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Can I ditch Sprint without paying an early termination fee?

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Getting out of a wireless contract early isn't easy. In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice to one Sprint subscriber. [Read more]...
Can I ditch Sprint without paying an early termination fee?

The phone subsidy is paid off, so why is my monthly bill still high?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why carriers continue to charge the same monthly service fee even after your phone subsidy is paid. She also explains T-Mobile's prepaid offerings. [Read more]...
The phone subsidy is paid off, so why is my monthly bill still high?

Is Verizon 'shaking down' customers with family plan?

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One CNET reader thinks that Verizon's new family share plan is nothing more than a corporate shakedown. CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers her opinion. [Read more]...
Is Verizon 'shaking down' customers with family plan?

Will 2013 be the year of the smartwatch?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon highlights some new devices in the smartwatch category and discusses why this may finally be the year the gadgets take off. [Read more]...
Will 2013 be the year of the smartwatch?

Is it time to ditch the iPhone for the Samsung Galaxy S4?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises a longtime iPhone user who is tempted to jump ship for the new Samsung Galaxy S4. She also explains why Apple may need a low-cost iPhone. [Read more]...
Is it time to ditch the iPhone for the Samsung Galaxy S4?

iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3? And why Sprint's LTE isn't enough

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CNET's Ask Maggie author Marguerite Reardon offers advice on choosing between the two hottest smartphones on the market: iPhone 5 or Galaxy SIII. And she explains why she didn't consider Sprint's iPhone 5. [Read more]...
iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3? And why Sprint's LTE isn't enough

How carriers get away with 'locking' the iPhone

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Angry about carrier software locks on the iPhone 4S? You're not alone. But unfortunately there's not much you can do about it. In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why. [Read more]...
How carriers get away with 'locking' the iPhone

Can dataless smartphones still use GPS navigation apps?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how to turn a smartphone into a personal navigation device, even without a data connection. [Read more]...
Can dataless smartphones still use GPS navigation apps?

LG Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Does LTE really matter?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why the Nexus 4's lack of LTE support is a deal-breaker and why Sprint's unlimited-data plan is not. [Read more]...
LG Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Does LTE really matter?

Carrier confusion: When am I free to leave my family plan?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains when you can leave a family plan without paying a hefty ETF. And she offers some advice on using your smartphone's personal Wi-Fi feature to get cheap Net access at your vacation home. [Read more]...
Carrier confusion: When am I free to leave my family plan?

Ask Maggie is back! Which iPhone 5 is right for you?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon assesses which version of the iPhone 5 is best for international travelers, and she offers advice about ditching AT&T for Verizon's iPhone 5. [Read more]...
Ask Maggie is back! Which iPhone 5 is right for you?

Unhappy about Verizon unlimited data plan? Ditch 'em for prepaid

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Verizon Wireless customers with unlimited data plans are not happy that they'll have to pay full price for phones to keep their unlimited service in the future, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers advice about alternatives in this edition of Ask Maggie. [Read more]...
Unhappy about Verizon unlimited data plan? Ditch 'em for prepaid

Why cell phone locks and required data plans are unfair

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon answers questions about device unlock policies for consumers who travel abroad and why a smartphone used only for voice and text messaging needs a data plan. [Read more]...
Why cell phone locks and required data plans are unfair

Is T-Mobile's new no-contract plan really a good deal?

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In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon does the math to show you how much money wireless subscribers can save on T-Mobile's new contractless service plans. [Read more]...
Is T-Mobile's new no-contract plan really a good deal?

3G wireless resellers offer bargains for smartphone users

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises readers looking for inexpensive smartphone plans to consider prepaid services that use bigger carriers' nationwide 3G networks. [Read more]...
3G wireless resellers offer bargains for smartphone users

Reading poolside? Which do you choose, a tablet or an e-reader?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why an e-reader may be better suited for outdoor reading than a tablet. And she also clarifies how spectrum frequencies are likely affecting wireless coverage. [Read more]...
Reading poolside? Which do you choose, a tablet or an e-reader?

Is T-Mo's trade-in program the best deal for my used iPhone?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon touts T-Mobile's new no-contract plans for iPhone users jumping ship from other carriers, but advises against using T-Mobile's trade-in program. [Read more]...
Is T-Mo's trade-in program the best deal for my used iPhone?

Confused about Facebook Home? Ask Maggie has answers (FAQ)

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains what Facebook's new Home apps are and why you should care. [Read more]...
Confused about Facebook Home? Ask Maggie has answers (FAQ)

Unlimited Verizon data customers beware: Make sure your next phone is 4G

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why Verizon customers looking to keep their unlimited plans will want to make sure the full-priced smartphone they buy is 4G and not 3G. [Read more]...
Unlimited Verizon data customers beware: Make sure your next phone is 4G

Android or Chrome? Will Google ever decide on one OS?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some analysis regarding Google's confusing OS strategy. She also explains why some Android smartphone customers are still waiting for Jelly Bean. [Read more]...
Android or Chrome? Will Google ever decide on one OS?

What Verizon's FCC tethering settlement means to you (FAQ)

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Verizon's recently announced deal with the FCC means subscribers can stop paying extra for Wi-Fi tethering. CNET's Marguerite Reardon aka Ask Maggie explains who benefits and who doesn't. [Read more]...
What Verizon's FCC tethering settlement means to you (FAQ)

Why I still love the Nexus 7

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Apple has the iPad Mini and there are also plenty of other smaller tablet options available, but CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains in this Ask Maggie why she still loves the Nexus 7. [Read more]...
Why I still love the Nexus 7

Will AT&T's LTE network be more reliable than 3G for the iPhone?

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In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a reader decide whether he should ditch AT&T for Verizon's LTE network when the new iPhone comes out. [Read more]...
Will AT&T's LTE network be more reliable than 3G for the iPhone?

Is AT&T's 'admin fee' just a sneaky way of raising rates?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon discusses AT&T's new 61 cent wireless fee and explains how carriers can raise prices even when you're under contract. [Read more]...
Is AT&T's 'admin fee' just a sneaky way of raising rates?

Help! These data share plans are too confusing (FAQ)

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If you're confused about AT&T's and Verizon's new mobile data share plans, you're not alone. CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the ins and outs of the plans in this FAQ. [Read more]...
Help! These data share plans are too confusing (FAQ)

Why you should wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a device worth waiting for, even if you already have your eye set on the Galaxy S3. [Read more]...
Why you should wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Could Verizon nix unlimited data for everyone?

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Verizon Wireless has made it more difficult to keep an unlimited data plan. But could the carrier change its policy again and get rid of the plan for everyone? CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some insights in this edition of Ask Maggie. [Read more]...
Could Verizon nix unlimited data for everyone?

Does size matter? iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3 vs. Galaxy Note 2

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers an iPhone fan advice on switching to either the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. She also explains why the Virgin Mobile iPhone can't roam internationally. [Read more]...
Does size matter? iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3 vs. Galaxy Note 2

New iPhone is coming, so when should I sell my old iPhone?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers a reader advice about when to sell his old iPhone before the new one comes out so that he can get top dollar for it. [Read more]...
New iPhone is coming, so when should I sell my old iPhone?

Wait for Windows Phone 8 or buy a Samsung Galaxy S3?

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CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps one reader decide if he should wait for new Windows Phone 8 smartphones or buy the Google Android smartphone du jour. [Read more]...
Wait for Windows Phone 8 or buy a Samsung Galaxy S3?
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