Apple Fans: Brace For Impact (To Your Data Plans)

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 13th) is a big day for Apple: iOS 10 and watchOS 3 are being released to the public, soon to be installed on hundreds of millions of phones and tablets and wrists around the world. And while new features and bug fixes (for free!) are always welcome, every year we hear from […]

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Apple’s New iPhone 7: Understanding Carrier Models & Cellular Limitations

Apple launched the new iPhone 7 yesterday – showing off major new features like water resistance, stereo speakers, and some extremely impressive new camera capabilities. For mobile internet fans – the big news on the cellular front is yet another leap in theoretical peak speed – with the addition of 3x cellular carrier aggregation. Apple describes it this […]

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Apple Releases iOS 9.3 With Verizon Wi-Fi Calling, Improved Wi-Fi Assist

In addition to launching new iPhone and iPad models, Apple today released the biggest iOS update since the major iOS 9 update in September. The headline features in iOS 9.3 are moderately interesting (as a night-owl, I am eager to try Night Shift), and the massive amount of bug fixes and refinements are very welcome. But lurking deep […]

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AT&T Enables Wi-Fi Calling – A Great Feature For Nomads

We reported in August that the iOS 9 beta revealed that AT&T has been working on joining T-Mobile and Sprint in supporting Wi-Fi calling – and as of this week AT&T has announced that at last this feature is enabled! Wi-Fi calling (also known as “voice over WiFi” or VoWiFi) is a technology that allows for cell phones to […]

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iOS 9’s “Wi-Fi Assist” Improves Your Life, May Eat Into Your Data Plan

One little known feature lurking inside Apple’s newly released iOS 9 update for iPhones and iPads is “Wi-Fi Assist” – a new feature enabled by default that causes your device to: “Automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor.” What does this actually mean? Don’t phones already do this? Will you be burning through […]

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Apple’s iPhone 6s Takes LTE To The Next Level

Whether or not you are an Apple fan, there is no denying that the annual release of a new iPhone model is a huge deal in the mobile technology industry. This week’s launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s+ is no exception – and from the mobile internet perspective there is a lot to be excited about, beyond […]

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iOS 9 Beta Reveals AT&T WiFi Calling Support Imminent

WiFi calling (also known as “voice over WiFi” or VoWiFi) is a technology that allows for cell phones to fall back to WiFi networks to place and receive calls and text messages when cellular signal is lacking. VoWiFi turns any open WiFi hotspot into a virtual cell tower, expanding coverage indoors where cellular is often […]

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Verizon Unlimited Plan Prices TANKING!

In the process of researching our guide to acquiring a Verizon Unlimited Data plan, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks closely watching eBay prices on these plans fluctuate. With Verizon’s announcement on October 1st that they were backing down on plans to throttle unlimited plans, I had actually been expecting […]

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Verizon Enables VoLTE – Simultaneous Voice/Data At Last!

Verizon’s CDMA voice network has never supported the ability to be on a voice phone call while maintaining a data connection at the same time. This means that if a phone call comes in, your cellular data connection drops – making it impossible to surf the web or look up directions online while still on […]

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Notes On The iPhone 6

As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 6 yesterday. There is a lot new in both the phone and in iOS 8. Here are a few of the key bits from the Mobile Internet perspective… The iPhone 6 and 6+ (aka ‘big’ and ‘bigger’) are both getting faster LTE radios than the iPhone 5S and 5C […]

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