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US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

We are a data hungry country and we have the numbers to prove that. The US is on track to cross the $100 billion mark for revenue stemming from mobile data, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. You can say that it’s finally getting set in stone, that people are moving from the desktop to more mobile options like the smartphone and tablets.

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Verizon prepaid play gets serious with ALLSET PLANS

Verizon prepaid play gets serious with ALLSET PLANS

This week Verizon is stepping up with devices like the Moto G in a prepaid play they’re calling ALLSET PLANS. As the market expands with low-cost, high-quality devices this season, Verizon has decided to make a play for this often-disregarded ecosystem. Working with new plans for each different kind of device, Verizon isn’t going to let the off-contract world leave without them.

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AT&T data plans take over with Mobile Share as traditional non-data edges out

AT&T data plans take over with Mobile Share as traditional non-data edges out

This afternoon the folks at AT&T have made clear - sort of - their plans to move forward with their Mobile Share plans through the future, suggesting as they do that users currently on non-data phone plans will be able to stick to the old ways (for now). Until a time when traditional plans are axed completely, the basic $40 USD plan for 450 minutes of talk time will remain available - that's without data or text messaging of any kind, mind you. Mobile Share plans have been laid out as well.

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T-Mobile’s new contract-free Value Plans go live

T-Mobile’s new contract-free Value Plans go live

T-Mobile's new contract-free value plans have just gone live. All of the new plans will have unlimited calling and unlimited texting included. The cheapest plan available is the $50 unlimited talk, text, and 500MB of data plan. If you want to increase your data limit, you can do so for an accumulative $10 charge. So for the 2GB plan, you'll have to pay $60, 4GB you'll have to pay $70, etc. After you reach your data limit, your data will be throttled to 2G speeds. All of the tiered data plans come with free Mobile Hotspot, so you can tether your phone to your laptop or PC.

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Facebook to offer free/discounted data for Messenger

Facebook to offer free/discounted data for Messenger

Facebook is working together with 18 carriers throughout 14 countries to bring free or discounted data for Facebook’s messaging services. The free/discounted data will be available for Messenger on Android, Messenger on iOS, and Facebook for Every Phone within the next few months. This will allow people to save money on their current messaging plans, and will also draw in more users from those emerging markets.

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T-Mobile iPhone touted as 14 metro areas get mobile boost

T-Mobile iPhone touted as 14 metro areas get mobile boost

Here near the end of the year T-Mobile is ramping up efforts to let you know that they are, indeed, a company that's expanding at a high rate. T-Mobile is expanding in 14 new metro areas including areas from one end of the United States to the other and they're making it clear that they're ready and willing to take in your unlocked iPhone 4S with their network - a network they say has beaten AT&T in internal speed tests - imagine that!

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