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AT&T's new Mobile Share plan: Who wins and who loses

Wireless subscribers are confused about how AT&T's new data-share plans could benefit them. In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some clear examples of who wins and who loses with these plans.

By July 20, 2012


Confused about Verizon's Family Share plans? You're not alone

Ask Maggie answers some frequently asked questions about Verizon's new family share plans. And she offers some advice on beating the system if you want to keep your unlimited data plan.

By June 16, 2012


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


Leave AT&T's unlimited plan and save

Many AT&T subscribers could save $120 a year by switching to the 300MB data plan, since that's more than the amount of data they actually use monthly.

By March 15, 2012


Is AT&T's data plan price hike justified?

AT&T is increasing the price of its smartphone and tablet data plans by $5, but it's giving consumers more data usage. But do most subscribers need the extra data? Or is this just another way for AT&T to boost revenue?

By January 20, 2012


Devour data much? Apple's Siri surely does

Apple's virtual personal assistant spurs iPhone 4S owners to use double the data that iPhone 4 users do, according to a new study from Arieso.

By January 6, 2012


Sprint offers the most data bang for the buck

In a study of "real world" prices, Validas says that Sprint offers the best deal when it comes to the price per megabyte, with T-Mobile surprisingly coming in last.

By September 8, 2011


Is Apple's App Store a cellular data hog?

iPhone and iPad wireless subscribers may want to think twice about searching for and downloading new apps from the Apple iOS App Store while on the go.

By September 26, 2011


Sprint to offer unlimited data with iPhone 5?

Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg says Sprint will get the next Apple smartphone and use unlimited data to differentiate its iPhone offering from that of other carriers.

By September 9, 2011


Sprint iPhone, unlimited data? Not for long

An all-you-can-eat data plan for the iPhone would be a boon for consumers, but history and the potential network strain suggest this may end up as a limited time offer.

By September 9, 2011