Verizon's Secret Shared Data Plans (Updated)

Computer World has discovered that Verizon has a range of shared data plans on offer that don't appear on its website—they're only available if you know about them and ask in-store or over the phone. (UPDATE: Actually they are online, hiding in plain sight. Verizonwireless.com > Shop > Smartphones> select a phone and… » 8/08/12 5:47am 8/08/12 5:47am

AT&T Now Offering Postpaid Data Plans for Tablets

AT&T is rolling out new data plans for tablets and it's priced similarly to the old one, except now you have the option to either prepay or postpay your bill. Prepaid data plans and Postpaid data plans both cost the same: either $15 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB. The slight difference between the two plans are in the… » 3/03/11 11:10am 3/03/11 11:10am

iPhone 3G AT&T Activation Details: Doing It at Home is Possible, But Requires a Promise

The two things we previously heard about iPhone 3G activation on AT&T-mandatory in-store activation and a penalty if you don't activate within 30 days-seemed to contradict each other. Not anymore. Apple Insider has just heard through an internal memo that people can actually leave a retail store without activating… » 6/16/08 1:39pm 6/16/08 1:39pm

AT&T Offering Refurbished iPhones at Knockdown Prices?

The chaps at BGR have received a leaked AT&T memo, which states the company will be offering refurbished iPhones for the lowly price of $199 (4GB) and $249 (8GB.) The refurbished iPhones will be made available with new contracts only, and are bound to sell as quickly as heavily discounted iPhones. Jump for the AT&T… » 3/01/08 12:00pm 3/01/08 12:00pm

Cingular TXT Message Cancellation Update: Not So Good

Remember when we told you that you can get out of a Cingular contract thanks to their text message rate hike? Turns out Cingular doesn't quite want you to do that. The Consumerist has been documenting how much trouble Cingular's been giving callers who call in to cancel, saying that text messages are a subscribed… » 12/26/06 6:10pm 12/26/06 6:10pm

Get Out Of Your Sprint Contract Free Until October 31

Good news for anyone who wants to doff their Sprint shackles but was unwilling to pay an eye-gouging cancellation fee. See, Sprint's just raised their text-messaging fees to $0.15 per, which constitutes a "material change" to your contract. Any time there's a material change, you're capable of canceling your service… » 10/10/06 6:30pm 10/10/06 6:30pm