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AT&T customers surprised by 'unlimited data' limit

Mike Trang likes to use his iPhone 4 as a GPS device, helping him get around in his job. Now and then, his younger cousins get ahold of it, and play some YouTube videos and games.

 

The best iPhone tethering apps (and one to avoid)

Wireless carriers have us right where they want us. When there are only four significant national providers in the US, there’s only so much competition for our business. So when they all band together (even if only in mindset) and decide on a “new rule,” customers are forced to play along.

 

AT&T boosts mobile data caps but hikes prices as well

On Sunday, AT&T is reconfiguring its mobile data plans in way that will anger many customers but may actually please others. It’s raising its smartphone and tablet data plan rates, while simultaneously offering customers a better deal on the data they do consume.

 

Verizon has third data outage in a month

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For the third time this month, Verizon Wireless is experiencing data service outages for some users of its 3G and 4G networks in various places around the country, according to customer reports.

Senh: Looks like Verizon's not able to handle the data usage load. It's beginning to sound like AT&T.

 

4G, the tech no one understands

You want it. You want it desperately. You want it desperately, but you don't even know what it is. Such is consumer desire for 4G data connectivity in mobile handsets. Call it proof positive that the phone carriers' marketing efforts have paid off -- this despite slow 4G infrastructure roll-outs, and actual 4G data rates that fall far, far below the promise of the 4G spec.

Senh: All people know is that it's supposed to be faster than 3G, that includes me. My wife has a 4G phone, but I've have yet to experience 4G connectivity.

 

Verizon to End Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon to End Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon Wireless plans to scrap its unlimited data plan for new smartphone subscribers beginning Thursday and replace it with monthly packages that range from $30 to $80.

Senh: Who knew - AT&T was ahead of the game.

 

AT&T Sued For Overcharging iPhone, iPad Users

AT&T Sued For Overcharging iPhone, iPad Users

An MSNBC investigative report, and related lawsuit, claims that AT&T has “systematically overstated” the data usage of iPhone and iPad customers. Lawyers for the plaintiffs, seeking class action status, hired an independent computer firm to compare the actual amount data used by iPhone and iPad customers with the amount that AT&T bills users for.

 

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