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Will the Supreme Court Shut Down Aereo?

A new startup from the founder of Fox TV offers an affordable way to take your local broadcast TV on the go. But it could be shut down by the Supreme Court if pay TV operators have their way. For $8/month, Aereo subscribers can stream ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC ...

Smartphone and Data Plan Guide for 2014

The cost of monthly cell phone service is dropping. The change for your wallet is the best since the last big wave of discounting 15 years ago. Plans and services are morphing in many different directions all at once. That makes saving money more complicated and requires you to decide ...

Cell Phone Overage Fees Going Away

The prevailing business model from the major cell phone companies has been to lure you into a bear trap and fee you to death. But that’s changing quickly. And pesky overage fees are the next to bite the dust. T Mobile CEO John Legere is no stranger to causing commotion, ...

The best cheap cell plan deal right now

The best cheap cell plan deal right now

This wireless carrier has recently upped its game: You can pay just $25/month for truly unlimited talk, text, and data on an advanced smartphone, with no contract.

Using Cell Phones Outside the United States

Since the first iPhone was introduced, consumers have been going overseas and coming back home to exorbitant cell phone bills. The worst I ever heard was from someone who went to Costa Rica and got a $30,000 bill for 3 days! As a close second, I heard from another person ...

Verizon takes on AT&T with reduced family plan prices

The cell phone wars are heating up again. Just 2 months after AT&T reduced pricing on its family plans, Verizon has followed suit to staunch the flow of customers to Ma Bell. On April 2, Verizon announced that it is lowering pricing from $180 to $160 on the More Everything ...

Free kids gaming apps can cost you

In-game app charges on kids' games have become a real problem for parents. It's not uncommon for parents to find their checking accounts or credit cards dinged for anywhere from $5 to $100 each time their children play "free" games. In some really extreme examples, the CBC reports a Canadian ...

Republic Wireless offers cheaper smartphone

Looking for new ways to save money on wireless service? There's a service I've talked about before called Republic Wireless that I am now ready to tell you is a real deal. Republic Wireless offers truly unlimited talk, text, and web for $25 a month -- no contract. The way ...

Free replacement for cracked phone screens

Free replacement for cracked phone screens

Ever cracked the screen on your phone? Now there's hope for the hopelessly clumsy.

Is cell phone insurance worth the cost?

Cell phone insurance policies say they'll protect you if your phone is lost, stolen, or broken…but will they really? David Lazarus of The Los Angeles Times  wrote a column about how one woman purchased an iPhone 5 on AT&T and then decided to sign up for the $6.99/month policy when ...

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