5 Worst Broken Promises in Mobile Tech

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Technology companies promise customers the moon and the stars nearly every time they launch a major new product or announce a new service. But they often leave us feeling broken-hearted as they don’t deliver on those promises. Too often exuberant tech executives lead us down the path of mobile tech bliss, only to leave us […]

Verizon to Unlimited Data Plans: We Are Never Ever, Ever Getting Back Together

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Like scorned lovers out of a Taylor Swift heartbreak sonata, Verizon head Lowell McAdam said in an interview that it will never again offer unlimited data plans. The nation’s largest carrier says that unlimited data is just not sustainable, especially in an age where consumers are consuming more videos on mobile broadband pipes, like those […]

AT&T Makes Big Prepaid Push With Nationwide Deployment of Aio Wireless

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AT&T-owned Aio Wireless will soon be rolling out to nationwide customers offering affordable, contract-free prepaid plans this fall. This will mark AT&T’s big prepaid push beyond its GoPhone prepaid plans marketed under its own AT&T Mobility branding as the Rethink Possible network tries to take on affordable plans from rival Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin […]

Verizon Edge Arrives With Verizon Max to Tempt Unlimited Data Users

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The new Verizon Edge plan is now live, offering Verizon customers a new option to stay up to date with the latest smartphones. Like most of the new Verizon offers and promotions this one is aimed at customers on a Share Everything Plan, but Verizon is making a special offer for users with unlimited data […]

Sprint Begins Offering Unlimited Guarantee and Unlimited, My Way Plans

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Sprint will launch a new service plan to deliver what it describes as the best value for talk, text and data heavy users. According to the carrier, with the new Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, users can now be assured that they’ll receive unlimited talk time regardless of their being someone with a mobile device or land […]

Unlimited Data Not Worth The High Price for Verizon iPhone 5

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Unlimited data is on the way out at Verizon. The company hopes users upgrading to the Verizon iPhone 5 will pick a Share Everything Data plan and a cheap upgrade over unlimited data. Verizon leaves a loophole open to users who want to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and keep unlimited data, but it requires […]

How to Upgrade to the Verizon iPhone 5 and Keep Unlimited Data

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When the iPhone 5 arrives on Verizon, many users will lose their unlimited data to preorder the iPhone 5 or purchase it at a subsidized price, likely $199. Verizon isn’t canceling unlimited data plans for users who are grandfathered in, but the company is doing all it can to take away unlimited data plans when users upgrade. Users are […]

Here’s How Verizon Plans to Take Your Unlimited Data Plan

Here's How Verizon Plans to Take Your Unlimited Data Plan

Today Verizon revealed how it will kill unlimited data plans. Shortly after releasing a vague statement in which is declined to provide much detail, Verizon has dished some details to The New York Times that clarify just what it plans to do with unlimited data. Customers who are already on an unlimited data plan will […]

Verizon Offers Little Clarification on Killing Unlimited Data

Verizon Offers Little Clarification on Unlimited Data Disappearing

Yesterday, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo dropped a bomb on owners of grandfathered unlimited data plans saying that the company would be killing those in favor of shared data. Shammo’s announcement though was unfortunately light on the details. Today, Verizon has released a vague statement promising to clarify that policy change when its shared data plan […]

Verizon to Kill Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon to Kill Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon has confirmed that it will be killing off grandfathered unlimited data plans that it offers to 3G customers who had contracts in place prior to the carrier’s introduction of tiered data last July. According to Fierce Wireless, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo confirmed the news at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference. Shammo […]

AT&T CEO Regrets Offering Unlimited iPhone Data

AT&T CEO Regrets Offering Unlimited iPhone Data

AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson, in some surprisingly candid remarks, has stated that offering unlimited iPhone data was a mistake and that he loses sleep over iMessage, Apple’s internet-based messaging service, a service that is cutting into the company’s revenue stream. According to the New York Times, in remarks at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in […]

Sprint Promises Unlimited Data for 4G LTE iPhone 5

Sprint’s major differentiator with the iPhone is the carrier’s unlimited data plans. Sprint will continue to offer unlimited data with the iPhone 5, even if it has 4G LTE. When speaking to CNET, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said he expects the carrier to keep its unlimited data plans going forward. Unlimited data plans helped Sprint […]

AT&T Pays iPhone Owner in Data Throttling Case

AT&T Relents, Pays iPhone Owner in Data Throttling Case

AT&T has officially admitted defeat in its ongoing data throttling lawsuit brought on by an iPhone owner who claimed that the carrier unfairly throttled his data after advertising an unlimited data plan. A small claims court judge had previously ruled in Matt Spaccarelli’s favor and today, AT&T decided to pay up awarding Spaccarelli with a […]

Will the iPad 3 Continue Grandfathered Unlimited Data With 4G?

AT&T Finally Comes Clean on Data Throttling Limits

Last year, when the iPad 2 came out, AT&T allowed customers with the unlimited data plan offered for the iPad 1 (but discontinued before the iPad 2 launch) to keep using that plan with the new tablet, much as they’ve done with iPhone and other smartphone customers. Though recently those same customers are feeling salty […]

AT&T Continues to Spin Tiered Data Plans; Offers Developers a Way to Pay for Consumer Data Charges

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After having created an uproar by eliminating the unlimited data plans just days before launching the iPhone 4, AT&T is seemingly continuing its vendetta against unlimited iPhone data plan subscribers who had been grandfathered in before the carrier switched over to tiered data plans. Most recently, the ‘rethink possible’ carrier had created an outraged community […]

iPhone Owner Gets $850 from AT&T Over Data Throttling

iPhone Owner Takes AT&T to Court Over Data Throttling and Wins

AT&T’s data throttling policy, aimed at curbing consumption of those grandfathered into unlimited data plans, has drawn the ire of smartphone owners on one of the nation’s largest cellular providers. However, one man decided to take his frustrations a step beyond customer service and beyond the forums where most complaints take  place. Matt Spaccarelli has […]

Walmart Adds Unlimited Data To Their Family Mobile Plan

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Today Walmart announced that the retailer’s Family Mobile plan will now include unlimited data instead of limiting web to a paltry 250MB per month. The pricing on the plan remains the same ($45/mo for 1 person, $35/mo for each extra phone). This move is meant to encourage more of Walmart’s shoppers to consider a smartphone. […]

Sprint Bullish, But Undecided About Unlimited LTE Data Plans

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Sprint is in the midst of a transition from 4G WiMax technology to LTE to drive the future of its mobile broadband product line and services. While the Now Network remains the sole carrier of the four largest national carriers to offer truly unlimited, unthrottled 4G data plans, it’s still unclear if the same unlimited […]