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Smartphone Data Overage Fees

Overage fees could become a bigger problem as data usage explodes

February 5th, 2014

As smartphones become increasingly ubiquitous, wireless carriers have no choice but to continue increasing their data capacity. Unfortunately, within the next few years, it might not be enough. Reuters shares a report from Cisco showing that mobile data usage in the U.S. will grow eight-fold by 2018 as more Americans convert to smart devices. In fact, …

Wireless data traffic grew 123% in the U.S. last year

April 17th, 2012

As sales of smartphones and tablets reach all time heights, consumers in the United States are streaming more movies, downloading more apps and viewing more websites on their wireless devices. According to a recent report from the CTIA, annual wireless data traffic in the U.S. grew 123% from 388 billion megabytes in 2010 to 866.7 …

AT&T on data throttling: Blame yourselves

February 15th, 2012

In an effort to justify its policies surrounding data service throttling for subscribers with unlimited smartphone data plans, AT&T on Tuesday issued a brief report regarding data usage on its nationwide wireless network. Senior EVP of AT&T technology and network operations John Donovan wrote on a company blog that data traffic on AT&T’s network has grown a …

WSJ: AT&T to offer incentives for lower data use

December 17th, 2009

The internet has been raging against AT&T since early last week when CEO Ralph de la Vega suggested that AT&T may implement some type of tiered data plan structure to combat the 3% of its smartphone users chewing up 40% of its data. Today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T is considering offering …