Things are moving to the benefit of the consumer once again when it comes to mobile phone providers. The four major carriers Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint will once again all have unlimited data plans available. It is currently in your best interest to re-evaluate your current plan with your existing provider to decide if it is worth making the change.
Below is a pricing matrix displaying each provider’s current pricing (excluding taxes and fees) for each of their unlimited plan options.
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How you move your data and the type of data that you move is important to note as well. If you utilize the “Personal/Mobile Hotspot” feature on your phone AT&T will not allow this feature to be used; so you will lose that capability. The other providers are limiting you to 10GB of Mobile Hotspot data at 4G speeds the rest will be throttled down to 3G speeds.
Also, data throttling or “slowdown” will occur on Verizon & AT&T after 22GB of data utilization. T-Mobile’s network is after 28GB and Sprint after 23GB. This will reduce your data moving from 4G speeds down to 3G speeds.
Additionally, video streaming will only be affected on AT&T’s plan. Instead of streaming what your video content provider provides AT&T will scale this down to 480p which means no high definition streaming on your devices utilizing their unlimited plan. All other providers will allow streaming up to full 1080p HD video resolution or whatever your content provider can push out.
Hopefully, these new pricing plans can be of benefit to you and help you save money. It is always in your best interest to re-evaluate your mobile phone plan at least once a year to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck.