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T-Mobile Binge On lets you stream (some) video without using your data bucket

Have a smartphone and a data plan… but find yourself avoiding watching video on the go because you’re worried about hitting your data cap? T-Mobile is rolling out an update to its service that will let you stream video from some services without that data counting against your data cap. T-Mobile calls the service BingeOn […]

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FTC fines TracFone $40 million for throttling “unlimited” data

The Federal Trade Commission is ordering US wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million as a penalty for promising “unlimited” data to customers, but then throttling connection speeds or canceling service altogether after customers use more than a certain amount of data. The FTC isn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with throttling data or terminating […]

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FreedomPop’s $5 phone plans work on 10 million WiFi hotspots

FreedomPop offers several options for customers that want cheap or even free voice, text, and data plans for smartphones, tablets, or other devices. Now the company is launching a new plan that offers unlimited service for just $5 per month. What’s the catch? Your devices will only work when they’re connected to WiFi. But FreedomPop […]

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T-Mobile customers can stream Google Play Music, Xbox Music for free(ish)

T-Mobile’s Music Freedom program lets customers stream music from a number of online music sources without that data counting against their monthly data caps. The wireless carrier launched Music Freedom in June, added a few additional services in August, and now the company is more than doubling the number of online music services that are […]

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FreedomPop brings its free mobile data plans to Europe

FreedomPop is an unusual wireless carrier that offers up to 500MB per month of free mobile data… in hopes of getting you to pay a bit extra for more data. The company sells mobile hotspots and smartphones (with unlimited talk and text) in the United States by piggybacking on Sprint’s wireless network. Now FreedomPop is […]

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Verizon Share Everything plan: 1 data plan for all your phones, tablets

Verizon’s new Share Everything Plans lets you pay for multiple phones, tablets, mobile hotspots with one single plan. It’s not exactly cheap — but it could be less expensive than buying separate data plans for all the smartphones and tablets in your household. Here’s how it works. First you pay a monthly fee for voice and […]