That seems to me to be a likely outcome of the fed's approval of the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger Tuesday, since third-ranked Sprint is still an easier target to try and take subscribers from than either AT&T Inc. or Verizon Wireless.
T-Mobile reverted back to unlimited data plans last summer. Sprint, of course, has always made a big selling point of unlimited. Although neither carrier yet goes beyond smartphones in the unlimited stakes, tablets and laptops are still capped.
An unlimited 4G data scrap will be a bit of a phony war to start. Sprint only has LTE in 67 markets so far. T-Mobile hasn't launched LTE yet but markets HSPA+ as "4G."
Nonetheless, both are working on buildouts now. So the unlimited LTE rumble could be well and truly on by 2014.
soldack, User Rank: Light Beer 3/15/2013 | 1:41:07 AM
re: Here Comes the Unlimited 4G Price War Sprint seems to have the capacity to spare with its massive amount of reselling. -áVirgin, Boost, and Republic Wireless are just a few folks that ride on the sprint network. -áThey seem to be willing to resell their spectrum to anyone.
MJ Freddie, User Rank: Light Beer 3/13/2013 | 6:36:15 PM
re: Here Comes the Unlimited 4G Price War Nice article I like it and I think the price wars have just begun.-á We are seeing only the tip of the ice berg right now and most poeple don't have the time or desire to dig deeper into the cell phone industry.-á Consumers just wnat to use their phone for voice text and data.-á But for those consumers who do
DanJones, User Rank: Blogger 3/13/2013 | 3:46:27 PM
re: Here Comes the Unlimited 4G Price War Would *any* carrier offer unlimited tablet data now? I know Sprint execs were concerned about how much data they would eat as they were getting started on Network Vision upgrades.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
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