Dish Just Agreed To Blanket San Fran With This Crazy New Cellular Tech

Dish wants to be a mobile phone carrier. Dish wants it bad. And Steve Perlman—the genius behind QuickTime, WebTV and OnLive—has spent over a decade working on tech that could allegedly leapfrog our current cell networks. So guess who just teamed up to potentially revolutionize the mobile internet? Yep. » 2/24/15 3:22pm 2/24/15 3:22pm

Sprint has announced that it will close down its WiMAX network on November 6th 2015. So, if you haven't made the switch to LTE, you have about a year to consider your upgrade options » 10/09/14 3:19am 10/09/14 3:19am

Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE: Stream Games Anywhere (If You've Got the Cash)

I just stepped into the future of gaming. Well, that's not quite correct. I sampled one possible future: the one where you can take the power of your entire gaming PC absolutely anywhere. » 9/30/14 10:00am 9/30/14 10:00am

The Android Hangouts Video Chat App Doesn't Work on AT&T Cellular

If you try and use Google's new Hangouts app for Android on AT&T's cellular network, don't expect to video chat—because you can't. » 5/16/13 3:50am 5/16/13 3:50am

Sprint Will Have LTE iPad Minis in Stores Today

Sprint has announced that it will be selling cellular versions of the iPad Mini, and updated iPad, in its stores as of this morning. Go grab one while you can. » 11/16/12 4:16am 11/16/12 4:16am

These 15 Cities Have Sprint LTE Service Right Now

If you live in Texas, Georgia, or the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, you might have woken up to suddenly zippier wireless data speeds. Sprint has now switched on 4G LTE service in 15 markets. » 7/16/12 10:20am 7/16/12 10:20am

The iPhone 4 Won't Get FaceTime Over 3G Either

We heard that the iPhone 4 and 3GS were going to get stiffed over Apple's new Maps app and its fancy Flyover and turn-by-turn directions, but it seems there are more things the older iPhones won't get out of iOS 6, including 3G FaceTime. » 6/13/12 9:00am 6/13/12 9:00am

Japan's Softbank Carrier Unveils Earthquake-Proof Floating Cell Towers

Even as Japan begins to emerge from the devastation from the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami, seismologists are predicting another 9.0 within the next four years. To protect its invaluable telecommunications network the next time around, Japanese carrier Softbank will deploy an emergency balloon network. » 5/10/12 6:40pm 5/10/12 6:40pm

What Comes After 4G?

Wait wait wait, we're talking about 5G mobile data now?! Ugh, but we just got 4G squared away. In any case, the ball is already rolling on the next generation of cellular technology, so we might as well figure out what in the hell IMT-Advanced is. » 1/20/12 5:26pm 1/20/12 5:26pm

Why Do We Use The Term Cellular Phone Instead of Mobile Phone?

If I asked you about your phone, would you call it a cell phone or a mobile phone? Does it really matter what you say or is one term more appropriate than the other? » 9/16/11 12:53am 9/16/11 12:53am

Verizon Offers Early Customer Upgrades Ahead of Fall Releases

If you're a Verizon customer with an "New Every Two" upgrade coming, start checking your email. Big Red might have just bumped you to the front of the line. » 8/31/11 8:05pm 8/31/11 8:05pm

T-Mobile May Roll Out In-Home Signal Boosters For Cancelling Customers

If you've your T-mobile coverage at home is spotty at best, don't cancel your service just yet. If you wait until Wednesday, September 7th, T-Mo might just give you a free in-home signal booster to get you to stay. » 8/31/11 2:00am 8/31/11 2:00am

Why More People Watch Mobile Video at Home Than on The Bus

Smartphones and tablets are supposed to be mobile devices, but the freedom to watch movies on the go is apparently lost on many people. » 8/01/11 8:19pm 8/01/11 8:19pm

Old Nokia Phones Don't Die, They Live Inside Mobile Man

Did you know that over 100 million cell phones are discarded each year in the US and only 13% of this e-waste is disposed of properly? Keep that staggering statistic in mind when you gaze on Nokia's crazy-looking Mobile Man. » 7/20/11 8:25pm 7/20/11 8:25pm

How Much Information Does Your Cellphone Reveal Without You Knowing?

TruePosition is a ghost. Few know anything substantive about the surveillance company, yet according to Wired's Spencer Ackerman, governments are salivating over the company's LOCINT product, which has the ability to drudge up plenty personal info through our cellphones. » 7/19/11 1:20pm 7/19/11 1:20pm

Half of American Adults Under 30 Don't Even Bother With Landline Phones

The FCC wireless communication report is out and what does it tell us? People under 30 hate landline phones. In fact, 51% of adults between 25-29 pledge complete loyalty to their cellphones. » 6/28/11 6:02pm 6/28/11 6:02pm

Clear 4G: A Love Story

This photograph was taken at the SFMTA Customer Service Center, the 7th level of bureaucratic hell. I was working there, but I don't work there, feel me? I was using Clear's Mobile USB WiMax Adapter. Mobile connection dongles aren't particularly new; hell, 4G mobile adapters aren't even new. But six months ago the… » 5/03/11 9:00am 5/03/11 9:00am

Your Smartphone's Accelerometer Could Make Mobile Broadband Faster

MIT Professor Hari Balakrishnan thinks wireless carriers aren't using their networks in the most efficient way possible when it comes to mobile broadband, resulting in slower speeds. His solution involves using your phone's accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer and GPS. » 4/25/11 11:00am 4/25/11 11:00am

This Chip Might Bring Perfect Reception to Your Home, Without Resentment

So it's a quandary. Your house is in a service dead zone, and you don't want to shell out $150 more for something you're paying for already. What's worth more, principle or a functioning phone? That decision might be over. » 9/17/10 3:40pm 9/17/10 3:40pm