FACTS MATTER: Don't be fooled by T-Mobile, Sprint announcements

What industry experts and publications are saying:


  • “T-Mobile and Sprint’s new unlimited plans have some nasty fine print.” – The Verge
  • “T-Mobile One unlimited data plan announced, but there’s a big catch.” – Slash Gear
  • “Don't see it going very well for Team Magenta. There's little/no incentive for anyone to sign up for this plan.” –  Justin Herrick, Editor-in-Chief of TalkAndroid
  •  “Unlimited talk, text, and data. Sounds nice! And simple. But the strings attached aren't so much strings as structural-grade steel cables.” – Android Police
  •  “T-Mobile's new ‘ONE’ plan is not good for consumers, sets bad precedents.” – Android Police
  •  “T-Mobile ONE Isn’t Really an Unlimited Dream Plan” – Droid Life
  • “Read the fine print guys... @TMobile's UnCarrier 12 is a MASSIVE price hike for many people.” – Kevin Nether, TechNinja
  • “T-Mobile One” is more expensive and has fewer benefits than the Simple Choice unlimited plan I'm currently on. Huh.” – Sascha Segan, Lead Analyst for PCMag
  • “[Sprint and T-Mobile] data plans have some significant limitations.” – The Verge
  • “The big catches for T-Mobile's new plan come down to two things: tethering and video streaming. The T-Mobile One plan includes "unlimited" tethering, but only at 2G speeds. That'll make it essentially useless. If you want to use LTE speed when tethering, you'll have to pay $15 per month for 5GB of data.” – Engadget.com
  • Video is even more complicated. While T-Mobile is offering "unlimited" data, they're throttling all video down to 480p standard definition resolution.” – Engadget.com
  • “Video and tethering are far from unlimited.” – The Verge
  • Video is always throttled to 480p unless you pay extra.” – Droid Life


All networks are NOT equal. 

Verizon recently announced it made $5 billion in network investment during the first half of 2016.  Verizon has now invested about $116 billion in our network since 2000, more than any other wireless company.


Verizon has 2.34 million square miles of LTE network coverage.

AT&T has nearly 600,000 square miles less LTE coverage than Verizon, T-Mobile has nearly 1 million square miles less than Verizon, and Sprint has nearly 1.5 million square miles less than Verizon.