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Read This Before Signing a Cell Phone Contract

When you're buying a new phone, the price can be dramatically affected by your choice of a cellular plan. But what do you really get for your money in this shotgun wedding? Is a two-year contract a fair trade for the discount? Read on for background info on some plans you may be considering.

Say Goodbye to Unlimited Data Plans

Come October, customers among the top 5% of AT&T's data users in any given billing period will be subjected to reduced access speeds. Rival Verizon introduced a similar policy earlier this year. With the smartphone market all but locked up between these two players -- and AT&T moving to acquire T-Mobile -- this is an ominous development indeed.