Tag Archives: data plans

One family, one data plan?

BLOGGER: RAFI KRETCHMER At last count, my family had seven data-hungry devices connected to my service provider’s network. Yet I have four data plans. To me, it would make perfect sense to have one, understandable family data plan, which would even enable me to save some money. But it’s not that easy; service providers aren’t quite ready to do this. Almost all of them initially came out of the gate with all-you-can eat data plans. This made sense when most families had only one or two devices that could consume data. But now, with families having six, eight, and even […]  More >>

The Price is Right! (Isn’t it?)

BLOGGER: GUY HILTON Verizon’s hints that it may charge LTE customers in tiers that are based on their data speeds as well as their data consumption is another indication that service providers are looking to move away from all-you-can-eat plans and instead offer a much more tailored approach to data plans. With its LTE network, Verizon will be able to deliver between 1 and 12 megabits of data per second, enabling consumers to choose from a variety of data delivery speeds, similar to existing tiered pricing for home broadband service. While Verizon hasn’t committed to any exact plans yet, and […]  More >>