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Tablet Mobile Data Plan Growth

Despite data caps, more consumers are adding tablets to mobile data plans

May 8th, 2013

Do capped data plans make LTE connectivity a waste for tablets? Perhaps, but don’t tell that to the millions of people who are adding their tablets to their monthly shared plans. New research from Strategy Analytics has found that more than 40 million tablets are hooked up to either 3G or 4G mobile networks, roughly …

Scientists calculate how much carriers are overcharging you on data charges

September 14th, 2012

Anyone who has ever suspected that carriers overcharge for monthly wireless data can now feel some vindication: A new study from UCLA suggests they’re probably right. MIT’s Technology Review says that the study looked at mobile data calculations from two major wireless carriers and found that while carriers usually got things right, they “tended to overcount” when …

Analyst: LTE tablets are a waste of money

July 23rd, 2012

A combination of data caps and higher retail prices will significantly hurt demand for tablets equipped with 4G LTE connectivity over the next few years, according to the latest report from research firm CCS Insight. As reported by FierceWireless, the firm found that the share of tablets shipped with cellular-based connectivity will slip to just …

Throttling unlimited data plans is pointless, study finds

February 23rd, 2012

AT&T’s questionable policy with regard to unlimited smartphone data plan holders recently found its way back into the limelight following a new wave of subscriber complaints. The nation’s No.2 carrier no longer offers an unlimited data plan to smartphone users, though many subscribers on its network still have grandfathered plans that provide an unlimited amount …

AT&T refutes reports that it throttles tiered data plans

December 9th, 2011

AT&T on Friday responded to claims that it throttles the data speeds of smartphone users on tiered data plans once their monthly data allotment has been surpassed. A report from TechSpot on Thursday claimed that AT&T users on tiered data plans were not just being charged overages when their soft caps were exceeded, but also hit with reduced …