Is 2G GSM at the End of Life with AT&T?


Following T-Mobile‘s move to re-purpose 2G GSM spectrum, it looks like rival carrier AT&T will be doing the same as bandwidth constraints will become an issue with 4G LTE deployment and consumers using more data than before thanks to more Internet-connected services, cloud storage solutions, and faster mobile broadband spurring increased content consumption on capable […]

Sprint Brings Enhanced 3G to Atlanta for Faster Download Speeds


Atlanta users on Sprint’s 3G Now Network will be able to experience faster mobile broadband speeds as Sprint has now turned on enhanced 3G support for that metropolitan area. Sprint, which had been one of the earlier carriers to lead the campaign for 3G speeds with commercials aimed and targeted at comparing its faster speeds […]

Why Only 5% of Verizon Customers Are on 4G LTE

Verizon 4G LTE coverage

Verizon’s 4G LTE network is being used by an incredibly small number of early adopters, but the number of Verizon 4G LTE users is poised to grow dramatically in 2012. According to The Wall Street Journal, only 5% of Verizon customers are using 4G LTE. Based on the last report of subscribers, that’s 4.4 million […]

iPhone Owner Gets $850 from AT&T Over Data Throttling

iPhone Owner Takes AT&T to Court Over Data Throttling and Wins

AT&T’s data throttling policy, aimed at curbing consumption of those grandfathered into unlimited data plans, has drawn the ire of smartphone owners on one of the nation’s largest cellular providers. However, one man decided to take his frustrations a step beyond customer service and beyond the forums where most complaints take  place. Matt Spaccarelli has […]

How To Remove Your Sim Card and Cancel 3G Service on iPad


If you plan to sell your iPad or iPad 2 before the new iPad’s release, likely coming next month, then removing your Sim Card and canceling 3G service might be a good idea. You will also want to erase the data and reset it to factory default settings. I will tell you how to remove […]

Sprint to Introduce Budget-Friendly 7-Inch Tablet


A leaked document reveals that Sprint is planning to launch a budget-friendly 7-inch Android tablet for just under $100 on the 3G Now Network. News of the tablet comes just on the heels of Sprint placing the HTC EVO View 4G, which at the time of launch was and is a high-end 7-inch slate, on […]

Do We Really Need LTE Right Now? Aren’t 3G Speeds Enough?


Are consumers rushing out to get LTE phones for the same reason they run out to get the next camera with more megapixels when the sensor isn’t any better? Are they running out to get a LTE capable phone for the same reason they upgraded the CPU in their desktop from a 1.33 GHz to […]

Asus: No 3G Variant of Transformer Prime Planned


After speculations that Asus would be introducing a 3G GSM variant of its Transformer Prime flagship quad-core tablet this Spring, Asus is coming forward and saying that no such model is part of its roadmap. Users looking to obtain the Transformer Prime will have to settle for the WiFi-only model, which will be available in […]

Asus Confirms 4 New Tablets


After the release of the highly anticipated and controversial Transformer Prime, Asus has confirmed that there will be at least four new tablets coming in 2012, and many, if not all, of those may be previewed come the start of this coming week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The GottaBeMobile and […]

Sprint Will Activate Verizon Galaxy Nexus on the Now Network?


There have been reports by users in communications with Sprint customer service, retail stores, and online chat that the carrier is willing and capable of activating a Verizon Galaxy Nexus on its own 3G Now Network. As Sprint and Verizon both operate the same 2G and 3G airwaves on the same spectrum, the move wouldn’t […]

Unlocked U.S. iPhone Owners Can Now Tap 3G On T-Mobile USA


In the past, GSM owners of the iPhone could either choose to stick with AT&T for 3G HSPA coverage, or opt to unlock their devices through whatever means and use it on T-Mobile’s more economical plans in the U.S. on 2G EDGE service. Now, the nation’s fourth largest carrier is making the choice a little […]

AT&T Begins Throttling Heavy Data Users to 2G Speeds


All the way back in September, AT&T began to warn its heaviest data users, specifically the top 5%, that it would begin to throttle their data speeds for the duration of their billing cycle. Those SMSes were just warnings though. Now it appears that AT&T is making good on them. AT&T has reportedly begun sending […]

Picture for Sprint’s ZTE Android Honeycomb Tablet Leaks


A new leaked image shows what Sprint’s forthcoming tablet collaboration with ZTE may look like. Unfortunately, details of the Android Honeycomb device are relatively unknown still at this point, but the image does show what the device would look like if and when Sprint does announce the slate. The tablet was first revealed back in […]

Sprint Express is an Inexpensive Mobile Broadband Hotspot for Sprint


Joining the MiFi from Novatel and Overdrive franchise from Sierra Wireless, Sprint is launching its own branded mobile hotspot router on its 3G/4G WiMax network in the form of the Sprint Express. The device was leaked before and was thought, at the time, to be a smartphone, but it is a compact mobile hotspot router […]

Sprint Launches New Data Plans for Tablets, Mobile Hotspots, Netbooks


While Sprint is still pushing on for unlimited data plans on phones and smartphones, the Now Network has unveiled lower pricing and more tiers to bring mobile broadband data within the reach of consumers who are eyeing tablets, netbooks, notebooks, and mobile hotspot routers with embedded 3G/4G chips on the carrier’s network. Sprint claims that […]

Siri Doesn’t Like Switching Between WiFi and 3G


I’ve discovered something about Siri this week. I’ve been in and out of the office quite a bit this week. As those who’ve followed my mobile ramblings here at GBM might remember, I save a lot of my phone calls for when I’m in the car. Siri makes this easier as I can keep the […]

Sprint HTC EVO Design 4G Review (Video)


The HTC EVO Design 4G goes back to basic black with a stunning design, great user experience through Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the latest HTC Sense 3.0. Priced at a modest $99 on a two-year contract, the EVO Design will not only compete for pocket space of those looking for mid-range smartphone, but also for […]

Sign on the Dotted Line: How Apple Could Redefine Tablet Pricing

iPad 2 3G

Apple rules the tablet market, so much so that many people will just call it an iPad market. In addition to making up a stunning majority of sales, Apple is also setting the price for tablets. How much does Apple rule the tablet space in terms of price? Aside from the sales numbers, surveys show that consumers […]