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Sprint is continuing its Network Vision plan to expand and improve upon its network. As part of Network Vision, Sprint announced 11 new markets that are receiving access to its high-speed 4G LTE network. According to Sprint, the LTE service should be lit up in the 11 new markets and coverage will continue to expand in these areas in the coming weeks and months. New markets for Sprint's LTE service include: Anderson, Ind. Clarke County, Va./Jefferson County, W.Va. Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa. Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va. Harrisonburg, Va. Muncie, Ind. Peabody, Mass. Salina, Kan. Shenandoah... Read more...
AT&T is continuing its aggressive rollout of its 4G LTE network. Earlier this week, the company announced new markets that would soon be receiving LTE coverage. Today, the wireless carrier is adding a few more markets to this list. With the recent announcements, customers in the following areas will also be able to access 4G LTE service through AT&T: Columbia , South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina Saratoga and Saratoga Springs, New York Pensacola, Florida Fairfield County, Connecticut Twin Cities, Minnesota In all, AT&T now offers 4G LTE coverage to more than 150 million people... Read more...
Three of the top wireless carriers in the U.S. are working hard to expand their LTE networks. Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T recently announced new markets that now have or will soon be getting LTE coverage. Verizon Wireless has added 4G LTE service to parts of Pennsylvania including Adams County, York County, and Lancaster County.  Verizon Wireless is also launching 4G LTE service in Sierra Vista, Douglas, Benson and Nogales, Arizona starting November 15. Residents in the following areas will also receive 4G LTE service on November 15: Cody, Laramie and Rock Springs/Green River, Wyoming... Read more...
Verizon Wireless is bringing 4G LTE mobile broadband to 24 new markets starting today. With this addition, Verizon Wireless claims it is offering 4G LTE to more than 75 percent of the U.S. population. In all, Verizon Wireless now offers 4G LTE in 371 markets across the country. “Our 4G LTE network is currently in more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers combined, and our team is continuing to expand the network so that more customers across the nation can take advantage of 4G LTE speed and capabilities,” said Nicola Palmer, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. ... Read more...
All of the major carriers in the US are racing to roll out their fourth-generation LTE networks. Sprint and AT&T both announced new expansion plans today. For starters, Sprint is planning to offer 4G LTE service in four new cities before Labor Day. Those cities include Baltimore, MD; Gainesville, GA; Manhattan / Junction City, KS; and Sherman-Denison, TX. With this expansion, Sprint will offer LTE in a total of 19 cities. Sprint initially rolled out the faster mobile broadband service to 15 cities on July 15, 2012. Sprint plans to announce additional plans for LTE markets in 2012 and 2013.... Read more...
T-Mobile is targeting business travelers with a new plan that promises unlimited international data roaming for a set fee. The new T-Mobile Open Europe plan provides unlimited data (though only the first 500MB will be at full-speed) within 28 European countries for a set rate of $50 per line per month. Users of the plan will not incur international roaming tolls. The T-Mobile Open Europe plan will be available next month. T-Mobile also offers Wi-Fi Calling solutions, a pay-per-use plan called T-Mobile Global for Business, and T-Mobile Global Corporate Access for international travelers. T-Mobile... Read more...
T-Mobile announced two new suites of mobile broadband data plans that are designed with businesses in mind. The new plans offer the choice of predictable monthly billing with no overage fees or high-speed access plans with pre-determined rates. The predictable monthly billing plans will slow data transmission speeds when the monthly data allotment has been reached rather than charging overage fees. For customers who want consistent speed and are willing to pay for the data they use beyond the allotment in their plan, the high-speed data plans have predefined overage charges. The new plans start... Read more...
T-Mobile announced new mobile broadband plans that don't require an annual contract. The new plans, which are set to be available May 20, offer users a few options for accessing high-speed Internet while on the go. The new plans offer different allotments of data and start at $15 for 300MB for one week. The plans scale up from there, with the largest option giving you 5GB for one month for $50. All of the new no-contract plans offer access to T-Mobile's 4G network. The plans are compatible with a variety of T-Mobile devices including tablets, mobile hotspots and laptop sticks. T-Mobile Introduces... Read more...
Sprint announced a new mobile hotspot that supports the carrier's upcoming 4G LTE network as well as its currently available 4G WiMAX and 3G networks. The Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot will be available May 18 for $99.99 after a mail-in-rebate and with a two-year service agreement. The device supports up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices and offers a microSD slot for file sharing. The Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi Hotspot offers up to eight hours of use on a single charge. Sprint expects to launch its 4G LTE network in limited markets by the middle of this year. Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot,... Read more...
We've heard mention of shared data plans in the past from Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who has said shared data plans will become available by the end of the year, but details concerning the actual plan or release date were relatively sparse. During Verizon's first-quarter earnings call yesterday, we learned a little more about the wireless carrier's plans to launch a shared data plan. Although the exact details concerning the shared data plans are still unknown, Verizon CFO Francis Shammo said Verizon Wireless is planning to launch shared data plans by the middle of the summer, which gives us a... Read more...
Starting April 5, T-Mobile customers will have domestic data roaming limits on their cell phone plans according to a document acquired by TmoNews. As of right now, there are no limits on domestic data roaming. According to this leaked document, T-Mobile plans to stager data limits depending on which plan you're on. For example, users with the 2GB plan will be limited to 50MB of data while roaming. The 5GB plan will get 100MB and the 10GB plan will get 200MB of roaming. If a customer nears the allotment, T-Mobile plans to send a text message to alert the user. If a user goes over the limit, T-Mobile... Read more...
Sprint and LightSquared recently announced a 15-year deal that will give Sprint $9 billion in cash in exchange for spectrum hosting and LTE network services as well as LTE and satellite purchase credits it will provide LightSquared. The deal is expected to speed up the completion of LightSquared’s 4G LTE network. Under terms of the agreement, Sprint has the option of purchasing 4G capacity from LightSquared. With this option, Sprint gets the option of moving beyond its current 4G offering, WiMAX, to LTE.    Sprint Nextel and LightSquared Announce Spectrum Hosting and Network Services... Read more...
T-Mobile recently revealed new Value plans that claim to give users unlimited data, but there's a catch: after you reach your allotment, you'll surf the Web at reduced speeds for the rest of the billing cycle. The good news however, is that you won't be limited to the amount of surfing you can do (provided you have enough patience) and you won't have to worry about overage charges. The new Value plans offer single-line and multiline options. There are also various data packages to choose from including unlimited data with 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data. T-Mobile says the new plans are designed... Read more...
T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 56 additional markets. With this announcement, T-Mobile's 4G network will be available to more than 170 million people in 152 markets. In addition to a faster network in select locations on compatible devices, T-Mobile is also increasing its network capacity and reliability. Not long ago, T-Mobile introduces its first HSPA+ 42-capable device, the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick. With the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0, users can enjoy average download speeds of about 10 Mbps, with peak speeds of 27 Mbps when connected in a HSPA+ 42 coverage area. T-Mobile... Read more...
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