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Verizon may curb heavy iPhone data users

Verizon Wireless warned customers it may clamp down on heavy users of its wireless data services before an anticipated deluge of Apple Inc iPhone customers.

 

T-Mobile clarifies phone data cap

T-Mobile clarifies phone data cap

T-Mobile has clarified its policy on mobile data use after anger from its customers that it had slashed the amount they could use by up to 80%.

Senh: Great, they turn one of their major advantages into a disadvantage. I knew it was just a matter of time before they follow AT&T and Verizon with the data caps. I'm glad I don't watch a lot of online videos.

 

AT&T caps phone data usage with new wireless plans

AT&T caps phone data usage with new wireless plans

In time for the widely expected launch of a new iPhone model, carrier AT&T Inc. is pulling in the reins on data usage by its customers with smart phones and iPads....

Senh: I'm glad I'm not on AT&T. Although I think it's correct in assuming that 98% of the people will be able to get by with just a 2BG plan. I use my phone to update Wopular throughout the day - mostly mornings and nights. Under the $25, 2GB plan, I can view anywhere from 100-500 pages per day if each webpage averages about 100-500K. I'm using round numbers. That's plenty. Even a power user like me doesn't view that many pages per day. If you watch a lot of streaming video on YouTube, then you're screwed. 2GB would give you a max of about 2 movies, assuming each movie is about 1 hr. 30 min. I guess now you can't just hand over your phone to your kids and let them watch video. With the iPad and HD2 or Evo being advertised as multimedia devices, I don't think users would be happy with a limited data plan.

 

AT&T tops in PCWorld’s 3G wireless testing

AT&T tops in PCWorld’s 3G wireless testing

AT&T says it has worked hard to improve its much-maligned third-generation (3G) network over the last eight months — erecting hundreds of new cell towers, using better-performing wireless spectrum, and souping up its cell sites across the country — and the results of our latest 13-city, 3G network performance tests suggest that the network has indeed undergone a drastic makeover.

 

AT&T to Urge Customers to Take Data Traffic Off Wireless Network

A senior AT&T executive dismissed speculation that the company is planning to change the way it prices data plans for its wireless customers, but said it will give customers incentives to limit their use of its wireless network for surfing the Internet or downloading mobile applications.

 

AT&T Looks to Curb Data Usage

AT&T Looks to Curb Data Usage

AT&T said it will introduce "incentives" to encourage iPhone customers to cut back on data usage, as it battles growth in wireless traffic and perceptions of network problems.

 

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