Sprint Launches New Tethering Plans

Sprint Unveils New Tethering Plans

*+-Sprint has rather quietly killed off its 5GB tethering plan and introduced two new tethering plans to customers on its network. In a post on its community forums, Sprint outlined the details. The 5GB for $29.99 a month plan has been sent off into the sunset and in its place, the carrier has introduced two […]

U.S. Cellular Announces 4G LTE Samsung Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

*+-In an effort to shore up its current 4G LTE lineup, U.S. Cellular has today announced a new 4G LTE mobile hotspot from Samsung which is now available online and will become available in stores starting May 21st. The device, whose full name is the 4G LTE Samsung SCH-LC11 Mobile Hotspot, will allow U.S. Cellular […]

HTC Sensation 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Has a Catch

HTC Sensation 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Comes with a Catch

*+-Tomorrow, T-Mobile will roll out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Sensation 4G. However, there might not be too much celebrating as T-Mobile has confirmed that this update will effectively end the free tethering that many users have enjoyed for quite some time. In a statement to PCMag, the carrier confirmed the bad […]

Verizon Offers New Prepaid Plans, Makes Jetpack Hotspot Contract-Free

Verizon Smsung Illusion

*+-Starting tomorrow, Verizon will lower its prepaid plans from a ridiculously high $94.99 for unlimited talk and text to $80 for unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of data. Verizon’s new plan with data included is nice, but there is a catch. So far, the new plan will only work on a $169.99 Samsung Illusion.  That […]

Ditch Expensive (Or Spam-Filled) Hotel Wi-Fi With These Alternatives

4G Hotspot

*+-According to Hotel Chatter’s Hotel Wi-Fi report, hotels pay an average of $7,500 a year to maintain their Wi-Fi networks yet make an average profit of $200,000. Is that the sound of travelers being ripped off I hear? Yeah, it is. Instead of using hotel wireless when you travel, consider these alternatives.

Nokia Lumia 900 4G LTE Speed Tests & Hotspot Performance

Lumia 900

*+-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

Homeless Hotspots

*+-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.

AT&T Is Not Offering Mobile Hotspot Tethering On New iPad At This Time

@NickThulin As of now we are not. If it changes we will tweet it out.

*+-Yesterday, when Apple announced that the new iPad 3rd generation now has 4G LTE capability, many rejoiced. And when Tim Cook said that the iPad is capable of being a mobile hotspot, they turned the excitement up to 11. However, what he did not say is that the carrier partners involved would actually offer that […]

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

iPad 4G Plans from AT&T and Verizon

*+-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)

ZTE Jetpack Front_H4web

*+-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


*+-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)


*+-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


*+-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


*+-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

verizon logo

*+-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


*+-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 […]