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Paying early termination fees is Ting's best shot at getting customers
AT&T raises minimum international data plan to $30 for 120MB, steepens overage charges
AT&T lifts some restrictions on its “unlimited” data plans

Bell Canada Mobile TV service hands-on

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Bell Canada's updated its Mobile TV service to introduce a bevy of new features and content. The mobile TV service now offers 26 channels of live programming and a pile of on demand content thrown in for good measure. The interface has been tidied up, a programming guide has...
Bell Canada Mobile TV service hands-on

T-Mobile USA Caps Domestic Data Roaming on ‘Unlimited Plans’

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T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth largest wireless provider and the carrier known for unlimited data plans with throttling in lieue  of overages, is now further restricting its ‘unlimited’ plan offerings when users roam domestically. Unlike international roaming, domestic roaming occurs when a customer stays in the U.S. but enters a...
T-Mobile USA Caps Domestic Data Roaming on ‘Unlimited Plans’

Exclusive: Some Comcast Users Will See 500 GB Cap - Company to Scale Cap Size With Tier Speed

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It appears that Comcast is tinkering with the idea of offering higher caps with higher tiers of service, and will again shake up their speed options sometime in the next year for the majority of users. A reliable source tells Broadband Reports that it does appear that Comcast is going...
Exclusive: Some Comcast Users Will See 500 GB Cap - Company to Scale Cap Size With Tier Speed

Time Warner pushes broadband tiered pricing across Texas

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Time Warner Cable, which has been the earliest and one of the most aggresive proponent of usage-based broadband tiered pricing is offering a $5 price break for its light Internet users in more Texas cities, including Austin and Dallas, reports Multichannel News. The Essentials tier entitles customers that use less...
Time Warner pushes broadband tiered pricing across Texas
T-Mobile officially rolls out unlimited nationwide 4G data plans

Comcast: 'Unlimited Usage' Doesn't Mean 'Unlimited Usage'

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In January, Consumerist reader Matt received a brochure from Comcast touting their high-speed Internet service with "Unlimited usage for a flat, monthly rate." But only one month after upgrading to Comcast's "Ultra Tier," he found out that, well... "unlimited" actually means "limited." Here's Matt describing the call he just...
Comcast: 'Unlimited Usage' Doesn't Mean 'Unlimited Usage'

The Short-Sightedness Of Wall Street When It Comes To Broadband Infrastructure Investment

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Karl Bode, over at Broadband Reports, absolutely destroys stock analyst Craig Moffett for doing his usual song and dance. If you're unfamiliar with Moffett, Bode has the details: Like any good short-sighted investor, Moffett has urged companies to not upgrade their networks, insiting that caps and overages are the "next...
The Short-Sightedness Of Wall Street When It Comes To Broadband Infrastructure Investment

Why Time Warner Cable’s broadband deal isn’t one

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Time Warner Cable is implementing a new pricing plan in certain areas of Texas that gives customers a break on their broadband bill if they agree to a limited plan. While in theory this is nice, because it lowers the cost of broadband for people who may not be able...
Why Time Warner Cable’s broadband deal isn’t one
T-Mobile's contract-free unlimited data plan launches today

Cox will not charge for broadband overages. For now!

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Tuesday, a story from DSLReports reported that Cox would join other ISPs in charging users overage fees for going over their broadband caps. The story was based on a user sending in screenshots of the Cox meter suggesting that users would be billed for overages. However, Todd Smith, a spokesman...
Cox will not charge for broadband overages. For now!

MetroPCS starts throttling, but keeps unlimited data on option

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MetroPCS on Tuesday became the latest operator to begin throttling mobile data, but before the boos and hisses start, we should also point MetroPCS isn’t eliminating its unlimited data plans entirely. It has added a $70 price tier that preserves unlimited voice, SMS and LTE data use, but customers buying...
MetroPCS starts throttling, but keeps unlimited data on option

AT&T's new sharing plans optional, undercut Verizon on price

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AT&T revealed the shared data plans it’s been hinting at for so long. The new pricing structure looks very similar to the shared tiers Verizon announced last month, charging a per-line rate for each device, bundling in unlimited voice and SMS and offering a flat fee for buckets of common...
AT&T's new sharing plans optional, undercut Verizon on price

FCC tracks wireless carriers that alert consumers of overages

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FCC launched a new "bill shock" Web site that will let consumers know what carriers warn of phone overages. [Read more]...
FCC tracks wireless carriers that alert consumers of overages

T-Mobile Adds Unlimited 4G Data to Prepaid Plans

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The trend with most cellphone carriers, even the prepaid guys, has been to do away with unlimited data plans or to penalize you for your data-hogging ways. But T-Mobile is doing the opposite. Already available as a post-paid option, the carrier announced today at International CES that it will start...
T-Mobile Adds Unlimited 4G Data to Prepaid Plans

Tucows Officially Launches Ting, A More Thoughtful Wireless Carrier

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Tucows is probably best known for their slew of web services and their extensive reseller network, but CEO Elliot Noss sees room to grow in another space: mobile. After spending months conducting a private beta for a few hundred users, Tucows has officially opened up their Ting wireless service to...
Tucows Officially Launches Ting, A More Thoughtful Wireless Carrier

Verizon won't penalize iPhone 5 owners for Wi-Fi bug

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An iPhone 5 glitch chewed up cellular data instead of Wi-Fi data, but customers won't be charged for any overages, says Verizon. [Read more]...
Verizon won't penalize iPhone 5 owners for Wi-Fi bug

FCC Boss: Broadband Caps Are Good... No, Bad... No, Good... Wait, Who Am I Talking To Again?

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For many years, we've talked about why metered and capped broadband is bad for innovation. Beyond the fact that it introduces serious mental transaction costs ("do I really want to watch that video, or will I hit my broadband cap?"), it creates the exact wrong incentives for broadband companies. They...
FCC Boss: Broadband Caps Are Good... No, Bad... No, Good... Wait, Who Am I Talking To Again?
Cloudability gives Rackspace users free cost monitoring

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

Google Prices its Cloud SQL Offering, Solidifies Cloud Database Market

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The cloud database market continues to solidify as Google puts a price tag on its Cloud SQL offering. With actual charges to begin on June 12th, the move finally gives developers a way to see what they'll be spending on Cloud SQL, but comparing Google's offering to Amazon, Microsoft...
Google Prices its Cloud SQL Offering, Solidifies Cloud Database Market

Which devices use Wi-Fi hotspots the most? Not laptops...

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Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the biggest users of Wi-Fi networks as society moves from part-time to full-time connectedness. According to a recent survey from Informa Telecoms and Media and noted by The Register, 40 percent of all hotspot connections are made by smartphones; nudging just past the 39 percent...
Which devices use Wi-Fi hotspots the most? Not laptops...

FCC begins tracking wireless carriers' implementation of bill shock notifications

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If you've ever mistaken your wireless bill for your phone number, only to discover a dollar sign in front of all those digits, you're far from alone. The CTIA estimates that one in six mobile subscribers have experienced bill shock, but thanks to the efforts of the nation's wireless...
FCC begins tracking wireless carriers' implementation of bill shock notifications

How Green Dot Will Use Loopt To Go After Mobile Payments

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Imagine you’re walking by your local cafe, and you get a notification on your phone that you’ll get a free bagel if you buy a cup of coffee. You walk inside, and make the purchase with your credit card — no need to take out your phone again. The bagel...
How Green Dot Will Use Loopt To Go After Mobile Payments
Rumor: T-Mobile to introduce truly unlimited data plan for $30 a month
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