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Smartphone Data Plans: Are You a Data Hog?

Light user or not, manage the right data plan for you

If you still think a mobile phone is just for making phone calls, you have some serious catching up to do. The smartphone revolution is well under way, as people now use their devices for everything from streaming music to watching movies to video chatting. Wireless carriers such as Verizon and AT&T are adapting to the heavier use: A few years ago most offered unlimited data plans. Now, unlimited data plans are an endangered species — if not extinct — forcing people to settle on a plan based on the amount of data that's actually used. But what exactly is data, in this context? And how can people determine how much they'll need? … Back to Article

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