mobile devices

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.

No More Getting Surprised By High Cellphone Bills

The gradual addition of extra fees to your cellphone bill can be a bit like gaining weight -- you don't keep track of your habits, until one day you open your bill and experience "bill shock." The FCC thinks you deserve advanced warning, and starting soon, your cell provider will have to give it to you.

Comcast, Skype Hope We'll Buy HD Video Phone on TV

Comcast has announced that it will soon offer a high-def Skype video calling service on the TVs of its cable customers. But will people have any interest in using Skype on their televisions when they can already use it on mobile devices and PCs?

Intel Prepares Offer to Buy Infineon Wireless

Intel is nearing a bid to buy Infineon Technologies' wireless unit, a move that would give it an instant presence in the smartphone market. The world's top chipmaker will reportedly offer $1.91 billion for the unit, which supplies chips for both Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S.