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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Android Users Are Data Hogs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010...Top+Stories+2))

"Fashionable though it may be to bash AT&T's 3G data network, its performance is, to an extent, a victim of its own success. Subscribers with the AT&T-only iPhone consume way more data than people whose phones cannot run a wide variety of apps, and as a result, AT&T now limits the amount of data iPhone owners can use each month."

And it appears this may be happening soon to Android users, as their data usage surpasses the data usage on 3G of iPhone users by 16%, 72% to 56% respectively. iPhone users tend to use Wi-Fi more than Android users, in no small part to limits placed on the apps by Apple and AT&T, so it's expected that other networks are going to place caps on their data plans. What are your thoughts, sooner rather than later?

Tags: hardware, data, android, 3g, cap

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wow AT&T, Just Wow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 05:21 PM

http://www.electronista.com/article....to.microcells/

"AT&T has warned that its recent data caps will still apply when using the 3G MicroCell. Despite its creating a 3G cell site of its own, it's still considered part of the network and counts towards the 200MB or 2GB ceilings, even though the Internet connection handles much more of the traffic. AT&T has justified the lack of free data by noting that the data still goes over its network at other stages."

I thought I was seeing things when I read this the first time, and had to reread closer to see if I was missing something. Nope. AT&T announced that they are going to put any data that is obtained via the MicroCell (data that you already pay for via your Internet provider) towards your monthly cap. I've read responses to this from outrage to no big deal. From my perspective, I use Wi-Fi at home, so if I were to get one I'd fit under the reasoning AT&T is using, which is that it was intended to improve voice calls not provide a primary data stream. But on the surface it's just, well, wow. Amazing. What are your thoughts?


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Apple Increases the Download Cap

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ne...ad-cap-to-20mb/

"Apple has quietly increased the limit for over-the-air downloads from the App Store and iTunes Store on the iPhone. Until recently only content under 10MB in size could be downloaded over an EDGE or 3G connection-downloading of larger apps and media content had to be done over Wi-Fi."

No one knows for sure, but speculation is that it is related to the pending iPad release. Whatever the reason, it is welcome news.


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