Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

Yesterday, Virgin Mobile USA’s network pulled a Verizon and went down for customers across the United States. Both data and texting were unavailable for many subscribers as  the carrier worked to fix the issue. Well it did, in fact, fix the issue but it probably took a lot longer than many had hoped for. About […]

Virgin Mobile USA Experiencing Nationwide Outage

Virgin Mobile USA Experiencing National Data and Text Outage

Virgin Mobile USA has confirmed that its network is currently experiencing a national outage that is affecting both data and text in the United States. The carrier doesn’t say exactly what the issue is but it has said that its engineers are currently hard at work trying to resolve the outage that customers are currently […]

Verizon 4G LTE Hitting 200 Market Milestone Tomorrow

Verizon's 4G LTE Network Hitting Impressive Milestone on March 15th

Yesterday, Verizon talked of its goal of bringing its 4G LTE network to 400 total markets in the United States by the end of 2012. And today, its talking milestones once again as the carrier has announced that its next-generation LTE network will be rolling out in its 200th market tomorrow, March 15th. In fact, […]

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 Network Continues to Expand

T-Mobile has announced that it has brought its high-speed HSPA+ 42 network to eight new markets today which brings the total amount of markets where it’s available in the United States to 183. HSPA+ 42 is going to be T-Mobile’s weapon against its competitors 4G LTE networks until it too is able to roll out […]

Verizon 4G LTE Down in Some Areas

It looks like Verizon’s 4G LTE network is down again in some areas, something that is becoming far too common with the carrier’s next-generation cellular network. This morning we received a tip from a reader in Springfield, Illinois who said that three phones in different parts of town were unable to connect to Big Red’s […]

AT&T Reveals 12 Upcoming 4G LTE Markets

AT&T Reveals 12 Upcoming 4G LTE Markets

Yes, the 4G LTE iPad is coming to AT&T’s next generation network. Problem is, the carrier’s coverage pales in comparison to Verizon’s. As of right now, AT&T is home to around 30 4G LTE markets in and around the continental United States. Well, in an effort to change that, Ma Bell is going to be […]

Why Sprint Is Noticeably Absent from The New iPad Party

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If you’ve been following GottaBeMobile this week, you’ll know that Apple’s iPad is the hot announcement at the moment. Apple introduced new iPad models with Retina Display clarity, new A5x processors with quad-core graphics, and fast 4G LTE connectivity in addition to WiFi-only models for AT&T and Verizon. Sprint, the third Apple iOS partner with […]

New iPad Supports 4G LTE for AT&T and Verizon

Apple's New iPad Supports 4G LTE for AT&T and Verizon

Apple has announced its brand new iPad at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and as was rumored prior to launch, the tablet will be coming with 4G LTE support for a number of carriers including AT&T and Verizon in the United States and Rogers, Telus and Bell in Canada. In […]

Verizon to Hit LTE Bandwidth Capacity Limits By As Early as 2013

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In a recent filing to the FCC, Verizon executive director of network strategy Bill Stone expects that without gaining additional spectrum, the nation’s largest wireless carrier may hit capacitive limits on its 4G LTE network bandwidth in some areas by as early as 2013. The filing comes as Verizon is ready to close on a […]

Will the iPad 3 Continue Grandfathered Unlimited Data With 4G?

AT&T Finally Comes Clean on Data Throttling Limits

Last year, when the iPad 2 came out, AT&T allowed customers with the unlimited data plan offered for the iPad 1 (but discontinued before the iPad 2 launch) to keep using that plan with the new tablet, much as they’ve done with iPhone and other smartphone customers. Though recently those same customers are feeling salty […]

AT&T Finally Comes Clean on Data Throttling Limits

AT&T Finally Comes Clean on Data Throttling Limits

In a statement today, AT&T confirmed that it has amended its data throttling policy, increasing the data threshold to 3GB for those using a device on its HSPA+ or 3G network and 5GB on its 4G LTE network. The decision comes just a few weeks after the carrier starting throttling the top 5% data users […]

T-Mobile to Abandon Further HSPA+ Upgrades and Invest Fully in 4G LTE

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After Sprint had announced the HTC EVO 4G and the use of 4G WiMax technology, T-Mobile USA was scrambling and heavily marketed its next-generation HSPA+ network as 4G–which some in the industry refer to as ‘faux’ G. Since then, T-Mobile had made numerous upgrades to its HSPA+ network since then, promising faster mobile broadband speeds […]

iPhone Owner Gets $850 from AT&T Over Data Throttling

iPhone Owner Takes AT&T to Court Over Data Throttling and Wins

AT&T’s data throttling policy, aimed at curbing consumption of those grandfathered into unlimited data plans, has drawn the ire of smartphone owners on one of the nation’s largest cellular providers. However, one man decided to take his frustrations a step beyond customer service and beyond the forums where most complaints take  place. Matt Spaccarelli has […]

Verizon Bringing 4G LTE to New Markets on March 15th

Verizon Bringing 4G LTE to New Markets on March 15th

We had been waiting for Verizon to perk up with another 4G LTE roll out announcement and today, the carrier has done just that. Today, Verizon announced that two new markets will be getting the carrier’s next-generation high-speed network and while two isn’t a lot, Verizon has a tendency to add more markets between the […]

Verizon: 4G LTE Service Has Been Restored

Verizon: 4G LTE Service Has Been Restored

Earlier today, Verizon’s next-generation 4G LTE network suffered its fourth outage in three months with customers around the country experiencing loss of data on their LTE devices. However, it appears that the carrier has gotten the outage under control as company spokesman Tom Pica has confirmed that LTE service has been restored to the carrier’s […]

Verizon 4G LTE Down Across the Nation (February 2012)

Verizon 4G LTE Outage February 2012

After December of 4G LTE outages, Verizon’s 4G LTE network was looking pretty good through the start of 2012, but as we close out February the 4G LTE network has gone down for users across the U.S. The main complaint we are hearing is that 4G LTE is down, but users with 4G LTE phones […]

U.S. Cellular Announces Slew of Upcoming 4G LTE Markets

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In an announcement today, U.S. Cellular has revealed that it will providing 4G LTE coverage to 3,600 cities and towns in urban and rural areas  across the United States. That massive expansion will be taking place sometime during the middle of 2012 and figures into the carrier’s plans to have over half of its customer […]

AT&T Brings Its 4G LTE Network to Three New Markets

AT&T Brings 4G LTE Speeds to Three New Markets

Not to be outdone by Verizon, AT&T has also announced an expansion of its 4G LTE network to three new markets bringing the carrier’s total up to 28 markets since it launched its next-generation network in 2011. The new markets will have 4G LTE service available starting today. Today’s expansion covers a wide swath of […]

Verizon Expanding Its 4G LTE Network on February 16th

Verizon Expanding Its 4G LTE Network on February 16th

Verizon has been rather quiet on the 4G LTE front lately but that has all changed today as the carrier has announced that it will be rolling out its fourth-generation service to new markets on February 16th. And, as is typically custom with a Verizon 4G LTE roll out, the carrier also confirmed that it […]