Verizon Shuts Down Its 3G Network

Verizon has joined T-Mobile and AT&T, finally shutting down its 3G network as of December 31, 2022.

Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G Uptake Outpacing 4G

Ericsson has released the June 2021 Ericsson Mobility Report, and it’s good news for 5G adoption.

Huawei Could Monitor Calls on One of the Largest Dutch Wireless Networks

Huawei is facing accusations that it had the access and ability to monitor all the calls made on KPN’s wireless network, one of the largest in the Netherlands.

Verizon Changes Direction on 3G Shutdown

Verizon has announced it is delaying the shutdown of its 3G network indefinitely.

T-Mobile Soon Will Require VoLTE Phones

T-Mobile will soon require all phones on its network to support 4G Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in an effort to free up spectrum.

5G Deploying Faster Than 4G

While it may seem 5G is taking a long time to roll out, new data shows deployment is moving along much faster than its predecessors.

New 5G Security Flaws Discovered, Threatening Privacy and Security

Companies around the world are working to roll out 5G networks, facing regulatory, logistic, economic and technical hurdles along the way. Now, according to WIRED, researchers have discovered a number of new flaws in the specification, adding yet another challenge…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Breaking: Verizon Responds to Data Outage

This morning we reported on a massive outage that was plaguing Verizon’s data network nationwide. Reports were flying on Twitter and on Verizon’s support forum that customers were getting no data connection on their Verizon Wireless phones. Most reports seemed…

Nationwide Data Outage Plagues Verizon Customers

Sometime in the middle of the night Verizon’s data network seems to have crashed. The first report hit Verizon’s support forum from San Francisco around midnight, Pacific time. Since then the thread has come alive with reports from all over…

Apple iPad Wi-Fi+3G Makes its Debut Today

If you’ve been waiting for it, you probably already had your calendar marked, but today the iPad with Wi-Fi +3G is here. In case anyone forgot, Apple sent emails out today reminding everybody.