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AT&T 5G Speed Test

AT&T’s 5G network speeds feel a lot like 4G LTE right now

January 1st, 2019

The first mobile 5G networks are already here, but there’s no reason whatsoever to get excited right now. Carriers are making a big deal about the new telecom standard, but we’re probably still a few years away from experiencing decent 5G coverage, and there’s no telling when consistent data speeds worth of the 5G moniker …

LTE Coverage Map United States

A huge 4G milestone: LTE is now available for 98% of Americans

March 23rd, 2015

Over 98% of Americans now have access to LTE services, this according to a report on Monday in The Verge. Now to be clear, this isn’t to say that 98% of Americans are using LTE supported phones, but rather that nearly all Americans now live in areas where LTE network support is available.

U.S. Cellular Unlimited 4G LTE

U.S. Cellular offers unlimited 4G LTE at $40 per month with two-year contract

November 20th, 2012

At a time when wireless carriers are doing away with unlimited data and moving towards shared data plans, U.S. Cellular has announced it is running a special promotion that allow customers to sign up for unlimited 4G LTE data on smartphones for $40 a month with a two-year contract from now until January 31st, 2013. Once the two …

4G LTE Network Jammer

A $650 transmitter can disable an entire city’s 4G LTE network

November 15th, 2012

The future of the wireless industry lies within the LTE technologies a majority of carriers have already turned to for mobile connectivity. These high-speed networks have introduced consumers to speeds that are up to four times faster than comparable 3G networks. The four major wireless providers in the United States are expected to blanket the …

Carriers plan to keep gouging subscribers on voice plans despite LTE revenue boost

August 20th, 2012

Although 4G LTE makes delivering data cheaper on a per-gigabyte basis, many wireless carriers are in no rush to give up their lucrative voice plans in favor of folding their voice services into their LTE data packages. The latest carrier survey from Infonetics Research shows that carriers are increasingly seeing average revenue per user (ARPU) …

Analyst: LTE tablets are a waste of money

July 23rd, 2012

A combination of data caps and higher retail prices will significantly hurt demand for tablets equipped with 4G LTE connectivity over the next few years, according to the latest report from research firm CCS Insight. As reported by FierceWireless, the firm found that the share of tablets shipped with cellular-based connectivity will slip to just …

Sprint’s flagship EVO 4G LTE finally gets a 4G LTE network to support it

July 16th, 2012

Sprint’s 4G LTE network is only one day old and it’s already ahead of the game. The nation’s No.3 carrier must have been feeling guilty after releasing its latest flagship smartphone, the EVO “4G LTE,” without a “4G LTE” network to support it — the network went live on Monday in 15 markets instead of just …

LTE smartphone shipments will grow nine-fold by 2016, researchers say

July 6th, 2012

Smartphones with high-speed LTE connectivity are still in the minority of devices currently in use, but probably won’t be the case for long. Per Digitimes, the Taiwanese Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute research firm is projecting that LTE smartphones will total 586 million in 2016, more than nine times the 64 million smartphones projected to …