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Smartphone Data Shake-Up: The End of 'Unlimited' Plans

Unlimited data is only a memory for most smartphone users. What has the shift toward tiered plans really meant for our wallets?

T-Mobile Caters to Small Business With Square and More

T-Mobile launched a slew of initiatives aimed at attracting small and medium business customers to make the switch to its wireless service.

Tethering: A Quirky Conundrum

Using your phone for a computer connection is very expensive, or it's free -- depending on your carrier; and it could change.

T-Mobile and Walmart Stretch Meaning of 'Unlimited' With Cheap Family Plans

T-Mobile and Walmart are bragging about new unlimited phone plans--that aren't really unlimited.


2011 in Review: The 52 Lamest Moments in Tech

If you like botched products, corporate mishaps, and just plain weirdness, you had a fabulous 2011.


Timeline: The Birth and Death of the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

In retrospect, it's not hard to see why AT&T thought its proposed $39 billion merger with T-Mobile would sail through with relatively no issues.

AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Collapse a Victory for Consumers

The multi-billion dollar AT&T takeover of T-Mobile is canceled. In a mobile market that already lacks competition, the merger would have meant higher prices for T-Mobile customers and mobile users in general.


AT&T Kills $39 Billion T-Mobile Deal

AT&T has scrapped its plans to purchase rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA in the face of opposition from two U.S. agencies.

Wireless Carrier Survey: Smaller Players Rank High in Customer Satisfaction

The bottom line: Industry titan AT&T finished last, while two smaller carriers that piggyback on AT&T's network, Consumer Cellular and U.S. Cellular, ranked tops.

20 Best U.S. Airports for Tech Travelers

Looking for a place where you can get things done--or be entertained--while waiting for a flight? We tested Wi-Fi quality and cell reception (and counted electrical outlets) at the 40 largest airports in the United States, to find the ones that do the best job of keeping you plugged in at the gate and in the air.