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T-Mobile To Switch From Throttling To Overages For 200MB Data Plans

T-Mobile To Switch From Throttling To Overages For 200MB Data Plans

T-Mobile may be one of the last carriers left still offering an unlimited data plan, but that could change very soon for at least customers on their lowest data plan offering. A leaked image of an internal document reveals that T-Mobile will be returning to overage charges on their 200MB unlimited data plan, which used to throttle speeds once customers went over the limit, essentially making them no longer unlimited.

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AT&T Confirms Data Throttling To Start October 1

AT&T Confirms Data Throttling To Start October 1

Yesterday we talked about the rumor that AT&T may start throttling the data speeds of its unlimited data plan subscribers, specifically the heaviest-use customers that surpass a certain data threshold per month. Well, that's no longer just speculation. The carrier has come forth and made an official announcement today revealing that the throttling would start on October 1.

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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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