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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘data plans’

Mobile Providers to Rely on Multiple-Device Plans For Future Growth

The smartphones markets in established markets such as North America and Europe have already begun to saturate as even price-sensitive consumers can now afford low-cost smartphones. Even the tablet market’s explosive growth has begun to show signs of slowdown. As mobile providers begins to run out of new customers to entice with smartphones, they will have to get creative and …

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AT&T Launches New Global Packages For Voice, Text, and Data

One of the most frustrating experiences to deal with when planning a trip overseas is how to keep a smartphone working without paying hundreds of dollars in international roaming fees. AT&T today unveiled its new global add-on packages, which it claims will make traveling abroad more affordable. The new packages will debut on November 16. The wireless carrier’s new Travel …

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AT&T Joins Verizon In Charging You More For Shared Data Plans

Verizon caught a lot of heat from consumers when they launched the Share Everything Plan a few months ago. Not only were they taking people off of unlimited data, but they were making them pay large fees for a very small amount of data to be shared across all devices on a plan. AT&T said they would be doing the …

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Verizon Spokesperson Unable to Explain Data Plan Changes

Verizon’s shift to tiered data plans and its killing off of its unlimited data plans has upset many subscribers, but it wasn’t unexpected. The major wireless providers in the U.S. have been shifting away from the unlimited data plans of the past for a while now. It’s clear why: smartphones have shifted phone usage away from voice calls toward messaging …

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New Netflix App Runs on Wi-Fi to Avoid Wireless Data Caps

Many carriers are doing away with their unlimited data plans, putting caps on everything. This has all but eliminated any chance of streaming video becoming popular among smartphone users and putting a damper any money being made by streaming video services on the mobile market. According to GigaOm, providers like Verizon and AT&T have asked the popular Netflix service to …

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90% of Tablet Use In Wi-Fi: No Need For Data Plans

If you are putting off buying a tablet because you can’t afford to buy the necessary data plan required to surf the net, you don’t need to. It appears most users are merely using wi-fi to do a majority of their surfing anyway. If you have wi-fi in your home or office, you probably won’t need the connectivity in too …

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AT&T Raises Data Caps, Rates For Smartphone And Tablet Customers

AT&T has announced an adjustment to its data plans for smartphone and tablet customers. Under the current plans, mobile phone and tablet users can choose to pay $15 per month for 200MB of data and $25 for 2GB. Mobile phone users also have the option of paying $45 for 4GB with mobile hotspot and tethering functionality enabled. When the new …

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