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LightSquared catches a break; Sprint offers extra 30-days to get FCC approval

LightSquared catches a break; Sprint offers extra 30-days to get FCC approval

We have been following LightSquared and its woes getting the FCC approvals it needs for its speedy wireless broadband network. In FCC testing the LightSquared tech was found to disrupt as much as 75% of the GPS devices that are on the market today. LightSquared refuted that and offered to use a lower power mode that would interfere less.

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AT&T iPhone 4S crushes Verizon in data testing

AT&T iPhone 4S crushes Verizon in data testing

AT&T's HSPA+ network is the carrier's iPhone 4S trump card, according to data speed analysis in the US, delivering websites twice as fast as CDMA rivals like Verizon. The fifth-gen Apple smartphone bested competing carriers on page rendering, uploads and downloads, analysts Metrico Wireless found in their testing of the iPhone 4S, though Verizon proved slightly more stable when it came to connecting - and not dropping - calls.

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Sprint slaps lock on iPhone 4S SIM

Sprint slaps lock on iPhone 4S SIM

Apple giveth, and Sprint taketh away. Just as official unlocked iPhone 4S sales kick off through Apple's own webstore, news surfaces that Sprint will, from today, be locking the SIM slot of the iPhone 4S handsets it supplies. Until now, Sprintfeed reports, the CDMA carrier has been quietly supplying the fifth-gen Apple smartphone unlocked, meaning users could drop in their own choice of microSIM when abroad and bypass Sprint's international roaming fees.

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Sprint needs $7B in new financing after iPhone bet and network upgrades

Sprint needs $7B in new financing after iPhone bet and network upgrades

Sprint is taking a beating in the third spot behind AT&T and Verizon in the US. As the third place carrier bleeds subscribers in droves it opted to pay heavily to Apple to and the iPhone 4S in hopes the smartphone would win customers back. The carrier promised unlimited data with its iPhone to woo customers tired of throttling and overage charges to its network.

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iPhone 4S speed test: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint

iPhone 4S speed test: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint

The iPhone 4S hit stores today, now being offered through AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. The phone is identical on all carriers with each having to differentiate based on other factors like network speed, reliability, customer service, and data plan terms. If you're still undecided about which carrier and network speed is key to your decision, then definitely check out this speed test video of all three iPhone 4S models side-by-side after the cut.

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iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out, Apple orders more

iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out, Apple orders more

Despite not being the more dramatic iPhone 5 revamp, the iPhone 4S isn't doing too shabby. It may very well be Apple's best-selling smartphone and now pre-orders for the entry-level $199 iPhone 4S are reportedly sold out on all three partnering US carriers. Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S on the very first day were said to have passed the 1 million mark, breaking the previous iPhone 4 sales record of 600,000.

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Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown

Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown

When the first iPhone 4S story was written here on SlashGear announcing said device, it was entitled iPhone 4S World Phone revealed - as it turns out, that doesn't mean the same thing to all carriers here in the United States. What we've got for you here is an official statement from Verizon outlining exactly how their iPhone 4S can be unlocked, just as it should be, when you're planning on traveling abroad. On the other hand, Sprint today confirms that they have no such plans to reveal the process to unlock their iPhone 4S because with them, no such ability exists!

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Sprint: 15 LTE phones, tablets & modems by end of 2012

Sprint: 15 LTE phones, tablets & modems by end of 2012

Sprint has promised that its first dual-mode CDMA/LTE phones will reach the market in the first half of 2012, with the expectation of 15 LTE-capable phones, tablets and data cards/modems/mobile hotspots on sale by the end of next year. The carrier confirmed its LTE plans earlier today, with the new devices set to run on a network Sprint expects to have operational in 2012, PC Mag's Sascha Segan reports.

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Sprint LTE coming 2012: WiMAX days are numbered

Sprint LTE coming 2012: WiMAX days are numbered

The LTE push in the US continues to gather pace, with Sprint announcing that it will launch its own LTE in mid-2012 using the 1900MHz band. The new 4G network is expected to be built out by 2013, PCMag's Sascha Segan reports, with WiMAX devices - using the 4G network the carrier has so far been pushing - remaining on sale through 2012.

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Sprint iPhone will have Unlimited Data Plan

Sprint iPhone will have Unlimited Data Plan

In a confirmation that comes less than 24 hours after the first announcement that Sprint would finally, at long last, get their own set of iPhone devices, the 3rd largest mobile carrier in the USA has announced that they'd be working with unlimited data plans for the release. It's been confirmed that these unlimited plans would be starting at just $69.99 and would include unlimited data and 450 voice minutes plus unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. Look like the deal for you?

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iPhone 4S data speeds to be faster on AT&T

iPhone 4S data speeds to be faster on AT&T

If you're considering the iPhone 4S, you now have three of the four major US carriers to choose from, with the nation's third largest being added to the mix that currently includes AT&T and Verizon. Since the iPhone 4S is now a dual-band world phone, the same model will be available to all three carriers, making the choice more a matter of network preference. However, Apple has given AT&T a bit of an advantage.

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Say Hello to the iPhone 4S

Say Hello to the iPhone 4S

All the rumors and speculation have finally ended today regarding the next iPhone, as you all already know it will be the iPhone 4S -- no 5 here. While just about everyone and their dogs were watching the news as it unfolded, us included, the Apple site has been overwhelmed all day, pages keep disappearing for updates most likely. I'd like to introduce you to the new iPhone 4S courtesy of Apple.com

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