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Articles tagged with: data plans

New Prepaid Mobile Broadband Service From Walmart

Walmart and TruConnect launched a prepaid mobile broadband service that lets you pay for the amount of data you use, rather than monthly. Essentially, you don’t have to pay $40 every month regardless if you used all your data. You just pay for the data you used. The service is called Internet To Go, and it uses Sprint’s 3G wireless network. Its a smart option if you only use your device to check email and do sporadic connections.

New Bill Requires Carriers To Give Guaranteed Min. Data Speed

A new piece of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would require mobile carriers to provide a ‘guaranteed minimum’ for their data speeds to their potential customers. This would give customers a better idea of what they are signing up for, especially with unlimited data plans becoming a rarity.

Currently, wireless carriers provide a maximum speed which leaves many customers to assume that if they sign up with the wireless carrier, they too will receive similar speeds as the maximum. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and leaves many consumers with a bitter taste in their mouth.

Verizon On The Horizon: 19 More Cities Get LTE

Verizon Wireless has just announced that it will be adding 19 more cities to its blazing fast, LTE wireless network. The rollout begins on Thursday and will bring happiness to many Verizon Wireless customers looking to get faster data times with their usage.

In addition to the increased coverage, previously covered cities such as San Francisco and Detroit will get expanded coverage. This means that if you live in the outskirts of San Francisco and were just out of reach of LTE before, you should be golden soon.

Microsoft, Facebook & Co. Support AT&T Merge

According to tmonews, Microsoft joined with Facebook and six other tech companies in a filing to the FCC in support for the AT&T and T-Mobile merger. Of those who support the acquisition include Yahoo, Oracle, Research In Motion, and VC firms Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and Sequoia Partners.

Their main reason for voting “yay” was that the acquisition would help AT&T expand their network to serve a larger portion of America. I believe that rather than having everyone’s best interest, these corporations are only looking out for themselves.

HTC Working On 10″ Tablet -Leaked News

While we don’t have any major details on specs, pricing, or availability, we do know that mobile giant, HTC is working on a brand new ten inch tablet designed for AT&T’s new 4G LTE network set for later this year. As of now, AT&T uses HSPA+ to cover 4G speeds which is slower than LTE.

Normally I would rave about how great it would be to have a tablet with blazing fast Internet but if you know anything about AT&T, it is that they are expensive and provide limited data plans.