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Verizon Wireless announces new prepaid plans

April 30th, 2012

Verizon Wireless on Monday announced a new prepaid plan that offers unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of data for $80. The monthly plan is only being offered on the 3G Samsung Illusion, which can be had for $169.99 and will be available at Best Buy, Target, RadioShack and Walmart. Verizon also announced three different prepaid …

Sierra Wireless Tri-Network hotspot to launch May 18th on Sprint

March 21st, 2012

Sprint’s first 4G LTE device will be the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network mobile hotspot, SprintFeed reported on Tuesday. The device was originally announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but was overshadowed by the Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper. The Tri-Network hotspot can support up to eight simultaneous data connections using 3G, WiMAX or LTE connectivity. …

Verizon to offer free mobile hotspot on new iPad, AT&T is looking into it

March 8th, 2012

Along with 4G LTE support, Apple’s new iPad will include a new personal hotspot feature that will vary from carrier to carrier. AT&T and Verizon Wireless are the exclusive carriers of the iPad in the U.S. and both carriers offer a mobile hotspot feature on their smartphones, however it was unknown if the feature would …

Revenue from mobile hotspots to balloon 500% over next five years

December 8th, 2011

Despite the proliferation of smartphones that include built-in mobile hotspot capabilities, the market for dedicated mobile hotspot routers like Novatel Wireless’s Mifi line of products is seen growing significantly over the next five years. According to a new report from market research and analysis firm ABI Research, 7.1 million dedicated mobile hotspot devices will ship …

Sprint limits more unlimited plans, smartphone data still safe

October 21st, 2011

Sprint confirmed last month that beginning October 2nd, unlimited mobile hotspot plans would become limited mobile hotspot plans, affording users of the optional smartphone add-on 5GB of tethering data per month. Now, Sprint has added a second service to the unlimited data cemetery: mobile broadband. “If you have a mobile broadband device such as a tablet, …

Sprint may cap mobile hotspot data on smartphones at 5GB beginning October 2nd

September 21st, 2011

Sprint will reportedly introduce a 5GB cap on mobile hotspot data for smartphone users beginning October 2nd. A purported leaked document obtained by SprintFeed states that Sprint’s $29.99 Wi-Fi tethering add-on for smartphones will no longer be unlimited beginning early next month. Additional data above the 5GB cap will be billed at $0.05 per megabyte …

AT&T's 4G LTE network goes live in Chicago; images reveal impressive speeds

August 29th, 2011

AT&T’s 4G LTE network went live this past weekend in the Chicago area, and initial speed tests reveal impressive download speeds. AT&T has yet to announce the availability of LTE service in Chicago or any other launch market, but BGR has obtained exclusive images and speed test results from a source who has tested the network there. …