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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.

Verizon launches unlimited talk, text and 250MB data promo plan

Verizon Wireless has offered up some details for a new calling plan. This latest is arriving priced at $45 per month and aimed towards those looking to activate a single line of service. Simply put, this plan could save single line users a few bucks each and every month. One word of caution though, Verizon does have this listed as being available only for a limited time.

AT&T Next shortens upgrade requirement to 6 months

Carriers seem to be scrambling to let their subscribers switch to a new device or a new plan as soon as possible in an effort to keep them from considering the competition. The latest to do so is AT&T who is now offering existing subscribers the option to upgrade to a new device after just 6 months.
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