Wireless contracts and device subsidies will soon go the way of the dinosaur. CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how to navigate the changing mobile landscape.
It's getting cheaper and easier to own a smartphone, but is there a downside to breaking away from the Big Four?
Don't want another two-year noose? You can get a contract-free GSM version of the new iPhone -- for a price.
The philanthropic carrier gives you unlimited talk, texting, and data -- but if you're thinking there's a catch, you're right.
A surprisingly high number of customers are opting to pay for their own smartphones in monthly installments, avoiding a two-year contract. And that's good news for AT&T.
A chart in this story listed an incorrect price for AT&T's smartphone fee for 2GB of data under the old plan.
The carrier at last is offering a break to customers willing to jump onto its shared data plans without a contract.
The monthly plan, initially launching on four phones, gets you unlimited talk, text, and Web.
The AT&T subsidiary lowers prices and raises data buckets for its prepaid plans, and puts a trio of Samsung phones on sale.
That's a savings of $70. And if you want the 32GB model, it's on sale as well. Either way, you get to customize the design.