Beginning June 1, Verizon is changing their upgrade program, Edge, so that the number of monthly payments for a device changes from 24 months to 20 months. Verizon is also changing the percentage of a device's costs that a customer will need to pay off before they can upgrade from 50% to 60%.
Do we really know what 5G technology means for consumers?
Back in October of 2010, the ITU declared that LTE technology wasn't technically "4G," and that no major wireless carrier was technically deploying 4G networks. According to the ITU, only technology like LTE-Advanced, capable of speeds over 100 Mbps, could be considered 4G. Carriers ignored the declaration with T-Mobile arguing their HSPA+ build was the "largest 4G network," and Sprint & Verizon also made "4G" part of marketing for their respective LTE networks (technically, LTE and Mobile WiMax).
Samsung’s ruggedized Galaxy S5 Active has landed at AT&T, $199 on a two year contract
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has landed exclusively at AT&T. The ruggedized update to their flagship Galaxy S5 brings shock-proofing, comes in Camo Green, Ruby Red or Titanium Gray colors and can be yours for just $199 on a two year contract.
Asus PadFone X finally on its way to AT&T, pre-orders begin June 6th
Last week, Sprint sued AT&T, Verizon and other carriers in California federal court. Sprint accuses the carriers of improperly billing Sprint for millions of dollars in switched-access charges on local wireless calls. Several weeks ago, Sprint sued Verizon and other carriers with a similar complaint over local access call charges.
AT&T will be adding 1,500 to 3,000 cell sites per year for the ‘foreseeable future’
According to Bill Smith, president of AT&T network operations, AT&T will likely be adding between 1,500 and 3,000 macro cell sites to its network per year for the"foreseeable future" as part of an effort to improve its network and improve coverage and capacity. AT&T already plans on deploying spectrum bands for LTE service, which the FCC will be auctioning later this year.
Just last week, this site discussed how AT&T and Comcast were basically threatening the FCC and general public that if their companies were to be reclassified under Title II, suddenly their investments and deployment would slow down if not stop! In fact, there is little if any truth to these statements by the cable/broadband giants. In fact, as Matthew Yglesias of Vox.com points out, these companies are actually DECREASING how much they spend on infrastructure investment over the last five years.
AT&T adds additional solar charging stations in New York
Now, AT&T is installing an additional 45 stations around the city. The stations will be better equipped to handle the weather and can be used during the day or at night. Specifically, solar panels from the top of the terminal will provide power during the day while built-in lithium batteries will run the stations at nights.
Supposed AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Active hands-on videos leaked
Almost everything you wanted to know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has apparently been leaked in a handful of videos this afternoon. From a quick hands-on to some benchmarking results, get ready to watch a couple videos below.
Verizon’s voice-over-LTE service will include video calling at launch
Now, Verizon is telling people that its soon-to-be released voice-over-LTE service will immediately offer features such as video calling. Recently, AT&T’s VoLTE service went live only in Chicago and Minneapolis for just the Galaxy S4 mini. Although HD voice calling is included, other features will be released in the future.