AT&T Launches New 4G LTE-A Network, Prepares for Galaxy S5 Release

The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 arrives on AT&T today.

AT&T has reportedly gone live with its first 4G LTE-Advanced network this week in Chicago, with others coming extremely soon. We’ve been seeing “LTE-A” devices lately from Korea and a few other markets, offering a new faster LTE-Advanced network, and now AT&T is first with it in the US. According to reports from GigaOm, AT&T […]

Apple Improving Internet Infrastructure Ahead of Potential TV Boost

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In effort to potentially prepare for its alleged Apple TV revamp later this year, Apple has begun working on improving its network of internet infrastructures to help deliver content to users’ living rooms, according to the Wall Street Journal. Of course, the company has already seen an increase in its iCloud usage, storing all sorts […]

Verizon Blames Video Consumption for Slow 4G LTE Speeds

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Verizon says that the boom in video streaming services is the reason why its network has slowed down recently. In a rare move, Verizon admitted that data speeds on its 4G LTE mobile broadband network has slowed down by as much as 20 percent in densely populated urban areas, like those in Chicago, New York, […]

Verizon 4G LTE Speeds & Capacity Doubled in Major Cities

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Verizon Wireless recently confirmed that some major cities were experiencing slowdowns and sub-par network performance across the US due to the overwhelming demand and popularity of devices, and today a fix is finally starting to roll out. Being one of the best and most popular providers has its downside, and as a result Verizon needed […]

Nexus 5 Users Experiencing Problems with Sprint [Updated]

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The brand new Google and LG-made Nexus 5 smartphone is officially here. Announced late last week it started shipping Monday to eager buyers houses, but now that many are receiving the new device, we’re hearing some bad news from the Sprint side of things. The LG Nexus 5 works across all major networks including AT&T, […]

Sprint Novatel MiFi 500 LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

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Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 500 LTE for Sprint Corp.’s 4G LTE and 3G CDMA/EV-DO networks is a powerful device with a lot of flexibility, but one whose full potential is not quite realized yet given Sprint’s more limited 4G LTE footprint. At its heart, the MiFi 500 LTE doesn’t deviate from Novatel’s successful strategy with its […]

AT&T Steals Verizon’s Reliability Crown

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In a new series of ads that will begin airing, AT&T is now promoting its network as “the nation’s most reliable LTE network.” Verizon, which had long called its network the most reliable, has not responded to AT&T’s claims. The Rethink Possible network had previously been making bold claims behind its network, citing the fastest […]

AT&T Teases Major Announcement Coming July 16

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Wireless carrier AT&T had sent us a teaser email saying that it has something new to announce come July 16, but gave little details about what that may be. Instead, the Rethink Possible carrier listed off some major milestones for its network, including fast wireless mobile broadband speeds as was recently ranked by some major […]

T-Mobile Bringing Speed Improvements This Year with LTE Advanced Features

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Though the nation’s fourth largest carrier had been late to the LTE game and is still building out its LTE network, customers in areas with LTE coverage can expect major speed improvements later this year. At Light Reading‘s Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators event in New York, T-Mobile US says that it is planning on adding […]

Why the Galaxy S4 Is An Important Phone for Verizon Customers: Speed

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The Galaxy S4 will be an important phone for Verizon Wireless and its customers in the U.S. as it will be the first smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network to support the carrier’s faster network, which is being developed right now. The Galaxy S4 will support Verizon’s current 4G LTE bands as well as the […]

Move Over 4G LTE! Samsung Launching 5G in 2020

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While 4G LTE is getting all the rage right now with speeds ranging anywhere between 2 to 50 Mbps in the U.S., Samsung is already working on a 5G mobile broadband successor that could deliver up to 1 Gbps in speed tests. What does this new 1 Gbps mean to users? First, it means that […]

Speedtests: LTE Speeds to Expect for Your Galaxy S4 and HTC One

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We had extensively reviewed Samsung’s hot Galaxy S4 and the HTC One flagship smartphones, and those devices are the ones to beat for 2013 so far. Now, we’re going to examine how the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will perform, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the leading 4G LTE networks […]

Verizon Now Targeting Frugalistas With $35 Prepaid Option

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Verizon Wireless has, as a result of its large network, good service, and widespread LTE coverage, competed mostly in the premium tier where cell phone plans and networks are concerned. However, in an industry where consumers are becoming more price sensitive and prepaid subscriber base is growing at a faster rate than post-paid subscriptions, Verizon […]

U.S. Cellular Tests a New Try Before You Buy Approach to Win Customers

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Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile USA may not be the only American carrier trying to shake up the mobile industry with its UNcarrier announcement ushering in an era of contract-free, subsidy-less phone plans with interest-free financing. U.S. Cellular is looking to test a new initiative to make its network more appealing to potential customers by allowing them […]