Concord Marine Electronics wants you to stay informed with the latest technology concerning 4G LTE data plans. We believe it is important to understand the meaning of “unlimited” as it pertains to 4G LTE data plans providers. When we ran across this article by BGR, a trusted authority on mobile and consumer electronics markets, we had to share their findings on the 4G LTE Unlimited data plans trend that cell phone carriers have been promoting.
Here are the main points you should take away from article…
- It is true that there is no limit to the amount of data you can use in any given billing period, however, the high speed isn’t unlimited
- There is a limit on the amount of guaranteed high-speed you get via your 4G LTE data plans each month as most carriers only allocate a limited amount such as 22 GB, for example
- Once you run out of your allocated 4G LTE high speed amount, the carrier will slow your data speeds to 3G/2G speeds when you run out of your allocated 4G LTE data
- Usage-related limitation of these “unlimited” plans include the decreased quality of streaming video
Concord Marine Electronics is an authorized dealer of Marine Data Solutions MDS 101 Wireless Router which offers truly unlimited 4G LTE data plans and communications products. The speed doesn’t get throttled down to 2G speeds as with other providers, and the communications system can be used by multiple users simultaneously. While the captain is downloading charts or running payroll, the chief stew can be provisioning the yacht for the charter, while the owner is streaming movies from Netflix or listening to music on Pandora, and the kids playing games on their iPads. While some marinas offer free Wi-Fi, when the slips are full and everyone is using the connection, your speed will slow down as well. Click here to learn more about how the MDS 101 Wireless Router for Motor Yachts works.