The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile QCI practices ranked.
In the world of cellular data plans, QCI management practices are a crucial factor in determining the quality of service a customer receives. As we’ve previously discussed on the first post in this series, QCI prioritization can greatly impact the user’s experience. Unfortunately, some carriers and their MVNOs are not as balanced in their approach […]
QCI Prioritization for Carriers and their MVNOs
We briefly covered the basics of what unlimited data really means, but now we are going to compare the three primary carriers and their MVNOs QCI data policies. The following information is gathered from a multitude of: personal experience, websites, individual testers, and advertising across the carriers. What is QCI, QoS, and Network Management? Before […]
QCI and QoS: What does ‘unlimited’ actually mean on cellular data plans.
Before we delve into today’s unlimited plans, we have to go back a bit in history to understand today’s plans better. Prior to 2010, a majority of data plans were simply unlimited and added as a feature to calling plans. The prominent cellular data available at this time was 3G and data usage equated to […]
Verizon’s ‘Economic Adjustment Charge’ Increases on Business Accounts
AT&T and T-Mobile are both announcing quarterly subscriber gains to their networks, while Verizon announced a revenue increase with subscriber losses. While Verizon was once known as the premium network, AT&T and T-Mobile have tilted the balance with their network build-outs in the last few years. So how does Verizon report a revenue increase, even […]
Enabling 720p video streaming on Verizon Business Unlimited Data plans
This issue just seems so basic, it doesn’t even seem like a tutorial post should have to be made about it. By default, Verizon throttles video streaming to 480p on all plans. Much like their consumer plans, Verizon advertises that some of their business plans are eligible to enable ‘720p’ video streaming for free. Before […]
Getting your Verizon Phone ‘Unlocked’
Phone locking is the carrier practice of ‘sim locking’ a device to only work on a particular carrier’s network. In 2023, it is common practice for carriers to offer ‘installment’ plans on purchasing phones. During this purchase window, carriers might ‘lock’ the device to only work on their network. While different carriers may have different […]
Verizon’s C Block Rules and a little Bit of History
Verizon has been a juggernaut in the wireless carrier world for several years, this was even further amplified when they launched their nationwide LTE network in 2010. Verizon almost had a monopolistic advantage (especially in rural areas) when they initially launched their LTE network. This was because of Verizon’s aggressive spectrum acquisition tactics to secure […]