Tag Archive: Data


Verizon begins beta testing its sponsored data service FreeBee Data

Verizon has announced that it is now ready to begin beta testing its sponsored data service, called FreeBee Data. With this service, Verizon and partners hope to drive engagement with mobile content on its network by allowing customers to access various content without it impacting their data allotment for the month.

We’ve seen T-Mobile offer music and video streaming that doesn’t count towards their data plans, and now Verizon is ready to enter the game. The  [Read More…]

Karma won’t lower data speeds on unlimited plan, opts for 15GB monthly cap instead

Earlier this month, Karma announced it would be slashing data speeds for those on its unlimited plan as it worked to combat abusers of the network. The company is now announcing a different change to its unlimited plan, Neverstop, which will keep the data speeds the same, and instead it will just cap how much data can be used in a month. The cap will be set at 15GB, which is more data than most users hit  [Read More…]

These Marshmallow fingerprint-enabled apps will keep your data secured with just your fingerprint

By now you’ve probably heard that the Nexus 5X and 6P both come with a fingerprint scanner that utilizes the Marshmallow fingerprint API. This allows you to unlock your phone, authorize purchases, and unlock specific apps from the Google Play Store. There aren’t a ton of apps available yet that utilize this feature just yet, so we went ahead and put together a list for you.

There are about two dozen active apps that use Marshmallow’s fingerprint  [Read More…]

AT&T is bringing back “unlimited” data with the possibility of being throttled after 22GB

AT&T is bringing back true unlimited data starting tomorrow for its wireless customers. New and existing customers of DIRECTV or UVERSE will have the choice to switch to the new AT&T Unlimited Plan for $ 100 on a smartphone. If you’re in a family you can add up additional smartphones for $ 40 per line with the fourth being free. The total cost for the Unlimited Plan for a family of four is just $ 180.

“Our new unlimited plan  [Read More…]

AT&T increases data allotment for GoPhone prepaid plans

They don’t really want you to use them (as evidenced by the lack of support for them) all of the carriers have been improving their prepaid plan offerings lately with the hopes that you’ll abandon your MVNO in favor of the real deal. Friday, AT&T jumped on the “me too” bandwagon by improving the data buckets that they offer with their pre-paid plans.

Here are the changes: The $ 45 per month plan will increase high-speed data to 2GB (previously 1.5  [Read More…]

AT&T brings back unlimited data plans, if you also have DirecTV or U-Verse

AT&T is once again going to offer an unlimited data plan, but only if you are also a DirecTV or U-Verse subscriber. Most U.S. carriers have moved away from offering unlimited data plans and towards data buckets for families, but AT&T is going backwards here and will begin offering the new plan, but it obviously comes with a catch. You won’t be able to just sign up for AT&T or change your current plan to the new  [Read More…]

Karma will be cutting speeds on its unlimited data plan

Karma introduced a new unlimited data plan back in November, and now the company is forced to cut the speeds for unlimited data plan users. The company says that since the launch of the new plan, around 90 percent of customers have opted for it, and some of them are even using it like a home internet connection, including performing back ups of large amounts of information over its network.

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U.S. Cellular announces promotional plan with 6GB of data for $40

U.S. Cellular has announced a new promotional plan that can score customers 6GB of data per month for just $ 40. In addition to this plan, the carrier is now offering a $ 150 promotional card for any current customers who add a line, or any customers who bring their number over.

“Close to your heart, good for your heart” – Qardio releases data on blood pressure readings from the holidays

If you’re one of the 70 million American adults with hypertension, also known as high-blood pressure, there is a good chance you know the risks associated with the disease. I certainly have hypertension as it runs rampant in my family, and I do know I have to keep it under control to avoid kidney disease, heart disease and stroke.

Qardio knows that almost half of Americans with hypertension do not have their blood pressure under control, and have provided us  [Read More…]

Slow data connection? Chrome has your back

A slow data connection still plagues us from time to time. Sometimes it seems like in those instances we critically need information, that’s when we happen to be in a weak signal area – leaving us to waste our precious time sitting and waiting.

Well, Google found a way to alleviate those frustrating situations. Images on webpages are often the culprit in the bulk data retrieval that occurs when loading a page, whether we want to see them or not. Therefore, Google is adding an option  [Read More…]