No more unlimited internet; who's the best mobile carrier?

pcaulfield

Now that AT&T and Verizon have both given up on providing unlimited internet access and downloads to their cellular customers, who has the best deal for a smartphone or tablet? Are the networks competitive when it comes to speed? Does Sprint stand a chance to grow or merge if T-Mobile gets gobbled up by AT&T? From what I can tell, it's not like the price of cellular plans is going down at all.

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secubios
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 AT&T and Verizon have both given up on providing unlimited internet access control and downloads to their cellular customers, 

mstrauss
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It's not like your data plans were ever "unlimited", since AT&T implemented a data cap at 5gb, and other cellular providers followed suit. This is just a way for them to be more honest and let you know that you will be billed on the amount of data you use.

wstark
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Sprint may have cheaper data plans, but then you'll have to deal with the fact that they have fewer cell towers / worse coverage than Verizon and AT&T. So what's more important: saving money, or making that phone call?

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