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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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