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US Mobile Customers Get A Better Idea Of Their Actual Wireless Needs Through Machine Learning

Unlimited data plans are good and all, but oftentimes, mobile users can just get by with a specific number of megabytes of data per month. But the hard part is figuring out exactly how much you will need in the next thirty days. Sure, you already have a basic idea of your levels of consumption but there is no telling if that is going to change soon.

 

Unlimited Showdown: Sprint And T-Mobile Introduce Competing Unlimited Plans On The Same Day

Let the battle begin. Two major US wireless carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile, have just introduced competing new unlimited data options for their respective customers, especially those who are okay with the idea of watching video content at lower quality. The good news is that the carriers’ new plans are cheaper than the usual $95 per month that each mobile operator charges for unlimited data.

 

Ting Reduces Its Data Prices

Ting has lowered the rates of its monthly data blocks, which means that customers of the carrier get to enjoy the same quantity of data gigabytes as before, but for a lesser price this time (see summary below). The changes to its pricing structure should come as welcome news to customers of Ting, especially those with more than average data requirements.

Between 2014 And 2015, US Users Doubled Their Mobile Data Usage

The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) is offering new proof of something we probably all know to be true already -- that we are becoming more dependent on mobile data when accessing the information superhighway, as opposed to doing it through desktop computers connected on home Internet.

 

New Study: More And More Users Giving Up Home Internet In Favor Of Mobile Data

Based on information collected from a sample of 53,000 American users, it appears that more and more people in the United States are ditching their regular wired web access (via home Internet) for mobile data, preferring to browse the information superhighway using their smartphones and tablet devices instead of desktop computers, as reported by the Washington Post.

AT&T Gets Hit With $25 Million Fine By The FCC Over Stolen Customer Data

US major wireless carrier AT&T recently reached a $25 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over customer information that was stolen from three international call centers.

 

The customer data was stolen from contracted call center companies located in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines. The data breach basically involved the unauthorized disclosure of names, social security numbers (full or partial), and other protected account information of nearly 280,000 customers in the United States.

 

AT&T Launches Data Deal That Offers 15 Gigabytes For The Price Of 10 Gigabytes

Starting Tuesday, November 18th, AT&T is offering its Mobile Share Value subscribers 15 gigabytes of shareable data for the price of 10 gigabytes. For those not in the know, that is equivalent to $100 each month for the plan charge plus device access fees.

 

What exactly can you do with 15 gigabytes of shareable data? Via its newsroom page, AT&T gives you an idea:

 

Reduce Data and Text Messaging Bill

Don’t Overspend on Data and Text Services. Cut your data and text messaging bills.This is the first in a series of suggestions to help you reduce your cell phone bill.