For a long time, it's been difficult to find a decent new smartphone without spending over $400 or locking yourself into a 2-year contract that might outlive the phone itself. That's finally beginning to change.
The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation involving contracts that give broadcasters exclusive territorial rights to show video content.
O2 has slashed its 4G prices, with its Airtime plans on O2 Refresh now starting at £17 for 1GB of data.
EE is splitting its 4G contracts into two categories, regular 4GEE and 4GEE 'Extra', which is faster but costs more.
A petition from Change.org is close to hitting the 150,000 signature mark.
This story initially said, wrongly, that T-Mobile would eliminate contracts. The carrier plans to only eliminate subsidies for smartphones.
CEO Lowell McAdam says the company could easily shift to the model if consumers begin demanding it.
The informal antitrust probe comes after carriers complain that Apple's strict terms squelch competition.
At one time BlackBerry received all of the Pentagon's mobile contracts, but times have changed.
Despite budget pressure, NASA says the winners of three contracts totaling $900 million are on track to develop commercial manned spacecraft to ferry astronauts to and from the space station.