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The one-upmanship between mobile providers continues. Just days after T-Mobile announced its “T-Mobile Test Drive” program that lets you try out an iPhone 5s and the associated 4G LTE network free for seven days, Sprint announced a 30-day risk-free trial. You can try out Sprint’s service for a month for free, and the company thinks you’ll like what you get. “We believe customers will be delighted with the Sprint retail experience, our customer service, and the performance of America’s newest network, so we’re guaranteeing it,” said Sprint CEO Dan... Read more...
Motorola’s surprisingly inexpensive-yet-quality handset, the Moto G, just got an upgrade. Whereas previously there was only a 3G option, the handset is now available with 4G LTE capabilities. You can configure yourself a Moto G in black or white with 8GB of storage, and the 4G LTE-equipped device will have a microSD card slot capable of supporting up to 32GB. The only catch is the cost; whereas the Moto G (3G) starts at just $179, the 4G LTE version is $219. That’s still not all that much for a solid phone off-contract, though. Further, on no-contract mobile service provider Republic... Read more...
Speaking of AT&T acquisitions, just a couple of months after buying Leap Wireless (which includes Cricket Wireless), AT&T has relaunched the Cricket brand with 4G LTE capabilities. AT&T has also folded its prepaid Aio Wireless service into Cricket, uniting the two into one brand. “We kept the Cricket brand name, but one thing is certain, we are stepping up our game. We are giving no-contract consumers the value they have been waiting for,” said Jennifer Van Buskirk, president of Cricket Wireless, in a press release. She further stated that Cricket Wireless customers now... Read more...
Verizon, for all its done on net neutrality and other issues to anger consumers, has been the industry leader in 4G LTE deployments, and the company is stepping things up a notch on that front. Actually, by “a notch” we mean “doubling”; Verizon is deploying a new service called XLTE on Monday that will offer double the speed of current 4G LTE. This is all still speculative. There has been no official announcement from Verizon, but Droid Life caught wind of it, and consistent leaker Evleaks posted an image that seems to confirm the above. Source: Evleaks Droid Life’s... Read more...
It seems like the number of Samsung Galaxy Tab models in the company’s lineup is already quite large, but three more are landing as of May 1st. There will be 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and you can preorder them starting tomorrow. Available in black or white, all three of the Tab 4 tablets will be available in 4G LTE and WiFi-only versions and feature 1.2GHz quad-core processors, Android 4.4 (KitKat), 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage, and Samsung’s MultiWindow and Kies technology. They all appear to have the same 3MP rear and 1.3MP front cameras, GPS+GLONASS, WiFi... Read more...
We found that Microsoft’s Surface 2 is a solid-enough tablet, but a new version launching tomorrow is bringing a much-needed feature with 4G LTE connectivity. In order to be a true mobile device, in the sense that you can stay connected anywhere you might find yourself, the Surface needed mobile broadband capabilities. The new version, the Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE), offers (you guessed it) mobile broadband connectivity on AT&T’s network, and it comes with 64GB of onboard storage. You’ll pay a pretty penny for the device, as it comes in at $679 compared to $549 for a 64GB... Read more...
You and fourteen of your friends can stay connected via AT&T’s new Unite Pro Mobile Hotspot, which will be available for $49.99 with a two-year contract starting on November 22nd. The Unite Pro boasts 4G LTE connectivity to handle so many connections, and it has a BatteryBoost feature so you can have charge your smartphone from the mobile hotspot itself, which promises 16 hours on a single charge. Other features include dual-band WiFi and a 2.4-inch color touchscreen, and the display offers a handy visual for finding and managing connections as well as tracking data usage. The Unite Pro... Read more...
FreedomPop is an upstart mobile provider that offers a free smartphone plan featuring unlimited texts, 500MB of data, and 200 minutes of talk time every month, all without a contract. The service also offers refurbished handsets for in some cases hundreds of dollars less than you might expect to pay for a premiere phone. Now, FreedomPop has added LTE capabilities by expanding to Sprint’s 4G LTE network, which is a big deal for users. "With LTE network coverage reaching critical mass, we are now able to offer our customers the fastest 4G service for free," said FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols... Read more...
This summer, Sprint will be launching a pair of handsets running Windows Phone 8 that will feature 4G LTE capabilities with the company’s Truly Unlimited Sprint 4G LTE plan, which has no caps on talk, text, or web, including no throttling or metering. The handsets in question are the HTC 8XT and the Samsung ATIV S Neo, which will cost $99.99 and $149.99 respectively with a new line or two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate reward card. The HTC 8XT features a 4.3-inch display with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard memory (with another 64GB via a microSD... Read more...
If you’re a customer of Aio wireless--a no-annual-contract wireless provider--today’s a good day, because the company just pushed out an OTA update giving you 4G LTE service. Aio also announced that it’s expanding its coverage map of Houston, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Gainesville, Fla. to include Ft. Meyers and Naples, Fla. In addition to the new 4G LTE capabilities, Aio announced a new handset, the ZTE Overture, which runs Android Jelly Bean and features a 4-inch display, 5MP rear camera and front-facing webcam-type camera, and up to 32GB of storage. Aio is actually a... Read more...
AT&T announced that its GoPhone plans will now offer 4G LTE capabilities, which is a welcome and tasty performance upgrade for those who have opted for the pay-as-you-go phone service. Subscribers can bring their own handset to use with the plan or buy one of AT&T’s fourteen GoPhone devices, which range from the $14.99 Alcatel 510A to the HTC First, which costs $449.99. The new GoPhone plans with 4G LTE include: $60 a month for 2 GB of data, unlimited nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging — now double the data at a lower monthly price. Additional data is available for... Read more...
The race towards gigabit Internet continues as Google Fiber slowly proliferates and other ISPs work to catch up, but Samsung announced that it’s actually looking at gigabit speeds--for mobile devices. Indeed, Samsung says it has been testing a 5G mobile communications system, the eventual successor to 4G LTE that is capable of up to 1Gbps. The 5G technology, dubbed mmWave, runs in millimeter Ka bands and requires a “broad range” of frequencies but operates at 28GHz, delivering up to 1.056Gbps for up to 2 kilometers. It uses adaptive array transceiver technology with 64 antenna... Read more...
The 4G LTE options on AT&T’s network just got a little deeper and more diverse with the addition of four new Samsung Galaxy devices, and each of the four offer something for specific market segments. The Galaxy Express is a solid entry-level smartphone with a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0, and 5MP camera, while the Galaxy Rugby Pro offers a step up for many business users, featuring a rugged waterproof, dust proof, and shock resistant chassis as well as a 4-inch AMOLED display, with a 5MP back camera capable of 702p HD. It also offers device encryption,... Read more...
Verizon has another Jetpack, the 890L, which is designed to give travelers a way to create a mobile 4G LTE-powered WiFi cloud hotspot. The device allows up to ten wireless devices to connect simultaneously, which is ideal for business teams travelling abroad; indeed, the device is supported in 205 countries. Users can employ VPN passthrough technology and WEP/WPA/WPA2 security. Verizon states that customers can count on between 5Mb/s and 12Mb/s download and 2Mb/s to 5Mb/s upload speeds where 4G LTE service is available. The device itself has a physical keypad and an OLED screen and will be available... Read more...
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