All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘3G’

4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016

Mobile providers in the U.S. are constantly waging marketing battles touting their 4G networks and speeds. High-end smartphone manufacturers have all moved past 4G as a differentiating feature for their handsets. Despite this situation, market research firm ABI Research estimates that 4G subscriptions currently make up less than 3% of worldwide cellular subscriptions. Though 4G has not yet penetrated many …

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Apple Announcement: FaceTime Will Work Over Cellular Network

When FaceTime was first introduced, people often wondered if they would one day have the ability to make calls over 3G. At first it was only available on Wi-Fi, but no longer. As part of the announcement for the new iOS 6 mobile operating software, Apple said that its users will now be able to take and receive FaceTime calls …

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AT&T Increases Data Caps For Prepaid Plans

AT&T has announced that they are raising the data caps on some of their data plans. Under the new caps, the same amount of money will get you twice the data. Now, before all you iPhone owners get your hopes up, you should know: it’s only for their GoPhone prepaid plans. With the new caps, the $25 package will now …

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AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, and Sprint Scored on Speed

Wireless carriers make all sorts of claims when trying to sell data plans to smartphone users. It can be hard to sort out which carriers advertise their 3G and 4G networks as the fastest, most reliable, and most widespread. To cut through the confusion, PCWorld has tested all of the networks and provided some definitive evidence for which carrier really …

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Mobile Apps Drain Battery Because of Free Ads

Recently, we talked about how there are security risks associated with some mobile apps, not because of the app itself, but because of the ad module that runs within free apps to generate revenue. Now, we find that these same modules are also the biggest battery users in an otherwise efficient app. When I switched from a Blackberry to an …

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SNL Spoofs Verizon’s 4G LTE Ads

Saturday Night Live has been accused by some people these days of not being that funny anymore and that all of its good actors have moved on. SNL proved last night that they still got it. A sketch last night on SNL spoofed Verizon’s ads where a person walks into a store to look for a new phone while an …

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Map Shows Areas That Lack 3G (Or Better)

Check out this map. It shows areas that lack 3G (or better) access. Data comes from the FCC. The map’s description says: This map made with data current as of January 2012. This map shows the areas identified as potentially eligible for Mobility Fund Phase 1 support. These areas are US Census blocks that lack 3G or better mobile coverage …

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Russian 3G Provider Lets User Download 419GB In One Week

Data caps are pretty bad. They restrict how much I can download on our smartphones when all I want to do is stream Pandora on the way to work. I should move to Russia where you win money for downloading all you can. The Next Web is reporting that Russian mobile carrier MegaFon not only has unlimited data, but they …

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