Choosing a suitable “unlimited plan” will depend on your budget as well as the number of lines you get, and which freebies you can get benefit from than others. It’s very difficult to answer the question of which carrier offers the best “unlimited data” plan. In this post, we’ll show you an overview of the unlimited plans given by the major US carriers, so that you can pick the one that meets your requirements.
AT&T’s unlimited plans usually change in each month. At present, there are offering two unlimited plans: AT&T Unlimited &More as well as Unlimited &More Premium.
With Unlimited &More, you will get over 30 live TV channels and can access 15 thousand movies and TV shows, without fees for streaming. The plan also comes with unlimited calls and free-roaming mobile data in Mexico and Canada. In addition, there is also unlimited texting option to 120 countries.
The second one offers a FullHD streaming quality, at 4G LTE speeds, in addition to a personal hotspot up to a max of 128 Kbps after you reach 15 GB. The best thing about this plan is the ability to choose one of seven entertainment options, such as HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Amazon Music, Showtime, VRV and Pandora Premium.
Verizon carrier is offering 3 different unlimited plans, including Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited. Verizon allows you to mix and match in case you are using multiple lines on your plan.
Go Unlimited plan is the most restricted one. Your data will be slowed down at any time, video quality is limited at 480p resolution and hotspot speeds are only 600 kbps. The Beyond Unlimited plan is more generous. If you use more than 22GB, data will be slowed down, video quality supports up to 720p resolution and the hotspot speed is only limited after 15 GB. The last one, Above Unlimited plan is the most generous, without slowdown after 75 GB of data. The video resolution is still 720p, but you will get five TravelPasses. If you want 1080p video, you have to pay extra $10 a month, but it’s only available for the Beyond and Above Unlimited plans.
Sprint only offers an unlimited plan, called Unlimited Freedom, providing a lot for the price.
The Unlimited Freedom plan does not have any slowdown until you reach 23 GB usage. Moreover, it supports1080p videos without the requirement of any extra payment. However, there are some data restrictions on music and gaming. The hotspot will be set at 2G speeds until you hit 10 GB, and you need to pay $10 for each 10 additional GB. With this plan, you will receive a free Hulu Limited Commercials plan for each Sprint account.
T-Mobile is offering two different plans with unlimited data, including T-Mobile One and One Plus.
With two of these plans, there will not be any slowdown until you reach 50 GB. The first plan, T-Mobile One only supports video quality 480p and the hotspot at 3G speeds. However, the second one, One Plus plan, gives you FullHD video resolution and 4G hotspot speeds up to 10 GB. Other offers include unlimited talk and text in two countries: Mexico and Canada, free data and text for over 140 other countries. If you’re a person who usually travels, you should consider a third option, called the One Plus International plan. All the plans also come with a standard Netflix subscription if you have more than a line.