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 […]

Globalgig Launches Affordable Mobile Hotspot for International Travelers

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If you’re a traveler destined for the U.S., the UK, or Australia, then Globalgig‘s hotspot solution may help you cut high international data charges. Travelers to foreign countries usually either have to get an unlocked phone–or unlock their phones themselves–and use a local SIM card for more affordable voice and data calls, or pay roaming […]

GottaBe Pre-Paid? Here Are Some Things to Consider

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With Christmas around the corner, thrifty technophiles may be eyeing the latest smartphones and tablets but are balking at lengthy two-year service agreements that are typical in the U.S. along with the required voice and data plans. Fret not, as there are a number of prepaid options to fit your needs, but you do have […]

How to Check Data Usage on the Sprint iPhone

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The Sprint iPhone comes with unlimited data plans, but iPhone users may want to check their data usage occasionally. Checking data usage on an unlimited plan is especially important for customers that are thinking of switching to Verizon or AT&T for better 4G LTE coverage. Both of these competitors only offer limited data plans for […]

How to Check Data Usage on the AT&T iPhone

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Going over a data limit on AT&T isn’t cheap, and with the new Mobile Share family data plans and the iPhone 5′s 4G LTE data connection it’s easier than ever to blow past data limits. In order to avoid extra charges for data, it’s important to check data used on the iPhone throughout the month […]

How to Check Data Usage on the Verizon iPhone

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Between checking Facebook 30 times a day and sending “professional” quality photos to instagram, it’s easy to use data fast. With the recnet 4G LTE phones, like the DroiD M and the iPhone 5 it’s easier than ever to burn through data. As Verizon pushes users off unlimited plans through upgrades and the new Share Everything […]

FCC Tells Verizon It Can’t Block Tethering Apps

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Verizon isn’t allowed to block tethering apps anymore, thanks to the FCC. According to GigaOm, Verizon has to tell Google to allow tethering apps in the Google Play Store on Verizon phones once again. The ruling comes from an agreement Verizon made when it bought a block of 700 MHz from the FCC back in […]