AT&T Axing Traditional Data Plans for Mobile Share Plans

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AT&T has officially announced that it will be making changes to its bevy of data plans starting later this month. The carrier will be getting rid of its traditional data plans and will be focused solely on offering its Mobile Share data plans for all new customers starting on October 25. AT&T’s Mobile Share plans […]

Want to Change iPhone 5s Color or Size? Do It Today

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Today is the last day that you can return your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c if you bought it from a carrier on launch day. This will allow you to change to a new color or size option if the one you bought just isn’t doing it for you. Furthermore, you can take this opportunity […]

Cheapest iPhone 5s Plans Compared: How to Save

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The iPhone 5s is officially out, and as Apple’s latest flagship device, it won’t come cheap. On top of the subsidized cost of the phone, plus your monthly service charges, owning and using a smartphone can be pretty expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. Luckily, each carrier has its own prices and types of […]

iPhone 5s US Regional Carrier Availability Rumored for October 1

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It’s rumored that the next big wave of iPhone 5s launches is coming next week on October 1. According to MacRumors, nine regional carriers in the US are said to be a launching the iPhone 5s on October 1. These carriers include Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire, Cellcom, GCI, MTA, Nex-Tech Wireless, Ntelos and Strata. More regional carriers are expected to join in […]

Verizon Edge Early Smartphone Plans Coming August 25

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Today Verizon announced that its answer to T-Mobile JUMP, called Verizon Edge, will arrive on August 25, giving users an option to upgrade phones every six months. Verizon Edge lets users upgrade their phone every six months by spreading out the full cost of the device over a course of 24 months. Users just sign […]

Upgrades Slow as Consumers Wait for Wow of iPhone 6

The iPhone 5S is rumored to be coming out later this year.

Without a blockbuster iPhone 6 this year is shaping up to be a bad year for smartphone upgrades according to a new report which predicts a continued slowdown as manufactures plan new smartphones and plans that offer faster upgrades for a fee. The summer lull of new smartphones aside, a new prediction from UBS AG […]

iOS 6.1.1 Release Reportedly Sped Up to Fix iOS 6.1 Bugs

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Apple may be pushing ISO 6.1.1 through carrier approval faster than normal to squash iOS 6.1 bugs. According to a report from iFun, iOS 6.1.1 is on the fast track for a release and carriers have already completed testing for iOS 6.1.1 build 10B145. The IOS 6.1.1 update could arrive soon to fix a host […]

AT&T Buys Alltel to Deliver Better Coverage and Speeds

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Today AT&T announced that it will acquire Atlantic Tele-Network Inc.’s retail wireless business which is runs under the Alltel brand. The ATNI Alltel brand operates in rural areas in Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina. The ATNI network currently runs on a CDMA network, which is the network technology used by Verizon […]

Voyager Mobile Plans Start at $19, Service Coming Soon

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There’s a new carrier in town and it’s using Sprint’s network to offer inexpensive phone plans with no contracts. Voyager Mobile was ready to launch today offering plans starting at $19 a month, but the carrier had to push back the launch. The delay is due to a “malicious network attack to its primary website.” The carrier […]

FCC Hoping to End Bill Shock With New Alert System

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The FCC is hoping to protect American wireless consumers from unsightly–and unexpected–high cellular phone and data bills with a new alert system that would warn mobile subscribers when you’re near your limits. With the nation’s two largest national carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless having already moved to tiered and metered data plans, the FCC’s alert […]

Verizon Wireless Adds $30 Upgrade Fee

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Verizon Wireless is giving users yet another fee. This fee forces customers to pay to upgrade their phones. Verizon customers will soon have to pay a $30 upgrade fee whenever they upgrade to a new phone with a two-year contract with the carrier. This new fee will apply to all Verizon customers that are eligible […]

Review: 10 Reasons the iPhone 4s is Better Than the Galaxy Nexus

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The iPhone 4S is one of the best smartphones of the year, and for the first time it is going up against an incredibly capable phone — the Galaxy Nexus. The iPhone 4S didn’t bring a radical design change, but thanks to many improvements in hardware, a new version of iOS and a thriving ecosystem, […]

New MVNO Ting Promises Low Rates, iPhone in Future

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File sharing site Tucows is planning to launch its own mobile virtual cellular network called Ting, which will piggyback on Sprint’s network. Ting plans to offer tiered voice, messaging, and data without contracts nor overages. The way the system works is that if a customer uses more voice or data than their plan allocates for, […]

Why Visual Voicemail Is Not Available on Ice Cream Sandwich at Launch

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Following confirmation that Adobe Flash Player, currently in version 11, is missing at launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, Google is now letting users know why the anticipated visual voicemail feature has also not appeared on Galaxy Nexus smartphones as sales of the phone have begun. According to Google, the feature is supported in Ice Cream […]

Nokia Aims High, But Shoots Low for U.S. Market

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When Nokia unveiled the company’s debut Lumia Windows Phone devices at Nokia World in London last week, it only made vague  comments that Nokia-branded smartphones running on Microsoft’s mobile OS would hit the U.S. market in early 2012. Now, Nokia’s American head Chris Weber is offering more insight into the company’s strategy for the U.S., […]

Consumers Say 4G Is an Important Feature, But What Exactly Is It?

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In a recent InStat survey of 1,208 respondents, 75% of those polled say that 4G is an important feature when considering their next smartphone, but those same respondents also do not truly understand what 4G really is. The idea of 4G has been blundered by the marketing departments of various U.S. carriers that the definition […]

Bill Shock to be Avoided As Wireless Carriers Hope to Be More Transparent

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In a bid to fend off legislation to regulate the wireless industry, the industry, represented by CTIA, is now self-imposing measures that would mitigate bill shock through overages and roaming charges. The CTIA and its partner carriers, which includes the four national carriers such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, will now send out alerts […]