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Why Is My Wireless Data Plan So Confusing?

And why is AT&T warning me about going over on my unlimited data plan?

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Are the wireless carriers’ "free data" plans really free, or is there a catch? Can special clothes help you exercise smarter? And how do you stop a drunk Uber passenger from behaving like a jerk?

Lauren Goode, Ina Fried and special guest DJ Jayalath, the founder of smart clothing company Athos, answered all these questions and more on the latest episode of our new podcast, "Too Embarrassed to Ask."

In the first half of the show, Lauren and Ina talk about why wireless data plans are so hard to understand and answer questions from our listeners and readers about mobile carriers. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions — remember that you can always send in questions about any topic to us by tweeting @LaurenGoode, @KaraSwisher or @Recode with the hashtag #AskRecode.

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In the second half of the show, DJ Jayalath talked about Athos’ "smart clothes" that the company says can make wearers better and safer at working out. Then, Jayalath played along for a new game we made up called Too Embarrassed to Answer.

Listen to or download the episode in the player above, or click here to subscribe on iTunes; you can also find "Too Embarrassed to Ask" on TuneIn and Stitcher.

And if you didn’t already know, we have two other podcasts you will love. "Re/code Decode," which comes out every Monday and Thursday, features interviews led by Re/code Executive Editor Kara Swisher and Senior Editor Peter Kafka with the movers and shakers in tech and media. Click here to subscribe to "Re/code Decode" on iTunes.

You should also check out "Re/code Replay," an archive of audio content from our events and interviews by Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg, Peter Kafka, Ina Fried and more. To subscribe to that, click right here.

You can follow @Recode on Twitter for the latest on upcoming guests.

If you like what we’re doing, please write a review on iTunes — and if you don’t, just tweet-strafe Kara and Lauren. Tune in for more questions and answers next Friday!

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