AT&T’s 4G LTE coming online in more places

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 31, 2013

Just a week after adding seven new markets, the nation’s second-largest telco today announced its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless service is now available in an additional ten U.S. cities.

With Verizon’s LTE now blanketing 500+ markets, AT&T certainly has some catching up to do. Customers in select cities located in the U.S. states of Oklahoma, Massachusets, Georgia, Arkansas and West Virginia should start experiencing increased download speeds using their LTE-enabled gear… Read More

 

AT&T launches new LTE-based home phone and Internet service

By Cody Lee on Jul 30, 2013

AT&T launched a new home phone and Internet service this week, which relies on the carrier’s LTE and HSPA networks. The service works through a modem (free with a two-year contract) that needs only a power outlet and decent AT&T coverage to work.

The carrier refers to the new offering as its “Wireless Home Phone and Internet service,” and it runs $20 a month for the phone, and $60 per month for Internet. That’s only for 10GB though—you’ll pay as much as $120 for 30GB, and $10 for every GB over… Read More

 

Sprint sold 1.4 million iPhones during Q2, launches 41 new LTE markets

By Cody Lee on Jul 30, 2013

Sprint has released its financials for its second quarter of 2013, and once again the carrier saw strong smartphone sales. According to the company, smartphones accounted for some 86% of its postpaid handset mix, and approximately 1.4 million of them were iPhones.

But not all of the numbers fell in Sprint’s favor. The carrier lost nearly 2 million subscribers during the quarter, due in large part to the recent shutdown of its Nextel network. And it also posted a staggering $874 million operating loss due to charges related to the closure… Read More

 

AT&T’s LTE expands to seven new markets

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 24, 2013

The nation’s second-largest carrier continues expanding its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology coverage. On Wednesday, the carrier announced it has deployed LTE across seven new markets, including California’s Merced and Velleyo regions, alongside additional LTE pockets in Missouri, Delaware, Alabama and  Connecticut. The development follows AT&T’s major LTE expansion in nearly three dozen new markets last month… Read More

 

AT&T deploys 4G LTE in 30 new markets

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2013

Since its last expansion which enabled its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) speedy cellular radio technology in several new markets, U.S. wireless carrier has been pretty quiet.

The following day rival Verizon took the initiative by announcing its LTE was available in 500+ markets across 49 U.S. states and covering nearly 200 more markets than AT&T.

Stepping up its game, AT&T today announced expansion of its LTE which is now available in more than two dozen additional markets. If you live in any of the areas listed below the fold, you should start experiencing enhanced speeds on your LTE-enabled devices… Read More

 

Apple allegedly in talks to launch iPhone 5S with LTE Advanced in South Korea

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 1, 2013

T-Mobile USA may be planning to leapfrog its rivals by becoming the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer up to three times faster LTE Advanced cellular radio technology, but over in South Korea the SK Telecom carrier already announced last Wednesday it’s become the world’s first telco to launch LTE Advanced network.

As you could imagine, Samsung Electronics CEO J.K. Shin wasted no time confirming his company will launch an LTE Advanced version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chip. And now, SK Telecom is understood to be in talks with Tim Cook & Co. over offering an LTE Advanced variant of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S handset… Read More

 

Verizon’s LTE in 500 markets, VoLTE due in 2014

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 27, 2013

Just as U.S. wireless carrier AT&T yesterday said it rolled out its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) radio technology to new markets while expanding coverage in several existing markets, rival Verizon Wireless Thursday said its LTE now blankets five hundred markets nationwide.

The Big Red carrier now has 4G coverage in nearly 200 more markets than AT&T does. Verizon added a hundred new LTE markets in just eight months and was the first U.S. telco to start deploying high-speed LTE cellular technology two and half years ago. The company also announced it will begin rolling out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology starting next year… Read More

 

AT&T rolls out and expands LTE in several markets

By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2013

In a recent study by PC Mag, AT&T’s LTE network was found to be the fastest among the top 4 carriers. But Verizon was found to be the most reliable. That’s because Big Red has 4G coverage in nearly 200 more markets than AT&T does.

But it’s working hard to change that. This morning, the nation’s second largest wireless provider posted a number of press releases announcing that it has rolled out LTE to new markets, and expanded coverage in several existing markets… Read More

 

AT&T lights up LTE in new Texas, Alabama markets and more

By Cody Lee on Jun 19, 2013

Folks with an iPhone 5, iPad mini or any other LTE-enabled device with AT&T will be happy to hear that the carrier has activated the popular 4G service in several new markets across the United States today.

If you have an AT&T-flavored LTE device, and live in one of the following areas, you’ll definitely want to check to see if you’re now aboard what PC Mag calls the fastest Long Term Evolution network in the US… Read More

 

New nationwide test shows AT&T LTE network is fastest, Verizon is most reliable

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2013

Here in the US, we’re fortunate to have a wide selection of wireless providers with LTE networks. Where many countries have none, or just one, all four of our top carriers, and several regional carriers have deployed the technology nationwide.

But with choice comes decisions—you have to decide which LTE provider to go with. Luckily, the folks over at PC Mag have driven over 20,000 miles across the United States testing the country’s top four carriers to help you make that decision… Read More

 

Sprint launches LTE in 22 new markets, expands in others

By Cody Lee on Jun 17, 2013

Sprint customers with an iPhone 5 or other LTE device will be happy to hear that the carrier has launched its next-gen 4G service in 22 new markets today, and has expanded its coverage in several areas.

Today’s new cities include Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Napa, California. And between the roll out and the aforementioned expansion, Sprint’s LTE network now covers 110 US markets… Read More

 

AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid sevice now available on 4G LTE and HSPA+

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 14, 2013

GoPhone, a prepaid wireless service from U.S. carrier AT&T, used to be a 3G-only affair. But not anymore.

Just like clockwork, the carrier Friday announced that GoPhone customers can now enjoy fast data speeds not only on its third-generation HSPA+ network (unfairly billed as 4G), but also on the fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network.

Compared to 3G, 4G LTE offers ten times higher data throughput. The telco also added Samsung’s Galaxy Express to its GoPhone device portfolio and said folks can also bring their own HSPA+ or LTE smartphone… Read More

 

AT&T LTE gets turned on in a bunch of new markets

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 13, 2013

U.S. wireless carrier yesterday turned on its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network in several new market whilst expanding coverage in others.

AT&T’s speedy LTE network is now available in major new markets across Illinois, New York and Southern New Jersey Shore Points.

Expanded LTE coverage is now available in the states of North Carolina, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania and more. Go past the fold for the full list of LTE additions… Read More

 

Is Apple throttling data speeds on iPhones and iPads for carriers?

By Cody Lee on Jun 5, 2013

Joseph Brown, the guy behind the recent string of hacked carrier updates, has posted a rather interesting report this morning on why he thinks the hacks have been so successful. And the reason may just surprise you.

As it turns out, Brown has discovered that Apple is working with wireless carriers to implement coding in iOS to purposely slow down or limit the data speeds a device can achieve. And yes, he has the proof to back it up… Read More

 

FreedomPop unveils free voice/text/data wireless service

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 5, 2013

FreedomPop previously caught our attention with its no-commit 1GB of free home Internet each month and an iPad sleeve with Sprint 4G LTE data. But the upstart mobile company isn’t resting on its laurels and is pushing ahead by adding free VoIP calling and texting to its data service.

With 500MB of data on top of unlimited texting and 200 minutes of call time, you can now basically turn your iPod touch into an iPhone and pay nothing for calls. Who said that freemium model doesn’t work for a wireless service? Jump past the fold for additional highlights and a promo clip… Read More

 
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