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Still no smartphone kill switch? Blame the carriers

Samsung emails reveal that the major US carriers vetoed plans to pre-package a kill switch on every phone.

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AT&T to offer $5 day pass for mobile data on tablets

To reach more customers, AT&T will offer tablet users a $5 day-pass for mobile data; it's also offering a $25 prepaid plan for 1GB of data over three months.

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Why your Internet service provider wants to nix all-you-can-eat data buffets

As the industry moves toward 'metered' broadband plans, hard-core users will feel the hurt.

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Shared data plans are now mandatory for AT&T

AT&T is requiring all new customers to sign up for Mobile Share plans that offer unlimited voice and text, but offer a single pool of data for multiple devices. Existing customers can hold onto their current plans. U.S. Cellular is also moving to shared data plans.

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How to upgrade to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c

Depending on where you are in your upgrade cycle, getting one of the new iPhones could mean ditching your contract or paying extra money.

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AT&T's contract-free Aio talk, text, data service now live nationwide

Aio is now available online nationwide, following a limited regional rollout.

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AT&T buys up $1.9 billion worth of unused bandwidth from Verizon

The purchase will be used for AT&T's 4G LTE deployment across 18 states.

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AT&T’s contract-free Aio service going nationwide in mid-September

The subsidiary was designed to directly compete with T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans with competitive rates.

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T-Mobile sues AT&T over use of magenta, CEO tweets barbs about crayons

You can't own a color, but T-Mobile is hoping it can own magenta in regards to branding a no-contract carrier.

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Remains of the Day: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. App

A dual iPhone launch in September is looking like a lock, the story of how Steve Jobs browbeat AT&T, and getting an evil app into the App Store isn't as hard as you might think.