Sprint Aims to “Densify” Network – and Advances on Chicago

Sprint this week announced its quarterly earnings results – revealing subscriber numbers that show it just barely clinging on to third place in the cellular market ahead of rapidly advancing T-Mobile. Much more interesting to those of us keen on mobile data – Sprint gave some guidance on the upcoming improvements coming to the Sprint LTE network. […]

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Happy 4th Birthday LTE! (3G’s Days Are Numbered)

This week marks the 4th anniversary of the December 2010 initial public deployment of Verizon’s LTE network – the first large scale 4G/LTE network in the world. What a four years it has been! LTE has gone on to become the global standard for cellular data communication, blowing away the speeds of older 3G networks. […]

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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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T-Mobile Uncarrier 7.0 – “WiFi Unleashed”

T-Mobile held it’s “Uncarrier 7.0” unveiling today – it’s next major initiative to change the old rules of the mobile industry. The last Uncarrier event was “Music Freedom”, making cellular data used for streaming music free and unlimited. This time, the theme was “WiFi Unleashed” and it was focused on T-Mobile’s plans to fully embrace WiFi […]

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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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Verizon Teases VoLTE – Dubs It “Advanced Calling 1.0”

At the moment, all voice calls on Verizon’s network requires the phone to connect over Verizon’s old 3G CDMA network – not over Verizon’s newer 4G/LTE network. This is why some phones (including all iPhones) can not support simultaneous voice calls and data connections on Verizon’s network, and why occasionally an area with seemingly great […]

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Voice over LTE (aka VoLTE) is coming! But what is it?

VoLTE has been in the news this week – AT&T announced that as of May 23rd it will have VoLTE service in four states, supported by just a single phone – the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Not to let AT&T seem too far ahead, Verizon yesterday re-announced their own plans to move to VoLTE – […]

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