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AT&T Launches and Expands LTE In Various Cities

Over the course of the last two weeks, AT&T has launched LTE in several new markets, as well as expanded its LTE footprint in existing markets. The new areas that now have access to LTE include Salina and Monterey, Calif.; Gainesville and Tallahassee, Fla.; Lawrence, Kans.; Lincoln,... - read more

AT&T Adds Wi-Fi Support to Its Enhanced PTT Service

AT&T has moved into phase two of its enhanced push-to-talk service roll-out, adding support for Wi-Fi hotspots. This means customers of AT&T's Enhanced PTT Services can conduct PTT calls over both AT&T's cellular data network and now Wi-Fi hotspots. AT&T launched the first... - read more

Nokia Intros Lumia 520 and 720; 521 Coming to T-Mobile

Nokia today announced two new Lumia Windows Phones, the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520. The Lumia 520 is Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone. One variant - the Lumia 521 - will be exclusive to T-Mobile USA and arrive in the second quarter. The 520 includes a 4-inch display with super-sensitive... - read more

LTE Comes To Virgin - Boost

Sprint today announced the first LTE 4G phones for its prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Boost will get the all-new Force, made by ZTE, as well as the HTC One SV, already offered by MetroPCS. Virgin, meanwhile, will get the Samsung Galaxy Victory, already offered under the... - read more

Virgin Mobile Intros the Kyocera Event

Virgin Mobile USA today announced the Kyocera Event, a compact Android smartphone. The Event features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and video capture. The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and offers Virgin... - read more

Android 4.2.2 Now Being Pushed to Nexus 4

Google has begun pushing the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update to the Nexus 4. The update mainly includes bug fixes, including Bluetooth audio and rebooting issues. App updates now provide time remaining details, and gallery photos load faster. The update can be installed over the air.... - read more

Verizon Pushing Ice Cream Sandwich to HTC Thunderbolt

Verizon Wireless today announced that it is finally delivering the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the HTC Thunderbolt. The system update will be pushed in phases beginning today, February 5. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich adds the Holo theme and includes many new features, such as... - read more

T-Mobile Offers Vanity Numbers Via StarStar Me

T-Mobile today announced a new service that allows customers to pick a phone number that reflects their name or other descriptor. The service, which is run by StarStar Me, costs $2.99 per month, lets T-Mobile customers choose a name, nickname, or other word in place of their mobile phone... - read more

T-Mobile Offering Unified Communications to Biz Customers

T-Mobile USA today announced two new programs it hopes will entice businesses to use its network. The first is a unified communications platform that allows companies to integrate their office and mobile phone systems. T-Mobile Office Connect provides a single phone number for both the... - read more

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Hits Verizon Stores January 24

Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced that the ATIV Odyssey will be available at Verizon Wireless stores beginning January 24. The ATIV Odyssey is a mid-range Windows Phone with a 4-inch AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, and LTE 4G. It costs $49.99 after... - read more

AT&T Actively Pushing Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III

AT&T today began notifying Samsung Galaxy S III owners that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is available for download over the air. It had previously only been available via Samsung's Kies desktop software. Wi-Fi is required to download the system update. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Opens FaceTime-Over-Cellular to More iOS Customers

AT&T today announced that it is extending the availability of FaceTime Over Cellular to more of its customers. AT&T said all customers with tiered data plans will be able to use the feature as long as they have a compatible device (iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad Mini). At the... - read more

HTC 8X Receiving Windows Phone Update from AT&T

AT&T today made the 'Portico' update available to the HTC Windows Phone 8X. The update resolves Bluetooth and other bugs. The international and T-Mobile variants of the 8X were updated last month. It can be downloaded and installed over the air. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Samsung's Rugby Pro Earns Its Jelly Bean Stripes

AT&T and Samsung have made the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update available to the Galaxy Rugby Pro. The update is being pushed out over the air in phases, but can also be installed via Samsung's Kies software. In addition to the standard Jelly Bean features, the software update adds more... - read more

T-Mobile Launches HD Voice

T-Mobile today announced the immediate nationwide launch of HD Voice service across its entire network, a first in the U.S. The service promises dramatic audio quality improvement during phone calls. The service requires an HD Voice-capable phone at each end of the phone call. T-Mobile... - read more

T-Mobile Moving Quickly To Launch LTE

T-Mobile today gave an update on its LTE rollout at a press conference at CES in Las Vegas. According to Neville Ray, T-Mobile's CTO, the company will launch LTE in Las Vegas later this month. Some current T-Mobile phones - including the Samsung Galaxy Note II - will work on the new LTE... - read more

T-Mobile Removes Contract Requirement for Unlimited 4G Plan

T-Mobile today announced a new service plan option that offers unlimited 4G data, texting, and voice for $70/month, with no annual contract. The plan will be available starting tomorrow, January 9th. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Pantech Discover for AT&T Boasts HD Display - 12MP Camera

AT&T today announced the Pantech Discover, a new smartphone that has a 4.8-inch 720p HD display and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Discover includes a 12.6-megapixel camera with 4x zoom that can capture 1080p HD video. The Discover will be the first AT&T smartphone... - read more

T-Mobile Announces the BlackBerry Curve 9315

T-Mobile USA and Research In Motion today announced the BlackBerry Curve 9315, a monoblock smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry OS 7.1. The Curve 9315, a variant of the 9310, is an entry-level smartphone that includes a 3.2-megapixel camera, a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger... - read more

T-Mobile Fires Up 1900MHz HSPA+ in NYC and Other Markets

T-Mobile USA today announced a significant expansion of its 1900MHz HSPA+ service. It is available in 14 new markets, including New York City; Newark, N.J.; Boston, Cambridge and Springfield, Mass.; Providence, R.I.; Philadelphia; Detroit and Warren, Mich.; Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and San... - read more

T-Mobile Pushing 'Portico' Update to HTC Windows Phone 8X

HTC today confirmed via email that the T-Mobile variant of its Windows Phone 8X device is receiving the "Portico" update from Microsoft. According to support documentation on T-Mobile's web site, the software update resolves issues concerning Bluetooth, device rebooting, and "being... - read more

T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II to Gain Multiscreen View

T-Mobile today announced that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II will receive a maintenance update that enables multiscreen functionality. The update, which also fixes bugs, will be pushed out over the air and via Kies beginning December 19. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Motorola Atrix HD Updated to Jelly Bean by AT&T

AT&T today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is available for the Motorola Atrix HD. The update, which adds Google Now, camera improvements, and better notifications, can be downloaded and installed over Wi-Fi. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Launches LTE in 8 New Markets

AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is now live and available to customers in eight smaller markets around the country. AT&T subscribers in Moscow, Ida.; Hattiesburg and Starkville, Miss.; Reno, Nev.; Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa.; Richmond, Va.; and Pullman, Wash., now have... - read more

T-Mobile's 1900MHz HPSA+ Covers 23 Markets - 100M POPs

T-Mobile USA today announced another expansion of its 1900MHz HSPA+ coverage. T-Mobile's high-speed data network is available in five new regions beginning today, including Chicago and surrounding suburbs; Fresno, Sacramento, and Southern California; and Reno, Nev. The cities in Southern... - read more

Verizon Delivering Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III Dec. 14

Verizon Wireless today announced that it will begin pushing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the Samsung Galaxy S III starting December 14. The update, which adds Google Now, new notifications, ISIS compatibility, and Project Butter, will be delivered over the air in waves. Verizon said... - read more

LTE Hits Four More AT&T Markets

AT&T today announced that it has launched its LTE 4G service in four more markets. AT&T customers with LTE-enabled equipment in Auburn-Opelika, Ala.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Nashua, N.H.; and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., all have access to AT&T's faster data network. AT&T is on track to... - read more

Major Carriers Agree to Nationwide 911 Texting Service

The top four wireless network operators have all agreed to let customers send text messages to 911 emergency centers via their networks. The Federal Communication Commission has been pushing for what it calls a next-generation 911 service and AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon... - read more

T-Mobile Activates 1900MHz HSPA+ in 3 More Markets

T-Mobile USA has made its HSPA+ service available in the 1900MHz band in Seattle, Wash.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Atlanta, Ga. A total of 18 markets now offer HSPA+ in T-Mobile's 1900MHz spectrum, which means many of the devices sold by T-Mobile rival AT&T will be able to access fast data... - read more

T-Mobile USA to Sell Apple Products in 2013

T-Mobile USA will offer Apple devices beginning in 2013. Speaking at Deutsche Telekom's investor conference in Berlin, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann said that its U.S. subsidiary would finally sell Apple products next year. Obermann stopped short of naming the Apple iPhone as one of... - read more

T-Mobile Phasing Out Phone Subsidies

The CEO of T-Mobile USA today announced that the company plans in 2013 to stop offering traditional service plans that include a subsidy to cover the cost of the cell phone. Instead, the company will only offer its "Value" plans, which are typically cheaper than traditional postpaid monthly... - read more

AT&T Offering Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III

AT&T today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now available to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Due to the size of the system update, it must be downloaded and installed via Samsung's Kies desktop software. The update adds Google Now, the ability to block calls/messages, and a... - read more

Three More Markets Gain AT&T LTE Coverage

AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is now available in Albuquerque, N.M.; Reading, Pa.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Customers in these markets who have LTE-capable devices should experience faster data speeds. AT&T also added LTE coverage to three small markets in Puerto... - read more

Page Plus Cellular Debuts $69 Unlimited Plan

Page Plus Cellular recently added a new option to its lineup of prepaid plans. Page Plus now offers subscribers unlimited domestic voice minutes, unlimited domestic messaging, and 5GB of data for $69.95 per month. Customers who surpass the 5GB monthly data limit will be charged $0.05 per... - read more

Verizon Prepping Jelly Bean for RAZR HD, MAXX HD

Verizon Wireless today provided more information about when it will deliver the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update to the Motorola RAZR HD and MAXX HD. According to Verizon, the new operating system will be pushed out in waves beginning next week. The update includes new features such as... - read more

Samsung Rugby III Hits AT&T December 14

AT&T today announced that the Samsung Rugby III will be available December 14. The Rugby III is a ruggedized flip phone built to mil-spec 810G for protection from water and dust ingress, as well as from shock. It includes a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 3 megapixel camera. It is one of the... - read more

Verizon's Galaxy Note II Arrives November 29

Verizon Wireless today announced that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available November 29. Sorce: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Rolls Out New International Rate Plans

AT&T today announced a refresh of its international calling, messaging, and data plans. International calling plans are now broken up into three different groupings: Canada and Mexico, Europe, and the rest of the world. Each grouping has its own, separate offerings of minutes and they... - read more

AT&T Fires Up LTE in Denver, Louisville, Other Markets

AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is available in yet more markets across the country. AT&T's LTE is up and running for the first time in Denver, Colo., Daytona Beach, Fla., Louisville, Ky., York, Pa., Provo-Orem, Utah, Tacoma, Wash., and Milwaukee, Wisc. AT&T also... - read more

Verizon Selling Some 700MHz Spectrum to Nortex

Verizon Wireless today announced one of its first sales of Lower A and B Block 700MHz spectrum licenses. This particular transaction will see Lower B Block 700MHz licenses transferred to Nortex Communications. Nortex is based in Muenster, Texas, and the spectrum covers four counties to the... - read more

T-Mobile Delivering Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III

T-Mobile USA has announced that it is pushing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the Samsung Galaxy S III beginning today. The update can be downloaded over the air or installed via Samsung's Kies desktop software. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Announces Modest LTE Expansion for November 15

Verizon Wireless has named several more markets that will gain access to its LTE 4G network beginning November 15. The new markets include Grand Junction, Colo.; Mount Vernon, Ill.; Lake of the Ozarks and Central, Mo.; Butte, Mont.; and Laramie and Rock Sprints, Wyo. According to Verizon,... - read more

Droid DNA Boasts 5-inch 1080p HP Display

HTC and Verizon Wireless today announced the Droid DNA, a new flagship Android phone with the first full 1080p HD display in a phone for the US. The 5-inch display has 440 ppi pixel density. The phone sports a curved glass front and a unibody solid polycarbonate curved back with matte... - read more

Verizon Adding Isis Support to RAZR M Via Jelly Bean Update

Verizon Wireless has provided details about the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean system update for the Motorola Droid RAZR M. The update adds features specific to Jelly Bean, such as Google Now and Voice Search, actionable notifications, the new smart keyboard, and resizable widgets. The... - read more

Samsung Galaxy Express Lands at AT&T Nov. 16

AT&T today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Express will begin November 16. This mid-range Android smartphone runs Ice Cream Sandwich and includes a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2,000mAh battery, NFC, memory card slot, and 5-megapixel camera. AT&T... - read more

Verizon Says LTE Network Will Be Done by Mid 2013

Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo today said that the company's LTE 4G network will be fully built out by the middle of 2013. This is close to six months sooner than the company had previously said it would complete the network. According to Shammo, Verizon's LTE 4G network covers 250 million... - read more

AT&T to Sell the HTC 8X November 9

AT&T today announced that the HTC Windows Phone 8X will be available for purchase in stores beginning November 9. The 8GB California Blue model should be available in most AT&T stores. In-store availability of the 8GB Limelight and 16GB California Blue models, however, will be... - read more

AT&T Has Change of Heart - To Allow Some FaceTime Over Cellular

AT&T today announced that after assessing the impact Apple's FaceTime application will have on its network, it will expand the availability of the feature to the iPhone 5. Apple enabled the feature on iOS 6, which it distributed in September, but AT&T only allowed it to work on... - read more

T-Mobile Fires Up 1900MHz HSPA+ in Three More Cities

T-Mobile today announced that customers in Baltimore, Houston, and Washington, D.C., now have access to HSPA+ in T-Mobile's 1900MHz spectrum. Customers with unlocked devices in these three markets will be able to access 3G/4G speeds with devices such as the Apple iPhone. T-Mobile already... - read more

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Hit AT&T Stores November 9

AT&T today announced that both the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be available beginning November 9. The 920 will be available in red, white, black, yellow and cyan, while the 820 will only be available in black. The 820, however, has interchangeable battery covers that are available... - read more