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Verizon’s new $80 unlimited prepaid plan isn’t exactly unlimited

Verizon $80 Unlimited Prepaid Plan

Verizon on Tuesday announced a new unlimited plan, this time targeting customers who’re more interested in prepaid offers rather than contracts. The plan sounds great on paper, but it’s not as unlimited as you might think. There’s a fine print you need to be aware of, which isn’t surprising considering that, unlike prepaid fans, Verizon is more interested in postpaid customers.

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Chris Smith

April 26th

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Verizon is losing customers like crazy, even with unlimited data plans

Verizon earnings, customer losses

In the first six weeks of 2017, Verizon Wireless lost 398,000 on-contract wireless customers. Considering that analysts expected Verizon to add nearly 250,000 customers in the first quarter, that's dire.

It's only thanks to Verizon's launch of unlimited plans that the bloodshed isn't worse. In the weeks after Verizon launched an unlimited plan, it stopped losing customers and actually gained 109,000 subscribers, bringing the net loss of customers in the first quarter to 289,000.

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Chris Mills

April 20th

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Verizon is spending big to make its 4G network even faster

Verizon speeds vs T-Mobile

Verizon's pitch has always been simple: pay us more money than any other wireless carrier, get the fastest speeds and best network coverage in return. But in recent years, it's been slipping. Thanks to the rollout of 4G technology and major investors by rivals, T-Mobile and AT&T are virtually level in terms of mobile data speed, and coverage is left as Verizon's last real advantage. That won't last for long.

So, it makes all kinds of sense that Verizon is investing $1.05 billion to buy millions of miles of fiber-optic cable over the next few years, paving the way for faster 4G, setting the network up for the coming switch to 5G, and rolling out faster broadband to homes.

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Chris Mills

April 19th

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AOL and Yahoo are merging into ‘Oath,’ one giant ball of sadness

AOL, Yahoo, Verizon and Oath

AOL and Yahoo, two failed internet companies that now mostly serve to leak your data, are hurtling towards a merger. Verizon already owns AOL, and provided its long-running acquisition of Yahoo's core businesses goes through, it will be the dubiously proud owner of that company as well.

We already knew that Verizon planned on merging AOL and Yahoo into one company, but now Business Insider has learned what it's going to be called. For once, we're desperately praying that the leaks are fake news.

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Chris Mills

April 3rd

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T-Mobile adds more data to its unlimited plan before it starts throttling you

T-Mobile unlimited vs Verizon plan

So far, 2017 has seen more changes to cellphone plans than the last five years before. In the space of a couple of weeks, all the big carriers suddenly started offering unlimited data plans for reasonable prices. AT&T even removed its ridiculous triple-play requirement for unlimited customers, which was generous.

For T-Mobile, which started the unlimited data trend last year, it didn't seem like things could get much better. But the entry of Verizon and AT&T forced it to remove the last real restrictions on the data plan, meaning that you can use hotspot data or watch HD video.

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Chris Mills

March 11th

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Verizon is stealing Sprint’s customers with its new unlimited data plan

Verizon vs Sprint

Verizon began 2017 by blindsiding everyone with a new unlimited data plan. I say "blindside," because a year ago yesterday, Verizon's CFO told us all that "the unlimited model does not work."

If unlimited data doesn't work, someone's going to have to explain to me how Verizon is stealing all of Sprint's customers all of a sudden.

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Chris Mills

March 10th

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T-Mobile quietly increases the ‘ridiculous activation fee’ for every new line

T-Mobile sim vs Verizon

John Legere has literally made a career by bashing other wireless carriers for "ridiculous" activation fees, "bullshit" extra add-ons, and "absurd" pricing schemes.

So it's a little awkward that T-Mobile has very quietly increased the cost of its "SIM Starter Kit" -- that's an activation fee, let's be clear -- to $25. That's the second increase in a year, and means that over the last 365 days, the price of adding an extra line to T-Mobile has increased by $10 for no discernible reason.

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Chris Mills

March 1st

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Google’s Pixel XL works much better on Verizon than T-Mobile for one weird reason

Pixel XL vs S7 Edge

It's 2017, which means we're long past the days when your phone should lock you in to one particular carrier. Unfortunately, Google doesn't seem to agree.

A new report from Cellular Insights takes a deep dive into how the Google Pixel XL performs on different networks. According to their testing, 3x Carrier Aggregation -- a feature that combines different LTE bands for blazing-fast speeds -- doesn't work on T-Mobile, but does on Verizon.

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Chris Mills

February 24th

Mobile

Understanding which wireless network is actually the best

Best wireless network 2017

Every year, a bunch of different studies come out that crown a winner, the "best network" in the USA. Each study claims to use the best, most scientific methodology to give "unrivaled accuracy" or "undisputed results," or something else equally quotable.

But if the studies are so good, why do they give such different results? Take a study published today by RootMetrics, which has Verizon in first place and T-Mobile in last. That's in stark contrast to a study last month from OpenSignal, which had T-Mobile and Verizon tied for first and Sprint languishing in last place.

The reason for the difference is that measuring cellphone networks is hard. We're talking about trying to quantify a network that stretches across the entire country, works on tens of thousands of different devices and in all kinds of terrain. Trying to measure that, assign each of the big four wireless networks an easy-to-understand score and publish results in a 300-word blog post is basically impossible.

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February 23rd

Mobile

Understanding which wireless network is actually the best

Best wireless network 2017

Every year, a bunch of different studies come out that crown a winner, the "best network" in the USA. Each study claims to use the best, most scientific methodology to give "unrivaled accuracy" or "undisputed results," or something else equally quotable.

But if the studies are so good, why do they give such different results? Take a study published today by RootMetrics, which has Verizon in first place and T-Mobile in last. That's in stark contrast to a study last month from OpenSignal, which had T-Mobile and Verizon tied for first and Sprint languishing in last place.

The reason for the difference is that measuring cellphone networks is hard. We're talking about trying to quantify a network that stretches across the entire country, works on tens of thousands of different devices and in all kinds of terrain. Trying to measure that, assign each of the big four wireless networks an easy-to-understand score and publish results in a 300-word blog post is basically impossible.

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Chris Mills

February 23rd

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