Terms like 4G and LTE have been tossed around with abandon the past year or so. Every carrier is either touting their LTE network, or promising you’ll have it soon. LTE is definitely our future, but it’s not our present. We are on the brink of some really fast data transmission speeds, so let’s get to know our new friend LTE. Is it really the new Standard? More importantly, when will you get it?
As we inch toward a true global conscience, we are increasingly dependent on being connected. Being connected is what defines us, with things like social media, blogs, and news sites. Here in the USA, we are fortunate to have a huge network of connectivity, but are we doing the right things with our network?
VoLTE currently shaves 50% of a smartphone’s talk time battery life. Is there reason to worry?
According to a recent study from Spirent Communications, VoLTE technology currently has a major drawback: it empties the smartphone's battery two times as fast as CDMA, the standard used by most carriers in the United States.
Sprint spent $200 million in Q3 to bolster its 3G CDMA network. Why?
A recent filing made by Sprint to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reveals that the carrier spent $200 million on legacy 3G platform equipment in the third quarter of the year to improve the capacity on its CDMA network.
Upcoming Boost Mobile ad claims to allow activation of Sprint phones
There are both legal and illegal ways to change your carrier with CDMA devices. Soon, Boost Mobile may allow new customers to flash their Sprint phones directly to Boost Mobile as part of a future promotion. It has not been verified yet, so proceed with the appropriate skepticism.
Verizon’s 2G and 3G CDMA networks to be phased out by 2021
Verizon Wireless is giving several years notice that its 2G and 3G CDMA network will be gone by 2021. As more and more people move onto the new 4G LTE networks we’ll see more of the old 2G and 3G networks disappearing.