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


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

Amazon Deal

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


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


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 […]

Sprint Capping Mobile Hotspot Plans Ahead of iPhone Launch

Sprint Mobile Hotspot Plans

It looks like Sprint’s policy crackdown prior to the expected launch of the iPhone will not be limited to a dead Sprint Premier program, a tightened return policy and an increase in ETF fees. According to a document obtained by SprintFeed, it looks like Sprint is going to be placing a cap on mobile hotspot […]

Why I Replaced My Thunderbolt with a MiFi


I bought an HTC Thunderbolt earlier this year for two reasons – I wanted to play with an Android phone and I liked the option of using it as a wireless hotspot with unlimited data, something that my older Novatel 2200 MiFi didn’t offer on the Verizon network. They only offer limited data contracts. Sure […]

Why Verizon’s 4G Limits May be the Droid Bionic’s Achilles Heel

4G Downloads eat up limited data fast.

The Droid Bionic might be the best 4G LTE phone you can buy, but Verizon’s limits will prevent the device from living up to its full potential. Both Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Verizon’s 4G network are speed demons, but what’s the use if you have to worry about burning through your data allocation before the […]

New Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Commercial

Verizon Wireless Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4510L

A new commercial for the Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 4510L hit the airwaves and the company’s YouTube channel touting the benefits of a 4G hotspot for users. The updated MiFi will deliver both 4G and 3G connections to up to five devices through the Verizon network depending on your location. What you get is […]

AT&T’s 4G LTE Network in Atlanta Delivers Early Promising Speeds


Earlier this week, it was reported that AT&T had turned on its LTE network, though an official announcement was not yet made, in the Chicago, IL area with speeds that were a bit lackluster especially when compared against Verizon’s 4G LTE network. However, there are now reports that AT&T is also turning on its 4G […]

T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 Coming Soon, But Without Key Features

BlackBerry Bold 9900

While we’ve gotten the official details regarding Sprint and Verizon’s version of the new BlackBerry Bold, we’re still waiting on word about AT&T and T-Mobile’s Bold 9900. We have a feeling we’ll be seeing AT&T’s on or around August 21st and we’ve seen a rumored August 31st release date for T-Mobile’s device but it appears […]

EasyTether on Sale at Amazon Appstore, Doesn’t Require Root


Users who do not wish to a carrier’s more expensive monthly subscription plan for sharing their Android smartphone’s data with other USB- or WiFi-enabled devices can now have another option via EasyTether, an app that’s on sale at half off on the Amazon AppStore. EasyTether, normally a $10 app, is now available for $5. The […]

AT&T Makes Foray Into 4G with Hybrid HSPA+, LTE USB Dongle, Hotspot


Following rival carrier Verizon Wireless’s lead with 4G LTE, AT&T had announced two new data products to be launching this summer to make use of the nascent 4G LTE network. AT&T will be rolling out LTE services in five markets initially–Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, so the 4G LTE mobile broadband services will […]

HTC ThunderBolt Reboot Update Has A Sinister Side

HTC ThunderBolt

As you probably know, Verizon rolled out an update for the HTC ThunderBolt that has seemingly fixed the random reboot issues that had been plaguing the device for weeks on end. And while that’s fantastic, there is also a dark side to the update that Verizon decided not to publicize, something that will come in […]

Verizon Data Plans: Don’t Try to Add Mobile Hotspot Online

Verizon tiered data mobile hotspot

Verizon’s new tiered data plans are live, and we are already seeing the effect to adding plan features online at Verizon Wireless. While current customers can keep their unlimited data plans, a quick trip online could easily cut you off from unlimited data forever. Now that the free Mobile Hotspot promotion has officially ended, users […]

Verizon to Offer Two Tiers for 4G LTE Smartphone Tethering


Alongside the carrier’s new metered data plans that are set to go live on July 7th, the same day that the flagship Motorola Droid 3 is supposed to be unleashed, Verizon Wireless may finally announce its pricing plans for smartphone tethering. The carrier will announce two tethering plans–one for users who are grandfathered into the […]

Verizon Cuts Off Data to Unauthorized Tether Users


Verizon Wireless may be following rival AT&T in making it difficult for users who do not subscribe to an official tethering plan, valued at $20 per month for 2 GB of data, to unofficially connect their WiFi-enabled laptop to share their Android smartphone’s mobile broadband connection. One user noted that his data connection was blocked […]

Verizon Novatel MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review (Video)


At first glance, the Verizon MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot router from Novatel bears a lot in common to the Sprint MiFi 3G/4G mobile hotspot, also made by Novatel, but under the hood, there are a few subtle differences. Both units promise to connect you to their respective carrier’s 3G or 4G networks where […]

What Happens to Free HTC ThunderBolt Tethering on May 15th?

HTC Thunderbolt free tethering

When the HTC ThunderBolt launched back in March, it came with free wireless tethering as one of the perks. The free 4G tethering ends on May 15th, which means you’ll no longer be able to use the mobile hotspot app without paying up. We’ve been wondering if the promotion will automatically charge customers until they […]