Has Verizon Already Screwed Galaxy S III Owners?

Has Verizon Already Screwed Future Galaxy S III Owners?

*+-It looks like Verizon is at it again. First, it was (and still is) the carrier’s treatment of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and now, it appears that it’s going to be giving another Samsung device, the Galaxy S III, and its future owners the same kind of terrible treatment. To bring those of you out […]

Verizon 4G LTE Double Data Plans Ending in June?

Verizon 4G LTE Double Data Plans Ending in June?

*+-It appears that Verizon will stop hosting its current 4G LTE double data promotion in the early part of June leaving customers just under a month to take advantage of the offer before it disappears. A report from Droid-Life indicates that Verizon will be stopping the promotion on June 3rd and it’s unclear if the […]

4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Coming Later This Year

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*+-RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that the company will indeed be releasing a 4G LTE enabled BlackBerry PlayBook in 2012 and that it will be arriving on shelves at some point later this year. He declined to offer a specific release date. Heins, according to Engadget, made the comments at a press event this […]

AT&T Reveals Upcoming 4G LTE Market

AT&T Reveals New 4G LTE Market

*+-AT&T is set to widely expand its high-speed 4G LTE network here in the United States and today, the carrier announced a new market that is set to get blanketed with its new network in 2012. The carrier confirmed that Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, will see 4G LTE service from Ma Bel […]

Sprint Confirms 4G WiMax Coming to Boost and Virgin Mobile

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*+-Following news that some recent 4G WiMax smartphones on Sprint’s network that were released within the last year–like the HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G–would be making their way to Sprint-owned prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA sometime this year, the Now Network has confirmed that it will also be blessing […]

Google Drive Automatically Downloaded and Replaced My Google Docs App

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*+-Android users looking for the Google Docs app might be surprised to discover that it is missing. Google replaced Google Docs for Android with the new Google Drive app on many Android phones. Google Drive is a free online storage service from Google that keeps documents and data stored in the cloud, accessible by Android, […]

Google Drive is Finally Real: Google Docs With More Storage

Google Drive is Finally Real, is Google Docs With More Storage

*+-Google has finally made Google Drive official in an announcement on its official blog. The announcement comes shortly after Google France jumped the gun with the announcement and detailed the service in its entirety. As expected, the service is going to offer users 5GB of cloud storage for free and those who need more storage […]

FCC Hoping to End Bill Shock With New Alert System

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*+-The FCC is hoping to protect American wireless consumers from unsightly–and unexpected–high cellular phone and data bills with a new alert system that would warn mobile subscribers when you’re near your limits. With the nation’s two largest national carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless having already moved to tiered and metered data plans, the FCC’s alert […]

Verizon’s Shared Family Data Plans Coming This Summer

Verizon's Shared Family Data Plans Coming This Summer

*+-During the company’s first quarter earnings call, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed that the company’s long awaited shared family data plans will launch sometime during the summer of this year. Previously, the carrier had said that the shared data plans would be rolling out by the end of the year but McAdam said that Verizon […]

AT&T Launches 4G LTE in Three New Markets

AT&T Launches 4G LTE in Three New Markets

*+-With Verizon’s 4G LTE network now covering two-thirds of the United States, competitors like AT&T are going to have to play catch-up. And AT&T has taken another step in doing just that as the carrier has rolled out its 4G LTE service, as expected, to three more markets in the U.S. This new push comes […]

AT&T Unveils New Pay-As-You-Go Data Packages

AT&T Unveils New Pay-As-You-Go Plans

*+-In addition to announcing the availability of the HTC One X, it’s latest flagship Android phone, AT&T has announced new GoPhone data packages that the carrier will be rolling out starting April 22nd. GoPhone data packages are, in short, pay-as-you-go plans. They appeal to customers who don’t need the latest and greatest smartphone or better […]

Verizon 4G LTE to Cover Two-Thirds of U.S. Population on April 19th

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*+-Verizon has announced a flurry of new and expanding 4G LTE markets today and the list is quite large. Dozens of cities will either see the new service or see expanded service once April 19th rolls around. The carrier has unveiled a large list of new markets in the United States that will soon see […]

New Sprint 4G LTE Markets Revealed?

New Sprint 4G LTE Markets Revealed?

*+-Sprint is primed and ready to launch its next-generation 4G LTE network in six markets later on this month. The carrier has remained silent on what places will be getting 4G LTE beyond the launch cities but a report today has seemingly pinpointed exactly which cities might get service soon after launch. According to TechnoBuffalo, […]

MetroPCS Drastically Changes Its 4G LTE Data Plans

MetroPCS Drastically Changes Its 4G LTE Data Plans

*+-MetroPCS has introduced some sweeping changes to its 4G LTE data plans today. The carrier will increase the cost of its unlimited 4G LTE data plan from $60 to $70 and it will also start throttling data on its other three 4G LTE data plan offerings. Those exceeding a specified data threshold will now be […]

What to Expect from Sprint’s 4G LTE Network

What to Expect from Sprint's 4G LTE Network

*+-It’s finally official. Sprint, in it’s announcement regarding one its first 4G LTE devices – the LG Viper 4G LTE, confirmed that its 4G LTE network would be rolling out sometime during the month of April. The carrier did not give a specific date for the roll out only to say that it would occur […]

Sprint 4G LTE Coverage Map Leaks

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*+-Sprint has said that it will be completing the roll out of its upcoming 4G LTE network at some point during 2014 and now we have a look at what that might entail from a coverage standpoint. A slide, leaked by Sacha Segan from PCWorld, has disclosed where Sprint intends to roll out its high-speed […]

Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

*+-Yesterday, Virgin Mobile USA’s network pulled a Verizon and went down for customers across the United States. Both data and texting were unavailable for many subscribers as  the carrier worked to fix the issue. Well it did, in fact, fix the issue but it probably took a lot longer than many had hoped for. About […]

Virgin Mobile USA Experiencing Nationwide Outage

Virgin Mobile USA Experiencing National Data and Text Outage

*+-Virgin Mobile USA has confirmed that its network is currently experiencing a national outage that is affecting both data and text in the United States. The carrier doesn’t say exactly what the issue is but it has said that its engineers are currently hard at work trying to resolve the outage that customers are currently […]

AT&T Pays iPhone Owner in Data Throttling Case

AT&T Relents, Pays iPhone Owner in Data Throttling Case

*+-AT&T has officially admitted defeat in its ongoing data throttling lawsuit brought on by an iPhone owner who claimed that the carrier unfairly throttled his data after advertising an unlimited data plan. A small claims court judge had previously ruled in Matt Spaccarelli’s favor and today, AT&T decided to pay up awarding Spaccarelli with a […]