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TruConnect Mobile offers pay-as-you-go internet

TruConnect Mobile offers pay-as-you-go internet

TruConnect is partnering with the nation's third largest carrier to bring you pay-as-you-go internet starting at a low $4.99 per month rate. Each MB of data used costs 3.9 cents on top of the low base rate. The service can be had either through a USB dongle or a MiFi WiFi mobile hotspot device.

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Unlimited Data coming with iPhone on third largest carrier in the US according to rumor

Unlimited Data coming with iPhone on third largest carrier in the US according to rumor

iPhone owners know that when the iPhone first debuted years ago unlimited data really meant unlimited. You could download all you want and not have to work about data overages. Today the carriers want us to believe that the data used for streaming video and music is so great that they can't afford true unlimited, unless you are grandfathered in on AT&T. The unlimited plans on most carriers today are still billed as "Unlimited" but the fine print shows that generally a few gigabytes of fair use before overages kick in.

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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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Virgin Mobile USA to start data throttling

Virgin Mobile USA to start data throttling

I think we all knew the day was inevitable when the final carrier offering truly unlimited data would start throttling users and that day is now here. Virgin Mobile will start to throttle the heaviest users of data on the pre-paid service. The last time a major carrier moved to data throttling for heavy users was Verizon when it started throttling back in February of 2011. If you are wondering what Virgin considers a heavy user and if the throttling will affect you at least Sprint gives a clear indication of who it will be slowing down.

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Virgin Mobile $35/$55 Unlimited Data Plan Announced

Virgin Mobile $35/$55 Unlimited Data Plan Announced

So you've got a smartphone, yes? Perhaps you've got a hankering to lower your $70 a month plan to something like HALF of that? Or maybe you're part of a network that's got limited data, where you're not allowed to use more than a certain amount of data per month, charging you for overages and whatnot? Well what do you know, it's Virgin Mobile to the rescue!

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AT&T vs. Verizon iPad 2 Data Plans Comparison Graph

AT&T vs. Verizon iPad 2 Data Plans Comparison Graph

Apple’s iPad 2 goes on sale today and for those who are getting a data plan along with it you might need a calculator. Unlike the first generation iPad, the iPad 2 will be carried on both AT&T and Verizon and between the two carriers you’ll have to choose from eight different data plans. CNN has provided a nice graph to make your decision a little easier.

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iPad 2 Pricing Plans Confirmed For AT&T

iPad 2 Pricing Plans Confirmed For AT&T

We had just gotten official word on the iPad 2 release for Verizon and now we hear from rival carrier AT&T. Not only have pricing plans for the iPad 2 been announced, but also pricing on the new hotspot option for the iPhone 4. Like their competitor Verizon, AT&T plans to start selling the iPad 2 in its retail stores at the same time the device goes on sale at Apple Stores starting right at 5 p.m. local time on Friday.

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