iPhone 4S Netflix Streaming: AT&T vs Verizon (video)

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After speed testing the iPhone 4S from AT&T and Verizon here in the midwest with the Speedtest.net app, we wanted to share some real world speed tests that you can see with your own eyes. To do this, we loaded up the Netflix app on two iPhone 4Ss, to see if AT&T or Verizon offered better on […]

iPhone 4S Netflix Streaming: AT&T vs Sprint (video)

Still image from a Netflix movie on the iPhone 4S (click to enlarge)

If you plan on watching movies on the go with your iPhone 4S you’ll want to find out which carrier has the best wireless data performance in your neck of the woods. Streaming movies from popular apps on the iPhone 4S can range from crystal clear to downright unwatchable on different networks at the same […]

iPhone 4S vs Droid Bionic 4G LTE Speed Test (video)


The iPhone 4S is the best iPhone money can buy, but it can’t keep up with the latest Android phones that run on speedy 4G networks. You may want to look beyond the iPhone 4S if uploading, downloading and streaming content as quickly as possible is your top priority. Apple’s iPhone 4S runs on AT&T’s, […]

iPhone 4S 3G Speed Test: AT&T vs. Sprint vs. Verizon (part 1)

iPhone 4S 3G Speed test

The various versions of the iPhone 4S might all look the same, but wireless data speeds can vary greatly depending on which carrier you choose. We’re putting the iPhone 4S to the test on the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon 3G networks. To test the iPhone 4S on these three networks, we’ll be running several tests […]

iPhone 4S: Verizon vs AT&T Speed Test


The iPhone 4S lives in a world of compromise, with Apple customers being forced to choose between clear calls and fast wireless Internet speeds. While competitors run on the latest 4G networks, the iPhone 4S is relegated to aging 3G networks that run at a fraction of the speed. AT&T claims to have the fastest […]

Sprint Confirms Unlimited Data for iPhone 4S

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Yesterday, Apple announced the new iPhone 4S. And while the carriers were suspiciously mum on the device, we do know that it will be coming to the three biggest service providers in the United States, a list that includes AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Still, even after yesterday’s announcement, Sprint did not answer the one question […]

AT&T Begins to Threaten Data Hog Users with Throttle SMSes


It looks like AT&T is making good on its promise that if you’re among the top 5% of data users on its network, you’ll most likely be throttled to reduced speeds for the duration of your billing cycle. The carrier had stated that the policy change will go into effect at the beginning of October […]

Verizon Finally Sends Out 4G LTE Upgrade Email for Xoom Tablet Owners


Xoom owners who were early adopters of the debut Honeycomb tablet made by Motorola were straddled with the slower Verizon 3G CDMA/EV-DO data connections with the promise that at some point in the near future, Verizon Wireless and Motorola would roll out the hardware and software updates to make the faster 4G LTE data speeds […]

Sprint Confirms Plans to Cap Mobile Hotspot Data on Smartphones


Yesterday, we learned that Sprint had yet another policy change coming ahead of the rumored iPhone launch. That policy change , a data cap on mobile hotspot data for smartphones, has been confirmed today by the carrier and Sprint will start putting a cap of 5GB on 3G or 4G mobile hotspot users starting October […]

Is Your Motorola Droid Bionic Suffering from Radio Issues?

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It appears that a small number of Motorola Droid Bionic owners are suffering from a radio issue where the device is constantly switching from 3G to 4G LTE service to no service whatsoever. Kellex over at Droid-Life is saying that the issue limited his Droid Bionic to six hours of battery life and made him […]

Microsoft Reaches for the Sky, Touches the Cloud with Windows 8


Microsoft has ambitious hopes and dreams for Windows 8, its next computing platform that’s designed not only to compete with the rising popularity of Apple’s mobile iPad tablet and the plethora of ARM-based Android slates, but also to mark the next generation of PC computing in a post-PC world. With declining PC sales, due in […]

Smartphone Manufacturers, Carriers Form Coalition to Reduce Qualcomm’s Dominance


Chip-maker Qualcomm, which has enjoyed dominance in the mobile industry thanks to its early investments in 2G/3G/4G wireless networking, SoC development, mobile processor work, and graphics on mobile architectures, is now attracting unwanted attention upon itself by a coalition of smartphone manufacturers and carriers. Led by Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, a coalition that includes Fujitsu, […]

Verizon Tempts Customers to Upgrade to Smartphones with a Free $100 Gift Card


Verizon Wireless is running a special promotion right now to get some if its customers to upgrade to a smartphone by offering a $100 gift card. The deal runs through November 15th and would cover some of today’s hottest devices–including the Motorola Droid 3, Droid X2, the HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Droid Charge, and more–as […]

4 New Smartphones Launched This Weekend on AT&T, Sprint


A total of four new smartphones launched this past weekend for consumer purchase on both Ma Bell and the Now Network in the U.S. Users interested in 3G and 4G devices now have a few more options from both BlackBerry and Android camps on Sprint and AT&T, with the former launching 3 new devices while […]

Amazon Listing Hints Galaxy Tab 8.9 with 3G Dropping in UK on Aug. 11


A listing by a private seller on Amazon’s UK site may give hints that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9, the smaller sibling to the recently released Galaxy Tab 10.1, tablet will be landing complete with 3G HSPA wireless networking on August 11. The more portable 3G-enabled Galaxy Tab 8.9 will retail for £605 when it lands. […]

Motorola’s Droid 3 Sold Out Online


It looks like the third-generation Motorola Droid is a hot seller as the phone is sold out online at Verizon Wireless’s website. Though the $199.99 3G smartphone–with a two-year contract–lacks a 4G LTE radio, the device has a number of high-end features that make it attractive to consumers, including a much improved keyboard, high resolution […]