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.
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.
Visitors to North Korea now have another unusual observation to add to their list: they don’t have a shred of 3G data access during their trip.
The first Verizon LTE networks only opened for business in 2010, but already the carrier is shutting down its older, slower 3G siblings. The reason? To make space for more of the 4G that we all love.
It might not look much, but this is the world's smallest 3G chip—and it could help bring Internet connectivity to even the tiniest of devices.
Newly-surfaced FCC papers seem to indicate that LG's upcoming smartwatch will boast a 3G cellular connection. Soon you could be wearing your LG cellphone on your wrist!
One factor limiting the integration of your home's appliances into the so-called Internet of Things is the size and ruggedness of the device's modem. But with this miniscule new modem from Intel, anything bigger than a penny will be granted cellular connectivity.
Just in time for Super Bowl madness, Verizon has launched voice, 3G, and 4G LTE wireless service in 35 New York City subway stations, all on the west side of Manhattan. This is good news for the broader effort to end the era of the subway cell phone blackout.
Cheap smartphones—we mean really cheap, off-contract smartphones—are terrible. They're tormented by horrid, pixilated screens, they're slower than your grandma, and they feel like they're held together by Scotch tape. The $180 (off-contract!) Moto G is none of those things. It definitely has significant shortcomings,…
The last thing you want to do after buying yourself a sleek, ultra-slim laptop is muck up its lovely form factor with an ungainly mobile WiFi hotspot hanging off a USB port. So taking inspiration from the Eye-Fi, Huawei has cooked up its own SD card that's gutted to make room for a nano SIM slot and a HSPA+ 3G radio…
The Federal Communications Commission has finally voted to open up 10MHz of spectrum for "commercial mobile services"—that has until now been protected because of interference concerns.
Some of us—including me—are lucky enough to still have unlimited data plans. That's great, especially given that I burned through 2.6GB in the last month alone. But just how much mobile data do you use?
What began as a shameless ploy by the LTE-peddling thugs of the mobile crime wars has, fortunately, evolved into a tale of star-crossed lovers set for the modern stage. Presenting 3G: The Killer Connection, the story of what can happen when your choice of data carrier turns out to be wrong. Dead wrong.
According to a leak obtained by Forbes, FreedomPop, a company that's looking to provide free, mobile Internet access, is now looking to tablets as its next broadband market-disrupting frontier.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is in talks with satellite-TV provider Dish Network, with the intention of joining forces to create a "new wireless service that would rival the networks of wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon".
Searching for 4G. Connecting to 4G. Authenticating. Disconnecting. Searching for 4G. Searching for 4G. Switching to 3G. Searching for 3G. Connecting to 3G. Authenticating. Obtaining IP Address. Connected to 3G. YES! Disconnecting. NO! Searching for 4G. KILL ME.
The only thing slower than the Sprint 4G WiMax network is the Sprint 3G network. Luckily for subscribers to the third largest American carrier will soon have an more robust LTE option. Though, according to a report by PC Magazine, it'll be fast—just not super-fast.
The demand for data on mobile devices is doubling year-on-year. But the availability of radio waves, known as spectrum, which broadcast all that data has remained constant since 2008. Estimates suggest that demand will exceed supply by 2013—so what are we going to do?
With my loved ones long away from me, I have missed the ability to use my iPhone's FaceTime over 3G a few times. Even if the quality would have been bad. Well, it seems that Apple is really getting ready for it, according to this screenshot that just appeared in iOS 5.1.1.
Years ago we heard AT&T's pitch: "more bars in more places". Their campaign was to let everyone know that they had the best signal around. Sure, that may have mattered then, but the definition of signal is even variable. Just a few years ago, Apple and AT&T changed how the iPhone displayed the signal bars to appear as…