Verizon Wireless is planning on introducing a brand new $50 monthly prepaid this weak in an effort to edge in on MetroPCS and Sprint-owned Boost and Virgin Mobile. The $50 monthly prepaid is said to include unlimited text, talk, and web according to the Wall Street Journal. The new plan, which fair launched back in April as “Unleashed” in limited markets, will be available to customers in Verizon stores, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. As of right now, the new plan is much cheaper than Verizon’s current unlimited talk and text prepaid option, which currently costs $94.99 per month.
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Clearwire recently announced its intent to adopt LTE across its network. The 4G wholesaler is saying that it may add LTE Advanced-ready technology to its network that will provide up to 120 Mbps download speeds according to network technology trials. “Clearwire plans to raise the bar again for mobile broadband service in the United States,” said John Stanton, Clearwire’s Chairman and interim CEO, in a statement. “Our leadership in launching 4G services forced a major change in the competitive mobile data landscape. Now, we plan to bring our considerable spectrum portfolio to bear to More >
Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer, Fran Shammo revealed that there were plans to discontinue the unlimited data plan for iPhone users as early as mid-summer, back in March. Word is out about Verizon moving to tiered data plans as early as July 7th for their new customers.
It was previously known that July 7th would be the date that marked something new for Verizon after the company had just extended the free 4G hotspot promotion one more time to the 6th. Employees were also receieving training over the last few weeks on a new point-of-sale system, along with new account management More >
With WWDC 2011 behind us, enthusiasts are starting to look at what’s to come for the next-generation iPhone, which is rumored to be announced in the next few months. A spokesman at Etisalat, a United Arab Emirates-based carrier that currently carries the iPhone 4, mentioned a 4G-based “iPhone 5.”
Chief Corporate Communication Officer at the carrier, Ali Al Ahmad, went as far as saying that there would be an iPhone 5 with LTE capabilities by the end of this year as Etisalat rolls out G in more areas:
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AT&T recently announced that it will be rolling out its 4G LTE network in the following five U.S cities this summer: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. It also revealed that it plans to add ten or more cities in the second half of the year. Back in January, AT&T’s CEO De la Vega revealed that AT&T plans to accelerate the deployment of its 4G LTE network this year instead of 2012. As per AT&T’s statement:
AT&T has delivered five mobile broadband speed upgrades in recent years, including our HSPA+ deployment last year. And average nationwide speeds on the AT&T network have More >
The iPhone 5, due out sometime this summer, will not be an LTE 4G phone.
Not only will the lack of a 4G Verizon iPhone likely disappoint everyone who passed on the iPhone 4 in hopes of buying one that would run on Verizon’s fastest network, it also keeps Apple in the middle of the pack behind more muscular Google Android phones. Motorola, HTC and LG are all prepping 4G LTE Android phones, which are among the 10 LTE devices coming to Verizon as early as this spring.
As you already know — there’s been a lot of talk about the AT&T and T-Mobile merger,but T-Mobile is continuing the expansion of its 4G HSPA+ network, having added ten new cities, along with promising to double download speed caps in some major markets. The cities that have recently had T-Mobile 4G coverage activated include:
- Ames, Iowa
- Anderson, Indiana
- Battle Creek/Benton Harbor/Jackson, Michigan
- Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
- Lawrence/Manhattan, Kansas
- Springfield, Illinois
- Wichita Falls, Texas
The major markets receiving the upgrade to 42Mbps HSPA+ (note: there are no 42Mbps HSPA+ More >
With the release of iOS 4.3 comes the end of support for the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G but it also brings a host of new features to other iDevices. The iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod touch 3G/4G and Apple TV will all be receiving the benefits of the updated iOS. The list below is just some of the new features that will be coming in the release.
Features of iOS 4.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
- Personal Hotspot will allow the user to turn the iDevice into a wireless router that others can use to pick up a Wi-Fi connection.
- AirPlay will now support 3rd party apps allowing the use of other More >
Now the Verizon iPhone become a reality on the “nations most reliable network” it seems that there are more questions now than there was before the release. So in an effort to help you in your decision of whether or not making the switch to Verizon would be worth it.When can I get it and how much!?
Starting February 3rd you will be able to pre order your iPhone from Verizon and then the following week on February 10th it will be available in Apple and Verizon retail stores. The 16GB device will cost $199 with a two-year contract and the 32GB will cost $299 with contract, but you’ll still More >
With the iPhone 4 on Verizon actually being real and able to be demoed by people outside of the company, many questions about the functions compared to the AT&T version. One of the biggest concerns was if the device would suffer from the same “death-grip” issue as it’s AT&T counterpart which turned out to be a huge disaster for Apple. Well the phone has been put through all the tests that could come to the minds of reporters, bloggers and anyone lucky enough to get their hands on it early, and now we have some answers to our questions. Putting your hand in the position now commonly known as More >