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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘4G’

T-Mobile Promises Fast 4G Expansion This Year

T-Mobile has shifted the mobile landscape significantly in the past year, doing away with device subsidies and forcing a small price war among the largest mobile providers in the U.S. One area T-Mobile still struggles to compete in, however, is the overall quality of its network. Neither T-Mobile nor Sprint have the data coverage reach across rural America that AT&T …

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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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Foxconn Could Become Mobile Provider in Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Group, the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, is looking to take its business beyond manufacturing. In addition to media and software investments, the company could soon become a mobile carrier in China. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Foxconn has applied for a 4G LTE mobile spectrum license in Taiwan. If the company qualifies, it …

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CES 2013: T-Mobile Now Offers No-Contract Unlimited 4G Data Plans For $70/Month

Did you hear? T-Mobile will be getting the iPhone in the next few months. The company’s CEO, John Legere, confirmed just as much at CES 2013. Now, you may not want an iPhone, but T-Mobile has something else on offer that may convince you to switch. T-Mobile announced that its no-contract 4G data plan will be going live today. Customers …

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T-Mobile’s Nationwide Unlimited 4G Data Plan Launches Today

T-Mobile announced last month that they would be introducing an unlimited 4G data plan across the country to consumers tired of paying for tiered data from the big guys. It was supposed to be available on September 5 and T-Mobile has stayed true to their word. T-Mobile announced today that their Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan is now available to …

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Sprint Rolls Out 4G LTE in Four Markets

Though Sprint is far behind other mobile carriers in their 4G LTE network implementation, the company has begun making strides. And with less expensive, truly unlimited data plans, customers are generally getting what they pay for. Today Sprint announced that it has rolled out its 4G LTE service to four new cities. Subscribers in Baltimore, Maryland; Gainesville, Georgia; Manhattan/Junciton City, …

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T-Mobile Announces Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plan

Unlimited data plans are a thing of the past. AT&T and Verizon still have a few users here and there on grandfathered plans, but they use every trick in the book to get them onto one of their tiered plans. It makes perfect business sense since the gatekeepers are allowed to charge whatever they want for paltry amounts of data. …

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iPhone 5 To Come With 4G LTE Support, As Korean Operator Talks Suggest [Report]

The next version of the iPhone, which may or may not be called the iPhone 5 (most likely not), is expected to be released the third or fourth week of September, following an expected September 12 unveiling. So, we should have close to a month’s worth of leaks, rumors and speculation to tide us over until then. The latest comes …

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AT&T Is Buying NextWave Wireless For Potentially $50 Million

AT&T announced today that it has agreed to acquire NextWave Wireless. The price is $25 million, plus a contingent payment of up to an additional $25 million. Through a separate agreement, AT&T will also acquire NextWave’s debt for a total of about $600 million. NextWave holds a significant wireless spectrum portfolio in the United States and Canada, which will become …

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Nielsen Says Younger Users Will Adopt 4G Networks

This probably comes as no surprise, but consumers under the age of 34 in the United States are the most likely to adopt 4G technology. From the first quarter in 2011 to the first quarter in 2012, the popularity of 4G devices has grown from 1.4 percent to 7.6 percent. While people under the age of 34 account for most …

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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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Verizon Wants to Put 4G in Your Car

With 4G coverage growing throughout the U.S., it makes sense that carriers are now pushing harder than ever for subscribers. The problem is, smartphones still remain the major source of subscriptions to 4G networks. Sure, there are tablets and a handful of other devices that U.S. carriers offer data packages for, but smartphones are the major source of suscriptions. Seeing …

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