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


*+-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 […]

T-Mobile Ups the Stakes to Revive MetroPCS Deal


*+-T-Mobile USA parent Deutsche Telekom may be revisiting the terms it is offering to MetroPCS shareholders as reports that shareholders may reject the acquisition offer on present terms are surfacing. In an exclusive, Reuters is now stating that German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom may be increasing its offer to acquire MetroPCS. The company initially denied […]

Verizon Denies Plotting With AT&T to Buy Vodafone in Foreign Expansion


*+-U.S. carriers AT&T and Verizon may be planning to acquire Vodafone, which stands as the world’s largest wireless carrier outside of China, with a subscriber base only second to China Mobile’s 439 million subscribers. However, Verizon, which is partnered with Vodafone in the U.S. through Verizon Wireless, denies any intention of a merger or acquisition […]

AT&T Confirms HD Voice Coming This Year


*+-Wireless carrier AT&T has confirmed at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit in California that it will be implementing HD Voice on its 4G LTE network by the end of the year. The carrier gave little information about the technology and compatible handsets as HD Voice requires the carrier to make infrastructure changes to accommodate the technology […]

Verizon Wireless Plans for Growth, Preps for 4G LTE International Roaming


*+-At Mobile World Congress late last month, Verizon Wireless began detailing plans for its growth strategy, including what it hopes to do with the newly acquired AWS spectrum as well as paving the groundwork for international 4G LTE roaming. While Verizon offers 2G and 3G roaming with over 200 worldwide carriers, the next step of […]

AT&T’s San Francisco Network Performance Comes A Long Way Since iPhone


*+-When the iPhone had debuted in the summer of 2007, AT&T was both praised for offering Apple’s lucrative smartphone and slammed for its congested network as many more people signed on with the iPhone-exclusive carrier. There were reports of dropped calls, undelivered text messages, and poor data performance as the iPhone hogged up AT&T’s bandwidth, […]

Las Vegas to Go Live With T-Mobile LTE Next Week, Followed by Kansas City


*+-T-Mobile USA had announced that its 4G LTE network launch will happen this month in Las Vegas following some setbacks that delayed the original launch date of Sin City for the Consumer Electronics Show. According to the latest report on Fierce Wireless, the Las Vegas launch is ‘days away,’ with other publications reporting that the launch […]

Clearwire to Begin Building 4G TDD-LTE Network Later This Year


*+-Sprint partner and U.S. wholesale carrier Clearwire has announced that it will begin building its 4G TDD-LTE network later quarter with a massive expansion later this year in the fourth quarter. At the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference, Clearwire says that it has been communicating its plans with partners such as Sprint about its LTE rollout. […]

MetroPCS to Deploy Network-Wide VoLTE in Next Half Year


*+-MatroPCS became one of the first carriers to deliver voice over 4G LTE data networks when it began testing the VoLTE technology in the Dallas market. The carriers says that it will take an additional 4 to 6 months to roll out VoLTE service in all 14 of its LTE markets. VoLTE delivers voice calls […]

Sprint 4G LTE Arrives in 15 Cities

Sprint 4G LTE has arrived in 15 cities.

*+-Sprint has rolled out its 4G LTE network to 15 markets across the United States, 10 more than the carrier previously announced would be available at launch. The 4G LTE coverage that launched yesterday extends to cities in and around the five launch cities that Sprint had said would get 4G LTE data starting on […]

Sprint 4G LTE Arrives Early in Four More Cities

Sprint 4G LTE is now live in three more cities.

*+-Sprint 4G LTE has arrived early in three more launch cities just a day ahead of its official release date. According to S4GRU, Sprint has stopped blocking 4G LTE access in three more markets including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. It appears that those who own Sprint 4G LTE devices in and around Austin […]

Sprint 4G LTE Arrives Early in Kansas City

EVO 4G LTE owners in Kansas City should be able to access 4G LTE.

*+-While the official roll out of Sprint’s 4G LTE network isn’t supposed to arrive until July 15th, it looks like users in one of Sprint’s initial launch markets have been treated to an early launch. According to a report from S4GRU, Sprint has stopped blocking 4G LTE access in the Kansas City area. Kansas City […]

AT&T 4G LTE Expands to Several New Cities


*+-AT&T has quietly made a new expansion to its 4G LTE high-speed network today and in addition, it has expanded current service in a couple of others. The carrier has announced that 4G LTE data has come to five new cities in the United States and that current 4G LTE service has been expanded in […]

Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi Review: One Price, All Devices


*+-Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi is an essential travel tool for users who need to stay connected while traveling, delivering a reliable and snappy Internet connection on many flights. In-flight Wi-Fi is rarely found on the planes I travel out of the Midwest, but on return flights it is routinely available. After wrapping up a week in […]

Sprint 4G LTE Launching July 15th

HTC EVO 4G LTE owners will get 4G LTE service July 15th.

*+-Sprint has announced that its 4G LTE network will be launching on July 15th. The carrier finally confirmed a solid date for the high-speed network’s launch in its five initial cities which include Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio. All six cities will see the network go live on that date and those […]

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G Showdown: T-Mobile HSPA+ v. AT&T LTE (Video)

AT&T's 4G LTE performance is strong and fast

*+-Of the three national carriers that are launching the Galaxy S III in late June–AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA–only two carriers have an operating 4G network of some variety when the third-generation flagship Samsung smartphone launches: T-Mobile and AT&T. In this article, we’re going to test out the fastest mobile broadband networks available to both […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Expands to 46 New Markets on June 21

Verizon's 4G LTE Network Expands to 46 New Markets on June 21

*+-Verizon has announced that its 4G LTE network will surpass 300 total markets in the United States on June 21st after the carrier flips the switch on 46 new 4G LTE markets. The carrier has confirmed that June 21st will be its next big 4G LTE roll out day and it’s a massive one. Verizon […]