Hey, how about that Super Bowl, am I right? Okay, you got us -- we didn’t watch the darned thing because we were working hard all weekend while the rest of you planted your backsides on the couch to indulge in cheap beer, stale nachos and the high blood pressure that surely comes from such testosterone-driven forms of entertainment. Most of you are probably having a hard time adjusting to a bad case of the post-Bowl Mondays, but we’re here to help with a heaping helping of tech news for this manic Monday, February 6, 2012.
Apparently a Sprint version of the iPad is all ready to go and just awaiting the green light from Apple. According to sources, the Sprint iPad will be released alongside the iPhone, which may or may not be the iPhone 5, and could happen as early as October 5.
The report suggests that the Sprint iPad is completely separate from the CDMA Verizon iPad, and could possibly be built to run on Sprint’s robust 4G WiMAX network.
New reports indicate that Sprint may offer an unlimited data plan with along with the iPhone 5 next month.
Sprint, the number three wireless carrier in the U.S., currently offers unlimited data plans on other smartphones. But is an unlimited data plan enough to lure iPhone customers from other carriers to Sprint?
The big blue hammer is starting to fall on iPhone users who jailbreak their devices and use them to tether other devices to "unauthorized" data plans (read: unlimited data plans).
AT&T customers who use their device for tethering but are not on a tiered data plan -- something you can only accomplish if you have an unlimited data plan (grandfathered in from back when there used to be such a thing) and you jailbreak your phone -- are about to get tiered, like it or not.
Verizon will stop offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers this week. Verizon has confirmed the termination of the unlimited plan, and indicates big red will shift to metered plans similar to, but maybe not as generous as, rival AT&T's data plans
While it was to be expected, a Verizon executive said today that the company will be kicking off the summer by eliminating smartphone plans that allow unlimited web access for a flat fee. Those will be replaced with tiered pricing that will make heavy data users pay more for mobile data. In another interesting note, it was also mentioned that Verizon will release the next iPhone at the same time as AT&T.