Data Cap

Want to keep Verizon unlimited data? Pay up

There's been a lot of hubbub this week for Verizon's "grandfathered" unlimited data customers, who are concerned that their all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of 3G and 4G LTE will end when the company introduces new shared data plans this summer. Verizon has updated their statement, assuring unlimited customers that they don't have to sign a new contract if they don't want to. Of course, that also means that they'll be ineligible for the discounted pricing on new phones, without which most mid-range and high-end Android devices become prohibitively expensive.

Verizon killing off “grandfathered” unlimited data plans this summer

Bad news today for those that have been longtime customers of Verizon Wireless. I'm getting ready for the backlash now, and I bet Verizon is too. Today the news has just dropped that Verizon will be axing data plans for those using unlimited data on old "grandfathered" plans from back before 4G LTE and all that. If you've been enjoying unlimited data for $30 a month like many others, this will be coming to an end this summer.

Google Play Music needs to increase streaming and device limits

Google's music streaming option has continued to grow over the past few months since it was officially released back in November of 2011. Originally called Google Music it was recently renamed Google Play Music along with the Google Play Store. While the average user wont run into some of the below issues, many of the die-hard Android users (and there are plenty) will have them, and hopefully Google can make some changes moving forward.

Verizon’s double data returns on February 10th

The DROID 4 and buy one, get one free deals on the DROID RAZR aren't the only thing that's hitting Verizon Wireless soon. The company has brought back its incredibly popular Double Data Deal, allowing new and recurring customers to get twice the data caps on smartphone data plans starting Friday, February 10th. That means the $30 2GB plan is bumped up to 4GB, the $50 5GB plan goes up to 10GB, and the $80 10GB plan will be 20GB. The plans last for the lifetime of your Verizon account and are equally valid on 4G LTE and 3G, but unfortunately can't be applied to MiFi-dstyle hotspot devices.

AT&T tweaks data plans, gives us more for our dollar

AT&T has apparently started a restructure of their mobile data plans and have done a bit of tweaking. My title is a bit misleading and so our the prices. While we'll be getting more for our dollar, we will also be paying slightly more even if we don't need it -- and there's nothing you can do about it. AT&T is nudging the price of all their plans up a notch but are giving us a little extra data in return.

T-Mobile Monthly4G unlimited plans are available starting today

T-Mobile has recently released a few awesome smartphones to their portfolio like the Amaze 4G and the Galaxy S II, but today they have officially announced and started their brand new Monthly4G unlimited and contract free plans. Earlier this month we mentioned the T-Mobile and Walmart exclusive $30 unlimited data plan and now we have more details regarding that, and other contract free offerings from T-Mobile.

US Mobile carriers agree to end “bill shock” will send out usage notifications

Have you ever received that AT&T bill in the mail only to see a huge balance thanks to an extremely large overage of text messages, or your daughters new Android phone went way over her 2GB data limit? I'm sure we've all been here before, especially back in the early days when we had 300 text message plans. Well today things are about to change and carriers will no longer be able to secretly sit back while users incur huge overage fees.
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