Yes, Google wants to be a wireless carrier. Not to take the whole world by storm (yet), but to push the limits of what wireless carriers do. The latest possible perk? Service outside the US at no additional cost.
T-Mobile has announced that its Simple Choice plans will now come with free international data and texts. That sounds amazing, but in reality how much will it actually save you compared to carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon?
Facebook has announced that, over the coming months, it will be partnering with 18 network operators in 14 countries to provide users with free or discounted data for some of its mobile apps.
If you're an avid traveller, you might want to think about picking up a soon-to-go-on-sale Doodad pay-as-you-go SIM card: it offers flat-rate, 3G data, around the world, and will work in any unlocked GSM device. Neat.
Whether it's a phone carrier charging you for services you don't need or a cashier pushing pricey protection plans for your tablet, the tech-world is filled with Mobile Madoffs trying to con you out of your hard-earned cash. Fortunately, you don't have to be the victim of information superhighway robbery. These are…
Everybody hates roaming and the absurd charges that come with it, but what are you going to do? Disconnect for a few days? Of course not. Pick up a crazy portable hotspot that has 10 SIM cards? Doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
AT&T has the following chart on their webpage which outlines roaming rates while outside the U.S. We're going to concentrate on the text messages row, also known as SMS messages.
If you use a non-T-Mobile network to connect your T-Mobile device to the Internet, you'll want to start looking into alternatives—like now. Documents leaked to TmoNews show the carrier will cap off-network connections after as little as 50MB of data come April.
Sprint's policy for unlocking the iPhone 4S is a confused mess. First it was reported the handset would be sold unlocked, then it was said this report was false. Now a third report claims both statements, though contradictory, are true. Confused? Let's explain.
International travelers who want an iPhone 4S for its global roaming should buy their handset from Sprint or Verizon Wireless. These two carriers will unlock your phone so you can use it with any international rate plan. (Updated below)
The worst part of any vacation is coming home. Not just because your fleeting glimpse of freedom is finished, but because you've got to pay the absurd phone bill you racked up while you were gone. Ugh. Why?
From June 1st, customers of Vodafone, the world's second largest wireless carrier, will be able to text and call from over 35 countries at no extra charge. Attention American carriers: Be more like this.
Earlier this month a tipster claimed that he received a huge roaming bill from T-Mobile despite taking precautions. Now, T-Mobile has offered an official response—some of the apps can turn on data roaming by themselves.
The 802.11n standard for Wi-Fi may still be technically a draft specification, but the IEEE has now completed the 802.11r specs, making a new standard for Wi-Fi roaming. Why should you care about this? It's designed for those moments when a Wi-Fi-connected device moves between hotspots, something the original 802.11…