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Later this month, AT&T customers will be able to pick up the USBConnect Force 4G modem for no charge. As you would expect, this offer is tied to a two-year agreement. If you’d rather not agree to a contract, you can also opt for a pre-paid DataConnect Pass and pay $89.99 for the modem. The modem supports 4G speeds and also features an expandable memory slot that accepts a microSD memory card. Connect On The Go With New AT&T USBConnect Force 4G USB Modem Debuts at No Cost with Contract July 17 Dallas, Texas, July 07, 2011 Key Facts Customers can purchase the USBConnect Force 4G* at... Read more...
As more and more wireless carriers impose caps on data plans, customers are becoming increasingly aware of how much data they are consuming on their mobile devices. Recognizing that streaming video can quickly gobble up one’s monthly allotment, Netflix is working to help users with a new feature that lets you change video quality. Although you might not get as good of quality video if you turn the settings down, you will save bandwidth from your mobile data plan. The feature is appropriately called “Manage Video Quality” and is specifically aimed at 3G and 4G users who don’t... Read more...
In addition to new 4G plans, T-Mobile also introduced new family and individual plans w a variety of price points that will provide unlimited talk, unlimited text, and data without overage fees. The new plans offer between 200MB and 10GB of data, depending on the plan you choose. T-Mobile’s plans include an entry-level data plan for $10 per month for 200MB of data as well as a plan for $139.99 that provides unlimited talk, unlimited text and 2 GB of high-speed data. T-Mobile’s New Unlimited Rate Plans Make Data Even More Affordable for Families on America’s Largest 4G Network... Read more...
T-Mobile announced two new 4G data plans that don’t require an annual contract. With the new Monthly4G plans customers will get unlimited Talk, unlimited Text and Web service on their smartphone. For $50 per month, users will get unlimited talk, unlimited text and 100 MB of data at up to 4G speeds. For $70 per month, another plan provides unlimited talk, unlimited text and 5 GB of data at up to 4G speeds.         T-Mobile Offers Monthly4G Plans Featuring Unlimited Talk, Text and Web With No Annual Contract Bellevue, Wash. — May. 23, 2011 - T-Mobile... Read more...
T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network in more than 50 markets throughout the country. With the increase, customers will now enjoy speeds up to 42Mbps. Going along with this speed increase, T-Mobile also announced its first 42 Mbps-capable 4G product, the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick. The Rocket 3.0 will be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online for $99.99 after rebate and with a contract. T-Mobile’s 4G network currently reaches more than 200 million Americans in 170 markets. America’s Largest 4G Network Now Twice as Fast in More Than 50 New Markets T-Mobile... Read more...
In addition to the new laptops HP announced today, the company also introduced a pre-paid 3G mobile broadband service. The new service, known as DataPass is available in the US on HP’s business notebooks. With DataPass, users will be able to purchase wireless broadband data using major mobile carriers without being tied to a contract. DataPass users will also benefit by avoiding set-up fees. HP DataPass pricing starts at $5 for 75 megabytes for a duration of 5 hours. Although this pricing may not appeal to heavy users, that’s not the point. The service targets smaller businesses who... Read more...
Just a week after Verizon Wireless launched its high-speed LTE (long-term evolution) network, the wireless carrier is already having problems. It's been reported that owners of the LTE modems have discovered a handoff lag any time the modems switch from an LTE connection to Verizon Wireless' more widespread 3G network. As a result of this lag, the modem holds on to its 3G connection for a while even after it has entered an LTE area. On the upside, testers have found that Verizon Wireless' LTE network is living up to the hype and speed promises—reaching download speeds up to 20Mbps and upload... Read more...
T-Mobile's latest myTouch smartphone aims to take advantage of the wireless carrier's new "super-fast" HSPA+ mobile broadband network. The latest T-Mobile myTouch supports video chat both when a Wi-Fi connection is available as well as through T-Mobile's wireless network. With HSPA+, the new myTouch has a theoretical capability of 14.4Mbps. Currently, T-Mobile offers HSPA+ coverage in more than 65 major metropolitan areas. Key features of the new myTouch include a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz MSM8255 processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and a preinstalled 8 GB microSD memory... Read more...
Clearwire announced Rover, the company's first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service. With the new Rover service, the WiMAX carrier says it is targeting, "digitally addicted youth who refuse to settle for long-term contracts, overpriced internet service, or speeds slower than what they've become accustomed to at home." If you're itching to get your hands on 4G service, Rover is available in all of Clearwire's 49 4G markets across the U.S. The service is also available at CLEAR stores, Best Buy stores and select independent wireless dealers in Houston and St. Louis. "Simple, commitment-free... Read more...
We had no reason to think that Virgin Mobile USA was kidding around with their new Broadband2Go teaser on the company's Facebook page, but now it's official. And it may very well up-end the mobile broadband industry. With post-paid carriers looking more and more these days like money hungry pipes, the pre-paid options are looking more and more suitable. And if you're in need of a new mobile Internet source, Virgin Mobile has the best deal going. The new Broadband2Go plan has added a $40/month option that doesn't require any long term contracts, and it will be available tomorrow online and rolling... Read more...
After three years of stalled progress, New York subway riders will soon be able to surf the Web via free Wi-Fi. Transit Wireless, a conglomerate of wireless and construction companies that was awarded a contract back in 2007 to embark on a Wi-Fi project with New York Transit, has come up with the money it needs to move forward with the project. Broadcast Australia will foot the bill that is expected to cost $200 million. As part of the deal, Broadcast Australia will take a majority stake in Transit Wireless. In 2007, Transit Wireless promised to complete the job in 10 years. Now, it will have two... Read more...
In-flight Wi-Fi is becoming more widely available. Add NetJets to the list of aircraft where you'll soon be able to surf the Web, check email, and even listen to the latest hits from Pandora at 41,000 feet. This summer, NetJets will install Aircell's technology on more than 250 of its fleet of 800 private aircraft. The service will be installed on the mid-size and large-cabin aircraft operated by NetJets. NetJets plans to have all future fleet aircraft, including light cabin models, delivered from the factory with high speed Internet service. Unlike other airlines, NetJets uses a fractional aircraft... Read more...
Time Warner Cable and Sierra Wireless are teaming up to offer a new dual mode mobile hotspot device called IntelliGo. IntelliGo is available on Time Warner's 4G network with Road Runner Mobile. IntelliGo lets up to five devices simultaneously connect to the Time Warner Cable 4G Mobile Network and a nationwide 3G network for internet access. Time Warner boasts of speeds up to 6Mbps on its 4G network. IntelliGo features a LCD screen that displays battery life and internet connection status information, built-in GPS capability, a microSD slot for shared storage, and up to four hours of active battery... Read more...
According to a recent wireless study by the Nielsen Co., the typical smartphone user consumes less than 300MB of data each month. This figure represents an increase of about 230 percent compared to last year's figure. Considering the increasing popularity of data-intensive mobile services such as video chat and Hulu streaming services, we have to expect that mobile data use will continue to rise. The Nielsen Co. sorted through about 60,000 mobile bills to discover that the average smartphone user was consuming about 298MB of data each month. As you may recall, AT&T recently unveiled new, tiered... Read more...
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