How to Check Verizon Data Usage on iPhone

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If you’re worried that you might go over your data allowance cap, here’s how to check how much data you’re using on your Verizon iPhone. The day of unlimited data plans are long gone, and most Verizon customers are now limited to plans with just a few gigabytes to play around with each month. With […]

Verizon Data Limits Increase to Compete with AT&T

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Over the weekend, Verizon upped its data limits for its More Everything plans, giving customers twice the data that they would usually pay for in an effort to compete with AT&T and its growing data limits. Verizon’s $80 More Everything plans received a bump up to 10GB, while its $100 More Everything plan now comes […]

How to Stop iPhone Apps from Using Mobile Data in iOS 8

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If your iPhone cellular plan uses a small monthly data allowance, you have to be rather careful about how you spend those megabytes each month. One thing to be aware of is that some iPhone apps can hog mobile data even when you’re not actively using them. Here’s how to disable that. A feature called […]

Verizon & Sprint Join AT&T with Double Data Promotions

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Carriers have had the tendency to follow each other like a little brother follows around his bigger brother, and Verizon and Sprint are doing exactly that with AT&T’s recent double data promotion. A couple of days ago, AT&T launched a new promotion that would give customers using higher-tier Mobile Share plans almost double the data […]

How to Use Less Android Data and Save Money

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If you spend most of your time out of the house and on your Android device, then chances are you use up a lot of data. That could be costing you in overage fees, but here’s how to use less data on your Android smartphone or tablet and save a lot money in the process. […]

How to Use Less iPhone Data and Save Money

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If you’re out and about most of the time, then chances are you use up a lot of data on your iPhone. That could be costing you in overage fees, but here’s how to use less data on your iPhone and save a lot money in the process. According to a survey of mobile data […]

How to Check Data Usage on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Anyone who’s used a smartphone and subscribes to a limited wireless data plan fears going over their monthly allotment, especially if the person shares data with a family or group of friends. That makes monitoring the use of data important. Thankfully the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and some apps from the Google Play Store will help […]

How to Save Money and Use Less iPhone Data

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If you’re on the road a lot, chances are that you use up a lot of data, and that could be costing you overage fees if you’re not careful. According to a survey of mobile data consumption in 2013 conducted by JDSU, iPhone 5s users (and iPhone users in general) are using up the most data […]

Verizon’s New Plan Brings Free International Texting

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After T-Mobile’s launch of free global data roaming for international travelers, Verizon Wireless is responding to the UN-carrier initiative with its own domestic spin on things. Through a newly announced limited time promotion, Verizon Wireless is offering its new World Messaging Unlimited add-on that would make allow its U.S. subscribers to have discounted long distance […]

AT&T Sponsored Data Plans Bring Toll-Free Mobile Broadband

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AT&T is making data plans a little bit easier to swallow. With a new sponsored data feature, the carrier says it’s like an 800 number for data plans where companies can sponsor data traffic from specific apps or services. This would allow companies like Facebook or e-commerce sites like Amazon, for example, to sponsor any […]

How to Stop Apps from Using Mobile Data in iOS 7

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With the introduction of iOS 7 comes a heap of new features on top of the obvious new look of the user interface. iOS 7 gets rid of the bubbly and shiny UI of the previous iOS versions in favor of a flatter, more simple look with vibrant color palettes. However, iOS 7 also includes […]

Sprint Launches Three New Tri-Band LTE Modems

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Though Sprint’s LTE network hasn’t been the speediest so far in recent speedtests, that may change as the carrier is using all of its spectrum to increase capacity on 4G and deliver the best experience. Rather than locking LTE to a single band, like what many of its rivals are doing, Sprint will soon be […]

T-Mobile Bringing Speed Improvements This Year with LTE Advanced Features

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Though the nation’s fourth largest carrier had been late to the LTE game and is still building out its LTE network, customers in areas with LTE coverage can expect major speed improvements later this year. At Light Reading‘s Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators event in New York, T-Mobile US says that it is planning on adding […]

Apple Not Throttling iPhone Owners After All

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After news broke regarding snippets of iOS code that referred to throttling, there were concerns that Apple may have built software into the iPhone and iPad for AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon Wireless that would throttle users. However, closer analysis may indicate that this may not be the case. According to a new report […]

Intel Delivers the Promise of Global 4G LTE Roaming

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Intel is hoping to rule the world’s mobile broadband airwaves with a single LTE modem that would be compatible for global roaming. Potentially, this means that any smartphone with Intel’s LTE modem could work on any LTE network around the world. The modem was demonstrated at the Computex show in Taiwan for the first time. […]

LTE-Advanced: Faster Data Speeds, But Will Require Even Larger Phones

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LTE-Advanced will be the next generation of mobile broadband technology that promises even faster data speeds than today’s 4G LTE technologies used by U.S. carriers AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless among others. However, the major drawback to this technology is that it will require additional hardware and power to function, which […]

New Year, New Throttling Policy for Boost Mobile

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Sprint’s wholly-owned prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile will be implementing throttling policies for data-intensive users on its mobile broadband network. Though smartphone users will still have access to the prepaid carrier’s prepaid plans, which piggybacks off of Sprint’s nationwide network, heavy data users who exceed 2.5 GB of data transfer over 2G, 3G, or 4G WiMax […]