Verizon Quietly Brings Its 4G LTE Network to Several New Markets


This wouldn’t be the first time that Verizon quietly expanded its 4G LTE network into new markets but it’s always nice when it happens. Apparently, the carrier’s next-generation network has cruised into a couple of new places over the past couple of days. So, who hit the jackpot? Well, one of the markets is apparently […]

T-Mobile Offering New Beefed Up Data Plans on January 25th


T-Mobile appears poised to launch two new promotional data plans on January 25th, thing is, don’t expect T-Mobile employees to tell you about them. According to a document procured by TMoNews, the data plans, which are called Unlimited-Premium 5GB and 10GB data plans, will go into effect next week but employees are instructed not to mention […]

Virgin Mobile to Start Throttling Data in March

Virgin Mobile

Back in September, Virgin Mobile USA announced that it had delayed a policy in which it would start throttling its heaviest data users until next year. Well, the mobile carrier has now taken the unfortunate step of confirming that it still plans to start throttling users and that it will start doing so once March […]

AT&T Introducing Revamped Data Plans This Sunday


AT&T will be switching up its three data plans this coming Sunday, January 22nd, which will bring a $5 increase but also an increase in data as well. Yes, you will be paying more if you sign up for one but you will be paying less per byte that you use. So how does it […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Expanding to 5 New Markets Tomorrow


It appears that Verizon is going to be expanding its 4G LTE network to a grand total of five new markets starting tomorrow, January 19th. In addition, the U.S.-based carrier will also be expanding its next-generation network in three other cities. With the expansion, Verizon will be covering over 200 million Americans with its fast […]

T-Mobile Expands Its 4G HSPA+ 42 Network to 12 New Markets

T-Mobile HSPA+

Along with the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G unveiling at CES 2012 today, T-Mobile also announced that its 4G HSPA+ 42 network has expanded to 12 more markets in the United States while expanding its HSPA+ 21 network in nine others. This means that T-Mobile’s high speed HSPA+ 42 network is now available to 184 […]

Acer Ventures into the Cloud with AcerCloud Announcement


In addition to its hardware announcements, Acer also introduced its cloud service called AcerCloud which will allow PC users, including those of you that also own Android and Windows Phone smartphones, to access their content across devices when on-the-go. The service will be powered by Acer’s Always Connect technology which will allow users to obtain […]

Sprint Clears Up Throttling Confusion


There were rampant reports that Sprint, despite its commercials and prior statements, would begin throttling customers on its network. Dow Jones reported that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse says that customers who are in the top 1% of data hogs will be throttled, or capped on their download and upload speeds. Hesse and Sprint’s PR team […]

Sprint Announces First 4G LTE Markets


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


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]

Verizon Outage

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


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


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

Verizon 4G LTE

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

Droid Bionic

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?

Verizon 4G LTE Outage

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


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


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 […]