


Sprint to offer free unlimited data to always-on PC users

Merging with T-Mobile is not the only way Sprint hopes to grab headlines these days. The carrier is now offering free unlimited data for 2018 to anyone who signs on with one of the new always-connected PC’s. However, there are some caveats with this deal. The free unlimited data is part of the Bring Your Own Device plan, and is subject to surcharges and taxes. There are of course speed limits that will apply and you have to enroll with auto pay. The deal is only valid through December 31, 2018, which means after this year you will need to either cancel or start paying $15.00 a month. They …

Sprint launches Unlimited 55+ plan, matches T-Mobile's offer for seniors

If you’re at least 55 years of age, Sprint has a pretty attractive offer for you. The carrier just announced a new Unlimited 55+ plan, which allows you to get two lines of unlimited data, talk and text for $70 per month – that’s just $35 monthly for each line. The first line costs $50 per month, while the second one is $20 (thus, if you only need one line, you can not get it for $35).
As previously reported, Sprint’s new Unlimited 55+ offer will be available starting tomorrow, May 18. The plan is similar to T-Mobile’s Unlimited 55+, which …

Verizon quietly starts new lower priced carrier Visible; unlimited talk, text and data is $40 a month

Under the radar, Verizon earlier this year created a carrier called Visible. The service costs $40 a month for unlimited talk, text and data in the U.S. over Verizon’s 4G LTE network. To subscribe, you need an invite to join Visible’s early access program from a current subscriber. If you happen to have received an invitation, download the app from the App Store (Visible is iOS only at this point), fill out the necessary personal information including the invite code, and Verizon will send you a SIM card the very next day. Put the card in your phone and activate the service. 

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Sprint Unlimited 55+ for Seniors could be announced on May 18th

Last August, T-Mobile announced an unlimited plan for seniors 55 and older. A report published today says that Sprint will introduce its own unlimited plan for seniors on May 18th. Sprint is expected to call its plan Unlimited 55+. If that sounds familiar, well, it happens to be the same name as T-Mobile’s plan for seniors. If you’re 55 or older, Sprint will give you one line of unlimited service for $50 a month, or two lines for $70 a month. Currently, Sprint charges $60 a month for one line of unlimited service and $100 a month for two lines.

Besides the special pricing, the rest of the …

Switch to pre-paid carrier MetroPCS and get 2 free months of unlimited service

There is nothing like the word “free.” And when it is used to describe a promotion, the word sounds even better. For example, let’s use “free” in a sentence. For a limited time only, you can bring your number to pre-paid carrier MetroPCS and receive two free months of unlimited service. MetroPCS will even hook you up with a free (there’s that word again) phone from top line manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and Motorola.

Here’s how this works. Port your number over to MetroPCS and choose from one of three options. There is the $50 a month plan, which includes unlimited LTE service. For $60 …

AT&T "enhances" its two unlimited plans, has special deals for those in NYC, Chicago and L.A.

AT&T is adding two new unlimited plans starting on March 1st. Unlimited Plus Enhanced is $80 a month for the first line, comes with 15GB a month of mobile hotspot data for each line, and also includes HBO. The price is $10 a month less than the currently offered AT&T Unlimited Plus, and includes 50% more mobile hotspot data. Unlimited Choice Enhanced is only $40/month a line for unlimited 4G LTE data, and also includes HBO. Pick either one of the two Enhanced plans and you’ll receive a $15 “loyalty credit” that can be used to lower the cost of certain AT&T video services.

The …

Switch to MetroPCS and get 4 lines of unlimited LTE data for $100

MetroPCS, a T-Mobile prepaid brand since 2013, has a tempting offer for anyone willing to ditch a competing US carrier in 2018. If you switch to MetroPCS and port-in your number, you can get four lines of unlimited monthly LTE data, talk, and text for $100 – that’s just $25 per line. You can even add a 5th line at just $25 per month, but not a 6th one. There’s a downside to all this, as tethering (aka sharing your internet connection) is not available. Even so, we’d say this is a nice deal for families.  
If you don’t need four lines of service, MetroPCS …

Verizon's Go Unlimited plan to include Mexico and Canada starting on January 25th

As many of you know, Verizon offers two different unlimited plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. The former is the lower priced of the two options, and offers DVD-quality video streaming (480p) as opposed to the HD streaming (720p) available on the premium version. Another difference between both plans is the 15GB of high speed hotspot/tethering offered with Beyond Unlimited every month, compared to the 600Kbps speed cap that Go Unlimited subscribers experience for hotspot/tethering use.

However, Big Red is allowing Go Unlimited subscribers to match Beyond Unlimited users with one particular …

Project Fi's Bill Protection plan offers unlimited talk, text and data for $80 a month and less

Google’s Project Fi hybrid MVNO uses a combination of Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular networks to connect its customers to the internet. And now Project Fi has announced a whole new unlimited data plan that it calls “Bill Protection.” Previously, for $20 a month, customers got unlimited talk and text and paid $10/GB for data. Money spent on data not used during a given month was refunded.

To better compete with carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint and their low priced unlimited offers, the new Bill Protection plan again supplies unlimited talk and text for $20 a month. And yes, you still pay $10 …