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Why unlimited wireless data is a myth

Bill Snyder | Aug. 8, 2014
"Unlimited" data plans simply do not exist in the United States anymore. All of the major U.S. carriers "throttle" customers who use too much data, and Verizon's new policy is tougher than its competitors' policies.

So is Verizon worse than the rest of the bunch? On this issue, it is. But the whole bunch is crummy.

On a different -- but related -- note, I want to add that the collapse of Sprint's proposed purchase of T-Mobile is very good news for consumers. Combining the number three and four carriers would have been a serious blow to competition in the wireless market. Sprint's owner, Japan's Softbank, likely realized that U.S. regulators would not approve the merger and therefore pulled the plug.


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