Malaysia has faster and more consistently available mobile networks than Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, a report by mobile quality measurement company Tutela has said. According to the report, Malaysia had the fastest average download speeds including both 3G and 4G, at 11.1Mbps, with its score dragged down by U Mobile's 4.3Mbps average in comparison to Celcom's 14.8Mbps, Maxis' 13.3Mbps, and DiGi's 9.6Mbps. Indonesia had the second-fastest average speeds, at 8.3Mbps; the Philippines third, at 8.1Mbps; and Thailand slowest, at 6Mbps. For consistency, Tutela tested for how often mobile networks reached the benchmarks of speeds of 4Mbps down and 2Mbps up, 0 percent packet loss, and less than 50 milliseconds of latency. Malaysia again came in first, with 56.9 percent of connections meeting these needs. It was followed by Thailand, at 45.3 percent; Indonesia, at 40.1 percent; and the Philippines, at 33.3 percent. Across Malaysia's carriers, Maxis ranked first, at 68.9 … [Read more...] about Malaysia has fastest mobile network in South East Asia: Tutela
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Note: This article is being continuously updated.What are the 4G LTE bands supported by AT&T? Do they differ from the 4G LTE bands that T-Mobile uses? And what about Verizon Wireless massive 4G LTE network and its supported frequencies? And where is Sprint left in the 4G LTE picture?If you have ever tried to understand what's the deal with 4G LTE band support, you would have inevitably stumbled upon a reality of limitations and restrictions. Many phones, for example, only support bands for a particular carrier and not for others.We are breaking down the 4G LTE carrier bands for each of the major U.S. carrier (take a look at the table at the bottom of this article), but first, let's say a few words about the state of 4G LTE on all of them.Carrier4G LTE BandsMain FrequenciesAT&T2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 661900, 1700 abcde, 700 bcVerizon Wireless2, 4, 5, 13, 661900, 1700 f, 700 cT-Mobile2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 711900, 1700 def, 700 a, 600Sprint25, 26, 411900 g, 850, … [Read more...] about Cheat sheet: which 4G LTE bands do AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint use in the USA?
We've got a wide range of options when it comes to purchasing a new iPhone in the United States. You can pick one up from your local carrier store (as the majority of customers still do) or order from your carrier online. You can get one at carrier resellers like Best Buy. Or you can get an iPhone from the welcoming embrace of your local Apple Retail Store, or from the Apple Online Store. Where you buy will dictate what choices are offered, including how much you'll pay and how you'll be able to pay. So let's run through the options. A few caveats: These prices are always subject to change, though we'll do our best to keep them up-to-date Prices listed are only for the device itself and do not include service (though some device payment options do impact the service charges, so we'll note that where applicable) If you want to cut through all the muss and muck, the best deals for each carrier are at the end of their respective sections, and you'll find the best iPhone deals regardless … [Read more...] about Which U.S. iPhone carrier and plan should you get: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile?
Antonio Villas-Boas, provided by Published 8:25 am, Saturday, June 23, 2018 Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider With the availability of unlocked devices, it's easier than ever to switch carriers and get the best "unlimited" data plan that works for you. There are a few things to consider when choosing a carrier and its unlimited data plan, like how carriers interpret the meaning of "unlimited." For most of them, it means capping your speeds after you reach a certain amount of data usage. Each carrier also offers its own perks, like free Netflix, Hulu, or HBO. They also have their own limitations to mobile hotspots, video streaming resolution, and data for tablets and wearables. Recommended Video: Now Playing: The CEOs of both networks told Cheddar Monday that now 5G is critical for the U.S. to stay ahead in the global market. "We currently as a nation are behind," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. The networks announced a plan to merge Sunday, arguing that the … [Read more...] about Here’s how the ‘unlimited’ plans from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile compare (VZ, TMUS, S, T)
Since its humble beginnings, the iPad has offered a Wi-Fi + Cellular option in its lineup: A $130 price increase gets you an Apple SIM card in the tablet's nano SIM slot (or, if you're considering an iPad Pro, an embedded Apple SIM card and an empty nano SIM slot) and access to your carrier's cellular networks, as well as any Wi-Fi networks in range. What is a SIM card, and how does it work? As with your iPhone, you'll have to pay a monthly charge for data on your cellular plan; unlike your smartphone, however, these plans are often a la carte — you can buy data as you need, and disable monthly subscriptions at any time without penalty. Additionally, if your smartphone plan allows data sharing, you may be able to directly add your iPad to your monthly plan. If you're considering getting an iPad with cellular access, here's everything you need to know. Ask yourself: Do you really need an iPad with Wi-Fi and Cellular? While $130 may not be a huge price to pay for the option of … [Read more...] about Which iPad U.S. cell carrier and plan should you get?