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Mobile broadband modems lose their luster as phone tethering becomes common

Sales of mobile broadband tech is plummeting as more and more people tether to their smartphones.

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Senator demands answers about DOJ mobile phone surveillance planes

A program that reportedly tracks mobile phones from airplanes raises privacy concerns, Senator Markey says.

AT&T Next device payment plan adds 24 month upgrade option

AT&T is expanding its Next program to entice more customers into paying for their devices as opposed to opting for subsidies.

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Samsung '5G' test hits speeds 30 times faster than LTE

The company also said it logged 1.2Gbps in vehicle tests for 5G technologies

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Verizon's Voice over LTE rollout means video calls, HD voice, and Alaska

Carriers are slowly moving toward LTE for voice calls, but 3G isn't going away soon.

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T-Mobile's latest deal: Convert a pal and you'll both get a year of free, unlimited LTE data

Existing customers can refer their friends, and everyone gets a year of unlimited data

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Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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FreedomPop's free data and voice service comes to tablets

The selection is limited, but the price is right with FreedomPop's new tablet service offering. Just be sure to read the fine print.

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Speedier cellular networks ahoy? New tech lets LTE and GSM coexist

Using advanced spectrum sharing, basic voice services can live on while broadband speeds increase

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Karma Hotspot review: A mobile data plan with no-nonsense pricing

This genuine pay-as-you-go data suffers from limited coverage.