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Google introduces data-saving feature for Chrome on Android

Google this week introduced a feature for its Chrome mobile browser that it claims can reduce data consumption on the web as much as 70 percent. Data Saver, as the feature is dubbed, omits most images when a page is loaded through a slow network connection. Users can tap the screen to display specific images or all of them, reducing load times as well as data charges.

T-Mobile giving postpaid subs 3 months of free unlimited data after they burn through their Data Stash accounts

T-Mobile US is unloading a bevy of deals and promotions ahead of Black Friday, the most high-profile of which is that the carrier will give a gift of three months of unlimited LTE data to all of its postpaid "Simple Choice" customers.

Ericsson: North American smartphone usage to jump from 3.8 GB/month to 22 GB in 2021

Ericsson expects average smartphone data usage in North America to grow nearly six-fold in the next six years, jumping from 3.8 GB per month in 2015 to 22 GB per month by the end of 2021. That growth will be driven by an increasing usage of streaming video as well as the advent of 5G networks. There will be 150 million 5G subscriptions globally by the end of 2021, according to a new report from the Swedish network vendor.

T-Mobile execs: Binge On uses proprietary adaptive bitrate optimization technology

LOS ANGELES-- T-Mobile US executives here on the sidelines of the carrier's latest Uncarrier announcement explained that the operator's new Binge On service makes use of video optimization strategies that will effectively reduce the weight of video on T-Mobile's network, thus allowing the carrier to offer video streaming to all its Simple Choice customers for no extra cost.

T-Mobile makes Netflix, Hulu and other streaming video data free with Binge On

LOS ANGELES-- T-Mobile US at its Uncarrier X event here announced Binge On, its new offering to provide video streaming from select online video providers at no extra charge to all its customers who subscribe to 3 GB or higher data plans. Much like its Music Freedom announcement, T-Mobile said that it currently supports free video streaming from 24 video providers, and that it would add more providers in the future based on customer and provider demand.

Updated: AT&T launches new program with Aquto to give subs data for looking at ads

AT&T Mobility is partnering with data monetization firm Aquto on a new program that offers customers the ability to get free mobile data if they look at advertising and surveys from marketers and in some cases, by buying products.

Verizon is running out of spectrum but could get escape hatch by leasing Dish's airwaves, analysts say

Verizon Wireless is going to run out of spectrum over the next few years but could get a lifeline if it strikes a spectrum leasing agreement with Dish Network, according to a report from analysts at New Street Research.

T-Mobile brings back promotional $120/month plan for 4 lines, each with 10 GB of data

T-Mobile US is bringing back a popular promotion it launched this past summer that gives customers unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of data per line for a total cost of $120 per month for four lines.

Verizon launches new prepaid plans for tablets, mobile hotspots, starting at $15 for 500 MB

Verizon Wireless introduced new prepaid mobile data plans for tablets, mobile hotspots and other data-only devices that are slightly more expensive than some of its Tier 1 competitors, though in some cases the plans aren't directly comparable.

Verizon to hike prices for grandfathered unlimited data plan users by $20/month

Verizon Wireless will increase the price of its unlimited data plans by $20 per month for the customers who still have grandfathered unlimited plans starting in November. The price increase, which will affect a tiny percentage of Verizon customers, could be designed to get subscribers to switch to newer usage-based shared data plans, which might actually be cheaper in some cases, depending on the customer's usage.