Customers' data counters reset for holiday weekend
Good news for EE customers in the UK this weekend -- the operator has announced that by way of apology for network issues earlier this week, all customers will have their data counters reset to zero. That means however much of your monthly data allowance you'd used, it'll reset to zero this weekend, allowing you to use an extra portion of data...
Customers in 21 cities across 6 counties will receive higher speed data this fall
C Spire Wireless, a regional carrier primarily serving the Southeastern U.S., has announced today that it will be expanding its LTE coverage to South Alabama and Northwest Florida starting this fall. The rollout, which will offer customers drastically higher data speeds, will cover a total of 2,899 square miles...
Carrier will likely wait for compatible iPhone
Vodafone UK will wait until September to launch its 4G LTE services, according to reports. British national newspaper The Guardian reports that Voda will miss the originally-targeted summer launch window for its LTE network, which runs on 800MHz and 2600MHz airwaves purchased as part of the recent 4G spectrum auction.
The Guardian quotes Vodafone...
i500 LTE modem gains support for 150Mbps LTE with software update
At CTIA in Las Vegas, chipmaker NVIDIA has taken the opportunity to showcase the LTE capabilities of its upcoming Tegra 4i SoC, its mobile processor designed for mainstream smartphones. Announced back in February, Tegra 4i includes an integrated NVIDIA i500 LTE modem -- the new "soft modem" that can be reprogrammed over-the-air...
Using both 2100MHz and 2600MHz for LTE will provide increased bandwidth going forward
Rogers is expanding its LTE footprint today, with several new markets available across Ontario, and one new market in Alberta:
St. Catharines, which also includes Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland and Pelham;
GTA North expansion, which...
Over a dozen new markets, primarily in the South, are seeing AT&T's latest network infrastructure
AT&T isn't slowing down on its LTE network deployments, as evidenced by several large markets going live with the service starting today. Users with LTE-capable handsets and the proper provisioning should see the network, if they haven't already, in the following areas:
Total EE 4G cities reaches 62, carrier says
EE, the UK's first and currently only 4G LTE network operator, sends word that it's just flipped the switch on LTE in another twelve towns across the country.
From today, EE's 4G services are available in Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor. The list...
Poor network performance can handicap even the fastest of smartphones
This is the Sprint Galaxy S4. There are many others like it, but this one is Sprint’s. Externally, the phone bears no Sprint branding, and the bundled Sprint apps are relatively tame, if numerous. But unfortunately for the carrier there’s one unique aspect of its Galaxy S4 that's not quite so praiseworthy. That’s right, once...
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse today announced 4G LTE coverage in 21 new markets. The new locations to see increased speeds are:
Contra Costa County, Calif.
Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
Marching towards full nationwide LTE coverage, AT&T hits a few more notable markets
LTE brings the benefit of not only faster overall speeds, but of course faster ping (response) times and just general network robustness. Unfortunately, there are still plenty of places around the U.S. that haven't seen the light of day from AT&T's LTE reach. The carrier can at least now say there are...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 10 Apr 2013 1:10 am
AT&T dumps a bucket full of LTE location news, both currently active cities and coming soon announcements
AT&T just sent out 20 press releases with a bunch of LTE announcements. There's a lot to digest, so allow us to break it all down in one place for easy reading.
New LTE cities that are currently active:
San Francisco, CA (expansion of current coverage to San Rafael, Pittsburg,...
Increase from 2x10 to 2x20MHz of 1800MHz by summer in 10 markets, 'headline' speeds of '80Mbps plus'
EE, the UK's first, and so far only 4G LTE network, has said it's to increase the amount of its 1800MHz spectrum used for LTE, resulting in potentially double data speeds for customers compared to its current offerings. EE says this has produced speeds of up to 130Mbps in laboratory settings, "...
Some people need a phone they don't have to worry about breaking, and the Kyocera Torque was made just for them
Sprint has a long history of offering capable Direct Connect and Push-To-Talk devices to a specific set of customers. The Kyocera Torque is the logical progression of these phones into 2013 with a capable set of internal components, wrapped in gratuitous amounts of hard plastic and...
40 Hackney Carriages in London and 10 in Birmingham to offer free LTE for passengers
Not content with being the UK's only 4G LTE carrier thus far, EE is taking it's high speed data on the road by way of taxi. The carrier has made over 40 cabs in London and a further 10 in Birmingham to not only act as mobile advertisements for their LTE service, but will also offer free 4G data to passengers...
T-Mobile just dropped one helluva big change on us, completely redesigning its plans and how it sells devices.
No matter how simple they are or how you explain them, there are bound to be questions left unanswered. We've been keeping an eye on the burning questions people are having regarding the changes, and done our best to answer them below. We implore you to first take a look at our full...
UK's first 4G network says it now covers half the country's population
EE, currently the UK's sole provider of 4G LTE services, has announced that its 4G network is now live in a total of 50 towns and cities, five months after its launch. The operator says today's 4G light-ups mean its 4G network now covers half the UK population.
Today EE's LTE has been switched on in Bradford, Bingley,...
During yesterdays earnings report, Three UK CEO Dave Dyson also spoke of his carriers plans for their as yet un-announced LTE network. Three has picked up spectrum from both rival carrier EE, as well as the recent spectrum auctions, on which their future LTE network will be based. According to Dyson, we shouldn't expect to see LTE from Three anytime before Q4 2013, but that they are in "no rush...
Rogers is announcing today that it is planning to roll out 44 new LTE markets this Spring for its customers. The rollout is expected over the next few months, and while there isn't a definitive list of every new market, Rogers is listing a few areas as a primer of what's to come:
Saint John, New Brunswick
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
The self-described "Un-Carrier" is also changing up the way it bills for mobile broadband on tablets, hotspots and data sticks today. There is now very little distinction between adding a phone and adding a tablet to your plan, with simplified pricing throughout. For stand-alone devices on their own account, tablets, hotspots, laptops and data sticks will have a base charge of $20 per month for...
Along with a complete restructuring to remove contracts with its 'Simple Choice' plans, T-Mobile is also consolidating its prepaid plans to fall into line. Previously a distinctly separate business for T-Mobile under the "Monthly 4G" branding, the magenta carrier's prepaid plans are now available at each of the same tiers as the Simple Choice plans. $50, $60 or $70 monthly will get you unlimited...
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