AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and more. Don't dive into the dizzying world of cell phone rates without asking yourself six important questions.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the ins and outs of a world without subsidized phones.
How much does it cost for a family of four across the major cell phone plan providers?
Although ARM sales were disappointing at the end of last year, the chip designer expects smartphone sales to be boosted in the second half of 2014.
Instead of hurting smartphone sales, the new installment plans are actually becoming more popular than the standard two-year subsidized agreement, says Kantar analyst Carolina Milanesi.
By letting users know when fares become cheaper, the peer-to-peer car service's CEO says he's hoping to bring some "humanity to our communications."
Since last July, about 28 million consumers have opted to finance their phone rather than go the subsidized route.
Comcast extends its subsidized broadband program beyond its June 2014 commitment. The cable giant started the program back in 2011 as part of its conditions for its merger with NBC Universal.
Carrier will no longer offer discounted pricing of slates with two-year data contracts, according to a document published by Engadget.
Carrier says it has fixed software issue that allowed some customers to upgrade to a subsidized device and retain their grandfathered data plans.