Sprint Announces First 4G LTE Markets

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Earlier today, AT&T announced another major roll out of its 4G LTE network but now it’s Sprint’s turn to announce some LTE news. Yes, Sprint. We know that the Now Network will be launching its next-gen 4G network later on this year and now the carrier has confirmed the first cities that will be graced […]

AT&T’s 4G LTE Network Expands to 11 New Markets

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While AT&T’s 4G LTE network only expanded to 15 markets in the United States (and Puerto Rico) in 2011, 2012 figures to be the year where the carrier accelerates the process in an effort to catch Verizon which currently has 4G LTE in 196 markets. Today, Ma Bell took another step in the right direction […]

Verizon Suffering Another Nationwide 4G LTE Outage? [Update]

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We just received a flurry of tips from people with Verizon 4G LTE devices who say that the network is down once again. It would appear that 4G data has gone down and some people are having problems accessing 3G service as well. This would be the third time this month that Verizon’s next-generation network […]

Verizon Needs to Get Its 4G LTE Act Together

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You may have heard. Verizon suffered another nationwide 4G LTE outage, the second in December. Customers with 4G LTE devices were unable to get data and were without it for a solid 16 hours from the looks of things. Not good for Verizon, and even worse for the customers that have bought into Big Red’s […]

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

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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 […]

Latest Verizon 4G LTE Outage Caused by Technical Issue

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Verizon has revealed that yesterday’s embarrassing 4G LTE outage was caused by a technical issue and that the disruption took place between late Tuesday evening through early Thursday morning. The outage wiped out data for a good portion of its LTE users, some for more than 24 hours. This is the third time this year […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Down Nationwide – No Timetable on Fix

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It’s now clear that Verizon is suffering from a massive 4G LTE outage nationwide as an outpouring of users of Big Red’s premium service have reported that their 4G LTE devices cannot get data. In addition, the carrier itself has confirmed that it’s aware of the issue, that it’s working on it, but that it […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Down Nationwide?

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Throughout the day, I’ve been hearing from owners of 4G LTE devices on Verizon who are saying that Verizon’s next-generation network is down. And after a quick poll of GBM staff that own 4G LTE devices, I think it’s safe to say that something is amiss as our devices are also experiencing a data outage. […]

Consumer Reports Again Rates AT&T as Worst U.S. Carrier

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Consumer Reports has released its annual carrier satisfaction survey and for the second year in a row, AT&T has taken the crown as the carrier with the lowest rating. In first place for major carriers was Verizon which was followed by Sprint. T-Mobile was rated behind Sprint but according to the survey, was far and […]

No Sprint 4G LTE Devices Until Second Half of 2012

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According to Sprint CFO Joseph Euteneuer, Sprint will be releasing 15 4G LTE devices in 2012. Problem is, it’s going to be awhile before any of them are available to purchase as Euteneuer confirmed that the company won’t release any 4G LTE hardware until the second half of 2012. Now, obviously, this puts Sprint at […]

H1Siri Could Kill Your iPhone, Compromise Data

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By now, you’ve probably heard of H1Siri, a hack that allows you to put Siri on your jailbroken iPhone 4. This is exciting news for users who want access to the much-lauded personal assistant app found exclusively on the iPhone 4. But, like many things, this is too good to be true. The H1Siri hack […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Celebrates Its First Birthday

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On December 5th, 2010, Verizon rolled out its 4G LTE network into 39 initial markets. They included metropolitan areas like San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta and they also included smaller places like West Lafayette, Indiana. At the start, Verizon’s network blanketed more than 110 million people across the United States in sweet 4G LTE […]

Sprint Overhauls Network to Accommodate iPhone Traffic

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Since netting the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S on its network, Sprint customers have complained that the iPhone runs slower on the Now Network than Verizon’s, which operates a similar CDMA/EV-DO 3G network, and AT&T’s, which runs a GSM/HSPA+ 3G/4G network. The good news is that Sprint is listening to vocal customers and the carrier […]

Verizon Plans Massive 4G LTE Roll Out for December 15th

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We knew that Verizon had a 4G LTE roll out planned for December 15th and we knew that it would probably be adding some locales to the initial list and sure enough, that very thing has happened. Big Red has announced that a ton of new markets in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York will […]

T-Mobile Brings HSPA+ 42Mbps Network to 11 New Cities

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T-Mobile has announced that it is bringing its high-speed HSPA+ 42Mbps 4G network to 11 new cities across the United States and that it is expanding its HSPA+ 21Mbps network to 9 other markets. This brings T-Mobile’s 4G coverage to a grand total of 218 markets around the country. Of course, it still only has […]

Sprint Express is an Inexpensive Mobile Broadband Hotspot for Sprint

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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 […]

AT&T Adding 6 New 4G LTE Markets on November 20th

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With Verizon rapidly expanding its next-generation 4G LTE network, carriers like AT&T are going to have to play catch up. And on November 20th, AT&T’s 4G LTE network is going to be taking another step in the right direction as the carrier has announced that it’s going to be expanding to 6 new markets later […]

Why Verizon is Offering Double Data on Its 4G LTE Plans

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If you’ve been thinking about heading to Verizon or if you are currently a customer, you may have heard that the carrier is offering a limited time promotion on its 4G LTE data plans. To summarize, new and existing customers can double their monthly data allotment for no extra charge. The extra data is perfect […]