Verizon’s New LTE Network Hitting Speeds of 80 Mbps

verizon-speed-tests

*+-While Verizon is almost done rolling out its 4G LTE service across the US, it’s not done making it better and faster. The carrier is currently testing a 2nd-generation LTE network, if you will, in New York City, and while it hasn’t officially launched yet, some users are able to hop on and test out […]

Sprint Novatel MiFi 500 LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

*+-Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 500 LTE for Sprint Corp.’s 4G LTE and 3G CDMA/EV-DO networks is a powerful device with a lot of flexibility, but one whose full potential is not quite realized yet given Sprint’s more limited 4G LTE footprint. At its heart, the MiFi 500 LTE doesn’t deviate from Novatel’s successful strategy with its […]

AT&T 4G LTE Speed Tests in Rural America

att 4g LTE

*+-This week AT&T turned on their AT&T 4G LTE data network after years of waiting. Big cities in our area enjoyed LTE sooner, but rural North Carolina had to wait. I live between Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, two cities with over 400,000 and just under 800,000 people. The population of Burke County with 12 […]

Virgin Mobile Now Offers the Cheapest Deals for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c

vmus

*+-Prepaid customers on Virgin Mobile can finally order the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c online and in stores and use their devices on Sprint’s 3G and 4G LTE nationwide network. The Sprint-owned prepaid carrier surprised everyone with its pricing of the devices. Pricing for both handsets come in at $100 less than what Apple is […]

Verizon to Unlimited Data Plans: We Are Never Ever, Ever Getting Back Together

VerizonLogo1

*+-Like scorned lovers out of a Taylor Swift heartbreak sonata, Verizon head Lowell McAdam said in an interview that it will never again offer unlimited data plans. The nation’s largest carrier says that unlimited data is just not sustainable, especially in an age where consumers are consuming more videos on mobile broadband pipes, like those […]

Straight Talk AT&T SIMs Now Support LTE

Frugal phone user can pay $45 a month and use Straight Talk 4G LTE on AT&T's network with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 and popular Android devices.

*+-Just in time for the iPhone 5s, Straight Talk now supports LTE on the AT&T SIM cards which sell for $7 online and can be cut down to fit the iPhone 5s’ nano-SIM card slot. Straight Talk AT&T SIM cards returned in August, ahead of the iPhone 5s release after a long absence and now […]

Microsoft Bets on 4G LTE as Surface 2’s Savior for 2014

Surface-2_silver-kickstand_thumb

*+-Can 4G LTE save the Surface 2? In addition to having announced the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and a slew of new Surface accessories, Microsoft will also be introducing a Surface 2 with 4G LTE connectivity, a first for the Microsoft-branded tablets. The 4G LTE-enabled Surface 2 would be launching in early 2014 according […]

Rumored iPhone 5S Feature Would Skip U.S. At Launch

The iPhone 5S is heading to AT&T on September 20th.

*+-The iPhone 5S could be one of the first smartphones in the U.S. to support LTE Advanced, the latest version of LTE which supports faster downloads, better coverage on the fringe of 4G LTE networks and a better experience — but the addition would be of little use to most consumers as carriers in the […]

AT&T Makes Big Prepaid Push With Nationwide Deployment of Aio Wireless

aio-wireless-630

*+-AT&T-owned Aio Wireless will soon be rolling out to nationwide customers offering affordable, contract-free prepaid plans this fall. This will mark AT&T’s big prepaid push beyond its GoPhone prepaid plans marketed under its own AT&T Mobility branding as the Rethink Possible network tries to take on affordable plans from rival Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin […]

Hangouts Updated to Add Video Calling Support for AT&T

hangouts

*+-After it was discovered that Android users cannot make or receive video calls through Google’s preloaded Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) app on Android smartphones on AT&T Mobility’s network, a new app update has been pushed out to the Play Store to remedy this. AT&T had since denied that it was blocking video calls placed or […]

LG G Pad Rumored to Head to Verizon After Debuting at IFA

It's been a while since LG refreshed its LG Optimus G Pad slate. The G Pad is rumored to succeed this model.

*+-LG’s rumored 8.3-inch G Pad tablet may find itself a home in the U.S. on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The tablet, which will mark LG’s re-entry into the Android tablet space, will be a premium offering as its G name designates following the rebranding of its flagship smartphone to the LG G2. The 8.3-inch screen […]

Droid 5 Leak Shows Off Motorola’s Best-In-Class Keyboard

droid-5-weiboleak

*+-The keyboard isn’t quite dead yet, at least not on a smartphone with a sliding QWERTY form factor. Motorola, which had made the keyboard a staple since the release of the original Droid, is now back at the form factor again with a potential Droid 5. Newly leaked pictures show off what appears to be […]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Will Be a ‘Mega’ Sized Competitor on AT&T

13_xperia_z_ultra_black_group

*+-After AT&T Mobility had announced that the Samsung Galaxy Mega will be landing on store shelves by Friday with its 6.3-inch display, it looks like Sony is poised to give the mega a challenge with its 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra phablet. Though neither Sony nor AT&T is confirming that the Xperia Z Ultra will be […]

Nexus 7 LTE Release Date: What Not to Expect

New Nexus 7 vs. iPad mini -  007

*+-The Nexus 7 is out on shelves, beckoning consumers to buy it over the likes of the iPad mini and the Kindle Fire HD. And while the new Nexus 7 is indeed out on shelves, it’s one of two versions that Google plans to launch this year as the Nexus 7 LTE model remains unreleased […]

Nexus 7 LTE Release Date: What to Expect

Asus makes the new Nexus 7 from Google.

*+-Last month, Google answered a lot of consumer questions about the new Nexus 7 which hit shelves in late July. However, the company did leave at least one glaring question mark, a question mark that remains to this day: When is the Nexus 7 LTE release date? In late July, Google hosted a press conference […]

Nexus 7 LTE Release Getting Closer

The new Nexus 7 comes with a 5MP camera on the back.

*+-Google announced that a Nexus 7 LTE model would be released in the “coming weeks” though it did not say exactly when the device would arrive. Thanks to a Bluetooth certification though, it looks like the LTE-powered version of the new Nexus 7 is getting closer to arrival. In July, Google announced the new Nexus […]