Straight Talk, the leader in prepaid wireless service in the US, announced today that its $45 unlimited talk, text, and data plan will now provide 3GB of high speed data per month before throttling customers down to 2G speeds. The plan previously included 2.5GB, yet was still considered to be one of the best values in the business. (more…)
According to sources of ours, Verizon is planning to launch an “XLTE” network in markets that are covered by their AWS spectrum. As you may recall, Verizon announced that they expected to have AWS spectrum deployed in up to 50 markets by mid-2014, nationwide over the next 14-18 months, so the timing of a re-branded launch makes a lot of sense. (more…)
In case you missed it during last night’s Moto E unveiling, Motorola also announced that the Moto G now has an LTE model called the Moto G LTE. It comes in either white or black, runs on GSM networks (no Verizon model to be found), and costs $219 without a contract. The rest of the package is the same (outside of a newly included micro SD slot). Still, talk about an incredible deal on an LTE smartphone.
The device is available today from Motorola’s online shop. (more…)
So, you remember when Motorola announced the Moto G LTE for $220 with a launch date of June 30? No? OK, neither do I, because that announcement hasn’t come yet. Thanks to an Amazon listing for both white and black models of a “Universal LTE” Moto G variant, one might be coming at any moment. That’s right, an LTE Moto G, which means a Moto G variant that can take advantage of super fast mobile data connections and isn’t locked to just HSPA or CDMA networks. (more…)
According to a report out of GigaOm, AT&T has gone live with LTE-Advanced in several markets, making them the first major U.S. carrier to offer what could be an incredible 4G wireless experience. AT&T isn’t ready yet to make this news into a marketing campaign, though, since no current devices can even take advantage of the network technology outside a hotspot unit. That will likely change once the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in April. (more…)
Late last night, AT&T turned on 4G LTE in 12 new markets across this great country. As you can imagine at this point in their LTE rollout, we are no longer turning on major cities, so that means the little guys are finally seeing some love. Folks in Bismark, SD and Anderson, IN, and Deridder, LA are all seeing the love.
The full list can be seen below. (more…)
The FCC briefly posted documents for the “All New HTC One” this afternoon before pulling them for whatever reason. That’s unfortunate, as we can almost always find dirty little secrets hidden in these documents about that device that have yet to surface. For now, we’ll have to go with what Engadget found, as they were the ones to uncover them.
According to their findings, this particular model of the HTC One (2014) or “M8,” is headed to AT&T with LTE bands of 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17. If HTC plans to live to see another day, they will undoubtedly bring the phone to all other carriers at the same time, so don’t take this as a sign that AT&T will have some sort of exclusive first dibs. The FCC listing also showed that there is NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi on board. Again, there is probably more info in there, but with the docs now gone, we can’t dig for more. (more…)