No 4G LTE Integration on Tegra 3 Until 2013


NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 + LTE chipset won’t be arriving until 2013, unfortunately in the latest report from the company. The current Tegra 3, which is described by its maker as a 4 + 1 architecture, is based on ARM’s reference design and combines a powerful processor with NVIDIA’s GeForce graphics engine. Unfortunately, due to the […]

Apple Rumored to Create Its Own Wireless Network


Tired of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint running your iOS life? Apple apparently wants to compete against its carrier partners, according to the latest rumors, and create its own wireless network. Wireless industry strategist Whitey Bluestein postulates that Apple would be launching its own network to provide service to iPhone and iPad customers directly and that […]

Microsoft Begins Trialing HomeOS for Connected Home Appliances


A few years ago, Microsoft had laid out preliminary details of what a connected home and home automation would look like, and now the company has released a new white paper stating that it has already begun trialing its new proprietary HomeOS in a dozen homes. HomeOS was created initially out of a vision made […]

Republic Wireless Proposes Specs for Device Lineup for Its $20 a Month Plan


Wireless newcomer and challenger Republic Wireless, which may be successful in uprooting the current voice and data plan offerings from today’s carriers, has now offered a glimpse of the devices that it hopes to offer in its lineup. The unique thing about Republic Wireless versus other prepaid carriers or MVNOs is that the carrier piggybacks […]

Sprint Confirms 4G WiMax Coming to Boost and Virgin Mobile


Following news that some recent 4G WiMax smartphones on Sprint’s network that were released within the last year–like the HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G–would be making their way to Sprint-owned prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA sometime this year, the Now Network has confirmed that it will also be blessing […]

Google Failed in Attempts to Subsidize Android Data Plans for $10 Per Month


In addition to learning what the original Google Android smartphone hardware would look like–the design that predates Google’s and HTC’s G1 which is also known as the world’s first Android phone–we’re also hearing about how Google had once hoped to revolutionize data plans through revelations from its court case against Oracle. According to that information, […]

Verizon Wireless will turn on LTE in Tuscaloosa on April 19th


Yes, that is correct, Verizon Wireless announced today via press release that they will flip the LTE switch in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 19th, 2012. In addition to Tuscaloosa, they will hit Auburn, putting LTE in both of Alabama’s football cities. The fact that I will finally get Verizon LTE isn’t the big news here. […]

Why Sprint Is Noticeably Absent from The New iPad Party


If you’ve been following GottaBeMobile this week, you’ll know that Apple’s iPad is the hot announcement at the moment. Apple introduced new iPad models with Retina Display clarity, new A5x processors with quad-core graphics, and fast 4G LTE connectivity in addition to WiFi-only models for AT&T and Verizon. Sprint, the third Apple iOS partner with […]

Verizon to Hit LTE Bandwidth Capacity Limits By As Early as 2013

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In a recent filing to the FCC, Verizon executive director of network strategy Bill Stone expects that without gaining additional spectrum, the nation’s largest wireless carrier may hit capacitive limits on its 4G LTE network bandwidth in some areas by as early as 2013. The filing comes as Verizon is ready to close on a […]

Sprint Brings Enhanced 3G to Atlanta for Faster Download Speeds


Atlanta users on Sprint’s 3G Now Network will be able to experience faster mobile broadband speeds as Sprint has now turned on enhanced 3G support for that metropolitan area. Sprint, which had been one of the earlier carriers to lead the campaign for 3G speeds with commercials aimed and targeted at comparing its faster speeds […]

T-Mobile to Abandon Further HSPA+ Upgrades and Invest Fully in 4G LTE


After Sprint had announced the HTC EVO 4G and the use of 4G WiMax technology, T-Mobile USA was scrambling and heavily marketed its next-generation HSPA+ network as 4G–which some in the industry refer to as ‘faux’ G. Since then, T-Mobile had made numerous upgrades to its HSPA+ network since then, promising faster mobile broadband speeds […]

AT&T Continues to Spin Tiered Data Plans; Offers Developers a Way to Pay for Consumer Data Charges


After having created an uproar by eliminating the unlimited data plans just days before launching the iPhone 4, AT&T is seemingly continuing its vendetta against unlimited iPhone data plan subscribers who had been grandfathered in before the carrier switched over to tiered data plans. Most recently, the ‘rethink possible’ carrier had created an outraged community […]

AT&T Readies Systems for Shared Data Plans


AT&T has expressed its intent on moving to shared data plans in the future, but unlike rival Verizon Wireless which gave a broad timeline on when that may happen, AT&T Mobility has not given specifics about its plans. Shared data plans, also referred to as family data plans or shared family data, would allow users […]

AT&T Starts Throttling Grandfathered Unlimited Customers after 2 GB


After AT&T had abandoned its unlimited data offering just before the launch of the iPhone 4, the carrier allowed customers already on the unlimited offering to retain their plans while offering new tiered plans to new subscribers. At the time, AT&T just cautioned that it would begin to throttle users who were in the top […]

T-Mobile USA Caps Domestic Data Roaming on ‘Unlimited Plans’


T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth largest wireless provider and the carrier known for unlimited data plans with throttling in lieue ¬†of overages, is now further restricting its ‘unlimited’ plan offerings when users roam domestically. Unlike international roaming, domestic roaming occurs when a customer stays in the U.S. but enters a geographic area where T-Mobile may […]

Verizon Now Training Employees on Shared Family Data Plans


According to a leaked screenshot to Engadget, Verizon Wireless may be getting ready to deploy its family shared data plans soon. The carrier had promised the feature would be coming this year, and now it looks like employees are seeing the feature in their online training material. It appears that sharing data would cost $9.99 […]