Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint unlimited plans compared [telecom]

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There are more  than a dozen unlimited data plans  offered by the four
major US carriers.  We compare them all to help  you navigate the fine
print and save your patience.

BY Patrick Holland

     Editors' note: This article was originally published on Feb. 13,
     2017. Since that time, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all
     announced multiple changes to their unlimited data plans. The
     information below reflects the prices and features of unlimited
     plans as of Aug. 9, 2018.

Data limits, prioritization and throttling

The unlimited plans from the big four carriers all come with unlimited
talk, texting and data -- oh, if only things were that
straightforward. But there's a catch -- when you hit a certain data
limit, your 4G LTE data speeds can be slowed temporarily or for the
remainder of the billing cycle. Some carriers like Verizon send your
data needs to the back of the line. Here's how each carrier handles
prioritization and throttling when you cross your data limit:

Bill Horne
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