Get Ready to Pay More for Your Smartphone on Verizon Next Year

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Verizon Wireless has announced some broad plans for its growing LTE network in the U.S., and the end result could cost customers more in terms of up-front costs when purchasing a smartphone on contract. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank’s Media, Internet, and Telecom conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo advises that the carrier will start reducing […]

T-Mobile Ditching Smartphone Contracts Soon

Expect familiar iPhone 5S pricing.

In late 2012, T-Mobile confirmed that it would be carrying the iPhone in 2013. At the same time, the carrier also revealed that it would be abolishing contracts on its network in favor of its unsubsidized Value Plans. The carrier didn’t reveal timing but It now appears that T-Mobile could be ditching smartphone contracts as […]

AT&T to Make GM Cars Smarter in 2015

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At Mobile World Congress, U.S. wireless carrier AT&T has announced that it is partnering with General Motors to deliver wireless LTE connectivity to cars. The deal would bring 4G wireless connectivity to GM brands like Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac for the 2015 models, which will arrive later in 2014 in the U.S. The deal […]

Sprint Force Leaked With LTE

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It looks like Sprint may be launching a new Force Android smartphone by ZTE come March if a product sheet for the phone is accurate. The Force would be a Sprint-branded handset, which Engadget is postulating will be a re-branded version of the ZTE Force. While much of the handset’s specs fall under the mid-range category, […]

AT&T’s San Francisco Network Performance Comes A Long Way Since iPhone

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When the iPhone had debuted in the summer of 2007, AT&T was both praised for offering Apple’s lucrative smartphone and slammed for its congested network as many more people signed on with the iPhone-exclusive carrier. There were reports of dropped calls, undelivered text messages, and poor data performance as the iPhone hogged up AT&T’s bandwidth, […]

Sprint 4G LTE Live in Parts of New York City and San Francisco

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Sprint’s 4G LTE network is now live in parts of New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The carrier’s 4G LTE network is also live in other sections of New York state and a few cities in Florida, including Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa. None of these markets are fully covered by Sprint’s new 4G […]

Sprint 4G LTE Goes Live in a New Market

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In late October, Sprint promised new 4G LTE markets in the months ahead. One of those markets was Joplin, Missouri and it looks like service has gone live there for some people in that city today as we’ve heard that Sprint’s 4G LTE network is now active. Read: HTC M7 (HTC One) U.S. Release Date […]

LTE-Advanced: Faster Data Speeds, But Will Require Even Larger Phones

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LTE-Advanced will be the next generation of mobile broadband technology that promises even faster data speeds than today’s 4G LTE technologies used by U.S. carriers AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless among others. However, the major drawback to this technology is that it will require additional hardware and power to function, which […]

The 1 Reason Why I Decided to Jailbreak My iPhone 5

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The evasi0n jailbreak tool released early Monday morning, there’s been a lot of news about jailbreaking recent iOS hardware. There are arguments for and against jailbreaking, and with iOS 6. With iOS 6, the need for me to jailbreak has been mostly diminished as Apple had brought many of the features to the mobile platform that […]

32 GB Galaxy S3, Droid 4, Others Discontinued on Verizon

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Verizon has just officially released a list of some smartphones that have now reached their end of life. These models are now discontinued from Verizon and the carrier will likely continue to sell through any remaining inventory before making way for new devices. Outbound There are two items on the list that are of note. […]

Motorola X Phone Pegged for Summer Launch on Verizon for $300

Google may continue the friendly Motorola, Verizon friendship with an X Phone announcement.

Motorola’s much-rumored X Phone is expected to be available for consumer purchase this summer and at least one leak has it that the device will be available on July 8th on Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the U.S. for the price of just under $300 with a two-year contract. The smartphone has been rumored with […]

High-End Nokia Lumia Launch on Verizon is Imminent?

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According to The Verge‘s Tom Warren on social networking site Twitter, the launch of the much rumored high-end Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network may be happening soon. Warren tweets, “If you’re on Verizon and want a high-end Nokia Lumia. You’re gonna be happy soon.” Warren did not disclose what the […]

Las Vegas to Go Live With T-Mobile LTE Next Week, Followed by Kansas City

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T-Mobile USA had announced that its 4G LTE network launch will happen this month in Las Vegas following some setbacks that delayed the original launch date of Sin City for the Consumer Electronics Show. According to the latest report on Fierce Wireless, the Las Vegas launch is ‘days away,’ with other publications reporting that the launch […]

Unannounced Samsung Godiva Smartphone Poses for Photos

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The Samsung Godiva, model number SCH-I425, which we had previously reported about, is now spotted in some user photos showing the front and the rear with the battery and battery cover removed. While the Godiva was previously thought to belong to the Samsung Stratosphere family with a sliding hardware QWERTY keyboard, like the previous two […]

Kyocera Torque Gets an FCC Layover On Way to Sprint’s 4G LTE Network

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It looks like the rugged Kyocera Torque is now sitting at the FCC for U.S. regulatory approval before it heads over to Sprint’s network. The Torque may be among the first ruggedized 4G LTE smartphones as previous rugged efforts–like Verizon’s G’zOne Commando–have been focused at 3G networks reserving 4G LTE for more premium flagship offerings. […]

AT&T Pantech Discover Smartphone First Look (Video)

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, AT&T announced the Pantech Discover, which is priced to target mid-range users despite an impressive an impressive array of features. Priced at just $50 with a two-year contract, you’ll be getting stereo speakers, a brilliant 720p HD display, and dual-core processing power, which are specs that are similar to high-end […]

AT&T Novatel Mobile Hotspot MiFi Liberate Review

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AT&T’s Mobile Hotspot MiFi Liberate from Novatel Wireless is a fantastic companion for road warriors as it combines a great looking, easy-to-use touchscreen with reliable 4G data speeds, high-quality battery life and the ability to host up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices. Novatel Wireless’ Mobile Hotspot MiFi Liberate for AT&T doesn’t look like a MiFi […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Heading to T-Mobile?

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As it stands, the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 is the only version on a major U.S. carrier that doesn’t run on a 4G LTE network. However, it looks like that may change in the days ahead as the Samsung Galaxy S3 is rumored to possibly be heading to the carrier’s 4G LTE network. Read: Samsung Galaxy […]

T-Mobile Brings Enhanced iPhone Coverage to 14 New Cities

T-Mobile today bestowed an early holiday gift upon owners of the iPhone as the carrier announced that it has lit up 14 new cities in the United States, including Boston and New York, with its enhanced 3G network. Read: T-Mobile Now iPhone Ready For 100 Million People. The carrier’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Rey, made […]