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Walmart to offer iPhone 5 with Straight Talk on January 11

Walmart to offer iPhone 5 with Straight Talk on January 11

Walmart has announced what it calls an "industry game changing offer": on January 11 (this Friday), customers will be able to buy the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 online at Walmart.com or via one of 2,000 Walmart retail stores that will offer the handset. The device will be offered via Straight Talk on a $45 no-contract plan. Those with a Walmart credit card - or those willing to sign up for one - will get a $20 monthly discount, bringing the plan fee to $25 per month.

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AT&T offers $100 discount on tablets with tiny hitch

AT&T offers $100 discount on tablets with tiny hitch

If you're thinking about buying a tablet of any kind in the very near future, you might want to re-think where you're going to purchase it - AT&T may have just the ticket you're looking for. With a brand new $100 USD discount on any tablet, AT&T has made this offer one that's entirely enticing: unless of course you don't want to be attached to a 2-year data plan. Normally you'd be paying full price for any data-connected tablet working with AT&T, but this new deal brings on a 2-year contract attachment for anyone who wants a lovely $100 discount at the outset.

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Verizon iPhone 5 gets bill adjustment after data mishap

Verizon iPhone 5 gets bill adjustment after data mishap

If you've got yourself one of the earliest shipments of the iPhone 5 for Verizon, you may be amongst the crowd of people who saw their data bill go through the roof - the carrier is now responding to this situation. What Verizon and Apple have noted today is that there is indeed an error which makes data costs rise even when wi-fi is being utilized - Verizon has also mentioned that the cost of this "unwarranted cellular data use" will not be showing up on your bill - now we've got to find out how that's going to happen.

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Verizon: Share everything plans better than expected – Unlimited data is fading away

Verizon: Share everything plans better than expected – Unlimited data is fading away

Today Verizon's big CFO Fran Shammo has issued a few statements that are both good and bad, to say the least. During an annual investors conference Shammo stated that their new share everything plans were doing much better than expected, and seeing higher customer adaption then planned for. However he also mentioned a few things that should have us worried.

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Verizon no longer allowed to block tethering apps

Verizon no longer allowed to block tethering apps

This week Verizon has found itself under the legal gun for blocking tethering apps on Android and iOS devices, with the FCC fining them on top of it all for $1.25 million USD. This case appears to be forcing Verizon to adhere to Net Neutrality rules on its 700 MHz spectrum, thusly resulting in the company having to rescind its standing policy of blocking wireless tethering without an additional fee to its smart devices. The spectrum under investigation in this case is used to operate Verizon's 4G LTE network.

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