4G LTE

T-Mobile gearing up to boost 4G LTE speeds by year’s end

T-Mobile gearing up to boost 4G LTE speeds by year’s end

T-Mobile rolled out its 4G LTE network earlier this year, stating ambitious goals for coverage by the middle of the year, something it ultimately surpassed. It has been a couple of weeks since the carrier's New York City event, and the company has made a new announcement: most of its 4G LTE network will be getting a speed boost by the end of the year.

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AT&T unveils LTE wireless home phone and Internet plans in eastern U.S.

AT&T unveils LTE wireless home phone and Internet plans in eastern U.S.

AT&T has added to its in-home wireless offerings with new Wireless Home Phone and Internet plans that utilize the carrier's LTE and HSPA networks. For now the service is only being offered in the eastern United States, but could eventually be rolled out to subscribers across the nation. Furthermore, it can be tacked on to an existing Mobile Share plan.

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T-Mobile’s “Zero Dollars Down” announcement takes another stab at game-changing

T-Mobile’s “Zero Dollars Down” announcement takes another stab at game-changing

If you've been following along with the way T-Mobile is attacking the mobile service provider market this year so far, you know that they are (at least appearing to be) doing a pretty good job of shaking things up. They started by introducing the "un-carrier" plans that tossed out the idea of a 2-year contract, added "JUMP!" to allow users to switch from one device to the next when new technology is introduced to the market without penalty (effectively), and this week aim to set another fire a their competitors' feet with a zero cash down plan for every single service-providing device in their store.

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Nexus 7 LTE arriving as one SKU on multiple US carriers

Nexus 7 LTE arriving as one SKU on multiple US carriers

Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 today, complete with faster internals, as well as an impressive 1920x1200 7-inch display. Another addition to the tablet is 4G LTE, and it'll be coming to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile when the tablet releases the US. The best part is, all three carriers will use the same SKU.

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Verizon HTC One prepares for civil war: here’s what it’s up against

Verizon HTC One prepares for civil war: here’s what it’s up against

If you're planning on picking up the Verizon iteration of the HTC One, you'll do well to know the battle said phone will be facing when it appears amongst the 4G LTE smartphone ranks of the big red carrier. What we've done here is to run down the rest of the devices that will be carried by Verizon at the time the HTC One will be released (likely August 1st) [UPDATE: Now more likely August 15th], along with reviews if we've got them (if they're on the market already, that is), or connections to information on potential specifications if they're not.

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Verizon roadmap leaks Moto X and HTC One release dates

Verizon roadmap leaks Moto X and HTC One release dates

Those looking to get a better handle on how long they'll have to wait before their beloved Motorola Moto X and/or HTC One will be waiting to hit Verizon will be able to rejoice today. A roadmap tipping the release dates of devices through the end of August has been leaked, here showing not just the Verizon HTC One, not just the Motorola Moto X, but machines from Samsung and LG as well.

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T-Mobile LTE now in 116 metro areas, 200 by year’s end

T-Mobile LTE now in 116 metro areas, 200 by year’s end

The expansion of T-Mobile's brand of 4G LTE has been suggested to be going quite a bit quicker than planned, the CEO of the company expressing this onstage at a special event in NYC. This event also played host to new devices fully prepped for the network's new largeness, devices like the Nokia Lumia 925, the Sony Xperia Z, and a software-upgraded Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, but it's the network itself that the company seemed most excited about.

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T-Mobile 4G LTE expands with more devices, locations

T-Mobile 4G LTE expands with more devices, locations

T-Mobile launched its 4G LTE for the first time a couple of months ago with a handful of devices on board that offer the carrier's faster data speeds. However, during T-Mobile's NYC event today, the carrier announced even more devices that will support T-Mobile's LTE network, including the new Sony Xperia Z and Nokia's Lumia 925.

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AT&T event teased for July 16: HTC, Samsung, LG possibilities

AT&T event teased for July 16: HTC, Samsung, LG possibilities

Though the current high-powered generation of smartphones and tablets have only just arrived, AT&T has teased a next-generation press event ready to take place on the 16th of this month. While the company will very likely take up the majority of the event's time with rolling out news on carrier upgrades for 4G LTE et all, there's always the possibility that a machine like the Nokia Lumia 1020 will appear - or could it be time to go mini on the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S 4 for the USA?

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Verizon 4G LTE expands to 500 markets, nearly covers 3G footprint

Verizon 4G LTE expands to 500 markets, nearly covers 3G footprint

It may seem hard to believe, but Verizon was the first carrier to launch 4G LTE just two and a half years ago. Now, the carrier has launched the faster data service in its 500th market in the US. This means that Verizon's LTE now covers 99% of the carrier's 3G footprint, which is approximately just a couple million shy of 300 million people.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced appears with Snapdragon 800

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced appears with Snapdragon 800

Today the slightly more impressive version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been made public with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. For those of you out there with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 without this processor or the added bit of super-speed connectivity this new model adds, it might be a bit of a frustrating situation. On the other hand, this Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced model might not ever see the other side of the ocean.

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AT&T Galaxy S 4 in Aurora Red Hands-on: red in casing, red in lights

AT&T Galaxy S 4 in Aurora Red Hands-on: red in casing, red in lights

If you're the type of person that likes their phone to be the same color as their passionate, loving heart, AT&T has a unique Samsung Galaxy S 4 for you to glance upon this week. The color that - inside the USA - is exclusive for the moment here with AT&T is Aurora Red, and other than that exterior color and the fact that the capacitive keys up front are red, it's the same unit otherwise existing on the big blue data provider.

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