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Faster 4G this year T-Mobile promises as spectrum deal final

Faster 4G this year T-Mobile promises as spectrum deal final

T-Mobile USA has detailed its LTE expansion, having finally closed the deal to snap up a new chunk of low-band 700MHz A-Block spectrum which it intends to flush with 4G service before the year is out. "We anticipate customers will begin reaping the benefits as early as the end of this year," CTO Neville Ray wrote today, promising not only improvements in speed but in coverage, and how far signals reach into buildings.

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US Cellular 4G LTE Router cuts the cable cord

US Cellular 4G LTE Router cuts the cable cord

US Cellular has outed a new 4G home router, offering LTE connectivity for those who perhaps aren't served by traditional DSL or cable providers, or who don't want to be fixed to one location. The 4G LTE Router needs to be plugged in to an AC supply - it's not a mobile hotspot with a battery for truly portable use - but can at least be packed up in your bag and moved between home or office.

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AT&T boosts GoPhone smartphone plans with more data allowance

AT&T boosts GoPhone smartphone plans with more data allowance

AT&T GoPhone customers are going to get the advantage of more data at no additional cost, thanks to the changes of the smartphone plans, which will come into effect from April 25, 2014. Features like access to 4G LTE network with no annual contract and Wi-Fi hotspot sweeten the deal. Truth be told, the value of a smartphone is only complete when it supported with the right data plan.

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T-Mobile tablet push throws 1GB of 4G a month at users

T-Mobile tablet push throws 1GB of 4G a month at users

T-Mobile is offering free 4G data for tablets, allowing subscribers with post-paid phone accounts to add their 4G-enabled slate to their agreement and, for a limited period, get 1GB of data at no cost. Dubbing the announcement - with a little of its by-now-expected hyperbole - "Operation Tablet Freedom", the new promotion follows Wednesday's Simple Starter plan.

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T-Mobile Simple Starter offers entry 4G without overage risk

T-Mobile Simple Starter offers entry 4G without overage risk

T-Mobile USA has launched a new "value" plan, Simple Starter, offering LTE data including tethering, along with unlimited talk and text, for $40 per month. The new plan, part of what T-Mobile calls its continuing "Uncarrier" movement, will also distinguish itself by cutting 4G data access when the subscriber reaches the 500MB limit, rather than allowing them to go over and then charging them overage fees.

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iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina land in China with LTE in tow

iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina land in China with LTE in tow

Apple has just made an announcement that could help it gain more ground in China. It has just made available a new version of the iPad Air and the iPad mini, both with Retina displays, that finally supports China's LTE networks.

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Surface 2 LTE utilizes NVIDIA i500 modem

Surface 2 LTE utilizes NVIDIA i500 modem

Yesterday a new version of Microsoft's slate was announced, the Surface 2 LTE. Adding to the details that were provided is an announcement today from NVIDIA that its i500 LTE modem will be utilized in the LTE version of the Microsoft slate, giving the tablet both a Tegra 4 processor and the fifth-gen version of the maker's i500 modem.

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Surface 2 LTE finally adds 4G to Windows tablet

Surface 2 LTE finally adds 4G to Windows tablet

A new version of Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet, this time packing integrated LTE connectivity for getting online while on the move, will go on sale from March 18th. The Windows RT slate will use AT&T's 4G network and be priced at $679 for the 64GB version, and is the first of Microsoft's Surface series of tablets to include integrated mobile broadband.

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T-Mobile plans LTE for all by mid-2015: Snipes Verizon ads

T-Mobile plans LTE for all by mid-2015: Snipes Verizon ads

T-Mobile has started a new LTE roll-out, aiming to upgrade half of its existing 2G/EDGE spectrum to 4G by the end of 2014, along with an ambitious roadmap to use 700MHz A-Block spectrum it's currently in the process of acquiring for even more LTE this year. The news, which comes around a year after T-Mobile began its first LTE service, should see existing 2G and EDGE areas updated to LTE by the middle of 2015, the carrier predicts, as its legal department gets busy trying to take on Verizon Wireless' coverage maps.

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2015 Audi A3 baked-in AT&T LTE detailed for smart dashboard

2015 Audi A3 baked-in AT&T LTE detailed for smart dashboard

Audi and AT&T have confirmed pricing for the integrated 4G LTE connection in the 2015 A3, offering both 6-month and 30-month standalone subscriptions, in addition to plans to include the new sedan in Mobile Share later this year. The car, which will be officially launched this month, will come with six months of LTE service for Audi Connect in the US when new, after which data access will be priced from $99.

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T-Mobile boosts Simple Choice Plan by doubling data allowance

T-Mobile boosts Simple Choice Plan by doubling data allowance

With an increase in number of mobile application and our dependency on the Internet, it was only a matter of time before a mobile service provider sweetened the deal for consumers. T-Mobile raises the stakes by offering additional 4G LTE data, tethering and unlimited international texting at no additional charge. The $50 Simple Choice Plan was well received when it made its debut last year, and under this scheme, T-Mobile hopes to do away with "customer extortion" in terms of wireless data caps and overage fees by offering new upgrades.

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Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 LTE lands this week

Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 LTE lands this week

Verizon will offer the LTE version of LG's G Pad 8.3 tablet from March 6th, the carrier has announced, adding another Android slate to the carrier's line-up. The slate, running Android on an 8.3-inch Full HD IPS display with a 1.5GHz quadcore processor, will be offered at $299.99 unsubsidized.

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