Topic: unlimited data plans
T-Mobile's network was the fastest U.S. carrier in the first half of 2017, according to Ookla, but Verizon appeared to reach more users in rural areas.
T-Mobile's offer to buy Netflix subscriptions for its unlimited users shows the carrier is confident its network can handle an increase in traffic.
Verizon believes it can continue to refarm its spectrum for LTE use to increase capacity and meet demand in an era of unlimited data plans.
Sprint recently revived its promotional offer of five lines of "unlimited" data for $90, but rivals have yet to respond despite analysts' predictions.
Customers with unlimited data plans report fewer network problems than their counterparts with monthly data caps.
Verizon's new unlimited plans may pay off in the short term, but they raise questions about whether the carrier's network can meet demand in the era of unlimited.
The nation's largest wireless network operator restructured its unlimited data plan, dividing it into three tiers and capping video speeds on smartphones and tablets.
FreedomPop introduced a bargain-basement, $49-a-year plan to target wireless users who aren't interested in spending more for unlimited data.
Operators took back their own in Q2, but the good times may be slowing their roll.
Wireless is a good deal for consumers and getting better every year.