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AT&T's 4G Battle Plan: 15 Major U.S. Cities in 2011

AT&T will spread its 4G LTE network into a large number of U.S. cities this year, a move that puts it into direct competition with Sprint-Nextel's Wimax 4G product and LTE technology deployed by Verizon Wireless. But will its investment in faster wireless pay off?

What If AT&T's T-Mobile Buyout Gets Shot Down?

Regulators have begun to take a long, hard look at whether the AT&T buyout of T-Mobile would create a quasi-monopoly in the American cellular carrier industry. If those antitrust concerns sink the deal, AT&T could be in real trouble, because cellular is its only clear hope for growth.

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.

Legal Briefing: iPhone Lawsuit Moves Forward

An antitrust class action against Apple and AT&T is going forward, charging that Apple's five-year exclusive agreement with AT&T makes a sham of the two-year contracts iPhone users sign with AT&T and is part of an effort to monopolize the iPhone market.

The Coming Boom in Videoconferencing Technology

The concept of the videophone is nearly as old as the phone itself, and prototypes predate the Beatles by many decades. But while other new modes of communication, from email to instant messaging to cell phones have been adopted at astonishing rates, video has lagged -- until now.

Higher Speeds, Fees on Verizon's 4G Network

Verizon is expected to roll out a long-awaited fourth generation wireless network by year end, promising to boost data speeds by 10 times. But watch out. While it may mean sharing hi-def video, say, over cellphones, it could also give the carrier a reason to raise monthly fees.

Y r txt mssgs so shrt? Nt wht u think

The only people who don't know about text messages these days are 90-year-olds and infants. Even if you don't use the feature, it is available on...