Smartphone data plan

AT&T Is Making One Misstep After Another

Let us count the ways AT&T his gotten in hot water lately: Net neutrality advocates are filing complaints over its iPhone Facetime policy; its profits are off; and it's overcharging its customers. And then there was that noble attempt to remind people not to text while driving ...

AT&T to Quadruple Some Data Plan Fees

AT&T is following rival Verizon Wireless with a new type of family plan that comes with a four-fold increase in data service fees. But AT&T says the higher-priced plan will be an option rather than a requirement.

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.

Verizon May End Unlimited Data Plans for Phones

Verizon Wireless is reportedly planning to unveil new, limited data plans next Thursday, according to a report from the tech site Engadget. If Verizon follows in the footsteps of archrival AT&T, this could mean the death of the unlimited data plan option for new smartphone accounts.