Back when the iPhone became a thing AT&T launched an unlimited data plan. Then, decided to change unlimited to mean limited. Then major cell phone companies came up with data plans based on tiered usage. Now, unlimited* data plans are back.
Rob Pegoraro explains:
Some five and a half years after killing its unlimited-data plan, Verizon (VZ) is resurrecting the offering, putting the carrier back on an even footing with competitors like AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile… Verizon’s plan is actually a solid deal thanks to its unlimited high-definition video streaming and 10 GB of data for Wi-Fi tethering.
Then the caveats begin, and it’s a long list.
*doesn’t mean unlimited because after a certain amount of data is used, speed slows down to rates not experienced since the 1800s </sarcasm>