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Subsidized plans are still the cheaper option

by: William Neilson JrApril 23, 2014

If you are looking into buying a new phone, it seems best to continue buying one with a contract attached. Specifically, if you are a customer of AT&T or Verizon Wireless, it is in fact cheaper over the life of a two-year contract when compared to full-price.

As the Wall Street Journal reports:

Under a traditional contract with Verizon Wireless on a plan that includes 2 gigabytes of wireless data, you would pay $200 and an activation fee of $35 for the phone upfront and then $75 a month. Over two years, that comes to about $2,035. On the no contract version, you pay $65 a month for service, with no activation fee, plus about $27 a month over the period to [...]

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Deceptive bill charges are getting more attention, but is enough being done about it?

by: William Neilson JrApril 21, 2014
Over the last few years, deceptive business practices have become a rather common tactic by cable/internet companies looking to make a few more dollars off their consumers.
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AT&T offering like-new Galaxy S4 for just $179, off-contract!

by: Andrew GrushApril 21, 2014
While supplies last, AT&T is offering the certified like-new Galaxy S4 for just $179, no annual contract required!
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If Verizon and AT&T get their way, what type of internet future do many have?

by: William Neilson JrApril 17, 2014
As discussed previously at Android Authority, Verizon and AT&T want to rid themselves of DSL users so they can focus on wireless packages which are easier to install, cheaper to maintain, and the companies make more money by charging users upwards of $15 per gigabyte.
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Carriers block Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster feature

by: Shawn IngramApril 11, 2014
When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5 one of the big software features it touted was Download Booster, a feature that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE to make downloading files faster, but as with so many things, most U.S. carriers block the feature on their versions of the phone. Read on for more!
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AT&T and Verizon are actively trying to kill off cities landlines

by: William Neilson JrApril 10, 2014
If Verizon and AT&T want to ditch their obligations of landlines after receiving billions and billions of subsidies from taxpayers for those very landlines, why not make these companies actually put their promises of fantastic wireless in writing and force them to stick the promises? Or is that too much to ask?
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T-Mobile and AT&T fight over upcoming spectrum auction rules

by: William Neilson JrApril 8, 2014
After pulling off nearly forty spectrum deals in the previous 12 months, AT&T's CFO John Stephens told investors that AT&T had enough spectrum to last the next five years.
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How AT&T and Verizon lobby for spectrum in Washington DC

by: William Neilson JrMarch 25, 2014
It’s that time of year where the major wireless providers cry to the US government about how their companies are doomed without additional spectrum being freed up. AT&T has a long history of over-emphasizing capacity and spectrum constraints in order to get what they want from regulators and politicians. Capacity was the primary justification for the company's decision to impose overage penalties on DSL users, despite absolutely no evidence those networks experience meaningful congestion.
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AT&T offering a chance to win an all-new HTC One, giving away one a day for five days

by: Andrew GrushMarch 21, 2014
AT&T teases that they are preparing to launch an "amazing new HTC device", and is giving away 5 handsets between now and the launch of the all-new HTC One on March 25th.
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T-Mobile’s growth in the US mobile industry is amazing

by: William Neilson JrMarch 21, 2014
T-Mobile has done just about the impossible and shown remarkable growth in 2013 and promise for 2014. At the end of 2012, T-Mobile was down 9.8% and coming off their worst point of revenue growth along with being the only major company not offering the iPhone.
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