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usage-based pricing

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Training materials and e-mails confirm Verizon's 'usage-based' data plans

Leaked documents show that the carrier is indeed getting rid of the unlimited data plan.

By June 23, 2011

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Sprint may consider usage-based pricing

Sprint Nextel's CEO says that, like rivals AT&T and Verizon, his company may one day be forced to consider usage-based pricing on its currently unlimited 4G data service.

By September 22, 2010

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Comcast may impose data caps on all customers within 5 years

Executive VP for the cable giant predicts move to a usage-based billing model, with a data cap of maybe 500GB.

By May 14, 2014

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Internet pay-TV is coming. Will you care?

Internet-based pay-TV will bring some consumer perks, but the biggest beneficiary may not be who you think it is - or want it to be.

By January 21, 2014

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AT&T chief: We can't keep doing big subsidies on phones

CEO Randall Stephenson says wireless operators can no longer afford to suck up the costs of customers' devices. The wave of the future? Drive up network use.

By December 10, 2013

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Will the FCC ever force AT&T and Verizon to revive unlimited data?

A reader asks if the FCC might investigate AT&T and Verizon for getting rid of their unlimited data plans and raising rates via the share plans. Ask Maggie's Marguerite Reardon offers her opinion.

By August 4, 2012

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What Verizon's FCC tethering settlement means to you (FAQ)

Verizon's recently announced deal with the FCC means subscribers can stop paying extra for Wi-Fi tethering. CNET's Marguerite Reardon aka Ask Maggie explains who benefits and who doesn't.

By August 2, 2012

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Pay-per-use bandwidth? Not without some ground rules

Molly Wood faces the hard reality that the days of unlimited bandwidth are over, but she's not going to get taken to the cleaners by greedy providers. Here's how to make pay-per-use a fair deal for everyone.

By May 17, 2012

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Smartphone buyers nix paying more than $50 a month for data

Two-thirds of mobile consumers draw the line at paying more than $50 per month for a data plan, according to a survey.

By April 26, 2012

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Time Warner Cable tries to cap broadband data usage--again

In Southern Texas, Time Warner Cable is offering customers $5 off their bill if they'll agree to a 5GB cap on data usage. Where have we seen this before?

By February 29, 2012