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Are You Being Charged Too Much For Subsidies?

Carrier subsidies and contracts have long been the accepted payment structure for wireless service. But now that there are other options, should you make the switch? Read full article

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How Do the 4G LTE Networks of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Stack Up?

While Verizon offers the most widespread LTE coverage, AT&T offers the fastest pure LTE speeds, according to a new study conducted by Root Metrics. Read full article

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Smartphones Trump Tablets: Analysis of Mobile Data Reveals New Challenges for Telecoms

Despite the increasing popularity of tablets among consumers, smartphone users have consistently consumed more mobile data than tablet owners for the first time, according to a new report from network[...] Read full article

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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. Read full article

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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? Read full article

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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[...] Read full article

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BLOG: Is the iPhone 4S a 4G Device? Depends on Who You Ask

The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor takes a look as a surprisingly difficult topic: whether Apple's latest smartphone should be considered a 4G device or not. Read full article

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What’s Wrong with CES? Plenty

The Consumer Electronics Show is a week-long annual celebration of technology in all its forms. It's a venue where over a hundred thousand digerati show up to see the latest[...] Read full article

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Big Wins and Epic Fails in the 2011 Smartphone Market

Looking back over 2011, there have been some spectacular failures, but some big successes, too. The Brighthand editorial staff considers the previous 12 months and picks the winners and losers,[...] Read full article

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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[...] Read full article