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T-Mobile USA promises LTE-Advanced roll-out by end of 2013

T-Mobile USA promises LTE-Advanced roll-out by end of 2013

By 27 June 2013

T-Mobile USA has become the first carrier in the US to mention firm plans to roll out an LTE-Advanced netwok, which has the potential of doubling the speeds over current LTE technology. Speaking to Fierce Wireless in an interview, Dave Mayo, T-Mobile's... >>

Orange debuts its first 4G 'Lumo' handset with 4.5-inch display, due later this year

Orange debuts its first 4G 'Lumo' handset with 4.5-inch display, due later this year

By 22 February 2013

Orange has announced that it is expanding its wireless device offering in select markets with three new smartphones, one of which boasts 4G. Complete with plenty of carrier branding, the San Remo, Nivo and Lumo handsets due before mid-year, Orange says.... >>

AT&T and BSkyB ink roaming deal to offer 16,000 Wi-Fi spots to UK visitors

AT&T and BSkyB ink roaming deal to offer 16,000 Wi-Fi spots to UK visitors

By 19 February 2013

AT&T and BSkyB-owned The Cloud have announced a new agreement to offer Wi-Fi to US-based AT&T customers travelling in the UK.  As part of the agreement, AT&T will offer customers1GB a month of Wi-Fi access for free when visiting the UK. The Cloud will... >>

BlackBerry 10 will be graced with Instagram

BlackBerry 10 will be graced with Instagram

By 1 February 2013

In our review of Blackberry 10, we noted that one caveat for the platform is the lack of third-party applications available. Noticeably absent was Facebook-owned Instagram, but that is soon to change.  According to a report from CrackBerry, Instagram... >>

It's now illegal to carrier unlock smartphones in the US without permission

It's now illegal to carrier unlock smartphones in the US without permission

By 26 January 2013

Carrier unlocking a smartphone is now illegal in the US under a new law passed in October 2012 by the Librarian of Congress and going in effect today.  The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibits a customer from taking a smartphone from one... >>

Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?

Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?

By 24 January 2013

Google is getting ready to deploy a small wireless network that covers its Mountain View headquarters, according to an application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The folks at Google have been known to be experimental in creating new... >>

EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals

EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals

By 22 January 2013

EE has announced a range of updates to its tariffs, including a 20GB data plan, pitched at the "super user", along with a special discounted rate. The 20GB plan won't be for everyone, bit if you're a big consumer of data, using more than the current top... >>

Life Mobile: New network from Phones4u running on EE

Life Mobile: New network from Phones4u running on EE

By 22 January 2013

Phones4u will be launching its own network known as Life Mobile in March, bringing value tariffs and services, including 4G. The new MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) will run on EE, the UK's first network to offer 4G in the UK, allowing Life Mobile... >>

Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014

Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014

By 15 January 2013

The Payments Council has announced that mobile users in the UK will be able to send payments over text message in early 2014, as the mobile payments space heats up.  The process will begin with banks asking clients to agree to be opted into the programme,... >>

New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical

New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical

By 19 November 2012

A new charity-based mobile phone network has launched in the UK. The People's Operator wants to appeal to the altruistically minded, aiming to offer a quarter of its profits to charity.  The network has been co-founded by Andrew Rosenfeld, the man responsible... >>