AT&T Steals Verizon’s Reliability Crown

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In a new series of ads that will begin airing, AT&T is now promoting its network as “the nation’s most reliable LTE network.” Verizon, which had long called its network the most reliable, has not responded to AT&T’s claims. The Rethink Possible network had previously been making bold claims behind its network, citing the fastest […]

Sprint Launches Three New Tri-Band LTE Modems

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Though Sprint’s LTE network hasn’t been the speediest so far in recent speedtests, that may change as the carrier is using all of its spectrum to increase capacity on 4G and deliver the best experience. Rather than locking LTE to a single band, like what many of its rivals are doing, Sprint will soon be […]

AT&T Teases Major Announcement Coming July 16

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Wireless carrier AT&T had sent us a teaser email saying that it has something new to announce come July 16, but gave little details about what that may be. Instead, the Rethink Possible carrier listed off some major milestones for its network, including fast wireless mobile broadband speeds as was recently ranked by some major […]

iPhone 5S With LTE-Advanced: A Phone Without a Home

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A new rumor about Apple’s iPhone 5S, rumored to be arriving sometime this fall, suggests that Apple’s high-end flagship smartphone may ship with LTE-Advanced support. The rumor is based off of reported discussions between Apple, the maker of the iPhone, and wireless South Korean carrier SK Telecom, according to CNET. Though it’s unclear if Apple will […]

T-Mobile Bringing Speed Improvements This Year with LTE Advanced Features

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Though the nation’s fourth largest carrier had been late to the LTE game and is still building out its LTE network, customers in areas with LTE coverage can expect major speed improvements later this year. At Light Reading‘s Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators event in New York, T-Mobile US says that it is planning on adding […]

Verizon Planning Rugged Casio G’zOne Commando Successor Wit 4G LTE

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On the heels of Samsung announcing its waterproof Galaxy S4 Active Android smartphone with premium specs, there is news that Verizon may be considering a successor the the rugged Casio G’zOne Commando smartphone, but this time with 4G LTE access. While the Galaxy S4 Active is great for consumer use in and around the pool, […]

Apple to Blame For Slow iPhone 5 Internet Speeds

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It’s easy to blame your–sometimes not favorite–carrier when Internet data speeds on your favorite iPhone smartphone is slow, but it appears that the culprit behind the throttling is Apple and not the carrier. Recently discovered code in the iOS operating system suggests that Apple is limiting the true speed potential of your iPhone when connected […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 With Intel Inside Could Rule the World

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It looks like Samsung may be working on a new version of the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, this time eschewing the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the Exynos 5 Octa processors for a competing Intel Atom CPU at its heart. A slide revealed by Engadget from Intel’s presentation shows off new mobile devices that have been […]

Sprint’s Vital Flagship Android Phone Could Be a Winner

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Sprint Nextel, which already offers popular flagships like the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 on its network, may bring a new self-branded flagship in the form of the Sprint Vital. The phone, which will be manufactured by Chinese firm ZTE, will bring some high-end specs that will make the Sprint Vital competitive against […]

Intel Delivers the Promise of Global 4G LTE Roaming

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Intel is hoping to rule the world’s mobile broadband airwaves with a single LTE modem that would be compatible for global roaming. Potentially, this means that any smartphone with Intel’s LTE modem could work on any LTE network around the world. The modem was demonstrated at the Computex show in Taiwan for the first time. […]

Why the Galaxy S4 Is An Important Phone for Verizon Customers: Speed

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The Galaxy S4 will be an important phone for Verizon Wireless and its customers in the U.S. as it will be the first smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network to support the carrier’s faster network, which is being developed right now. The Galaxy S4 will support Verizon’s current 4G LTE bands as well as the […]

AT&T Opens Up iPhone, 4G LTE Access to Pre-Paid GoPhone Users

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Starting as early as today, AT&T Mobility is opening up its networks to provide pre-paid users under its GoPhone brand with more access and choice. The wireless company will be offering not only the iPhone access to GoPhone plans, but will also open up its 4G HSPA+ and LTE network to GoPhone users for faster […]

Sprint Shares Galaxy S3 Love With Prepaid Boost, Virgin Mobile

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At the CTIA trade show, wireless carrier Sprint had announced that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to its wholly-owned prepaid brands Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile. The arrival of the Galaxy S3 on these prepaid networks would make the phone the most high-end and fully featured device to launch on […]

NVIDIA Tegra 4i Is Ready For Faster LTE Networks

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 4i smartphone processor is already capable of handling LTE-Advanced networks that carriers will start rolling out this year to give users even faster data speeds. According to The Verge NVIDIA recently debuted its new LTE-Advanced using the same chipset as the first version of the Tegra 4i. NVIDIA is able to use the […]

Almost All of Verizon’s Network Is Now Covered With 4G LTE Service

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Ahead of the wireless industry’s CTIA trade show, Verizon made an impressive announcement: 95 percent of the carrier’s network is now blanketed with 4G LTE coverage. The carrier rolled out 4G LTE service to six more markets and says that its fast mobile broadband network is now available in 497 markets. Blanketing 95 percent of […]

Nokia Lumia 928 Review: Xenon Flash Is Not Worth the Purchase

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The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless largely functions in much of the same way as AT&T’s Lumia 920, but the new flagship adds a Xenon flash that replaces the dual-LED flash of the 920. Given what we know about Xenon flash–it’s brighter, able to freeze motion so you don’t have motion blur in your […]

AT&T Denies Blocking Video Calls on Google Hangouts on Android

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When Josh Smith and I got our Galaxy S4 and HTC One smartphones on AT&T’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., we curiously noticed that we cannot receive video calls that originated from the Google Talk application. What was odd was that the video calls would work if they originated from the Google+ app on […]

Move Over 4G LTE! Samsung Launching 5G in 2020

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While 4G LTE is getting all the rage right now with speeds ranging anywhere between 2 to 50 Mbps in the U.S., Samsung is already working on a 5G mobile broadband successor that could deliver up to 1 Gbps in speed tests. What does this new 1 Gbps mean to users? First, it means that […]