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Europe reduces cap on voice-roaming prices

Price reductions are due to EU regulation that aims to "curb the excessive roaming charges consumers had to pay for roaming calls."

By August 29, 2008


​Traveling abroad this summer? Assessing your best smartphone options

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks down best ways to use your smartphone while overseas without breaking the bank.

By June 13, 2014


Courts give smaller wireless carriers a gift

Today's federal Court of Appeals decision to uphold the FCC's rule to force Verizon to accept rules for data roaming is victory not only for the FCC, but also for smaller carriers.

By December 4, 2012


Is Google headed toward an Android Nexus PC?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon discusses whether Google will use the Android mobile OS or browser-based Chrome OS to take on Apple and Microsoft in computing, and she explains why it's still important to check the coverage of your wireless provider before you sign up for a contract.

By July 27, 2012


Traveling to Spain: Local prepaid SIM or international roaming?

Using your cell phone overseas isn't cheap. This edition of Ask Maggie offers some advice to help keep the costs down.

By February 24, 2012


On Call: The right to end your carrier contract early

Most carriers will allow you to leave your contract without a fee if they make big changes to your service. But then most carriers aren't clear about when that can happen.

By June 3, 2011


FCC to vote on mandatory wireless-data roaming

The FCC will vote Thursday on whether to require wireless operators to negotiate fair and reasonable data roaming rates with competitors, in an effort to level the competitive playing field.

By April 6, 2011


FCC approves controversial data roaming rules

The FCC has adopted rules that will require wireless operators to negotiate "fair and reasonable" roaming rates for wireless data services with competitors.

By April 7, 2011


FCC remains mum on broadband reclassification

The FCC moves forward at its meeting with items for its National Broadband Plan, but it does not mention the sticky issue of broadband reclassification.

By April 21, 2010


Prepaid wireless: In search of the perfect bargain

Finding a prepaid wireless plan can be tricky, so here's a cheat sheet for some of the most popular services on the market today.

By May 15, 2009