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T-Mobile upgrades 4G network in 11 cities

T-Mobile upgrades 4G network in 11 cities

While not all 4G networks are created equal, each of the top four carriers in the USA do have a network they call 4G, and this week T-Mobile is expanding theirs in 11 more cities, cities that should therefor rejoice and be glad, speed is on the way! The speed of T-Mobile's 4G network is contained inside what's called HSPA+, this being theoretically clocked at 42Mpbs down - compared to what we've seen with AT&T's LTE thus far at 20Mpbs, this could be quite the feat! For those of you in select cities in California, Alabama, Illinois and more, the power will soon be yours.

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Qualcomm Gobi 4000 3G/4G chips offer embedded LTE

Qualcomm Gobi 4000 3G/4G chips offer embedded LTE

Qualcomm has launched a set of new modems capable of both LTE and HSPA+/EVDO connectivity, the Gobi 4000 series, intended to get tablets, laptops and ereaders online at high speed. The new Gobi range builds on Qualcomm's MDM9600 and MDM9200 3G/4G modems, one pairing LTE with HSPA+ and the other with EVDO; they're likely to crop up in multiple tablets over the coming months, with both Android and Windows compatibility.

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Over 1m iPhone 4S activations so far says AT&T

Over 1m iPhone 4S activations so far says AT&T

AT&T has activated more than one million of the new iPhone 4S since the handset went on sale, the carrier announced today, after its Q3 financial results suggested demand for Apple's smartphone could be waning. The most successful iPhone launch AT&T has seen, the carrier has confirmed, the reason for the strong demand is down to the speedy HSPA+ support and ability to talk and access data simultaneously, CEO Ralph de la Vega reckons.

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AT&T LTE Strategy Questions and Answers

AT&T LTE Strategy Questions and Answers

So you know that AT&T will be upgrading their "4G" network from HSPA+ to LTE, and you ask yourself: isn't that Verizon's 4G? My oh my, public, you've got a lot to learn about what 4G really is. AT&T aims to set you straight with a set of questions and answers, the questions asked by Sascha Segan over at PCMag and the answers come from the big blue globe itself. That's right, the entire company as a single brand answered questions this week, and here we're going to have a look at them. First up: what's the difference between 4G and 4G LTE?

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AT&T wants Apple to have iPhone 4S show 4G

AT&T wants Apple to have iPhone 4S show 4G

According to a leaked internal memo, AT&T is pressing Apple to follow along with the carrier's marketing strategy by allowing the iPhone 4S status bar to show the "4G" indicator. Although still a 3G device, the next-gen iPhone is capable of AT&T's HSPA+ network speeds, which the carrier is branding as 4G, although at the moment, true 4G is considered LTE or WiMAX.

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T-Mobile outs $30 4G plan for Walmart shoppers on a budget

T-Mobile outs $30 4G plan for Walmart shoppers on a budget

T-Mobile USA has announced a new data 4G plan, to be exclusively offered at Walmart at just $30 for 5GB of HSPA+ data with no annual agreement. The plan - which will revert to 2G speeds after the 5GB allowance is up - also includes unlimited text messages and 100 voice minutes. Walmart will be offering it with its six-strong range of T-Mobile devices, including a new pre-pay phone.

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