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 […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 Bug Could Cost You Money

The Samsung Galaxy S3 uses 3.5 times as much data on certain websites according to a new report.

A new Samsung Galaxy S3 bug could end up costing users money on their monthly bill thanks to an overactive built-in browser that is reportedly downloading more images than it needs. This bug, which is part of the built-in browser downloads more images than it should, resulting in higher data usage and longer load times […]

Apple Releases Patch for Verizon iPhone 5

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Over the weekend, Apple has released a new patch for the Verizon iPhone 5 that fixes a glitch where cellular data may still be used even when a customer is connected to a WiFi network. As a result, even when the iPhone 5 appears to be connected to a WiFi network, customers would still be […]

iPads Are Mostly Used Indoors, Says Study

Apple Sold 35 Million iPhones and Nearly 12 Million iPads in Q2

A recent study says that while there is an option for 3G and 4G LTE on the new iPad, an overwhelming majority of users use their iPads inside. According to a recent Actix study, 95 percent of all iPad usage is indoors. Even users with iPads that support 3G or 4G LTE use their devices […]

AT&T Wants To Quietly Settle Unlimited Data Lawsuit

AT&T is looking to solve its case with¬†Matthew Spaccarelli, the man who sued the carrier in small claims court over his “unlimited data” plan. The carrier is offering Spaccarelli a settlement, though it hasn’t said if there’s an option to give him more money. According to the AP, AT&T is looking into shutting off¬†Spaccarelli’s service […]

Verizon Family Data Plans Are Coming in Mid-2012

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Carriers still haven’t figured out a way to let families and businesses share mobile data the same way they share voice minutes and SMS messages. That doesn’t mean they aren’t working on it though. Verizon is still trying to make such plans work, and it aims to have them out by the middle of 2012. […]

Verizon Now Training Employees on Shared Family Data Plans

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According to a leaked screenshot to Engadget, Verizon Wireless may be getting ready to deploy its family shared data plans soon. The carrier had promised the feature would be coming this year, and now it looks like employees are seeing the feature in their online training material. It appears that sharing data would cost $9.99 […]

T-Mobile’s Lowest Tiered Data Plan Gets Metered for Overage Charges

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Think you can escape the tiered, metered data plans from big carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless? Think again as T-Mobile USA, the nation’s number four wireless carrier, will switch its lowest data offering from a tiered, but throttled unlimited offering, to a tiered and metered data plan with overages. The new plan pricing would go […]

Sprint Disputes Verizon’s 4G Speed Claims: WiMax v. LTE

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With numerous speed tests and research reports coming in surrounding Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network, Sprint is challenging the download and upload speed results that analysts, bloggers, and reporters have collected on both Sprint’s 4G WiMax network as well as those for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. In the U.S., Sprint was quick to jump on […]

HSUPA High Speed Uploads Coming to AT&T in April

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Users on AT&T’s HSPA+ networks and devices, such as the recently launched HTC Inspire 4G and the Motorola Atrix 4G, can finally experience real 4G speeds come this April according to an AT&T spokesperson. Speaking in regards to AT&T’s controversial position on not enabling full 4G high speed uploads on devices that advertise such capabilities […]