Who still carries unlimited data plans for computers for cheap in L.A., CA, USA?

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Hello.

I am on Verizon Wireless carrier for its phone (iPhone 4S and LG
Cosmos2) and limited data plans. I was going to get its unlimited data
plan, but it is being dumped. $80 for 10 GB per month + $10 per 1 extra
GB per month is expensive. :(

Is Sprint the only one still doing unlimited data plans and the
cheapest? I was planning to use an unlimited wireless data plan for
shared computers, phones, etc. This includes outside of the home too. I
can't do T-Mobile because its service is weak in the home area. :(

Thank you in advance. :)
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Re: Who still carries unlimited data plans for computers for cheap in L.A., CA, USA?
Note that T-mob is throttled after 5Gbytes. I never hit the limit, so I
don't know how bad they throttle it. T-mob also eliminated tethering
when roaming. This doesn't happen often except in rural areas. You can
download what you want on the phone, but no tethered. It seems stupid to
me since I can just pull the memory chip out of the phone and put it in
the computer if need be.

If T-mob is just weak at home, you can UMA on many of their phones. I
don't find T-mob to be a problem in socal, but socal is a big place. I'm
sure there are pockets of bad coverage that I never wandered into.

T-mob on the iphone is 2G unless things have changed.


Re: Who still carries unlimited data plans for computers for cheap in L.A., CA, USA?
On 6/10/2012 11:43 PM PT, miso typed:

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Yeah, it is in the rural areas for the very weak/no T-Mobile service. :(


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Ah.
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Re: Who still carries unlimited data plans for computers for cheap in L.A., CA, USA?
On 6/11/2012 5:35 AM, Ant wrote:
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You might want to check with current T-mob owners in your area.
Sometimes T-mob is better than AT&T. A tower here or there makes a big
difference.

UMTS doesn't have a hard distance limit like GSM.  With GSM, regardless
of signal strength, you need to be within 35km. That is the theoretical
limit based on timing, and you get very close to that in real life. But
UMTS is similar to CDMA. Its limit is based on SNR, though in urban
areas probably capacity is a bigger deal. I don't know if it throttles
you down with SNR. The only phones I've owned drop you down to 2G if the
3G is too weak.

There are a few crowd sourced apps for sharing cell phone reception
quality, but there just aren't enough geeks using them to make them useful.
www.cellumap.com
comes to mind, but there are others.

If your goal is to use once device for home and mobile, i.e. skip out on
DSL or cable at the house, forget it. A bandwidth hog on wire is
tolerable, but I doubt any wireless company will tolerate such users.
Like I said, even T-mobs unlimited plan is throttled.

I'm grandfathered in at $25 for unlimited data, but I don't abuse it.

Re: Who still carries unlimited data plans for computers for cheap in L.A., CA, USA?
On 6/11/2012 4:17 PM PT, miso typed:

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We had T-Mobile until we moved, but it sucks so we went to Verizon.


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OK how about using it as a backup if TWC cable goes down which does
happen. :(
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