Nokia Lumia 900 4G LTE Speed Tests & Hotspot Performance

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The Nokia Lumia 900 is one of the first Windows Phones to support AT&T’s 4G LTE network. While there were some parts of the phone that left us dissatisfied, the LTE experience was is quite impressive. I took the Lumia 900 to Midtown Manhattan to test AT&T’s 4G LTE service. I used the Lumia’s mobile hotspot […]

New iPad Lasts Over a Day as Personal Hotspot

One of the biggest draws that Verizon’s version of the 4G LTE iPad has over AT&T’s is that Verizon’s model has support for the mobile hotspot feature. AT&T says that might come in the future but it hasn’t said exactly when it will arrive. Mobile hotspot support allows users to connect up to five devices […]

AT&T Wants To Quietly Settle Unlimited Data Lawsuit

AT&T is looking to solve its case with Matthew Spaccarelli, the man who sued the carrier in small claims court over his “unlimited data” plan. The carrier is offering Spaccarelli a settlement, though it hasn’t said if there’s an option to give him more money. According to the AP, AT&T is looking into shutting off Spaccarelli’s service […]

Homeless Hotspots Is Not Exploitative, The People Writing About It Are

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The idea behind Homeless Hotspot is simple and pretty smart, depending on your view. Advertising company BBH Labs, which is based out of New York, worked with a local homeless shelter in Austin, TX to provide some residents with a 4G mobile hotspot. The individuals then stand in strategic locations where SXSWi attendees might need some quick wireless access. All of the money goes directly to the homeless person with the hotspot.

Mobile Hotspot Included in Verizon’s iPad 4G LTE Data Plan

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Update Below: Verizon Wireless Clarifies and Confirms. As expected, Apple’s new iPad 3rd generation tablet is available with sweet and speedy 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Tim Cook also announced that customers will be able to use the tablet as a mobile hotspot as well — that’s even better. (Read: New iPad Supports […]

Verizon ZTE Jetpack Hands-On (Video)

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Verizon Wireless had announced two new mobile hotspots for its 4G LTE network to allow WiFi devices to connect to fast mobile broadband speeds. Both devices are named Jetpack, and one of them is made by Novatel in the form of the MiFi, which we had previewed earlier, and the […]

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T LTE Confirmed with Tethering

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At CES, we caught up to the Nokia folks at breakfast, who confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 900 will debut on AT&T’s network with tethering, or Internet sharing, straight out of the box. The feature was notably absent on Nokia’s Lumia 800, but thanks to the additional time between the launch of the 800 and […]

Sprint Sierra Wireless Tri-Network LTE Hotspot (Video)

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In addition to introducing the LTE editions of the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper for its network, Sprint also showed off a mobile hotspot for its LTE network that it is building out. The Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot will be compatible with Sprint’s 3G CDMA Network, the legacy 4G WiMax network, the 4G LTE […]

Sprint Announces 3 New 4G LTE Devices as Part of Network Vision

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Sprint announced three new 4G LTE devices as CES kicks off. The carrier, which has in the past operated on rival 4G WiMax technology, is now beginning its transition to LTE technology as part of its Network Vision strategy to offer customers more robust and faster mobile broadband speeds, which will allow faster downloads and […]

Sprint Brings Mobile Hotspot Capabilities to Latest BlackBerry OS 7 Devices

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U.S. wireless carrier Sprint is updating its latest BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphones to BlackBerry OS 7.1, which brings mobile hotspot capabilities to these new BlackBerry devices on Sprint’s 3G Now Network. Mobile hotspot capabilities would allow these BlackBerry phones to share their 3G mobile broadband connections over WiFi to other WiFi-capable […]

Verizon: Family Data Plans Coming in 2012

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Though Verizon Wireless executives have hinted about family data plans, or shared data plans, in the past, CEO Lowell McAdam has finally gone on record to give the initiative a launch timeline sometime in 2012. Under family data plans, users with multiple data-hungry devices–including tablets, embedded computers and notebooks, netbooks, USB modems, MiFi and mobile […]

Sprint Express is an Inexpensive Mobile Broadband Hotspot for Sprint

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Joining the MiFi from Novatel and Overdrive franchise from Sierra Wireless, Sprint is launching its own branded mobile hotspot router on its 3G/4G WiMax network in the form of the Sprint Express. The device was leaked before and was thought, at the time, to be a smartphone, but it is a compact mobile hotspot router […]

Sprint Launches New Data Plans for Tablets, Mobile Hotspots, Netbooks

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While Sprint is still pushing on for unlimited data plans on phones and smartphones, the Now Network has unveiled lower pricing and more tiers to bring mobile broadband data within the reach of consumers who are eyeing tablets, netbooks, notebooks, and mobile hotspot routers with embedded 3G/4G chips on the carrier’s network. Sprint claims that […]

Amazon Offering $100 Gift Card with Purchase of Hotspot-Enabled Smartphone

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Amazon is currently offering a limited time promotion on smartphones that have mobile hotspot support for both new customers and those that wish to upgrade. If you buy one of Amazon’s mobile hotspot ready smartphones, a list that includes the Motorola Droid RAZR which just came out today and the Motorola Droid Bionic, the retailer […]

New Huawei Mobile Hotspot, Smartphone Rumored for Sprint

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A number of new devices were outed on Sprint’s inventory computer system. A leaked screen shot of the system shows that two new devices from Huawei and one laptop from Lenovo will be headed to the Now Network, though at this point it’s unclear if those devices will be 3G, 4G WiMax, or dual-mode 3G/4G […]

Sprint Confirms Plans to Cap Mobile Hotspot Data on Smartphones

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Yesterday, we learned that Sprint had yet another policy change coming ahead of the rumored iPhone launch. That policy change , a data cap on mobile hotspot data for smartphones, has been confirmed today by the carrier and Sprint will start putting a cap of 5GB on 3G or 4G mobile hotspot users starting October […]