• Gearmakers Square Off as LTE Market Heats Up
    The LTE hits just keep coming: Chunghwa Telecom said this week that it plans to start testing LTE with Ericsson gear, in northern Taiwan. Meanwhile, in Japan, Ericsson customer NTT DoCoMo has started its 4G upgrade. It plans to launch commercially in 2010.These are the ...More
    December 17, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • AT&T: ‘No Decision to Eliminate Flat-Rate Data Pricing’
    "We have not made any decision to implement tiered pricing."That’s what Ralph de la Vega, president and chief executive for mobility and consumer markets at AT&T Inc. told the Wall Street Journal this week. In the wake of statements that the carrier plans to ...More
    December 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Teen Downloads 1.4 Million Kilobytes of Data
    We knew teens love their texting and downloading, but not this much. One California teen, whose father had recently added him to the family cell phone plan, managed to jack up the bill to $21,917. The father, Ted Estarija, has wondered publicly why Verizon Communications ...More
    December 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon, AT&T Extend Free Wi-Fi
    The free Wi-Fi craze continues this week with Verizon Wireless extending the service to some users – but not smartphone users, it must be noted. Meanwhile, AT&T Inc. will offer free Wi-Fi to all visitors at 11,000 of the more than 13,000 U.S. McDonalds’ ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • ATN Launches New Company to Run Verizon Wireless Assets
    Atlantic Tele-Network Inc. (ATN) is making headway in launching a new subsidiary to run the wireless properties, licenses and network assets it agreed to acquire from Verizon Wireless back in June.The new company, dubbed Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Teens Are 'Sexting' Like Crazy
    Boy howdy, it must be more fun than ever to be a parent these days. (Insert extreme sarcasm here.) Not only do you have to worry about drugs, Facebook and good ol’ fashioned sex, but now you really need to be aware of teen “sexting.”The topic has been in ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • The Google Phone: It’s Alive!
    Confirming rumors that have been rampant since at least mid-decade, Google has admitted that it’s having its own smartphone built. Manufactured by Taiwanese phone-maker HTC and named the “Nexus One,” the new device will run on Google’s Android mobile ...More
    December 14, 2009 By Richard Martin Posted in News
  • TeliaSonera Turns Up World’s First LTE Network
    Verizon Wireless, NTT DoCoMo, take that: Swedish carrier TeliaSonera has beaten you to the punch on deploying the world’s first LTE network. On Monday the incumbent announced the commercial launch of its LTE network, a few months earlier than the early 2010 target ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Is Palm ‘Toast’?
    Palm is dying. That’s the contention of one blogger who says the Pre and the Pixi are doing nothing to return the company to its glory days.Earlier this year, a prominent investor claimed that the new smartphones would cause iPhone lovers to throw out their beloved ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • iPhone Might Share Responsibility for AT&T’s Problems
    Is the way the iPhone is built a reason for its performance problems on the AT&T wireless network?That’s a question now being raised as speculation grows about the possibility that the iPhone will be available on the Verizon network sometime next year. Will the ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News