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FTC: AT&T promised unlimited data, but throttled mobile customers

Mobile customers who exceeded a monthly data cap had their connections slowed by as much as 90 percent, the agency says

Apple SIM has great potential, but widespread changes will take time

Apple SIM lets iPad users choose between data plans from different operators just by touching the screen


Pay up: The free ride is over for corporate BYOD

Some companies saw BYOD as a way to make employees pay to do their job, but a court ruling may end that abuse

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile face Net neutrality complaint

Digital rights group Public Knowledge plans to file mobile traffic-throttling complaints against big four U.S. carriers

Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded

French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile

Iliad's offer could complicate a reported bid in the works by Sprint

Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Unauthorized third-party billing has cost U.S. mobile phone customers hundreds of millions of dollars, a report says

FCC chairman grills Verizon over data throttling

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

Zuckerberg says basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service

Certain Internet services should be provided for free like some phone services, he said

T-Mobile introduces 'test drives,' free music streaming

T-Mobile will let customers test-drive an iPhone 5s for a week, and subscribers can stream music without it counting against their data plan

Vodafone, Huawei link LTE and GSM networks

GL DSS technology uses advanced spectrum sharing, will enable basic voice services to live on while broadband speeds increase

Sprint near deal to buy T-Mobile USA for $50 billion, reports say

Sprint would have to pay more than $1 billion if its plan was rejected, The Wall Street Journal reports

FCC proposal would limit AT&T, Verizon in spectrum auction

The commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on rules for a 2015 auction of TV spectrum

12 tablet accessories that let you ditch your laptop

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, and these gadgets help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet

BlackBerry will not renew tie-up with T-Mobile

BlackBerry criticized T-Mobile in February for pushing iPhones to BlackBerry customers

KPN strikes deal with Silent Circle to offer encrypted phone calls

The move to offer Silent Circle services in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium reflects growing concern about U.S. spying and surveillance

Comcast buys Time Warner Cable in $45.2 billion all-stock deal

Merger, which joins the two largest cable operators in the U.S., will allow business customers to profit from combined services, the companies say

How to ruin the Internet of things: Tie up with a carrier

It's bad enough that a smartphone is tied to a specific network. Imagine what happens if your car, fridge, alarm, or other long-lived equipment is

Dollars and cents: The real cost of a smartphone plan

Deals promoted by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint aren't so easy to be had -- or to decipher -- but InfoWorld's tool can help

AT&T lets companies sponsor subscribers' mobile data

The Sponsored Data service will let partners free some content from a user's monthly data cap

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