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Verizon $30 Upgrade Fee implemented for existing customers

Verizon $30 Upgrade Fee implemented for existing customers

Mobile device users at Verizon will have a new fee popping up on their bills starting later this month if they do so choose to purchase new equipment at a discounted 2-year price. This fee will be $30 and will be added on to whatever cost a new device purchased on a 2-year contract would have been - this price only added for people already working with Verizon Wireless service. This upgrade fee will go live on the 22nd of April, so switch quick!

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Novatel patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE and FWC still stands [UPDATED]

Novatel patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE and FWC still stands [UPDATED]

This week the folks at Novatel Wireless have been allowed to continue a lawsuit against competitors ZTE Corp, ZTE USA, and Franklin Wireless Corp for patent infringement on key architecture and functionality of mobile hotspots. This case has been going on for several months and started more than a year ago, and today's ruling has both of the defendants' requests to dismiss the case shot down by the Judge presiding over the case. This ends up being a sort of preliminary plus for Novatel who could very well have lost quite a bit of money in legal fees if the case had been found void at this point.

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Verizon 4G LTE Jetpack hotspot launching April 12

Verizon 4G LTE Jetpack hotspot launching April 12

Verizon announced today that it will be launching a new 4G LTE mobile hotspot on April 12. The device is called the Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L and will be available through Verizon's website and stores as well as through Best Buy for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year service agreement.

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Nokia Lumia update to bring WiFi hotspot support

Nokia Lumia update to bring WiFi hotspot support

Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone handsets will soon be updated to support tethering, according to the FAQ section of the Nokia Connects website. This means that a Nokia Lumia phone can act as a mobile WiFi hotspot through which your other devices can connect to the internet. Although the new feature is confirmed, Nokia has yet to reveal when that update might arrive.

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Huawei mobile hotspot goes up to 100 Mbps

Huawei mobile hotspot goes up to 100 Mbps

Huawei has just introduced a new mobile hotspot device that breaks some of the barriers we have come to expect from mobile devices these days. First, it can be used as a hotspot for up to 10 Wi-Fi products, not just five. And second, it says it can offer peak speeds of up to 100 Mbps, a number that certainly pushes the limits of LTE.

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Verizon 4G LTE iPad gets hotspot support at launch

Verizon 4G LTE iPad gets hotspot support at launch

Verizon has confirmed that its 4G LTE network will support the new iPad's Personal Hotspot feature at launch. This means that Verizon's customers will be able to use the iPad as a mobile hotspot to which other devices can connect to access its LTE network. Both Verizon and AT&T will be getting the device on March 16, but AT&T will not be enabling the mobile hotspot feature.

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Rogers upgraded LTE Rocket stick and mobile hotspot detailed

Rogers upgraded LTE Rocket stick and mobile hotspot detailed

Up in Canada folks across the nation will be getting one whole heck of a lot faster with Rogers upgraded LTE speeds via a couple of fancy new pieces of hardware. First you'll find the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Rocket stick, then the mobile hotspot as well will keep you well on your toes in the very near future. These devices will be the first in the Canadian wilderness to be running on both 1700/2100MHz and the 2600MHz LTE spectrum bands.

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Three Web Cube promises broadband for digital nomads

Three Web Cube promises broadband for digital nomads

UK carrier Three has answered the (perhaps unasked) question of what you call a mobile hotspot when it's not actually mobile: the Three Web Cube, packing a 3G HSPA+ connection into a fixed WiFi router. Promising plug-and-play simplicity, the box comes with a SIM pre-installed and a choice of tariffs with up to 15GB of data per month.

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Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire has released information on price and release for a couple of new hotspots, both of them running on their current WiMAX 4G network. The first is a $99 wifi router mobile hotspot combination device called Clear Hub Express, it made for both your home and your mobile office. The Clear Spot Voyager, on the other hand, is a $124 device and the ability to run WiMAX wirelessly to eight devices for up to six hours on its own internal battery. These come amid Clearwire upgrading their network to LTE, but stick to WiMAX in the interim.

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AT&T Q4 2011: 7.6m iPhones activated, revenue hits $32.5bn

AT&T Q4 2011: 7.6m iPhones activated, revenue hits $32.5bn

AT&T has revealed its Q4 2011 financial results, with incredibly strong iPhone activations - contributing 7.6m to 9.4m smartphone sales - helping boost revenue by $1.1bn year-on-year to $32.5bn. Smartphones and mobile broadband were the stand-outs for the carrier, with 82-percent of postpaid device sales being smartphones and postpaid ARPU (average revenue per user) up to $63.76.

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T-Mobile quietly launching 5GB, 10GB data plan deal on January 25

T-Mobile quietly launching 5GB, 10GB data plan deal on January 25

T-Mobile is preparing to launch Unlimited Premium 5GB and 10GB data plans that can have Smartphone Mobile Hotspot and MobileLife Album Plus services added on for free, according to a leaked memo obtained by TMoNews. The promotion will be launched quietly, meaning the company won't actively promote the deal and the additional free services are only included if customers ask for them.

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Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE mobile hotspot outed

Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE mobile hotspot outed

Verizon has outed a new mobile hotspot, the Verizon Jetpack, offering to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 WiFi-tethered devices. Set to launch "in the coming weeks" the Jetpack not only offers LTE and EVDO Rev.A support for use on Verizon's network, but throws in quadband EDGE and HSPA as well for roaming abroad.

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