Tag Archive: Data


Verizon’s unlimited data plans get limited to 200GB

We heard last year that Verizon was sending out warnings to customers on its unlimited data plan who used an “extraordinary amount of data” alerting them they will no longer be able to enjoy the perks of unlimited service. Back then, Verizon didn’t specify how much data customers were allowed to consume, but this week

What to do with a broken phone to keep your data safe

Can I protect the data on my broken phone?

We try to make sure everyone knows the things they can do to make sure they know how to keep their personal data safe on an Android phone. What you do with the information is up to you, exactly as it should be. Only you know how valuable you think your personal information is.

Sometimes that goes to the extreme. Steve, a regular Android Central reader, has  [Read More…]

T-Mobile aims to simplify billing and give credit to low data users with Un-carrier Next

T-Mobile today took to the CES 2017 stage to introduce Un-carrier Next, four years after revealing the first Un-carrier move.

Un-carrier Next is aimed at rate plans and helping to simplify them. The latest Un-carrier move is made up of three main features:

Taxes all-in with T-Mobile One: With the new T-Mobile One plan, all taxes and fees are included with the advertised price. That means that for the $ 70 single line T-Mo One plan, you’ll pay exactly $  [Read More…]

T-Mobile flattens phone bills, kicks back money for unused data, and streamlines to one rate plan

Today’s a big day in the land of T-Mobile. The carrier, err, Un-carrier, rather, today announced a number of changes as part of its latest initiative. Speaking in Las Vegas today, T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert announced that it will do away with “crazy monthly fees and added taxes”. Well, at

On Privacy — your data is priceless

We’re all data-millionaires and should start acting like one.

I like to talk a lot about security and privacy. It matters to me, and I place the same astronomical value on my personal data that Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook do. I think we all should feel the same way and be aware of how our data is used by the people who use it. And when those people blunder, because we all do from time  [Read More…]

Backdoor in some cheap Android phones sent personal data to China

If you’ve used certain kinds of disposable or prepaid Android phone, your device may have been unknowingly transmitting personal data and usage information to a Chinese server, according to a new report released by security contractors at Kryptowire.

As reported by the New York Times, code written by Shanghai Adups Technology Company was preinstalled on some Android phones and used to monitor where users go and record communication data including call logs and text messages.

From the  [Read More…]

AT&T to help customers save on data usage with Stream Saver

AT&T on Friday announced a new feature for its subscribers which aims to help cut down on the amount of data consumed on its networks. Called Stream Saver, it lets users get more video consumption out of the 4G LTE data network. In short, the feature takes video streams down from 720p, 1080p, and higher,

AT&T actually wants to save you data with ‘Stream Saver’

AT&T wants to help save your data with Stream Saver.

AT&T will be rolling out a free data-saving feature for mobile customers in 2017. It’s called Stream Saver, and it will be available to most AT&T mobile customers with a data plan, including GoPhone customers. Once activated on your AT&T account, customers will have the freedom to turn the feature on and off as needed through myAT&T account settings.

From the press release:

Stream Saver  [Read More…]

UK watchdog gets Facebook to temporarily stop collecting data from WhatsApp

Facebook “pauses” WhatsApp data collection in the UK.

WhatsApp announced back in August that it would start sharing data with Facebook to “better fight spam on WhatsApp” and offer “better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads” on Facebook. Although the service offered a 30-day window to let users opt out of sharing data with the social network, it mentioned that it would collect anonymous information to help Facebook tackle spam and abuse.

As expected,  [Read More…]

AT&T GoPhone plans get 33% more data for same price

AT&T on Monday announced that two of its GoPhone rate plans will soon offer more data for the same price. Starting on Friday, November 11, the $ 45 and $ 60 options will have 33 percent more data at no additional cost. The $ 45 plan will give subscribers 4GB of 4G LTE data, up from the 3GB