Sprint Adds Two More 4G LTE Launch Cities

Sprint

Earlier this year, Sprint announced that it would be rolling out its 4G LTE network by the middle part of this year. In doing so, it also announced four launch cities including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Not satisfied with a mere four launch markets, the carrier today added two more markets to the […]

Ting Brings No-Contract Mobile, Shared Data to Sprint’s Network

Ting

Tucows has launched a new carrier in the United States today, called Ting, which will bring cheap, no-contract data mobile data plans to Sprint’s network.  What this means is that should you not want to sign a contract with another service provider here in the U.S., and you think your areas is covered by Sprint’s […]

MetroPCS Offering $40 Unlimited Plan for 4G LTE Devices

MetroPCS

If you think that AT&T and Verizon are the only carriers in the United States with 4G LTE networks in place, you’re sorely mistaken. MetroPCS currently has a 4G LTE network in place and those not looking to shell out the big bucks to the big carriers might want to give it a look. That’s […]

Verizon Quietly Brings Its 4G LTE Network to Several New Markets

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This wouldn’t be the first time that Verizon quietly expanded its 4G LTE network into new markets but it’s always nice when it happens. Apparently, the carrier’s next-generation network has cruised into a couple of new places over the past couple of days. So, who hit the jackpot? Well, one of the markets is apparently […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Expanding to 5 New Markets Tomorrow

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It appears that Verizon is going to be expanding its 4G LTE network to a grand total of five new markets starting tomorrow, January 19th. In addition, the U.S.-based carrier will also be expanding its next-generation network in three other cities. With the expansion, Verizon will be covering over 200 million Americans with its fast […]

T-Mobile Expands Its 4G HSPA+ 42 Network to 12 New Markets

T-Mobile HSPA+

Along with the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G unveiling at CES 2012 today, T-Mobile also announced that its 4G HSPA+ 42 network has expanded to 12 more markets in the United States while expanding its HSPA+ 21 network in nine others. This means that T-Mobile’s high speed HSPA+ 42 network is now available to 184 […]

Sprint Announces First 4G LTE Markets

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Earlier today, AT&T announced another major roll out of its 4G LTE network but now it’s Sprint’s turn to announce some LTE news. Yes, Sprint. We know that the Now Network will be launching its next-gen 4G network later on this year and now the carrier has confirmed the first cities that will be graced […]

AT&T’s 4G LTE Network Expands to 11 New Markets

AT&T 4G LTE

While AT&T’s 4G LTE network only expanded to 15 markets in the United States (and Puerto Rico) in 2011, 2012 figures to be the year where the carrier accelerates the process in an effort to catch Verizon which currently has 4G LTE in 196 markets. Today, Ma Bell took another step in the right direction […]

New Year’s Resolution – Apps to Get a New Job & Make More Money

hireadroid and getHired job search apps

Getting a better job is an ever popular New Year’s Resolution. If you’ve decided that 2012 is your year to make more money, get better benefits or just have a better work life balance, I want to share a collection of iPhone apps and Android apps to help you find a new job in 2o12. […]

Verizon Showing Transparency Regarding 4G LTE Network Outages

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Set back by a number of recent 4G LTE outages that is marring Verizon Wireless’ reputation as ‘America’s Most Reliable Network’–per the company’s previous marketing campaigns surrounding its 3G network–the carrier has finally gone on record to explain what is happening, what it is doing to prevent the problems in the future, and what it’s […]

Verizon Suffering Another Nationwide 4G LTE Outage? [Update]

Verizon Outage

We just received a flurry of tips from people with Verizon 4G LTE devices who say that the network is down once again. It would appear that 4G data has gone down and some people are having problems accessing 3G service as well. This would be the third time this month that Verizon’s next-generation network […]

Verizon Needs to Get Its 4G LTE Act Together

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You may have heard. Verizon suffered another nationwide 4G LTE outage, the second in December. Customers with 4G LTE devices were unable to get data and were without it for a solid 16 hours from the looks of things. Not good for Verizon, and even worse for the customers that have bought into Big Red’s […]

Outages: Is Verizon 4G Starting to Look Like BlackBerry

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Verizon’s 4G LTE network is awesome when it works, yielding fast uploads and even faster download speeds. However, since the network launched, there have been periods of small intermittent outages at night and a few instances of longer outages that last for hours. Whatever the cause(s) of these outages, Verizon Wireless has in the past […]

LightSquared Feeling Entitlement, Demands FCC Approval for Spectrum Use

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Despite various reports of LightSquared’s proposed 4G LTE network interfering with GPS reception, the network is demanding that the FCC approve its rights to use the spectrum that it owns. LightSquared further asserts that since GPS devices use unlicensed spectrum, GPS-makers deserve no protection from the FCC. Following a delayed launch of its network due […]

AT&T’s Early San Francisco 4G LTE Soft Launch Yields Impressive Speeds

Speed tests ran on the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket on AT&T's 4G LTE network

I took the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T’s 4G network out for a test drive in San Francisco, California earlier today to see what speeds AT&T’s unannounced but soft-launched 4G LTE network was delivering. After hearing early chatter that AT&T had already begun to soft launch its LTE network in San Francisco, California, […]

AT&T Begins Throttling Heavy Data Users to 2G Speeds

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All the way back in September, AT&T began to warn its heaviest data users, specifically the top 5%, that it would begin to throttle their data speeds for the duration of their billing cycle. Those SMSes were just warnings though. Now it appears that AT&T is making good on them. AT&T has reportedly begun sending […]

Latest Verizon 4G LTE Outage Caused by Technical Issue

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Verizon has revealed that yesterday’s embarrassing 4G LTE outage was caused by a technical issue and that the disruption took place between late Tuesday evening through early Thursday morning. The outage wiped out data for a good portion of its LTE users, some for more than 24 hours. This is the third time this year […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Down Nationwide – No Timetable on Fix

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It’s now clear that Verizon is suffering from a massive 4G LTE outage nationwide as an outpouring of users of Big Red’s premium service have reported that their 4G LTE devices cannot get data. In addition, the carrier itself has confirmed that it’s aware of the issue, that it’s working on it, but that it […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Down Nationwide?

Verizon 4G LTE Outage

Throughout the day, I’ve been hearing from owners of 4G LTE devices on Verizon who are saying that Verizon’s next-generation network is down. And after a quick poll of GBM staff that own 4G LTE devices, I think it’s safe to say that something is amiss as our devices are also experiencing a data outage. […]