While the hip bet was to put your money on a Verizon branded iPhone in 2010, some of the smart money is beginning to think that AT&T might be able to get Apple to sign an exclusivity extension. iSuppli corporation is part of the latter group and in a report they state that the growth of High Speed Packet Access being put to use by the carrier is enough to keep the iPhone away from the other wireless operators. The report estimates that by 2012, there will be 1.4 billion subscribers using HSPA technology. That compares favorably with the 304.6 million people predicted in 2013 to be using the Ev-Do technology that Verizon uses. Francis Sideco, principal analyst, wireless communications at iSuppli says, "Speculation is rife that Apple will end its exclusive U.S. iPhone service deal with AT&T when the current contract expires in June 2010 and begin to offer phones that work with the Verizon network. However, iSuppli doesn’t believe this will be the case."The unanswered … [Read more...] about Apple to extend iPhone exclusivity with AT&T?
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43 0 1. The Doc (Posts: 122; Member since: 11 Dec 2008) Imagine running an iPhone, a laptop, and XboxLive through a MIFI on LTE... OMG!!! posted on 25 Jul 2009, 14:35 0 2. Quemical (Posts: 162; Member since: 14 Jul 2009) Yeah I can imagine a $5,000 bill when I blow through 5 gigs in about 10 minutes. posted on 25 Jul 2009, 15:09 0 3. JDubreno005 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Jan 2009) Quemical you are a baffoon! Verizon is going to obviously remove the 5GB limit (see the above 60 Mbps) lift the rate to 99.99 for unlimited is the rumor posted on 25 Jul 2009, 15:18 0 4. Quemical (Posts: 162; Member since: 14 Jul 2009) Its buffoon. Get your medieval insults right sir. Vzw isnt obviously going to do anything, you really think they will just throw away such a cash cow? Im sure it will be to "protect the network". posted on 25 Jul 2009, 15:21 0 5. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009) I agree! The only reason … [Read more...] about Comments for : Verizon speeding up process to have LTE in place by early 2010
posted on 08 Jan 2013, 22:50 5 1. techvudu (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Dec 2012) sweet. TMO is getting real. posted on 08 Jan 2013, 22:52 0 2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012) You lucky Americans we don't have LTE just 4G. posted on 09 Jan 2013, 06:28 0 6. doejon (Posts: 411; Member since: 31 Jul 2012) lol 4g is LTE posted on 09 Jan 2013, 10:43 0 7. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012) not everyone considers HSPA to be true 4G posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:14 0 10. kingcombo78 (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Dec 2012) Yea it seems that way posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:31 0 11. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010) HSPA+(high speed packet access)is 4g.Not LTE. Tmo nevered marketed it as LTE.Their is just as fast as Verizon's and faster a lil bit than ATT posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:27 2 3. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011) Things are looking like 2013 will … [Read more...] about Comments for : T-Mobile’s Samsung GALAXY Note II could receive update to turn on LTE support
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46 0 1. BeInspired (Posts: 45; Member since: 21 Apr 2009) T-mobile, you are the man, let's do this, beat Verizon and AT&T. posted on 25 May 2010, 12:40 0 2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010) LOL, so T-Mobile is passing this off to consumers as 4G - wow - well if both T-Mobile and AT&T complete their expected upgrades by the end of the year then AT&T will win the battle as T-Mobile plan will cover 185 million and AT&T will cover 250 million. Plus, both companies will not gain much in terms of speed and use with this upgrade until the fiber backhaul in each area where this will be installed is completed. posted on 25 May 2010, 14:38 0 3. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010) You make it seem like upgrading to HSPA+ is a bad thing for customers. Once the towers are upgraded people will notice faster speeds without having to upgrade their phones yet. I don't see why it would make that big of a … [Read more...] about Comments for : T-Mobile HSPA+ coverage expands to more U.S. cities
In today's state of the market, one of the most touted and sought-after features in phones is 4G . Indeed, the ability to take advantage of much faster data speeds, compared to what we had just a year ago, is nothing short of awesome, as we're increasingly using our phones to connect to the internet, for most various reasons. But are we really getting 4G with all of those 4G-branded devices out there, and could it be so that some carriers are simply using the term in order to make their devices look more attractive, without delivering the true 4G connectivity that is expected from such a device ? 4G in networks Most of you probably remember that the initial rulings by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) indicated that none of the current carrier networks were 4G . Initially, it was only the next-generation LTE-Advanced and WiMAX 2 technologies that were considered 4G, due to their ability to offer download throughputs of about 100 Mbit/s. However, once the carriers … [Read more...] about Why some “4G” phones are not quite 4G