Tag Archive: Data


Verizon to raise price of grandfathered unlimited data plan by $20 for those not under contract

Verizon may soon be raising the price of its unlimited data plan for those who are grandfathered in if they are not under contract anymore. This report, which comes from The Verge, states that Verizon will be hiking the cost of the plan up to $ 49 a month, up $ 20 from the current $ 30 a month fee.

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Google denies Motor Trend report claiming Android Auto sends it driving data

Google is now formally denying a report from Motor Trend that Android Auto collects and sends driving data from cars that have the vehicle technology system installed back to the company’s servers.

Virgin Mobile’s latest move lets customers stream music without affecting data

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Virgin Mobile USA has revealed a new feature for its prepaid plans which lets customers stream music without having it impact the data plan. Dubbed “data-free” streaming, it allows for unlimited access Pandora, Slacker Radio, and iHeartRadio.

The move is similar to what T-Mobile does for its Music Freedom feature in that it frees up customers from stressing about data usage. Music is one of the more popular ways to chew threw monthly data; the  [Read More…]

The 2017 Porsche 911 won’t use Android Auto, reportedly due to data collection policies

If you had plans on putting Android Auto inside the upcoming 2017 Porsche 911, you might want to think again. A new report claims that Porsche has nixed support for Google’s automotive technology system inside the latest model of its classic car, and the car maker is blaming Google’s apparent requirement that it sends data about the vehicle to its headquarters.

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US Cellular lowers prices on its Shared Connect data plans

US Cellular has announced new, lower pricing for its Shared Connect plans. Prices have been lowered across the board, offering data buckets of 1, 3, 6, 10, 12, 15, and 20GB.

Facebook improves News Feed to work better on lower speed data connections

Facebook has developed an open-sourced Network Connection Class that will allow the company to determine the speed of the data connection you have when connecting to your News Feed. Based upon the speeds that are returned, Facebook has made some optimizations to how content is delivered, in order to offer a better experience.

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15 million T-Mobile customers have their data stolen

In an a letter to customers, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has responded to reports that 15 million customers have had their data stolen by hackers. The fault comes from Experian, “a vendor that processes our credit applications” states Legere. He goes on to explain that T-Mobile’s systems seem to have escaped being breached and no payment information like credit card numbers or bank account information was among the stolen data. Hackers have gained data on anyone who has had a credit check run from September  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile rewards on-time paying customers with “Growing Data”

Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint Corp., announced a new way to reward its customers who pay on-time.  Customers who pay on time will be rewarded with free data upgrades without being charged a single penny more, an industry first for simply paying your bill on-time.

Every third on-time payment earns a customer 500MB of high-speed data on top of their current plan. After 18 on-time payments, customers can add up to 3GB of data which can more than double  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile announces new ‘growing data’ plans starting at $35 a month

Boost Mobile has announced a new data plan option for its customers, a ‘growing data’ plan, which earns you additional data every three months for simply paying on-time. The new plans can earn you up to 3GB of extra data without any additional cost as long as you make 18 payments on-time. Following the 18 on-time payments, Boost will offer customers a few new options.

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Sprint customers: two more weeks for unlimited data, talk, and text at $60/month

Sprint announced yesterday, that its $ 60 per month unlimited data, talk, and text plan will increase to $ 70 per month on October 16th. This will not affect customers who already have the plan or those who enroll before this date.

According to the press release, Sprint and T-Mobile are the only companies that have this type of unlimited plan. Sprint is quick to emphasize that T-Mobile’s is $ 80, which still is $ 10 higher than its plan will  [Read More…]