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Verizon cuts $25 off the price of line service for More Everything plans with 10 GB or more data

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Last month, Verizon launched its new More Everything plan which replaced the carrier’s Share Everything service and gave customers more data , cloud storage and unlimited International messaging. The carrier just announced a further discount for customers on its More Everything plan along with the Edge upgrade program. They will reduce $25 off the price of the smartphone line service if customers choose a data plan of 10 GB or more.

A Verizon spokesperson said that previously, customers who chose 10 GB or more data plan, were charged $20 per month per smartphone line. However, now the carrier is charging $15 per month per smartphone line. If you have a family of four, that comes to $60 per month. Add in the monthly cost of $100 for 10GB of data, and the overall total comes to $160 per month. This matches AT&T’s $160 10GB plan for a family of four. The pricing will remain the same for 8 GB data plans and below as well as plans that include a smartphone subsidy.

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Sprint announces new prepaid plans called “Sprint Prepaid”

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Today, Sprint announced a new Pre-Paid plan called “Sprint Prepaid” with cheaper plans but it comes with a disadvantage as well. It is a revamped version of the As You Go plan with new pricing as well as new devices; LTE Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, LTE Samsung Galaxy S III, and 3G Motorola Moto G, as well as the pre-owned Apple iPhone 4s.

Customers can choose from either two plans. The ‘Smart Plans’ costs $45 with unlimited talk time and text messages but no data plan (WiFi only data). On the other hand, the ‘Smart Plus’ cost $15 more with unlimited talk time, text messages and LTE data plan (2.5 GB data speed), though Sprint will limit video streaming to 3G speed.

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AT&T reduces 2GB Mobile Share Value plans by $15 per month

Following up on the news that its UnCarrier rival will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan, AT&T is making some pricing changes of its own — in the completely opposite direction. The base rate for the company’s 2GB Mobile Share Value plan is currently $55 (that’s the base price, excluding per-smartphone costs), but it just announced that beginning tomorrow customers will be able to grab the same plan for $40 per month instead.

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Want to share 250MB? Now you can with Verizon’s Share Everything plan’s latest addition for just $20 per month

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If you found Verizon’s Share Everything plan to offer too much data, Big Red has added a choice for cheapskates people who do not need a lot of data. For just $20 per month, customers can have a 250MB shared data plan. For many people, this is something that would never work. But there has got to be someone that wants it, right? Perhaps people that are always connected to WiFi will find this suitable.

The new $20, 250MB Shared Everything plan will become available to Verizon customers starting tomorrow, January 21.

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Verizon adds 250MB Share Everything plan for the extra-thrifty

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Verizon’s Share Everything plans may be convenient for multi-phone households, but they’re not cheap — even the 500MB tier can be pricey for those who don’t need much data. To that end, the carrier is introducing a $20, 250MB shared data plan on January 21st. The new offering shaves about $20 off the base rate, and lets a single smartphone owner pay as little as $60 per month for full service; a customer with a basic phone pays $50 per month. With that said, the plan isn’t exactly the bargain of the century. AT&T offers a slightly better 300MB for the same money, and 250MB is likely to run out quickly if there’s at least one smartphone in the mix. It may be worth investigating what Sprint and T-Mobile have to offer if you want more data without paying a lot more for the privilege.

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AT&T’s new Sponsored Data plans are a very bad thing

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At CES this year, AT&T made an announcement that is designed to make things easier on your wallet. The single biggest cost in any cellular contract these days is data, and AT&T's new Sponsored Data is being touted as a way to take some of the load off of your data plan and transfer that burden to person whose data you're downloading.

It's called Sponsored Data, and it's designed to break the internet.

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LG G2, HTC One Max and DROID Ultra all on special offer from Verizon

If you’re on the Verizon network, and want to keep that unlimited data plan, we have good news. Three of their more popular handsets have been discounted by about $100, giving you extra incentive to purchase your device outright. The deals aren’t node as being Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, either, so we’re not sure if this is a temporary markdown, or permanent.

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The LG G2 and HTC One Max have been knocked down to $500, and the DROID Ultra has been dropped to $450. Both pricing schedules are for off-contract devices, meaning you can upgrade without changing your plan. You could also purchase the device and go prepaid, which often saves quite a bit of money.

The $70/month plan with Verizon prepaid offers unlimited calling, texting, and MMS messaging with 4GB data. With prepaid, there is no credit check, and no suspect charges on your monthly bill. If 4GB is a bit much, you can get 2GB data monthly for $60.

Those pricing schemes are in line with Verizon’s Shared Everything plans, thought here are no other fees associated. No taxes, and no per line access fees. With prepaid, you end up saving over $40 month, meaning that after a year or so you end up ahead. Rather than $2,640+ over two years with a shared everything plan, you spend a flat $2,180 going prepaid — phone and all.

Of course, if you’re already a Verizon customer with unlimited data, you know that an upgrade with a new contract will probably void that plan and put you into a new shared data plan. Either way, these are very decent deals on three really good phones. We hope Verizon customers jump on this one.

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US Cellular Rolls Out Shared Data Plans, Puts An End To Unlimited Data Plans For New Customers

USCellular-ThumbThe concept of shared data plans are nothing new, but not every carrier out there offers one. Yet as more people get their first smartphones, mobile providers want a way to keep the entire family tied to one carrier and to limit how much strain they’re putting on the network. So the nation’s fifth-largest carrier, US Cellular, has decided to introduce its own shared data plan, driving a stake into the heart of its previous unlimited data plan in the process.

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FreedomPop now offering fully free smartphone service

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FreedomPop is expanding its horizon somewhat as it has formally entered the mobile services industry with its reach being limited to home and mobile hotspots so far. And FreedomPop has certainly caught our attention with its first set of voice/data plans. The carrier will offer the relatively old HTC Evo Design 4G with a completely free data plan consisting of 500MB of 4G/3G data, 500 texts and 200 voice minutes. That’s right, customers won’t have to pay a dime for this plan. FreedomPop’s network runs through Sprint, which has limited 4G coverage in the U.S. for the time being. And FreedomPop will only be able to access 4G WiMax and not 4G LTE.

For users not satisfied with limited minutes or texts, FreedomPop is also offering two other paid options at $7.99 and$10.99 a month respectively. Even with these plans, data is capped to 500MB but an additional $9.99 will give users a combined data plan of 1GB every month, it is said. FreedomPop’s pay as you go plans start from 25 cents per MB, so that’s not really an affordable option. It is a very restricted plan, as it offers limited data for the users. But for something this cheap and affordable, I don’t think a lot of customers would mind. FreedomPop expects to roll out newer and better smartphones in the future.

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Verizon to honor unlimited data upgrades from this weekend, fixes loophole

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Over the weekend, a loophole was found on Verizon’s website that allowed customers to upgrade to a new phone and keep their coveted unlimited data plans. If you were among the people to take advantage of Big Red’s folly, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Verizon reached out to Droid-Life, who first reported the news, and said that they would not revert any transactions and would honor those who picked up a new device while keeping their unlimited data plan. Here is the full statement that Verizon provided:

Over the past weekend, there was a software issue involving some orders for customers seeking to upgrade their devices.  A number of customers who were upgrading devices were able to maintain an unlimited monthly data feature while paying a subsidized price.

Verizon Wireless will honor those orders that were approved this past weekend, allowing those customers to retain their unlimited plans for the duration of their contract and receive their new device.

Verizon Wireless corrected this software issue today (9/30).  The company no longer offers unlimited data plans and customers who want to retain existing unlimited data plans, must pay full retail price for a replacement phone.

As you can tell from their statement, they have identified and fixed the issue. So if you want to pick up a new device and want to also keep your unlimited data plan, you’ll have to pay the full retail price.

Source: Droid-Life

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Verizon to honor unlimited data upgrades from this weekend, fixes loophole

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Over the weekend, a loophole was found on Verizon’s website that allowed customers to upgrade to a new phone and keep their coveted unlimited data plans. If you were among the people to take advantage of Big Red’s folly, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Verizon reached out to Droid-Life, who first reported the news, and said that they would not revert any transactions and would honor those who picked up a new device while keeping their unlimited data plan. Here is the full statement that Verizon provided:

Over the past weekend, there was a software issue involving some orders for customers seeking to upgrade their devices.  A number of customers who were upgrading devices were able to maintain an unlimited monthly data feature while paying a subsidized price.

Verizon Wireless will honor those orders that were approved this past weekend, allowing those customers to retain their unlimited plans for the duration of their contract and receive their new device.

Verizon Wireless corrected this software issue today (9/30).  The company no longer offers unlimited data plans and customers who want to retain existing unlimited data plans, must pay full retail price for a replacement phone.

As you can tell from their statement, they have identified and fixed the issue. So if you want to pick up a new device and want to also keep your unlimited data plan, you’ll have to pay the full retail price.

Source: Droid-Life

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Verizon closes loophole that allowed upgrades with unlimited data

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Things are back to normal at Verizon, unlimited data plan bug has been fixed

We've received some information that the loophole everyone jumped on last night, where users were able to use a subsidized upgrade without losing their unlimited data, has been officially closed by Verizon HQ.

If you don't keep up-to-date with this sort of thing, users on Verizon that wanted to keep the old unlimited data plan were unable to sign an new agreement and get their new phone at the subsidized rate. Last night, folks started taking advantage of a recent "glitch" in the system that allowed you to get the contract price, sign a new two year agreement, but still keep the unlimited data.

Now that the issue has been "fixed" by Verizon, there's no telling how they are going to deal with the users who took advantage of the bug this weekend. If you grabbed a phone this way, you'll want to pay very close attention to any and all communication from Big Red.

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T-Mobile now offering more tethering data options to unlimited users

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Minimum amount of hotspot data increased 5x, new 6.5GB option available.

Starting yesterday, T-Mobile has changed its tethering bundle options associated with its unlimited data "Simple Choice" plans to both increase data buckets and reduce costs across the board. Although it may not be the most genuine of options, T-Mobile currently limits the amount of hotspot date you may use, even if you have a truly unlimited data plan. Luckily those limits are increasing, with the new minimum amount of SMHS (Smartphone Mobile Hotspot) data being set at 2.5GB per month, up from 500MB, on the base $20 data plan.

Additional hotspot data buckets can be purchased just as before, but the amount of data included is increasing per dollar and there is a new highest option available. If you want to hotspot for more than 2.5GB per month, you can now choose a 4.5GB SMHS bundle for $10 extra per month or an all-new 6.5GB bundle for $20 extra. The 6.5GB option wasn't available previously, and the cost of the 4.5 and 2.5GB options have dropped by $10 each — here's the new structure:

  • Unlimited data w/ 2.5GB of SMHS: $20/month
  • Unlimited data w/ 4.5GB of SMHS: $30/month
  • Unlimited data w/ 6.5GB of SMHS: $40/month

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US Cellular reportedly on path to shared data plans

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Sources indicate US Cellular is working on rolling out shared data plans for their user base, following the lead of Verizon and AT&T. Apparently employees are in the process of receiving training on the benefits of shared data plans for all parties involved – US Cellular, sales associates and customers. Some of the key “selling” points include the simplicity of the bill for customers and the ability to use data however you want on a variety of devices.

No word yet on what pricing might be like for the new US Cellular plans, but the belief is the pattern will be similar to the industry in throttling back on the data available for use while raising the price. It is not clear whether existing customers will be grandfathered into their unlimited data plans, but that seems likely while new customers will be forced to choose a shared data plan.

source: Droid Life

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US Cellular reportedly on path to shared data plans

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Sources indicate US Cellular is working on rolling out shared data plans for their user base, following the lead of Verizon and AT&T. Apparently employees are in the process of receiving training on the benefits of shared data plans for all parties involved – US Cellular, sales associates and customers. Some of the key “selling” points include the simplicity of the bill for customers and the ability to use data however you want on a variety of devices.

No word yet on what pricing might be like for the new US Cellular plans, but the belief is the pattern will be similar to the industry in throttling back on the data available for use while raising the price. It is not clear whether existing customers will be grandfathered into their unlimited data plans, but that seems likely while new customers will be forced to choose a shared data plan.

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US Cellular reportedly on path to shared data plans

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Sources indicate US Cellular is working on rolling out shared data plans for their user base, following the lead of Verizon and AT&T. Apparently employees are in the process of receiving training on the benefits of shared data plans for all parties involved – US Cellular, sales associates and customers. Some of the key “selling” points include the simplicity of the bill for customers and the ability to use data however you want on a variety of devices.

No word yet on what pricing might be like for the new US Cellular plans, but the belief is the pattern will be similar to the industry in throttling back on the data available for use while raising the price. It is not clear whether existing customers will be grandfathered into their unlimited data plans, but that seems likely while new customers will be forced to choose a shared data plan.

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US Cellular reportedly on path to shared data plans

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Sources indicate US Cellular is working on rolling out shared data plans for their user base, following the lead of Verizon and AT&T. Apparently employees are in the process of receiving training on the benefits of shared data plans for all parties involved – US Cellular, sales associates and customers. Some of the key “selling” points include the simplicity of the bill for customers and the ability to use data however you want on a variety of devices.

No word yet on what pricing might be like for the new US Cellular plans, but the belief is the pattern will be similar to the industry in throttling back on the data available for use while raising the price. It is not clear whether existing customers will be grandfathered into their unlimited data plans, but that seems likely while new customers will be forced to choose a shared data plan.

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US Cellular reportedly on path to shared data plans

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Sources indicate US Cellular is working on rolling out shared data plans for their user base, following the lead of Verizon and AT&T. Apparently employees are in the process of receiving training on the benefits of shared data plans for all parties involved – US Cellular, sales associates and customers. Some of the key “selling” points include the simplicity of the bill for customers and the ability to use data however you want on a variety of devices.

No word yet on what pricing might be like for the new US Cellular plans, but the belief is the pattern will be similar to the industry in throttling back on the data available for use while raising the price. It is not clear whether existing customers will be grandfathered into their unlimited data plans, but that seems likely while new customers will be forced to choose a shared data plan.

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T-Mobile unlimited data and texting for $30

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T-Mobile is really trying to push their plans in the US, offering unlimited data and texting for $30 per month, with 100 minutes for all those calls.

The data plan is not all 4G, T-Mobile cap usage at 5GB and then switch the user down to 3G. This is still a pretty good deal and the average smartphone user only uses 3 – 5GB of 4G data per month anyway.

There are no drawbacks from the contract as far as we can see, T-Mobile will offer the SIM and you can add it to any smartphone that is unlocked. T-Mobile will not allow this for people already on a pre-paid plan, although they will be able to get the contract after.

Again, we are starting to see T-Mobile really push the price and transparency down in contracts, something we are sure all US smartphones owners are glad. We hope AT&T and Verizon will start offering similar offers, but we won’t hold our breath.

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AT&T all set to quietly revamp its GoPhone prepaid plans for customers

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Those of you AT&T GoPhone customers are about to have a few less options when it comes to your data plans in the near future. The wireless carrier recently confirmed to CNET said that it will eliminate a few of its more affordable data plan options from June 20, while following up with “additional plan options” instead:

“We’re making some changes to our AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans to simplify our offers and better align with what customers are choosing and telling us they want. We’ve begun letting customers know about the changes in advance, and we’ll have more information on new, additional plan options soon.”

So as it stands, there will be a $25 monthly plan which includes unlimited text messages and 250 minutes of voice calls, but will only include a $5, 50MB data plan— not exactly appealing. So unless AT&T comes out and highlights its “additional plan options”, it appears the only other option will be a $65 unlimited talk/text + 1GB of data plan.

Here’s hoping this upcoming change for GoPhone users won’t be too bad.

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AT&T all set to quietly revamp its GoPhone prepaid plans for customers

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Those of you AT&T GoPhone customers are about to have a few less options when it comes to your data plans in the near future. The wireless carrier recently confirmed to CNET said that it will eliminate a few of its more affordable data plan options from June 20, while following up with “additional plan options” instead:

“We’re making some changes to our AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans to simplify our offers and better align with what customers are choosing and telling us they want. We’ve begun letting customers know about the changes in advance, and we’ll have more information on new, additional plan options soon.”

So as it stands, there will be a $25 monthly plan which includes unlimited text messages and 250 minutes of voice calls, but will only include a $5, 50MB data plan— not exactly appealing. So unless AT&T comes out and highlights its “additional plan options”, it appears the only other option will be a $65 unlimited talk/text + 1GB of data plan.

Here’s hoping this upcoming change for GoPhone users won’t be too bad.

source: CNET

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AT&T all set to quietly revamp its GoPhone prepaid plans for customers

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Those of you AT&T GoPhone customers are about to have a few less options when it comes to your data plans in the near future. The wireless carrier recently confirmed to CNET said that it will eliminate a few of its more affordable data plan options from June 20, while following up with “additional plan options” instead:

“We’re making some changes to our AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans to simplify our offers and better align with what customers are choosing and telling us they want. We’ve begun letting customers know about the changes in advance, and we’ll have more information on new, additional plan options soon.”

So as it stands, there will be a $25 monthly plan which includes unlimited text messages and 250 minutes of voice calls, but will only include a $5, 50MB data plan— not exactly appealing. So unless AT&T comes out and highlights its “additional plan options”, it appears the only other option will be a $65 unlimited talk/text + 1GB of data plan.

Here’s hoping this upcoming change for GoPhone users won’t be too bad.

source: CNET

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T-Mobile Confirms Unlimited Data Plans For Monthly4G Prepaid Service

4geWe reported a few days ago that T-Mobile was rumored to be implementing an unlimited data option for its prepaid phone service. Well, now the carrier is confirming it. Starting on Wednesday January 9th, customers will be able to sign up for unlimited 4G HSPA+ data, voice, and text on prepaid for just $70 per-month.

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This plan replaces the $70 unlimited talk/text plan with 5GB of 4G data. T-Mobile’s data plans can be a little confusing because the carrier likes to still call them “unlimited” at times. What T-Mobile means is that all its data plans are technically unlimited if you don’t mind downloading at a snail’s pace.

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T-Mobile Monthly 4G Users Will Be Able To Get an Unlimited Data Plan With No Throttle Starting January 9th

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T-Mobile said they will begin offering the same truly unlimited data plan contract customers currently have for Monthly 4G prepaid customers as well. Normally Monthly 4G service costs $70 for unlimited talk, text and data — with a throttle after 5 gigs of usage. Arguably that’s a lot better than shelling out an extra 10 – $15 for an extra gigabyte on AT&T and Verizon, but it seems that T-Mobile is looking to replace this plan with their truly unlimited data plan, which touts truly unlimited data with no throttle. On the business side of things, this is great news for T-Mobile as it will no doubt attract a plethora of new customers, especially after the carrier begins moving more of its spectrum to the 1900MHz frequency for HSPA+.

TmoNews mentions that the service will launch on January 9th. TmoNews also managed to snag an image of the marketing materials for the new plans.

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The only downside this new plan has is the lack of coverage T-Mobile’s HPSA+ has. While T-Mobile does cover “96% of Americans” that does not mean it is the 4G HSPA+ speeds. In fact, the majority of their coverage is their EDGE network, which is extremely too slow to even take advantage of a truly unlimited data plan. Once T-Mobile covers the majority of America with their HSPA+ network, this new data plan will no doubt take-off and possibly even make some of the other carriers out their a bit jealous. If you’re interested in checking out T-Mobile’s coverage, you can check out their coverage map.

Regardless, this is an outstanding plan for those who are in T-Mobile’s HSPA+ coverage.

Make sure to check out more information at the source link below!

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T-Mobile Bringing Unlimited 4G Data Plan To Prepaid Starting January 9th

tmoIn this age of tiered data plans, an unlimited option is increasingly hard to come by. Well, little T-Mobile is looking to attract more customers by offering just that – an new unlimited data plan. The carrier already offers an unlimited option on its contract plans, but now that tier is being extended to its popular Monthly4G prepaid service.

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The offering will come in at $70 per-month and replace the current $70 Unlimited talk/text and 5GB data plan. That’s a pretty killer deal for anyone already paying for a 5GB soft-cap. This unlimited plan will allow users to pull down as many bytes as they like at full HSPA+ speeds.

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Boost Mobile Will Throttle Data Speeds After 2.5GBs Of Usage

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Much like Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile is looking to change their data usage policy, as the company will start throttling unlimited data users beginning in January 2013. Boost Mobile will be throttling their data customers after a mere 2.5GB of usage down to a mere 256kbps of data speeds. Just like most data plans that throttle your speeds, the data speeds will return to normal when the next billing period begins. It’s understandable and even hard to blame Boost Mobile for their decision on throttling speeds, but at the same time– it’s sad to see another true unlimited data plan get thrown out the window.

Boost Mobile’s new policy will be set in stone on January 20th, 2013. Users considering leaving Boost Mobile over this may want to consider looking at MetroPCS’ unlimited 4G LTE data plan(s).

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µTorrent update adds WiFi only option, spares your data plan

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Although it's probably a long overdue addition for some, the folks from Bittorrent have now updated their Android torrent client µTorrent to offer a WiFi only download option. Previously, when using the app you ran the risk of  blowing through your entire data plan or racking up overage charges by leaving some torrents running, but no more. You'll now be able to set it to download over WiFi only and never really worry about it.

In addition to that change, there is also some unspecified stability improvements in this release.

Hit the Google Play Store link above to grab the latest version.

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60% Of U.S Smartphone Users Want To Customize Their Own Data Plans

Now here’s a study done by Strategy Analytics that really isn’t surprising. Strategy Analytics did a study, and the results of that study said that 60-percent of smartphone users in the United States would prefer that they have the ability to customize their data plans. Keep in mind that it is not secret that carriers structure their plans so that the consumer is overpaying for data, calls and texts that you aren’t even in using. When you consider that unlimited data plans are only available on two of the four big carriers in the United States (T-Mobile and Sprint) it isn’t surprising that users with tiered plans would prefer to have a few more options to stretch their money out a bit more than what it’s already getting dumped into.

Interestingly enough, only a few users — 56 percent — in the United Kingdom would prefer the ability to customize their data plans more. Users in China were at a whole lot higher rate — 76-percent — wanting more abilities to customize their data plans.

Considering how much carriers are banking it in, I doubt that we will be seeing any serious customization without the carriers finding another way to make a quick buck off of their users.

If you had the ability to create your own data plan, what would you put into it? I personally would want a 10GB plan with tethering, unlimited voice and texting for the $100 (excluding overages) I pay every month. Of course, I wouldn’t mind paying more for an unlimited data plan as well.

source: Strategy Analytics

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Tuesday Poll: What Kind of Data Plan do You Currently Have?

It has been a while since we asked the DL community which data bracket they fall under. A year ago, the world was set on doing whatever they had to do to keep unlimited data. But now that shared data plans and individual tiers have been around for a while, and a number of new [...]

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