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System checkup, keep tabs on background data usage – Android customization

by: Jonathan FeistJune 18, 2015
We look at the basics of managing data usage, especially background data, and its impact on your battery life on this week's Android customization post.
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Data caps are back for Telus customers in as arbitrary fashion as you would expect

by: William Neilson JrFebruary 27, 2015
Telus Mobility announced last week that internet users would soon be charged if they exceed their monthly data allowance.
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FTC continues to push throttling charges after AT&T issues denial

by: William Neilson JrOctober 29, 2014
FTC Chair Edith Ramirez did not back down when asked about AT&T on a conference call with reporters.
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Rogers gushes over LTE-Advanced technology, ignores their low data caps

by: William Neilson JrOctober 27, 2014
Canadian telecoms provide some of the worst service-per-dollar anywhere in the world.
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AT&T, Verizon comically claim that data caps are helpful to consumers

by: William Neilson JrSeptember 30, 2014
The FCC is asking the public whether they should consider data usage allowances.
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Canadian official racks up $20,000 bill for using 2GB in another country

by: William Neilson JrAugust 28, 2014
The official was charged nearly $20,000 in data roaming charges by Telus.
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Another reason why a wireless provider is no match for a wired provider

by: William Neilson JrAugust 20, 2014
There is a disparity between a wired & wireless connection.
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T-Mobile announcing more apps to be exempt from data caps

by: William Neilson JrJune 26, 2014

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Several days ago, we reported that T-Mobile was allowing data from select music streaming sites to be exempt from customers data caps. Now, T-Mobile is exempting data generated from select network speed-testing apps.

In a statement provided to FierceWireless today, T-Mobile stated:

“The Ookla Speedtest.net application is designed to measure true network speed–not show that a customer has exceeded their high-speed data bucket. Other speed test providers are also whitelisted.”

Basically, T-Mobile wants customers to know their network speeds without effecting their monthly data allotments. T-Mobile continues telling those worried [...]

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1 in 3 afraid to watch the World Cup on their mobile devices

by: William Neilson JrJune 6, 2014
A report issued by Openwave Mobility found that 1 in 3 British consumers who want to watch the upcoming World Cup on a mobile device will not do so due to poor mobile video quality and fears of ‘bill shock’ from their wireless providers. The results of another report issued in May by Censuswide had similar findings with mobile users across England, Spain and Germany.
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What can you do with T-Mobile’s “Free Data For Life” plan?

by: William Neilson JrMay 20, 2014
T-Mobile has been issuing a press release claiming that with the purchase of a cellular-enabled tablet at a select Walmart store, you can receive data for life! Sounds great! Except, in reality, it is barely enough 4G data for anyone looking to possibly stream a movie, stream any music and/or email attachments multiple times.
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