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Carrier confusion: When am I free to leave my family plan?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains when you can leave a family plan without paying a hefty ETF. And she offers some advice on using your smartphone's personal Wi-Fi feature to get cheap Net access at your vacation home.

By March 1, 2013


At CES, two HP laptops do Windows 8 right

Hewlett-Packard taps into the best aspects of Windows 8 with two cool notebooks that were shown this week at CES.

By January 10, 2013


Using a tablet SIM to turn a smartphone into a data-only device

In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises a reader looking to use a SIM card from a tablet to get data-only wireless service on his smartphone.

By October 27, 2012


Verizon subscribers give 'Share Everything' plans a boost

Carrier reports strong uptake of its Share Everything plans, according to the company's CFO.

By October 18, 2012


New iPhone is coming, so when should I sell my old iPhone?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers a reader advice about when to sell his old iPhone before the new one comes out so that he can get top dollar for it.

By August 14, 2012


Help! These data share plans are too confusing (FAQ)

If you're confused about AT&T's and Verizon's new mobile data share plans, you're not alone. CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the ins and outs of the plans in this FAQ.

By July 19, 2012


How will Verizon's share everything plans affect you?

Ask Maggie answers questions about Verizon's new share plans, offering insight about how to handle data hogs and whether unlimited users can still get the Samsung Galaxy S III for a discount.

By June 19, 2012


Will Apple's FaceTime app hog your data plan?

Now that more users have capped or tiered data plans for their smartphones, should they be careful about using Apple's FaceTime app, which will soon allow video chatting over a cellular network?

By June 11, 2012


How can I get data-only service for my old iPhone?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, a reader gets advice on how to get a data-only plan for an old iPhone.

By May 28, 2012


Presenting...a truly mobile startup. Literally!

With its mobile contact center, a startup called Needle is showcasing just how easy it is these days for young companies to set up shop just about anywhere. Including in a giant RV.

By April 25, 2012