At the end of last year, I finally made the last payment on a two-year device contract with Verizon. With that obligation out of the way, I decided to take a much closer look at my family's mobile plan to see if I could cut the monthly bill down even more. I had a nagging feeling that I was paying too much. My final monthly bill, without device payments, was $137.75 for two lines of service and 12 GB of mobile data per month. After some research, I figured out that I could make a few tweaks to my Verizon plan and cut that bill down to an average of about $110 a month, with taxes and fees taking the total up to around $125. Also: AT&T's 5G E network helps it take crown as fastest US carrier CNET Instead, I switched carriers. Since making that switch, my average mobile bill for the same two lines of service, with no changes in our usage, has been $52.50, also before taxes and fees. That's a drop of more than 52 percent. (And a lower bill also means lower taxes and fees, which … [Read more...] about Mobile switch: How I canceled Verizon and cut my phone bill in half
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Verizon will charge an extra $10 per month for smartphone users to access its 5G network The carrier plans to roll out its 5G network to 30 U.S. cities this year after launching in Chicago and Minneapolis Whether Verizon will dominate the 5G market will depend on the possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint Verizon will charge an extra $10 per month for smartphone users to access its 5G network. It's the first time a major communications company unveiled pricing for what experts say will be a faster service plan. The service carrier is launching its 5G network for its mobile users in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. Customers using unlimited plans will be able to access the network for free for the first 90 days, after which they'll start paying the extra $10 per month for the service plan.Verizon and other carriers that want to roll out the 5G network are promising smartphone and home broadband users faster data speeds, less delays and the ability to connect to … [Read more...] about Verizon 5G network access will cost an extra $10 per month for mobile users
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
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?
Best answer: Yes, Mint Mobile users can send and receive both calls and texts over Wi-Fi, so long as it's supported by the device itself.Mint Mobile: 3 month, 2GB LTE plan ($45) What is Wi-Fi calling? Wi-Fi calling is a way to get around dead zones and poor coverage by allowing you to place calls over Wi-Fi, similar to calling someone with a VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) service like Skype. The difference, of course, is that W-iFi calling uses your actual phone number, rather than a username, as if you had a solid cellular connection. Wi-Fi calling can also be used for text messaging, with both SMS and MMS messages coming in through your internet connection. In some cases, you can even use Wi-Fi calling to make calls overseas (typically to, rather than from the U.S.) without accruing huge international calling charges on your bill. Will it work on my phone? Most carriers these days support Wi-Fi calling, and that includes Mint Mobile. You can place calls and texts over Wi-Fi with … [Read more...] about Does Wi-Fi Calling Work on Mint Mobile?