How Much Does a Wiretap Go For These Days?

For years, the government and phone carriers have been squabbling over secret surveillance—because of the dollar amount on the bill. Most recently, AT&T's thrifty little offshoot Cricket Communications has agreed to pay out $2.1 million in a settlement for overcharging federal and state law enforcement agencies for… » 12/03/14 12:40pm 12/03/14 12:40pm

Data for Your Watch Could Cost As Much As Data for Your Tablet

The Galaxy Gear S, another Samsung wearable among many, will be available in the U.S. on Nov. 7 and unlike its other Gear siblings, the S can have its own data connection. Unfortunately, it looks like carriers will make you pay for this thing (and potentially any other data-enabled smartwatch) as if it were a… » 10/30/14 1:17pm 10/30/14 1:17pm

Sprint's "iPhone for Life" Plan Gets You A New iPhone Every Two Years

A suspiciously well-timed announcement from Sprint could help put those big, beautiful new iPhone 6s in more pockets: Their "iPhone for Life" plan will upgrade your phone every two years, plus give you unlimited data, starting at $70 per month. And I assume this deal is valid until you no longer have a need for a… » 9/09/14 9:14pm 9/09/14 9:14pm