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No, U.S. smartphone costs aren't highest in the world

Sure, our phone bills are high, but so are everyone else's. We compare smartphone costs and plan rates for several countries around the globe.

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Clockwise 3: A dump truck of hurt

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Dan Frakes, and Leah Yamshon discuss digital versus analog media, mobile sharing plans, a big week in maps, and wireless speakers.

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No-contract mobile plans compared: Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump

Verizon is the latest carrier to jump on the no-contract craze. Let's see how its offering stacks up against already-announced plans.

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There's really no such thing as a 'best' mobile provider

It’s easy to get bogged down in debates over which is mobile provider is best. All that matters is which provider best serves your particular needs.

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Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents.

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Remains of the Day: Don't touch that dial

Apple may broadcast ads up and down the dial, the carriers may be dialing down your speeds, and released Steve Jobs emails showed that he had publishing execs dialed in.

Is 3G/4G slower indoors? Not as much as you might think

Our recent 20-city tests of wireless service show that both 3G and 4G services slow down less than 10 percent indoors.

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Infographic: How fast are America's wireless networks?

We found a wide variety of speed scores in our tests—3G and 4G, upload and download, slow, fast, ugly... Here are the results in a nutshell, and how they reflect real-world smartphone use.

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AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G combo

Verizon may have more LTE coverage, but AT&T's combination of fast LTE and reasonably fast HSPA+ service will keep most users in the fast lane most of the time.

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AT&T has fastest LTE service, T-Mobile off to strong start

For the second year in a row, AT&T's LTE service proves to be the fastest in our nationwide study, while T-Mobile LTE is spreading rapidly and performing well. Verizon LTE is reasonably quick and available everywhere, while Sprint lacks speed in urban centers.

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