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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 16 Feb 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 16 : "text" format

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Here are the catches in Verizon's unlimited data planBill Horne
Is Verizon's Resurrected Unlimited Data Plan a Good Deal?Monty Solomon
Yahoo and Verizon 'near to agreeing revised sale terms'Bill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20170216051101.GA19554@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:11:01 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Here are the catches in Verizon's unlimited data plan By Rob Pegoraro You can't ever read the fine print too carefully, and that is also the case with Verizon's new unlimited data plan. The $80 unlimited plan - or, to phrase it more accurately, "unmetered" plan - that Verizon Wireless rolled out Sunday features fewer carve-outs and restrictions than comparable offerings from AT&T and Sprint, as well as one from T-Mobile, which has responded to Verizon by removing restrictions on hotspot use and video streaming. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2017/02/15/here-catches-verizons-unlimited-data-plan/97959130/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <03E5FAA4-23E7-4F31-8FC3-D57BAF8AE700@roscom.com> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:18:38 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Is Verizon's Resurrected Unlimited Data Plan a Good Deal? Hell just froze over because Verizon, long time hater of unlimited data plans, has decided to introduce a new unlimited data option. What's the deal? And more importantly...Is the new plan a good deal? Verizon follows in the footsteps of Sprint and T-Mobile, which both offer various "unlimited" plans. Both of the smaller companies have been nipping at the heels of the big dogs, Verizon and AT&T, and it's interesting to see Verizon, which has a reputation for being the most reliable carrier - but also the most expensive - finally re-enter the unlimited waters. http://gizmodo.com/is-verizons-resurrected-unlimited-data-plan-a-good-deal-1792294971 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20170216050334.GA19532@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:03:34 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Yahoo and Verizon 'near to agreeing revised sale terms' Internet group Yahoo has reportedly agreed a price cut on its initial $4.8bn (3.86bn) sale to Verizon. Verizon's purchase of Yahoo's core internet arm was put in doubt last year after disclosure of two cyber attacks. Several reports in the US said Yahoo has now accepted a price cut of up to $350m and agreed to share liability with Verizon for potential lawsuits. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38987308 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 16 Feb 2017

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