We’ve known about AT&T’s new data plan that would allow users to share data between their iPhone and iPad ever since AT&T’s CEO Ralph de la Vega teased it last year. Many customers have been excited for it to launch, but there hasn’t been any word on an official release date.
Many customers have both an iPhone and an iPad 3G that they use on the same network. This requires users to pay for separate data plans, but according to a leaked training manual this could soon change on the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon.
According to Engadget, who leaked the flier, users will only have to pay a single $9.99 a month fee for one load of data that can be shared between both the iPhone and iPad. In May of 2011, Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo hinted towards this rolling out, but offered no time frame… Read More
Verizon announced its quarterly figures for the end of 2011, with the iPhone effect in full swing for the America’s largest mobile phone carrier.
Despite tough competition from both AT&T and Sprint, Verizon saw its best figures for subscriber additions for three years, with an extra 1.5 million customers now on board.
With 4.2 million iPhones reportedly shipped during the same period it isn’t too far a stretch to suggest that Apple’s smartphone may well have helped Verizon along in that achievement… Read More
Yesterday, we passed on a report from CNET that claimed that Verizon would soon be enforcing a “hard requirement” that all future smartphones be LTE-compatible. The news made some sense considering the carrier has been leading the LTE movement.
But today, the Mac Observer is reporting that they’ve heard a different story. While Verizon might eventually start requiring manufacturers to incorporate LTE chips into their products, it doesn’t look like it’ll be happening anytime soon… Read More
If there’s one thing Apple’s mobile products have taken a lot of criticism for recently, it’s their lack of LTE support. The company released a new tablet and handset last year — neither of which contained the popular 4G technology.
While nearly every Android partner has implemented LTE into their products, Apple has continued to ignore the tech in favor of battery life and reliability. But they may not have a choice in the matter in future Verizon-bound products… Read More
December was another great month for iPhone sales, according to research by Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley and his crack team of number crunchers, with all three major US carriers seeing the new iPhone 4S top their sales charts.
Two months after its initial release on Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, the iPhone 4S is still the best-seller for all three of the carriers that offer the handset in the United States, with two Android phones helping make up the top three, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the newer Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Less surprisingly, the top-selling tablet device in the United States was the iPad 2, with the cheaper Amazon Kindle Fire being its nearest competitor. We expect the tablet landscape to alter during 2012 however, with more Android and Windows 8 machines offering more competition for Apple’s device… Read More
Verizon discontinued its unlimited data plan last July, thereby joining the ranks of AT&T with tiered data offerings for smartphone users. Thankfully, a nifty trick has surfaced for getting unlimited data on Verizon, despite the CDMA carrier technically not offering its all-you-can-eat plan anymore.
While we can’t verify the legitimacy of this method, many Verizon customers have reported that performing this workaround has indeed unlocked unlimited data… Read More
We’ve been hearing rumors over the past few weeks that Apple is looking to launch its next-generation tablet in February of next year. The most recent chatter even points to a specific date — February 24 (Steve Jobs’ birthday).
A February iPad 3 release is certainly feasible. The original iPad launched in April of 2010, and the iPad 2 debuted in March 2011. We’ve just uncovered more evidence that lends weight to the theory that the next iPad is coming in two months… Read More
As smartphones have become more and more popular over the last few years, so has wireless data. The more features that manufacturers add to their handsets, the more wireless data they consume.
This has caused several cell phone providers to preserve their bandwidth by discontinuing their unlimited data plans. Verizon seems to have come up with another way to deal with its data-intensive customers… Read More
Prior to this year, AT&T was in a pretty sweet spot. As the only carrier in the United States with Apple’s coveted handset, generating new smartphone customers wasn’t very difficult.
But now that Verizon and Sprint are in the mix, AT&T might want to think about stepping up its game. Consumer Reports just named the carrier the worst in the US in customer satisfaction, again. Read More
With all three of the major US cell carriers now sporting the iPhone in their arsenal, consumers have never had it so good. Not only can you now choose which iPhone to buy, but you can also choose which carrier to run it on.
Choosing a carrier isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, but a new study by Metrico Wireless sheds some light onto the decision, and depending on whether voice or data is the most important thing in your world, the best carrier for you may well vary.
According to Metrico’s numbers, AT&T is currently the top dog if you need your data speeds to be as fast as possible, but if you’re more of a talker than a surfer, Verizon may be the best choice for your hard-earned dollar… Read More
Apple has received a lot of criticism over the iPhone 4S since it was unveiled last month. After an additional 5 months of waiting for an announcement, a lot of folks were disappointed when the rumored iPhone 5 didn’t turn up at Apple’s event.
But that hasn’t seemed to affect sales of the device. More than 4 million iPhone 4S units were sold during opening weekend. US carriers sold out of their stock within 48 hours, and now, more than a month later, they still can’t seem to keep up with consumer demand… Read More
Verizon has aired a new commercial that takes a playful jab at its main competitor, AT&T. Touting the iPhone 4S on its network, Verizon’s ad shows a group of stranded boat passengers helplessly floating in the ocean.
They all have iPhones. One of the iPhones is on Verizon. We’ll let you guess which one is able to actually make the call for help… Read More
With more carriers offering the iPhone than ever before, it is glaringly obvious that AT&T’s share of iPhone customers has to be on the decline, but by how much?
New research carried out by Localytics offers an insight into just which carriers US buyers sided with when deciding to buy an iPhone, with the iPhone 4S launch seeing Sprint join the fray. While AT&T’s share of the iPhone market has fallen slightly, Sprint is starting to put a dent into Verizon’s former customer base… Read More
Sprint has revealed that its deal to carry Apple’s iPhone will run for four years, costing a whopping $15.5 billion.
The carrier has been criticised for the money it had to pay Apple to get the iPhone on its network, although, with AT&T and Verizon already sporting the iPhone on their networks, it’s debatable whether Sprint really had any choice but to cough up the cash.
Fear not, Sprint shareholders, for your man in charge is confident that they can bleed customers dry, and ultimately, turn a profit… Read More
Over the past few days, companies have been announcing their earnings for the previous quarter. As usual, this means that we get to hear iPhone sales numbers. Yesterday, AT&T announced that it sent 2.7 million iPhones out in Q3. So, how’d Verizon do?
Since its arrival back in Februrary, the iPhone has been Verizon’s top-selling smartphone. Customers continue to pass up the carrier’s all-star lineup of Droid devices for Apple’s handset. Today, Verizon announced that it sold over 2 million iPhones last quarter… Read More
It’s just been announced that the iPhone 4S will be available on a fourth US carrier, and no, it’s not T-Mobile. Oddly enough, C Spire Wireless, formerly known as Cellular South, will be launching Apple’s next smartphone soon.
C Spire will join AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint as an iPhone partner in the US. T-Mobile remains left out in the cold… Read More
You have to feel for Sprint customers, don’t you? First they had to wait four years to get their hands on an iPhone, and now that they have it, their data network doesn’t appear to be coping too well.
As Macrumors is now reporting, there is now a fairly long thread developing over at the Sprint support forums, where iPhone owners are reporting issues, mainly of the “my iPhone’s 3G data connection is soo slow” variety… Read More
With over a million iPhone 4S units pre-ordered and countless more sold through retail stores today, it’s no wonder that carriers’ activation systems are crippled. If you’ve been having problems activating your new iPhone, you’re not alone.
We’ve actually been having quite a few issues ourselves today, and have been searching for workarounds to get our new handsets active. After a lot of digging, I’ve come up with two pretty good alternatives to the typical activation methods… Read More