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Verizon to Ditch Most Phone Plans for Multi-Device Deals

In the biggest revamp in wireless pricing in years, Verizon Wireless is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to its network.

AT&T Customers Surprised by 'Unlimited Data' Limit

AT&T has some 17 million customers with "unlimited data" plans that can be subject to throttling, or the placement of virtual wheel clamps that slow download speed dramatically. What's surprising customers is how little data use it takes to reach that level -- sometimes less than AT&T gives people on its "limited" plans.

Unlimited Data Plan Isn't as Unlimited as You Think

Active smartphone users better get used to an ugly buzzword: throttling. AT&T has begun slowing down the most voracious 5% of its data users. And while cell carriers may feel they have to push back against the bandwidth hogs, the customer response may be more than they bargained for.

T-Mobile Adds New Plans With Unlimited Data, Talk, Text

Want to pay by the day and surf on a 4G network? T-Mobile's got you covered. The nation's fourth-largest mobile carrier, in an effort to attract a new batch of cost-conscious customers, has announced new daily and monthly plans for its 4G network.

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.

Week in Brief: Gold Shines, Netflix Flies, Data Plans Shrink

This may have been a holiday-shortened trading week, but there were plenty of financial nuggets that kept stocks moving. Let's go over some of the news from Netflix, Verizon, Immucor and more that shaped this abridged week in the markets.