Slide Show: T-Mobile, Verizon and the Shared-Data Bill Shock Debate
Before Apple released the iPhone in 2007, U.S. wireless operators hardly predicted the immense demand for wireless data. Since that time, the Big Four – AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile USA – have often changed and refined their data packages to keep business customers, general consumers and investors happy.
Today, an increasing number of mobile devices including tablet computers are connecting to the Web, and the biggest carriers are in a debate over how to capitalize on this trend. AT&T and Verizon Wireless appear bullish on new offerings that would allow families to share data plans. Their smaller rivals, Sprint and T-Mobile USA, claim such offerings aren't beneficial for customers. Who's right? Our slide show helps you decide.