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Charter wireless service coming release date

Charter has hired a Sprint exec to run its new wireless service

March 24th, 2018

Charter is getting into the mobile phone business in 2018, with service plans expected to launch in the second half of this year. Although we don’t have any real details on what kind of service Charter is planning to offer, the project has made another strong step towards reality with the hiring of a former …

Best LTE network 2017

Forget 5G: The US’s 4G LTE is still embarrassingly slow

November 1st, 2017

There’s a lot of noise being made about 5G right now, probably something to do with the promise of gigabit speeds and zero latency. But while cool trials are happening on racecourses and in labs, the rest of us have to live with LTE — and things aren’t looking so good. OpenSignal, a network analysis …

T-Mobile unlimited plan data limit 2017

T-Mobile is raising its throttling threshold to a massive 50GB

September 19th, 2017

T-Mobile just published a blog post announcing changes to its Unlimited plan, and for once, they’re actually good. The prioritization threshold — the amount of data you can use each month before being potentially throttled — is being raised from 32GB to 50GB. That’s double the limit Verizon and AT&T enforce on their customers, and …

Best wireless network for unlimited: Verizon vs T-Mobile

Extensive study finds Verizon speeds slowed after unlimited data was introduced

August 2nd, 2017

Verizon’s wireless network saw slower average speeds across the country after the introduction of unlimited data plans, a new report from OpenSignal has found. Although Verizon’s network is probably still the “best” in the country, according to the majority of the network tests out there, the introduction of unlimited data plans appears to have stressed …

Best wireless network

Yep, America’s wireless networks still suck

June 7th, 2017

Two new reports on mobile internet speeds are here, and the news is bad for the Greatest Country in the World Ever. The US is 28th in global mobile internet speeds in one report, and lagging in about 40th place behind Chile and Panama in the other. The news isn’t all bad, however. As the …

Verizon vs T-Mobile coverage 2017

Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

March 28th, 2017

Verizon has long had a reputation for the best service in America, with prices to match. Things are changing these days: other networks are catching up, and Verizon even has a reasonably-priced unlimited plan, which is something I thought I’d never live to see. But some things never change, and the latest Tom’s Guide network test …