The FTC Is Finally Suing AT&T for Throttling Customers' Data

Good news, you lovers of freedom and justice. The FTC is going after AT&T for throttling the mobile internet speed of unlimited data customers. In the words of FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez: "The issue is simple: Unlimited means unlimited." » 10/28/14 2:34pm 10/28/14 2:34pm

Need more mobile data? Between September 28th and October 31st, AT&T will double the data on its shared family & friends plans. 15 through 50GB plans now ring in at 30 to 100GB per month for the same price—but only if you lock in a new or updated plan during the promotion [AT&T via Engadget] » 9/27/14 4:06pm 9/27/14 4:06pm

Net Neutrality Must Apply to Mobile Internet Access Too

Recent debate about network neutrality has largely focused on how to make sure broadband providers don't manipulate their customers' Internet connections (or as John Oliver put it, how to prevent "cable company f*ckery"). But in today's world of smartphones and tablets people are spending less of their time on the… » 7/09/14 5:20am 7/09/14 5:20am

How Much Will T-Mobile's New Free International Plans Save You?

T-Mobile has announced that its Simple Choice plans will now come with free international data and texts. That sounds amazing, but in reality how much will it actually save you compared to carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon? » 10/10/13 1:00pm 10/10/13 1:00pm

FCC to Finally Auction Controversial Chunk of Spectrum for Mobile Data

The Federal Communications Commission has finally voted to open up 10MHz of spectrum for "commercial mobile services"—that has until now been protected because of interference concerns. » 6/28/13 3:41am 6/28/13 3:41am

AT&T's Got Just the $500/Month Data Plan You Weren't Looking For

The latest additions to AT&T's new data plan stable are ostentatious, we'll give them that. Want 30GB, 40GB, or 50GB of monthly mobile data? Sure thing, chief. That'll just be up to $500 per month. Oh, plus another $30 for each additional smartphone. Per month. Go over that massive cap? An extra $15 per gig please. » 3/18/13 12:10pm 3/18/13 12:10pm

Faulty iPhone Burns Through $30,000 of Mobile Data

A supposedly "faulty" iPhone landed a man in severe financial trouble, after the phone racked up an astonishing $30,000 data bill—and UK network Orange tried to take the money from the bloke's account. » 1/08/13 7:23am 1/08/13 7:23am

9 Ways to Cut Your Smartphone Data Bill

As the average webpage/image/file on the internet has grown, most folks' monthly allowance for mobile bandwidth has gotten smaller. (Exceptions: Sprint users and those grandfathered into an unlimited plan.) Today, it's extremely easy to use a gigabyte of data in a month. The quantity will just keep rising—and with it,… » 7/18/12 12:40pm 7/18/12 12:40pm

Soon You'll Be Sharing Buckets of Megabytes With Your Mom

Data plans for phones are looking more and more like voice plans—unlimited plans replaced by setups where you pay for every byte. So it makes sense they'll go the same route as voice minutes: Family plans. » 5/19/11 2:57pm 5/19/11 2:57pm

Sprint's Overdrive Pro WiMax Hotspot Coming Soon

Sprint's latest 4G hotspot, the Overdrive Pro, is coming on March 20, allowing 8 users to connect over wi-fi b/g/n (instead of 5), and access the NAS-enabled microSD storage slot and GPS functionality. It's $50 with a two-year contract. [Slashgear] » 3/18/11 2:19pm 3/18/11 2:19pm

NXP Cell Modem Will Pull Down 150Mbits, Connect to Just About Anything

NXP's new softmodem will be the fastest in the world and work with a range of data protocols, including LTE, WiMax, HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM. While the modem's over-the-top theoretical speeds will be sharply limited by available cellular networks, its network-promiscuity will allow for actual global phones that… » 6/12/08 5:40pm 6/12/08 5:40pm