Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring

Devin Coldewey, Tech Crunch, 3/3/17 The FCC has given several companies the go-ahead to activate a wireless technology called LTE-U in their base stations; if all goes as planned, devices will be able to communicate cellular data over unlicensed frequencies technically overlapping with those of Wi-Fi. The basic idea behind LTE-U (and related techniques called […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile is trying to revolutionize the way you use your phone number

Daniel Howley, Yahoo!News, 12/8/16 T-Mobile has introduced a new service it hopes will reinvent how you use your phone number. Called Digits, the initiative lets you use your regular old number across multiple devices; we’re talking Android phones, iPhones, tablets, computers, smart watches, the works. Conversely, you’ll also be able to add multiple phone numbers […]

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Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi vs. LTE could be the start of a mobile rollercoaster

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 10/11/16 More mobile services will start sharing spectrum, so your speeds could vary more The long fight over LTE networks sharing frequencies with Wi-Fi may be just the first of many battles as device makers and service providers try to make the most of the limited available spectrum. Around the world, regulators and […]

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Posted on October 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile’s 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

Roger Cheng, CNET, 9/22/16 The nation’s third-largest carrier gets into 5G in a big way. T-Mobile has mocked the other carriers for making ridiculous promises and hyping up 5G, or the next generation of wireless technology. So what does it do on Tuesday? Hype up 5G. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray laid out his […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile One Plus with Unlimited LTE Tethering and HD Video Streaming Announced

Rajesh Pandey, iPhoneHacks, 8/29/16 Less than a couple of weeks after T-Mobile announced T-Mobile One with unlimited data and voice with a lot of hidden conditions, the carrier has unveiled a new plan: T-Mobile One Plus. The release of T-Mobile One led the carrier to face a lot of criticism since it was only providing […]

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Posted on August 29, 2016 at 9:56 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Lynn La, CNET news, 8/2/16 Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know. In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Republic Wireless and Google’s Project Fi is they […]

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Posted on August 2, 2016 at 10:18 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon hopes to set 5G agenda with latest milestone

Roger Cheng, CNET news, 7/11/16 The carrier and its partners agree to a set of standards — a move that pushes the 5G effort forward and that reinforces Verizon’s leadership in the upcoming wireless tech. The reality of 5G, wireless connectivity that’s faster than our speediest home internet service, is years away. But that isn’t […]

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T routing more than 4 million voice calls a day over Wi-Fi

Colin Gibbs, FierceWireless, 6/23/16 AT&T  just rolled out Wi-Fi calling to its first Android handset last week, but the operator is already routing more than 4 million calls a day over Wi-Fi. The nation’s second-largest operator first began to offer Wi-Fi calling on newer iPhones last fall, and last week it extended the service to […]

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Posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:13 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google’s Project Fi cell service adds US Cellular to the mix

Ron Amadeo, CNET, 6/9/16 Multi-network MVNO now picks the best connection from T-Mo, Sprint, and US Cellular. Project Fi, Google’s MVNO cellular service, launched last year with the unique ability to switch between multiple networks—T-Mobile and Sprint. Today Google announced that it is adding a third network into the mix—US Cellular. US Cellular is the fifth-largest carrier in the US, […]

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Posted on June 9, 2016 at 9:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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U.S. Cellular: CDMA carriers face a VoLTE ‘gap’

Colin Gibbs, Fiercewireless, 5/12/16 While some U.S. carriers are moving ambitiously to deploy VoLTE — T-Mobile is the obvious example here — U.S. Cellular is taking a more measured approach and plans to begin to bring the technology to market next year. And one major factor is that CDMA operators face a greater challenge with […]

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Posted on May 12, 2016 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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