A smartphone that works across both GSM and CDMA carriers is not a common find. The Nexus and Pixel line of devices feature both sets of radios, as well as some Motorola phones, but you still have to choose one or the other with most phones these days.
WiFi isn’t a huge battery drain these days, but many users still toggle it on and off to save some juice. Phone batteries aren’t getting all that much bigger, with companies opting for slim bodies over battery life.
AT&T has announced that it launching its new 5G Evolution network in two markets: Austin and Indianapolis. Theoretical speeds will be 400Mbps to start, but will eventually reach the full 1 Gbps as soon as this year in some areas.
With that, AT&T is bringing a platform called AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo. The 5G Evolution network ... Read More »
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AT&T‘s 2G network has officially shut down. The company announced that it took down the 2G network on New Year’s Day, January 1. This move has been in the making for four years, and now it’s finally done.
If you’re still on a 2G-only phone, it’s time to upgrade. 3G and 4G LTE cover ... Read More »
Google’s cell network, Project Fi, is unique in a number of different respects, so it’s fitting that Google would use unconventional means to advertise the network. In an opportune time to catch holiday traffic, Google has placed a Project Fi Travel Trolley in the San Jose Airport. This Travel Trolley is a vending ... Read More »
If you’re still using your Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you should definitely return it for a refund or another device. They’ve been proven dangerous and risking a fire isn’t a great idea. However, updates around the world are definitely “encouraging” people to get rid of the devices better than recommendations ... Read More »
The US already has four big carriers (and a bunch of smaller ones) but Comcast believes it can succeed as a competitor. The company will launch a wireless network by mid-2017.
Instead of a traditional network with its own airwaves, Comcast will use its 15 million WiFi hotspots and Verizon’s airwaves. This does mean that the service ... Read More »
FreedomPop is known for offering extremely limited but free cell service for those who don’t use their phones much. You can’t argue with free! Today the company unveiled a new plan, and it’s far more useful than the previous ones.
The new plan offers 200MB of data and 100 minutes of calls for free. This is less ... Read More »
Network tests are both fun and useful. You can make sure your network is running as it should (it’s never fun finding out your home internet is running at half of what you pay for), and testing your LTE and finding the highest speeds is definitely fun.
But let’s be fair, SpeedTest.net is an annoying site. ... Read More »
As much as people love to say that voice calling is dead thanks to texting and online chats, it’s far from the truth. T-Mobile claims its customers are making almost 600 million calls a day, and over half of those are through Voice over LTE. VoLTE was a big improvement over the archaic cellphone calls ... Read More »