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AT&T increases unlimited data throttling threshold

AT&T increases unlimited data throttling threshold

AT&T revealed today that it has made some adjustments to its data throttling policy for customers still subscribed to legacy unlimited data plans. Customers on these unlimited data plans will now have a higher data cap before throttling kicks in. For those on HSPA+ plans the cap will be 3GB per month, while the cap for LTE customers will be 5GB.

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Verizon CFO says family data plans coming mid-year

Verizon CFO says family data plans coming mid-year

During an investors conference today, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo revealed that the carrier plans to launch shared family data plans by mid-year. There had been plenty of speculation about the new data offering, which Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed would start sometime in 2012. But the time frame has always remained vague and even with Shammo's affirmation, he qualifies it still as a "long-term migration" that won't happen instantly on launch.

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AT&T planning to charge app developers data fees

AT&T planning to charge app developers data fees

AT&T has revealed plans to launch a new service that would give mobile app developers the option of paying for the mobile data used by their app subscribers. Although this sounds ludicrous, AT&T's network and technology head John Donovan likened it to offering a 1-800 Toll-Free option for apps, where developers could motivate users to download and use their apps if the data involved in using the apps didn't count towards the users' data plan limits.

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AT&T explains 2GB throttling of unlimited data plans

AT&T explains 2GB throttling of unlimited data plans

AT&T had to explain its data throttling practices after news broke that some of its unlimited data customers were being slapped with slow data speeds after using only 2GB of data. The unlimited data plans were discontinued back in 2010, replaced by tiered plans, but some customers have been grandfathered in. AT&T then announced a new throttling policy that began last October, but said the change would only affect the top five percent of its heaviest data users.

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T-Mobile domestic data roaming limits start April 5

T-Mobile domestic data roaming limits start April 5

T-Mobile will be making some changes to its domestic data roaming come April 5, according to a leaked internal document obtained by TmoNews. Instead of capping data speeds for domestic data roaming, T-Mobile will completely cut off your data if you exceed your allotment for the billing cycle. This means you won't be able to connect unless you use WiFi or return to an area within your T-Mobile network.

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Verizon family data plans may be launching soon

Verizon family data plans may be launching soon

Verizon may finally be launching its long teased family data plans, according to a tip received by Engadget. The tipster sent in screenshots of Verizon's internal account management application, which were part of employee training material on the updated system. The images reveal the addition of new "account level data plans" that appear to have a base charge plus a $9.99 per additional line charge.

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T-Mobile quietly launching 5GB, 10GB data plan deal on January 25

T-Mobile quietly launching 5GB, 10GB data plan deal on January 25

T-Mobile is preparing to launch Unlimited Premium 5GB and 10GB data plans that can have Smartphone Mobile Hotspot and MobileLife Album Plus services added on for free, according to a leaked memo obtained by TMoNews. The promotion will be launched quietly, meaning the company won't actively promote the deal and the additional free services are only included if customers ask for them.

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AT&T data plans ramp to $20, $30, and $50

AT&T data plans ramp to $20, $30, and $50

There's a bit of a change going on in the world of mobile on the network with the world as its icon: AT&T will be flipping up its data plans to include a three-tier system, each one with a $10 bump over the last. The change here between this set of prices and sizes of data allowance and what's currently in place is $5 and a bit of space: where now it's $15 for 200MB, $25 for 2GB, and $45 for 4GB with tethering, soon it will be $20, $30, and $50 for 300MB, 3GB, and 5GB with tethering, respectively. It's a bump for a bump when it comes down to it, and cheaper cost per byte when it comes down to it.

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AT&T begins throttling heavy iPhone data usage to 2G speeds

AT&T begins throttling heavy iPhone data usage to 2G speeds

AT&T has reportedly started throttling its heaviest data users (to be exact, the top 5% of its data users) to, well, 2G speeds. 

According to CultofMac, AT&T has been alerting customers of their data throttling move by way of a particularly terse text message, which says "Your data usage is among the top 5 percent of users. Data speeds for the rest of your current bill cycle may be reduced." And is punishing those top 5 percent of users with a woefully plodding, snail-moving 2G speed.

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Verizon Family Data plans coming 2012 says CEO

Verizon Family Data plans coming 2012 says CEO

Here at the end of 2011 it seems almost strange that this didn't happen already on multiple carriers: that family plans would spring up not just for calls and text, but for data as well - this is going to be a reality inside 2012 according to Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam. This week at at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, McAdam noted that of course it makes sense for families with several screens to deal with, not wanting to pay for each of them on a different bill - Verizon not wanting to deal with that if they don't have to either. Verizon isn't the first to hint at such plans, but this is the closest we've gotten to confirmation that such plans will start rolling out on carriers across the USA inside the next few months.

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