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5G coming release date 2018

The FCC’s 5G spectrum auction finally has a date

April 18th, 2018

5G is coming to the US, as soon as the end of this year depending on who you listen to. But in order for 5G to really work, it’s going to have to combine traditional low-band and mid-band cellular spectrum with high-band spectrum, which up until now hasn’t been widely used for wireless communications. As …

How to Check a Stolen iPhone

This online tool lets you check if your iPhone is stolen

May 14th, 2017

The best way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone is getting it from Apple, an electronics store, or a carrier. But because the iPhone comes with a rather high price tag, some people choose to purchase second-hand iPhone. These are still expensive, but the price is lower than what you’d pay in stores. In many …

CTIA Vs. Net Neutrality

New wireless industry video says opposing net neutrality is totally hip

February 6th, 2015

Your wireless carrier would love to give you all sorts of crazy-cool stuff… but now the mega-bogus FCC is trying to spoil the party. Bummer! The CTIA Wireless Association has put out a new video arguing against FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reclassify both wireline and wireless broadband services under Title II of the Telecommunications …

Pandora touts more than 150 million users

May 9th, 2012

According to CEO Joe Kennedy, Pandora has surpassed 150 million users in the United States and is the second most downloaded app in the history of Apple’s App Store, CNET reported on Wednesday. The Internet radio service has big plans for the future and is working with automakers to integrate the service into virtually all …

AT&T shared family data plans coming soon

May 8th, 2012

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said he feels good about the future of the company’s shared family data plans. “I’m very comfortable with the plan that will be offered to our customers,” de la Vega told CNET at the CTIA Wireless trade show. The comments mark a 180-degree reversal from previous statements the …

Wireless data traffic grew 123% in the U.S. last year

April 17th, 2012

As sales of smartphones and tablets reach all time heights, consumers in the United States are streaming more movies, downloading more apps and viewing more websites on their wireless devices. According to a recent report from the CTIA, annual wireless data traffic in the U.S. grew 123% from 388 billion megabytes in 2010 to 866.7 …

President Bill Clinton to deliver CTIA keynote

March 15th, 2012

The CTIA on Monday announced that President Bill Clinton will be the final keynote speaker at this year’s International CTIA Wireless event in New Orleans, Louisiana. President Clinton will “share his unique perspective on preparing leaders to meet the challenges of global interdependence and implementing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.” …

House puts 5-year freeze on new mobile taxes with Wireless Tax Fairness Act

November 3rd, 2011

The United States House of Representatives approved the Wireless Tax Fairness Act on Tuesday, an initiative that prevents new local and state taxes on wireless bills for the next five years. “We need to encourage the development and adoption of wireless broadband, not tax it out of existence,” Representative Zoe Lofgren said. The average tax …

Motorola ATRIX 2 hands-on

October 11th, 2011

We just met with Motorola in San Diego during the CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 trade show to get a first-hand look at the newly announced Motorola ATRIX 2, and we love what we see so far. The phone is made of plastic, and while we generally prefer more high-end materials such as aluminum, it …

There are now more wireless subscriber connections in the U.S. than people

October 11th, 2011

For the first time, the number of wireless devices connecting to cellular networks in the United States and its territories over the past six months has surpassed the country’s total population. A semi-annual survey conducted by the CTIA found that wireless subscriber connections now total 327.6 million while the population of the U.S. and its territories …