When Samuel is not writing about networking or 5G at Mobile Nations, he spends most of his time researching computer components and obsessing over what CPU goes into the ultimate Windows 98 computer. It's the Pentium 3.
T-Mobile has a lot of phones on its roster, so it's only natural that you might be wondering which is the best Android phone the carrier offers. We've got you covered with the best options you can buy right now.
Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers take speed to the next level with improved connectivity between the mesh nodes. So whether you need gigabit speeds or just want consistent coverage, there are plenty of options available.
The fastest 5G you can get is mmWave with carriers achieving speeds over 1Gbps in many locations. Still, coverage hasn't reached most people. Even with C-band on the horizon, mmWave is set to keep getting better in 2022.
Every carrier uses prioritization to keep traffic flowing as efficiently as possible for its most valuable customers. Unfortunately, prepaid carriers often get the lowest priority, though users may not even notice it with enough capacity on the network. So if you're looking to save with a prepaid carrier, keep in mind that not all data is treated equally.
T-Mobile takes the lead for mobile providers in Ookla's Q3 report with a median download speed of 62.35Mbps with an even greater lead in 5G-only results. Verizon fell short of T-Mobile's mobile performance but had some of the best results in fixed broadband.
Make sure you have a fast and reliable wireless connection right where you need it with one of these excellent mesh Wi-Fi kits, which allows you to place smaller routers and beacons around your home for maximum coverage.
Carriers have been touting 5G as a huge step forward in the way we use our phones with increased speeds and greater capacity. Even with increased premium data on many plans, hotspot capacity has remained mostly stagnant with plans maxing out at 40GB of high-speed tethering.
If you're looking to add support for Wi-Fi 6 to your network without spending a lot on speed and unnecessary features, you'll be happy to know there are more options than ever. TP-Link makes some of the cheapest overall Wi-Fi 6 routers and doesn't give up much speed to get there. Here's a list of some of the most affordable Wi-Fi 6 routers to help you decide which will work best for you!
Visible has the most essential features of the Verizon network for most people. However, Verizon still has a few tricks up its sleeve with more consistent service and a more comprehensive array of plans.
Visible customer reported losing access to their accounts as well as receiving shipping confirmation for phone purchases. Visible claims there was no data breach and attackers gained account credentials from outside sources.
The new Orbi RBKE960 series supports Wi-Fi 6E without giving up any Wi-Fi 6 capacity. It pulls this off by adding a fourth band so devices can connect at full speed regardless of which wireless standard they're using.
The Netgear Nighthawk LAX20 is an AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 router with support for an LTE SIM so you can stay connected, even when your ISP isn't. This is also a solid standalone LTE router for RVs, thanks to its LTE antenna support and compact size.
Tello's plan can grow to meet the needs of just about anyone with 25GB of high-speed data on the top end. While Straight Talk offers more data, most people won't need it and can save a lot of money by using only what they need on Tello.
Wi-Fi 6 has arrived and promises speeds of up to 10Gbps by combining the 2.4GHz and two 5GHz networks in your home. Here are the best compatible routers to take advantage of the faster speeds and greater Wi-Fi 6 capacity.