In a move that was almost assuredly designed to garner less than normal attention, this week in the middle of summer the FCC quietly announced that it would now be taking comments from the public about the upcoming T-Mobile/Sprint merger.
Just in case the idea of unauthorized charges wasn’t clear enough, the FCC approved new rules this week that would make it illegal for solicitors and carriers to slam and cram their phones with unwanted services and fraudulent fees.
At Mobile World Congress 2018, 5G was easily one of the biggest buzzwords thrown around. Now that shouldn’t really be a big surprise, as this next evolution in wireless communication is being touted as the linchpin that’s going to make things like superfast mobile internet, autonomous cars, and armies of flying…
For a company hoping to gain fans and customers in the US this year, Huawei has had a rough start to 2018. Earlier this month, just a day before Huawei CEO Richard Yu gave a keynote speech at CES, reports came out that AT&T had canceled plans to carry Huawei phones in its stores. Now, according to a report from…
Taking your hard-earned dollars away from one carrier and giving them to another instead is not a decision to be made lightly, no matter how much you’ve grown to loathe your current provider of cellular services. If you’re thinking about switching carriers to take advantage of big deals for cool new phones, than here…
T-Mobile announced yet another “Uncarrier” move this morning. This time, the company will be getting rid of its many data plans in favor of what it’s billing as a no-BS unlimited plan for everyone. But this isn’t quite the bottomless bucket of mobile connectivity it sounds like.
The fifth generation of mobile networks—or 5G for most of us—is still a little way off providing your phone with data. But at Mobile World Congress, Verizon has announced that it as least already testing the technology.
The traditional SIM card is dying. The GSMA, which represents carriers and mobile companies around the world, has announced a new eSIM specification for smartwatches, fitness trackers, and tablets, which allows users to remotely activate a SIM embedded in those devices.
If you want fast 4G, you should live in Singapore, New Zealand or Hungary. But perhaps most importantly, you should definitely not live in the US.
These days, choosing a carrier is more about data than it is calls or messages—so a new report about which one provides the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds makes for interesting reading.
For the first time in ages, AT&T will offer customers an unlimited data plan. The catch? You need to pay for TV service as well.
It seems Microsoft is developing its own SIM cards that will allow Windows 10 devices to access a range of different cellular data networks without the need for a contract.
Oh no! AT&T is raising the price of grandfathered unlimited data plans to thirty-five whole dollars. Stop whining: it’s still a fantastic deal for anyone fortunate to have it.
Nokia Networks has announced that it’s going to test out pCell, the new cellular data system created by Steve Perlman which embraces large quantities of mobile devices to actually speed up data provision.
Yesterday, AT&T announced it was readying a new feature that will allow you to use one phone number across multiple devices. Perhaps predictably, T-Mobile says it’s also working to provide a similar service.
One month ago, we tried Google’s experimental cell phone service. It was a disaster. But I guess the second time’s a charm. After spending two weeks with Project Fi in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m just about ready to ditch my old carrier.
T-Mobile’s ‘unlimited means unlimited’ policy is good for consumers, but it’s also a boon for less scrupulous users who use cell data to replace broadband, with the help of a few dubious workarounds. Starting today, the endless data gravy train is going to stop.
I glimpsed the future before it collapsed into bullshit.
Buying a cheap phone used to be a little depressing. You bought one because you had to. Now they’re finally becoming the phones you want to buy. And carriers are responding by ripping up their old two-year contracts. Freedom—at a price.