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T-Mobile Commits to Launching 4G LTE Service Next Year

T-Mobile has just announced that it is going to upgrade its cellular-wireless data network so it can offer 4G LTE service. This should significantly improve the speed and bandwidth of[...]

Verizon Strongly Implies iPhone 5 Will Have 4G LTE

Verizon has once again committed to only offering smartphones with 4G LTE service for the rest of this year. This almost certainly means that the next iPhone will have LTE.[...]

5G Is Coming, But Not Soon

Everyone wants a faster connection to the Internet, and 5G cellular-wireless networks promise that. But they won't be as soon as some might hope.

Sprint Pay As You Go Unlimited Prepaid Plans Confirmed

Sprint will soon provide commitment-shy customers with its own brand of prepaid wireless service, as the carrier has confirmed that it will launch Sprint As You Go, a monthly-payment plan[...]

Google Translate Review: A Global Language Translator on Your Phone

Google Translate is aimed at accurate translation from one human language to another, directly on your phone or tablet. How well does it work? Read the full review of this[...]

Download Lowdown: 10 Must-Have App Types for Your iPhone

Along with the apps that come with your iPhone, you'll definitely want to download more. Here are recommendations on what types to choose out of the hundreds of apps downloadable[...]

Study Reveals Who Has the Fastest 4G and 3G Service

Although there are a range of factors that can be used to compare wireless carriers, one of the more popular ones is speed. Is AT&T's LTE service faster than Verizon's?[...]

Should You Get a 4G Smartphone?

This holiday buying season, plenty of would-be smartphone owners are looking at 4G phones, wondering what benefits there are to 4G, and whether they need them. We'll take a look[...]

Boingo Wi-Finder for iPhone Review: Finding Hotspots Everywhere

In his review of Boingo Wi-Finder, Daniel Dern explains why this widely used Wi-Fi hotspot locator app can come in really handy when you're away from home or the office,[...]

Report: Customer Satisfaction with Cell Phone Manufacturers and Wireless Carriers Slips Slightly

A study performed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) showed that customer satisfaction with phones and with wireless service providers slipped slightly in the last year.

Verizon Begins Easing Customers Out of Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon's switch over to its new shared data plans -- which happened this morning -- marks the beginning of the end for those of its subscribers who still have an[...]

Verizon Wireless Must Allow Free Tethering After FCC Ruling

Thanks to a ruling by the FCC, a large number of Verizon Wireless customers will once again be able to tether freely, without having to pay a monthly fee to[...]

T-Mobile Launches Truly Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plan

Staying true to its word, T-Mobile has introduced a truly unlimited 4G data plan across the country, targeting consumers tired of paying for tiered data from larger carriers like Verizon[...]

Verizon Completely Ending Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Wireless is planning to remove the $30 per month unlimited data plan that it still provides to 3G customers who were "grandfathered" into it. The carrier stopped offering this[...]

Consumers Love Them, Carriers Hate Them; Why Smartphone Subsidies are Here to Stay

Off-hand comments often give us some great insight into how a company really feels vs. its public position. Case in point: the chief marketing officer for T-Mobile USA let it[...]

AT&T Retirement of 2G Network Will Benefit 3G/4G Networks

AT&T Wireless has begun retiring its old 2G network, which is almost a decade old, freeing up spectrum that will be used by its 3G and growing 4G network.

Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Get Android 4.0, Global Roaming

Verizon has started sending out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX. In addition to other improvements, this also enables global roaming[...]

AT&T’s Mobile Share vs. Verizon’s Share Everything

AT&T and Verizon now allow multiple devices to share a single data plan, including smartphones and tablets. But which carrier has the better option?

Verizon’s LTE Coverage Will Match 3G Coverage by mid-2013

Verizon Wireless will finish the nationwide rollout of its 4G LTE network by the middle of 2013, covering as much of the U.S. as its current 3G footprint.

RIM Buys Scoreloop for BlackBerry Apps with Social Gaming, ‘Virtual Coins’

Falling further behind Android and Apple with its BlackBerry phones, while also struggling with its new PlayBook tablet, RIM has acquired Scoreloop in hopes of picking up enough skills in[...]