SPOTLIGHT: Helio's new hybrid plan includes restrictions

When it comes to Helio's new hybrid data plan that combines EV-DO and Boingo's WiFi service on one data card for $85 per month, the MVNO isn't too innovative about the terms of service. Users only get 160 MB of downloads per month on the 3G network--a page taken from Verizon Wireless, one of its host networks. Helio is quick to explain that the restriction doesn't apply to the WiFi portion, but the writer correctly asserts that forcing people to hunt down hotspots when they're paying $85 a month and slapping arbitrary, erratically enforced limits on to their network usage isn't the right way to get people on your new network. Article

Sponsored by ADI

What if we were never truly alone? Our next-gen communications technology can help people in even the most remote places stay connected.

What if there were no ocean, desert, mountain or event that could ever keep us from telling our stories, sharing discoveries or asking for help? ADI’s next-gen communications technology could keep all of us connected.

Suggested Articles

Nokia’s corporate technology chief and head of Bell Labs Marcus Weldon is stepping down.

Mint Mobile, the MVNO made famous by actor Ryan Reynolds, expanded its partnership with Best Buy.

AT&T has largely failed to make its case for its competitive advantage in 5G, resulting in a marketing void.