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AT&T data plans for Timex wearables announced

Most of the wearables that are on the market today get their data connectivity from a paired smartphone. In some instances, having to pair your smartphone to the smartwatch and keep the smartphone with you can be a pain. One of those instances is when you are running or are very active.

T-Mobile Simple Starter subscribers offered 2GB LTE data

T-Mobile, which loves to call itself an "un-carrier” to stand out from its competitors, is offering subscribers to its Simple Starter plan the chance to quadruple its LTE data. While the Simple Starter plan is their entry-level offering for subscribers, there are users out there who would rather up their data rather than the talk and text options that they have. And this is what T-Mobile is basically offering for just a few additional dollars every month.

T-Mobile lures Sprint customers with unlimited LTE offer

It’s tantamount to a declaration of a “network war” as T-Mobile tries to bring over “unsatisfied” Sprint customers over to their fold. And what better way to do so than by enticing its own subscribers to lure friends who are unhappy with Sprint’s latest move by promising both of them unlimited LTE data for a year. This was announced in a no-holds barred press release from T-Mobile in an apparent response to Sprint’s latest offer to subscribers from other networks.

T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Family plan has 10GB data offer

T-Mobile CEO John Legere really doesn’t pull any punches when calling out his competitors’ claims to offer the “Best Ever Pricing” when it comes to offering family plans to their consumers. What he is boasting about though is that his company is the only one among the carriers that can really back up this claim, particularly with their new Simple Choice program that gives four lines 10GB worth of data connection on an LTE network.

AT&T patent points to consumer ‘bandwidth abuse’, restricting content access

A patent filed by AT&T back in September of 2013 has been found, and it’s got some eyebrow-raising features. Recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), AT&T is asking for what amounts to ‘freemium’ browsing. Issuing credits as you use data, the patent seems to coincide with other recent revelations about how AT&T envisions you using your movie device to browse.

Mobile data consumption numbers show an 80% increase over last year

Data consumption is increasing all over, especially as emerging markets start to realize connectivity. As demand grows, so has supply. The world’s data speed has increased to see an average of 3.6Mbps, with South Korea having the fastest -- by far. Mobile data consumption has also grown remarkably, rising 80% in the last year alone.
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