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WiFi 802.22 Technology Promises Wireless Data Over 60 Miles: Say Goodbye to Data Plans

WiFi 802.22 Technology Promises Wireless Data Over 60 Miles: Say Goodbye to Data Plans

It's the news bit you've been waiting years to hear! The folks at the IEEE standards body have today announced a next-generation WiFi IEEE 802.22TM standard - technology that's designed to facilitate wireless data transfer up to 60 miles (or a hundred kilometers) at 22Mbps. This technology is said to work over these great distances by utilizing television bands - without interfering with the reception of existing television broadcast stations at that. Imagine it - connect to your HambergerDLX network anywhere inside your town from your smartphone with no data plan costs. Magical freedom!

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AT&T Throttling Heavy-Use Unlimited Data Subscribers In Early October

AT&T Throttling Heavy-Use Unlimited Data Subscribers In Early October

If you're an AT&T customer still holding onto an unlimited data plan, you may start noticing some changes in the coming months. It's rumored that AT&T will begin throttling data speeds for its heavy-use unlimited data subscribers starting the first week of October. This could be another sign that the iPhone 5 is indeed landing in September and that AT&T is anticipating major data network congestion soon thereafter.

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Verizon’s Pricey Tiered Data Plans Arriving July 7

Verizon’s Pricey Tiered Data Plans Arriving July 7

We've known for awhile that Verizon is planning to drop its unlimited data plans for a tiered structure and even picking up family data options in the near future. We also knew it wasn't going to be pleasant for heavy data users, but we didn't expect the new pricing to be worse than what AT&T has to offer. Albeit, Verizon trumps AT&T with its 4G LTE, but wallets can't tell the difference and they'll start hurting come July 7.

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AT&T Hints At Shared Data Plans In Near Future

AT&T Hints At Shared Data Plans In Near Future

Today, the last guest on the hot seat at the D9 Conference was AT&T CEO Ralph De La Vega. As expected, he was faced with questions regarding the T-Mobile acquisition and even an attempt to pry some information from him on the next iPhone. But perhaps most interesting to consumers, was De La Vega's confirmation of upcoming shared data plans.

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T-Mobile To Launch Two New Unlimited Plans

T-Mobile To Launch Two New Unlimited Plans

Despite the fear that rung in our hearts that T-Mobile pricing would soon shoot up as a result of AT&T's acquisition plans, that doesn't seem to be the case---at least not yet. T-Mobile just confirmed two new unlimited plans that continue the carrier's competitive pricing tradition. The plans called "Even More" and "Even More Plus" offer unlimited voice calling, unlimited messaging, and unlimited data.

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