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FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow

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"Freemium" mobile broadband outfit FreedomPop has pulled back the curtain on how it plans to make money while giving away 4G internet. In an interview with GigaOm, Marketing VP Tony Miller revealed that once it has got enough consumers hooked on the gratis data, his company will start selling...
FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow

FreedomPop's home broadband service goes live. Can you survive on 1 GB a month?

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FreedomPop launched its home broadband service on Wednesday, taking the freemium model it uses for mobile data to the residential broadband market. FreedomPop is offering 1 GB free of charge to any user who signs up for service and buys its $89 home WiMAX router. Anyone who does more than...
FreedomPop's home broadband service goes live. Can you survive on 1 GB a month?

Ireland's Cubic Telecom Inks Multi-Million Dollar Roaming SIM Deal With Australian Retailer Woolworths

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Mobile network operator Cubic Telecom, which runs the MAXroam cut-price roaming MVNO, has inked a deal worth “tens of millions” of dollars with Australian retail giant Woolworths. Maxroam’s virtual SIM (multi-IMSI) technology is being used to power a new global roaming product from Woolworths’ own MVNO, Woolworth Mobile. The global roaming SIM is branded solely...
Ireland's Cubic Telecom Inks Multi-Million Dollar Roaming SIM Deal With Australian Retailer Woolworths
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Vodafone lashes out as EU votes to cut roaming charges

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Updated: For the last few years European regulators have been pushing mobile companies to slash the roaming charges they slap on customers who cross the continent’s borders. Although operators have grumbled and griped about lost profits, for the most part they have taken the hits. Apparently, though, the gloves are...
Vodafone lashes out as EU votes to cut roaming charges

Verizon Intros New Prepaid Plans for 3G Smartphones

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Today, Verizon announced two new prepaid plans aimed at budget-conscious customers. But they’re only for 3G smartphones, and they’re not all that wallet-friendly. The new smartphone plans start at $60 a month for unlimited talk and text messages and 500 megabytes of data. You can also choose from a $70-a-month...
Verizon Intros New Prepaid Plans for 3G Smartphones

Amazon announces $499 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE with $50/year data plan

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Amazon took a direct shot at Apple on Thursday when it unveiled its new Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE, with the same $499 starting price as Apple's current generation iPad. But the main selling point is a new $50-per-year, 250-megabyte-per-month 4G LTE data plan....
Amazon announces $499 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE with $50/year data plan

Opera Mini Sees 50.5 Million Mobile Users In February, Up 145 Percent

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Browser maker Opera Software has released its latest ‘State of the Mobile Web’ report this morning, which is based on the usage of its Opera Mini browser for mobile phones. Each month, the conclusion is always the same: mobile web usage around the world keeps on growing and growing. In...
Opera Mini Sees 50.5 Million Mobile Users In February, Up 145 Percent

EU takes summer bite out of mobile phone roaming charges

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Smartphone price for a megabyte capped at 58p in time for holidaysCuts in mobile phone roaming charges are on the way this summer – the latest move by the European commission towards reducing the gap between domestic and foreign call rates almost to zero by 2015, with the rates protected...
EU takes summer bite out of mobile phone roaming charges

Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?

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The first two letters of LTE may stand for “long-term,” but there’s not much long-term about the status of the mobile network technology today. Operators have built more than 60 LTE networks worldwide. The networks are in place, but according to Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, operators are now wrestling with...
Ericsson CEO: We've got 4G networks. Now what do we do with them?

DailyDirt: Storing Data On DNA

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There are lots of ways to store information nowadays -- from cloud services to nano-lithography to synthesizing custom strands of DNA. Some methods are cheaper or more convenient than others, but if physical space is really a premium, then encoding a gazillion bits of data on a few grams of...
DailyDirt: Storing Data On DNA

The Paperless Office Inches Closer with Amazon Send to Kindle for Mac

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Amazon is helping to bring the mythical "paperless office" a bit closer, if only by a tiny fraction. The new Send to Kindle for Mac app lets Mac fans join PC users to bypass the printer altogether and "print" documents directly to their Kindle. The question is, what's taking...
The Paperless Office Inches Closer with Amazon Send to Kindle for Mac

Get on WiFi, because Android app size limit increases from 50MB to a whopping 4GB

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Downloading apps is commonplace for mobile phone users at this point. As these apps become more and more sophisticated they’re becoming larger in size, which is sad for the end users. Being told to jump on a WiFi connection to download a game while you’re out and about on your...
Get on WiFi, because Android app size limit increases from 50MB to a whopping 4GB

iPad’s 3G Pricing: Why It’s So Great

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As someone who’s followed the wireless industry closely for years, one of the most interesting announcements to come out of the iPad keynote were the wireless plans. The wireless industry in the U.S. has been one of the least consumer-friendly industries for years (just consider the fact that consumers regularly...
iPad’s 3G Pricing: Why It’s So Great
T-Mobile tinkers with its tablet, dongle plans; offers overage fee option

Data roaming cap that fits only in the EU

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Holidaymakers should not be lulled into a false sense of security by new data roaming limits - outside the EU charges are heftyHolidaymakers using their mobile phones in the European Union no longer need to fear sky-high bills on their return, thanks to a new cap on roaming charges which...
Data roaming cap that fits only in the EU

The Stupidity Of Data Caps: No One Knows What A Megabyte Is

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We've argued that data caps for internet access are silly, and even as they're becoming more popular for both wired and wireless broadband data offerings, it seems more people are recognizing this. The NY Times has an article about data caps that makes the key point upfront: no one knows...
The Stupidity Of Data Caps: No One Knows What A Megabyte Is

FreedomPop’s plan to become the anti-carrier

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A lot of attention has been focused on FreedomPop’s intention to give away gobs of data and connect the iPhone to 4G, but it turns out the operator’s plans to launch a ‘freemium’ mobile broadband service this year are much more radical than we thought. According to the company, FreedomPop...
FreedomPop’s plan to become the anti-carrier

What Games Are: Reinventing The Games Console Half Way Won't Work

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. In some ways you’ve got to feel bad for Microsoft. The company has spent years trying to find ways to expand its Xbox...
What Games Are: Reinventing The Games Console Half Way Won't Work

FreedomPop’s plan: an iPhone, a WiMAX shell and 1 GB free data

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FreedomPop’s plans to launch a ‘freemium’ mobile broadband aren’t just ambitious, they’re a bit zany – zany bordering on genius. Instead of providing a stand-alone smartphone and dealing with pesky issue of providing voice, it’s leveraging its data-only deal with Clearwire to sell a WiMAX modem shell. Customers then fit...
FreedomPop’s plan: an iPhone, a WiMAX shell and 1 GB free data

Verizon offering new international data plans, but they ain’t cheap

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Verizon Wireless next week will begin selling international data roaming plans much the same way it sells domestic data: buckets of megabytes for a set price. But don’t expect to get a lot for your dollar. Verizon is selling 100 MB of international data for $25 a month with access...
Verizon offering new international data plans, but they ain’t cheap

Most Data Isn't 'Big,' And Businesses Are Wasting Money Pretending It Is

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Big data! If you don't have it, you better get yourself some. Your competition has it, after all. Bottom line: If your data is little, your rivals are going to kick sand in your face and steal your girlfriend. There are many problems with the assumptions behind the "big data" narrative (above, in...
Most Data Isn't 'Big,' And Businesses Are Wasting Money Pretending It Is

FreedomPop rumored to introduce iPhone case with free WiMAX service

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Lending a bit of credence to the notion that it'll have life beyond LightSquared, an insider at FreedomPop is now suggesting that it'll debut a case for the iPhone 4 / 4S that features a WiMAX radio, hotspot capabilities and delivers a free (albeit, limited) data service. This rumored...
FreedomPop rumored to introduce iPhone case with free WiMAX service
European Union proposal would significantly reduce mobile roaming costs for EU citizens

European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees

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With networks that typically span the whole country and plans that generally shield U.S. mobile phone users from paying extra roaming fees these days, being outside of your provider's reach isn't much of a problem on this side of the Atlantic (though there may be some changes afoot here, too)....
European Parliament Wants to Cut Mobile Roaming Fees

Ireland's Cubic Telecom partners with Woolworths Australia to take the sting out of roaming

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Cubic Telecom, the private, fully licensed mobile network operator specialising in borderless communications, has announced  a partnership with Woolworths Mobile Global Roaming in Australia. Australians have it tough when it comes to roaming charges seeing up to $20 AUD ($20.4 USD) per megabyte to access the Internet from overseas. Making...
Ireland's Cubic Telecom partners with Woolworths Australia to take the sting out of roaming
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U.S. Cellular ends punitive overage charges on mobile data

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U.S. Cellular has finally done away with that relic of a bygone 3G age: Punitive overage charges on its mobile data plans. Only a few years ago operators tried to discourage their customers from consuming more data than their plans allowed by charging exorbitant rates for every megabyte over the...
U.S. Cellular ends punitive overage charges on mobile data
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Mobile data roaming is set to become a lot cheaper in Europe as new EU price caps roll out

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Staying connected as you travel around Europe is about to get a lot cheaper for millions of EU citizens as new European Union price caps on mobile data roaming come into force. From 1 July 2012, EU mobile operators will be able to charge no more than 70 euro cents plus...
Mobile data roaming is set to become a lot cheaper in Europe as new EU price caps roll out
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