T-Mobile and Verizon to launch $20 LTE data plan

TechCrunch: T-Mo, Verizon will launch a $20 data plan for LTE customers in the US on Tuesday, October 15. 

The new plan, which is the first of its kind in the country, will offer unlimited talk, text, data, and video for $25 per month for four lines, and $30 per month, with a minimum of 10GB of data, for six lines.

The new plan will include two years of data at $25/month, and will allow customers to switch from a two-year contract to a three-year one.

Verizon is offering its own LTE data plans for $10/month for five lines, but will allow users to switch to the new $20 plan. 

According to Verizon, the new plan is not the same as T-mobile’s previous $20 monthly data plan, the T-MOBILE ONE, which was available for three months and offered no tethering and data caps. 

“T-Mobile ONE is the only plan that has unlimited talk and text and no data caps,” T-moobiews blog post reads.

“T-MOBO is our best deal on LTE data, with unlimited talk on four lines for $20/month with no data.”

The new T-SIM plans offer unlimited LTE data for $50/month and $75/month. 

T-MoBILE One was a deal that only worked with T-mobiles older phones, but T-MMOBILES new LTE plans will work with the newer phones as well. 

Verizon Wireless plans to launch a new data plan on Wednesday, October 17. 

More coverage: TENAA: The Tenacity of the Wireless Industry article TechRepublic: The Future of Wireless is here: What’s Next?

article TNW: The next step for wireless is to be the internet of things. 

A wireless network can be used to power devices in many situations, including in your home or office, at your workplace, and even when you’re traveling.

The most important step in the wireless future is the next-generation Wi-Fi standard that’s in the works and will be unveiled next month, which could be called Wi-Tec.

The Wi-TCE standard, which will be announced by the end of 2019, will support the wireless and Wi-Gig standard, as well as 4G LTE, Wi-Foam, and the next generation 802.11ac Wi-Rad technology. 

Wireless is a big part of the future of the internet. 

AT&T: AT&T’s Wi-Power, a new wireless standard that uses advanced technologies to create a power supply for mobile devices, is expected to launch later this year. 

Binge-On: The company is looking to launch its own Wi-Band technology that allows users to enjoy their favorite streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, without having to plug in a TV remote. 

Cordcutters: This is a new way to stream TV content over your home WiFi network, without the need to pay extra for a cable box. 

Connected Home: This technology will allow your home to connect to your Wi-Connected devices, so you can watch TV or video at the same time, without needing to plug it in. 

Netflix: Netflix will launch an app for iOS and Android that will let you stream video from your Netflix account to devices on your home network. 

Sling TV: Sling TV will launch in early 2019 to offer a cheaper way to watch TV without a cable subscription. 

U-verse: This service is a combination of TV, internet, and mobile that will offer a simple way to hook up your home internet connection to your smartphone. 

Vodafone: This new service will let subscribers rent a TV subscription for free through a smartphone app. 

Wifi hotspot: This wireless technology will let users use a hotspot to connect their phones, tablets, and laptops to the Internet for watching TV. 

Windows 10 IoT: Microsoft is planning to introduce a Windows 10 IoT device to connect your PCs, tablets and laptops. 

Apple Watch: The Apple Watch will be available in 2018, and users will be able to watch shows and movies through the device. 

BlackBerry: BlackBerry will launch its first Blackberry smartphone, the BlackBerry Q10, on October 11. 

Google Glass: Google is partnering with Motorola to bring Google Glass to the US, starting with the Nexus 5 and Android 5.0 Lollipop phones. 

Handspring: Handspring will launch their own Android Wear smart watch in 2018. 

Lumia: Lumias next generation smartwatch is expected in 2018 with the Moto 360 and the Google Pixel. 

Nexus 5: Google has partnered with Huawei to bring the Nexus 6 to the market in 2018 for $350. 

Pricing on the Nexus 4 has not been announced, but the device is expected later this fall. 

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