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Virgin Mobile won’t start throttling customers until 2012

While Virgin Mobile is technically unlimited (and aren't they proud of it) their parent company had intended to begin throttling its data-hungry users some time in October. Today the company issued a statement saying that while they still intend to slow down the connection of their most active customers, the change won't happen until an unspecified date in 2012.The information was released as Virgin Mobile confirmed that it's offering the LG Optimus Slider and HTC Wildfire.

Verizon Wireless blocking apps and their updates in the Market

We all know that carriers allow or block certain applications to and from the market -- some for the better, and others for the worst like we have here. Obviously carrier specific apps like Verizon's NFL Mobile are only accessed by Verizon devices and are blocked to the rest. It now seems Verizon is taking this a step further and are blocking apps in the market, even ones you've already purchased.

Sprint to cap mobile hot spot data plans starting October 2

Sprint has gone and killed off one of the few things that many of us liked about the carrier. It has stuck to the unlimited offerings while other carriers have been killing them off. Sprint is having second thoughts now as it has confirmed to BGR that it will in fact place a cap on mobile hotspot data used from Android smartphones and other smartphones starting early in October.

T-Mobile to Switch 200 MB Plan Overage Punishment from Throttling to Fees

It looks like T-Mobile may soon take a page out of AT&T's book when it comes to data plans. A leaked image shows plans to move their 200 MB/month data plan off of throttling. Instead, T-Mo customers will start being charged overage fees should they exceed that 200 MB limit. For now, it only applies to the smaller plan, but is troubling news none the less.

Virgin Mobile USA to start data throttling in October

If you are an Android fan that hates contracts and use pre-paid service on Virgin Mobile USA you need to be enjoying the last months of the all you can eat data buffet. The parent company of Virgin Mobile USA has announced that Virgin will start data throttling come October. Virgin notes that the move will only affect about 3% of its users.

AT&T Upload speeds and caps, who is to blame?

AT&T has been in an ongoing battle with users and blogs over the upload speeds on recent android phones. Who do we blame for it AT&T, Speedtest.net, or Both? You might remember all the talk the Atrix 4G got when it launched as a 4G phone, then users all learned 4G upload speeds were currently disabled. AT&T even responded to the complaints. We have done a little digging and have some interesting results regarding AT&T, and Speedtest.net for you all to enjoy below.

T-Mobile updating unlimited Prepaid Plan, data caps removed

It looks like today we have some good news coming out of Team Magenta, the guys from T-Mobile are updating the prepaid plans they currently have. We first mentioned these back in April and T-Mobile took some heat from just about every blog and across twitter over the data caps they had included. If you went over 2GB of data usage (like facebook and emails) your speeds get throttled. Basically it wasn't "umlimited" and after a certain amount they shut you down.

T-Mobile to offer Unlimited everything plans on and off contract

Looks like T-Mobile has decided to get in a little closer with the competition. They have now unleashed their new Unlimited Everything plans, sadly they aren't truly unlimited but more on that below. They are offering two unlimited packages, one being on contract, and the other is contract free.

Behind Closed Doors, Verizon Tries Unlimited Text, Data, and Mobile-to-Mobile Calls for $69.99 a Month

Finally! That's what I say. Verizon has begun a promotional plan including 450 minutes call time, unlimited text and YES unlimited DATA starting at around $70 a month. You've got to have been sent a very special promotional email to receive access to the deal, however, so don't jump the gun quite yet. Check your inboxes. Also, apparently this deal doesn't ring up as a new plan in the computers at Verizon, instead running an combo of the groups's existing $60 Talk and Text plan plus $30 unlimited data plan with $20 credit tacked on to your bill each month.

T-Mobile Follows suit, lowers Data Cap to 5GB

Following nearly all carriers, started by AT&T, T-Mobile has lowered their data cap from 10GB to 5GB. In an effort to make their network as perform at it’s best this new cap will limit heavy users and hopefully clear up some traffic for casual users, making it a more speedy experience.
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