In October, T-Mobile did away with their limited "bucket" plans and went all in with their UNLIMITED 4G LTE "ONE" Plan. Up until this point, only T-Mobile and Sprint offered legitimate Unlimited 4G plans. AT&T also offered an Unlimited Plan but theirs required a Direct TV, or U-Verse Home Internet Bundle to get. Interestingly, all three of these carriers drop their Resolution from High Definition (1080P) to Standard Definition (480P). With both Sprint and T-Mobile, you could pay for their "Premium" data plans to bump up the resolution to HD. AT&T sets the bandwidth as SD by default but this can be changed on their web portal to HD.
Verizon shocked the world by bringing out their own Unlimited Plan. What was shocking is that former Big Red CEO, Fran Shammo said that Verizon would never offer UNLIMITED 4G LTE because it was "unsustainable". Well I guess after T-Mobile added 2.2 million users the last quarter of 2016, Fran Shammo became unsustainable and left. Not only did Verizon decide to compete, they came to the battle with much better artillery - Verizon's superior domestic network, Unlimited High Definition Data and 10GB of mobile 4G LTE Hotspot per line.
T-Mobile immediately reacted to that deal by matching Verizon, as did Sprint. Both carriers upped their resolution to HD and added 10GB of Mobile Hotspot. T-Mobile went even further and declared that they would pay all fees and taxes on their 2 Line and above Unlimited retail family plans. The following month, they dropped the 2-line Unlimited Family Plan down from $120 to $100 Out-The-Door, Tax and FEES paid by T-Mobile. For the first week of March, they even went one step further by offering an extra UNLIMITED Line of FREE service for the asking.
AT&T finally reacted by dropping their ridiculous Direct TV/U-Verse bundle requirement and meeting Verizon's deal. Their new plan, which is called AT&T Unlimited Plus, will offer customers unlimited calls, texts and 22GB of high speed data for $90 a month, or $145 per month for two lines. Each additional line is an extra $20 per month. This plan also offers the 10GB tethering data per line.
Now...here is the problem. That great deal in October pales in comparison to what the carriers offered from November until current. Did your carrier call you to offer you HD resolution, the extra 10GB of Mobile Hotspot, & the big discount in plan costs? Of course not! If you are dumb enough not to ask for the better deals, your carriers is smart enough to dummy up and take your money.
That is what our "Robin Hood" Program is all about. We charge $200 to work your carrier of choice over and insure that you get the best deal, not just today, but for the next 24 months. We do that with account monitoring and will announce when your carrier announces a better deal. We are so sure that we will save you money that we offer an 100% Money Back Guarantee if you don't see the value in it.
If you had signed up with T-Mobile for two lines in October, it was $130 and you got SD definition and no Hotspot. Several of our Robin Hood program subscribers started with this deal. Today they have HD definition, 10GB of Mobile Hotspot, and three UNLIMITED 4G LTE lines, not two, for $100 Out-the-Door. If you do the math, you'll see that these subscribers saved over $1000 over the typical two year term. That's because we saved them $30 per month x 24 months which equates to $720. Add the savings of not having to pay any fees or taxes and that saves an additional $300. They also ended up with better HD resolution, mobile hotspot, and an extra line out of the deal. After our $200 FEE, they still come out saving over $800 and getting a much better plan. and peace of mind.
If you are tired of getting ripped off and would like to level the playing field with your carrier, turn Dr Wireless Loose and step back and watch the carnage. If we cannot get a better deal through our dealer channel, we'll call in as our subscribers (with their permission) and get a better deal, that way!
Btw...On April 7th, T-Mobile removed their FREE "One Plus" meet competition to Verizon. Their bandwidth has been dropped back down to SD and the Hotspot feature has been removed. Since everything gets grandfathered in this business, this will not effect any of our clients who signed up prior to April 7th. Of course, you can now pay $5 per month to get these features. If you were a Robin Hood Member, you would have been warned that this deal was ending and jumped aboard before the "train left the station".
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Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.