T-Mobile US is launching a new family plan promotion that undercuts similar plans from other carriers by around $60 per month for a family of four.
Wireless carriers have largely shifted to charging customers based on how much data they use, with voice and texting becoming unlimited commodities, and Verizon Wireless has come out on top in that business model, according to a new survey. According to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Verizon has the most customers paying more than $100 per month on average.
Sprint is testing a shared data plan in select cities, according to a CNET report. The trials could indicate that Sprint wants to follow in the footsteps of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, which have made shared plans cornerstones of their offerings.
According to a new report from BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk, Verizon Wireless is in a better position than AT&T Mobility to maintain ARPU since fewer Verizon subscribers currently subscribe to shared data plans above 10 GB.
AT&T Mobility will allow customers with an LTE-capable vehicle from General Motors to add the car as another device to their Mobile Share Value shared data plan for $10 per month, the same price as a tablet.
Verizon Wireless will continue to respond to pricing changes in the market but is not going to go overboard in terms of a response, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is joining AT&T and Verizon Wireless in offering what is fast becoming an industry standard pricing for shared data plans: C Spire will now offer unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of shared data for four smartphone lines for $160 per month.
Verizon Wireless reported weaker subscriber growth for the first quarter on a year-over-year basis and its postpaid customer additions in the period were driven by the addition of tablet customers.
AT&T Mobility surprised the market by reporting 625,000 postpaid subscriber net additions in the first quarter, more than analysts had expected and the carrier's best first-quarter postpaid performance in five years.
Verizon Wireless said customers who are on month-to-month contracts or who bring their own phones can now get discounts on their service pricing by moving to the carrier's "More Everything" shared data plans.