AT&T At Last Bringing Wi-Fi Calling to Android

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

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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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2015 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review

2015 has been a fabulous year for keeping connected on the road – with technology options, speeds, and coverage all getting better than ever. This is our end-of-year quick update on the state of the RV mobile internet world – chronicling some of the major changes that happened in 2015, and giving a glimpse at what we’re most looking forward […]

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Verizon At Last Embracing Wi-Fi Calling!

Verizon has announced that beginning this week, it will at last begin to support Wi-Fi calling! Wi-Fi calling (also known as “voice over WiFi” or VoWiFi) is a technology that allows for cell phones to fall back to Wi-Fi networks to place and receive calls and text messages when cellular signal is lacking. For nomads who are […]

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No – T-Mobile is NOT Giving Away Free Cell Boosters

T-Mobile this morning announced another #uncarrier move – expanding upon the Uncarrier 7 “Personal Wi-Fi CellSpot” they began offering last year with a new next generation 4G LTE CellSpot – available for FREE starting later this week to any T-Mobile postpaid customers willing to pay a $25 deposit. We’ve already heard some people getting excited about […]

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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 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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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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WiFi Calling Progress Report: Sprint Brings VoWiFi to the iPhone

WiFi calling (also known as “voice over WiFi” or VoWiFi) is a feature of some phones and cellular networks that allows for voice calls and text messages to be routed over any available WiFi network when cellular service is not available. In practice – VoWiFi turns any WiFi hotspot into a cell tower, expanding coverage indoors […]

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AT&T Promises WiFi Calling… Next Year

Not to be overly upstaged by T-Mobile’s big WiFi calling announcements this week, AT&T also just revealed its own plans to offer WiFi calling (aka VoWiFi or “Voice Over WiFi”) to customers. But not until sometime in 2015. WiFi calling enables voice and text calls to be routed over connected WiFi networks, enabling coverage in places that […]

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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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Sprint Rolling Out Free International WiFi Calling

Sprint does indeed seem to be getting serious about offering more value to customers. First it was increased data allotments. And this week, Sprint announced a new WiFi calling feature that will allow customers with compatible phones to make and receive calls from the USA for free when traveling internationally, as long as they are […]

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