AT&T today has become the second U.S. carrier to announce shared data plans, wherein multiple devices consume a limited amount of data for a single fee. The plans will be available in late August.
AT&T notes that these plans are not mandatory; it's not moving anyone to them unless they want to. If you have unlimited data now, you'll still have it in August, when shared data becomes...
Why launch your LTE network in five cities when you can launch it in 15? We've always known that Sprint intends to have a fairly aggressive rollout for its second 4G network, and true to its word, more cities have come online just a day after the official launch.
So, if you're counting at home, that means Sprint LTE is available in:
AT&T this morning announced an expansion of its fledgling 4G LTE network. New cities to receive the faster data (as opposed to that "other" 4G data, the slower HSPA+) include:
Corpus Christi, Texas
Charlotte, N.C., and Cleveland are seeing expanded LTE coverage as of...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 27 Jun 2012 1:23 pm
Verizon's greatly expanding its 4G LTE network on Thursday, June 21. Without delay, here's the full list. Enjoy.
Yuba City/Marysville, Calif.
Panama City, Fla.
Carrolton, Gainesville and Newnan, Ga.
Lihue, Hawaii (launched June 11)
Decatur/Effingham, Kankakee/Bradley-Bourbonnais and La Salle/Peru/Ottawa,...
Following similar statements from O2, Vodafone and Three over the past few weeks, T-Mobile UK is the latest British network to announce new European roaming rates. The announcement comes in the wake of a EU ruling that imposes a new cap on European roaming charges.
From tomorrow, T-Mo UK customers will be able to purchase one of three "Euro Internet boosters," allowing them to use 3MB per day...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 16 Jun 2012 3:17 am
Pretty specific poll here tonight, but it had to be done. A lot of people are pretty unhappy about it, and it's a hot topic for discussion. Of course I'm talking about Verizon's newly-announced shared data bucket plans. I'll still agree with Phil that it's something we should have expected eventually, but that does little to soften the blow for most folks. Let's cut right to the chase -- if you'...
Seems that folks aren't all that excited about Verizon's new Share Everything plans. I'm shocked. Change isn't exactly welcome in these parts. That's partially because we just don't like change, and partially because the changes don't always work in our favor.
Why are we surprised?
I look at smartphone plans like I look at casinos. I'm going to get taken. I know this. From the moment I walk in...
You knew it was coming. First, the death of Verizon's unlimited data plans, and Verizon today announced its new "Share Everything Plan," which lets up to 10 devices on a single account share data while keeping unlimited voice minutes and text messaging. Let's get right to it:
Initial smartphone access runs $40 a month. Voice minutes and text messages are unlimited. After that, you can share data...
If you're on Verizon and have yet to see 4G LTE go live in your area then you'll want to check out the latest list of locations Verizon has now announced. As of June 21, a whole slew of what could be considered smaller areas are set to get some 4G LTE love:
The Triangle, North Carolina - Expansion
Burlington, North Carolina...
Verizon's continued rollout of LTE, erm, continues, with Big Red announcing new markets in Indiana and Michigan. On June 21, the cities of Columbus and Seymour, Ind., and Traverse City, Mich., are slated to get their fill of sweet, sweet 4G goodness.
Update: And as is usually the case, Verizon's decided to pile on the press releases. Add Hickory, N.C., to the list, plus expansions in southeast...
Regional carrier US Cellular this morning announced some new prepaid plans that range from $35 a month to $65 a month and include a number of Android devices.
The new plans are:
Nationwide unlimited voice, unlimited messaging, 2GB smartphone data - $65/month
Nationwide unlimited voice, unlimited messaging, 1GB feature data - $50/month
Nationwide 400 minutes voice, 400 text messages,...
Good morning, Cleveland! Our inbox has been lit up this morning with folks seeing AT&T's 4G LTE data, and the carrier itself just made it official. Faster data speeds are upon you! That means if you've got a shiny new phone like the HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy Note (among others), you can take advantage of the faster speeds.
You pay for convenience, they say, and there's nothing more convenient in the smartphone world than being able to step off a plane in a foreign country and your phone just works. No swapping SIM cards, no mucking about with APN settings. Today, AT&T announced a new set of international roaming plans that go into effect on June 1. They are as follows:
120 MB of data for $30 a month
T-Mobile announced today that it is reshaping its no-contract mobile broadband packages for its 4G tablets, hotspots, and laptop sticks. Beginning May 20, customers will be able to choose between the following pay-as-you-go data plans:
300MB 1-week pass for $15
1.5GB 1-month pass for $25
3.5GB 1-month pass for $35
5GB 1-month pass for $50
The "No Annual Contract Mobile Broadband...
comScore just took the wraps off its data for the first quarter of 2012, and it confirms what we’ve been seeing over the past few months: in the U.S., Samsung and Android are the manufacturer and mobile OS to beat. Samsung maintains its lead with 26% of the total mobile headset market share, up from 25.3% in Q4 2011. That 0.7 of a percentage point might have been taken directly from LG, who at...
Want to get into the world of smartphones without getting tied down to a monthly contract? AT&T GoPhone is one of many prepaid options out there, and now AT&T has announced some new data plans set to arrive on the prepaid service from April 22nd --
1 GB - $25
200 MB - $15
50 MB - $5
GoPhone customers who subscribe to either the $50 Unlimited Talk & Text nationwide plan or...
That's right, Staten Island. No longer can Manhattan and Queens and Brooklyn and the Bronx lord over you for not having AT&T's 4G LTE data, as the switch has been flipped and you're now a member of the, uh, "Hey, we have AT&T LTE Club." In addition, St. Louis also has gone live. The new LTE locales come just a couple days after Indiana and Texas saw a few towns turned on, and it's all...
AT&T this morning announced that Bloomington and Muncie, Ind., and Bryan-College Station, Texas, will see LTE data starting this Sunday, April 8. It's part of a 12-market expansion that also includes Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio; Lafayette, Ind.; Baton Rouge and New Orleans; St. Louis; and Staten Island, N.Y.
Current Android AT&T devices that can take advantage of AT&T's LTE...
Verizon over the weekend dropped word that an impending update to the LG Revolution would include a Verizon Remote Diagnostics app — a "new customer care solution to improve device issue diagnosis during customer support calls."
We've gotten some more detail on exactly what that entails, and it's not really anywhere near as scary as you might think. A Verizon spokesman tells us that it's really...