It's surprising the number of things your smartphone can do without a cellular plan. Click here to learn 10 uses that will blow your mind.
Still, if you want real-time navigation, texting, email and Web surfing on the go, you're going to need a cellular plan with data. And it won't be cheap.
So the last thing you want is to pay big bucks and then get unusable data speeds.
Click here to find out how you can make sure you're getting the cellular speed you paid for.
It would be nice if you could know in advance where your cellular provider was weakest. For example, Verizon usually works fine in my office while AT&T and T-Mobile are iffy. But AT&T and T-Mobile work OK just down the street and Verizon is spotty - go figure.
That's the point of a new app from the Federal Communication Commission called Speed Test. I'll give you $10 if you can figure out what it does (OK, that was a joke, but if you sign up for my Insider newsletter, you'll can get way more than that in savings in my store. )
FCC Speed Test tells you how fast your phone's cellular speed is. You can see the speed in your bedroom, living room, workplace, coffee shop or wherever else you regularly go. It also works over Wi-Fi connections.