Verizon Rolling out XLTE Service that Increases Peak Data Speeds

Verizon just announced that they are rolling out a new "faster  internet" on the 700MHz band and they have dubbed it "XLTE".  They claim they are "doubling the 4G LTE bandwidth and providing faster peak speeds in cities coast to coast. While this sound awesome what does it really mean if you are Verizon customer? From what I can gather this new band will not necessarily be any faster than the current LTE banding there will simply be...

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EU Parliament says network roaming must end by 2016, net neutrality must be preserved

Mobile operators within the European Union might have to phase out their roaming practices following a vote by the European Parliament to end roaming fees by 2016. The vote calls for operators in the 28 member nations of the EU to cease charging customers for roaming when traveling in other member nations. A German traveling in Spain would not have to pay extra for using phones, and the same would be true for other EU members...

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Vodafone buys Ono to launch mobile and home services with pay-TV and enhanced data management

Vodafone is going deeper into the home television and communications industry with its purchase of Spanish cable company Ono. This is the third cable company Vodafone has purchased in the past two years, and the 7.2 billion euros (US $10 billion) used to purchase the company will finance some big changes for Vodafone going forward. Buying Ono will give Vodafone a chance to create a company that can sell customers their home phone,...

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Verizon’s Edge Program Now Lets You Upgrade Every 30 Days

Have to have the absolute latest in mobile tech? Six months too long to wait to upgrade? Verizon has the answer for you. Now Verizon's Edge program lets customers upgrade once every thirty days! This is a big change for those of us who love our smartphones but only for a month or so till something shinier and newer catches our eye. Naturally changing smartphones out once a month is not going to be a cheap thing to do, so there has to...

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T-Mobile Continues it’s “Un-carrier” Rollout by Paying Early Termination Fees

There was a leak a little earlier that as part of T-Mobiles "Un-carrier 4.0" event T-Mobile would start paying your early termination fees if you switched from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint to T-Mobile. T-Mobile's president John Legere announced a "get out of jail free card" from other wireless carriers, so customers on family plans can save hundreds of dollars by switching. According to T-Mobile themselves here's how it works: Starting...

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AT&T Bring Something New to the Wireless Game – Sponsored Data

In today's smartphone world, data usage is on the rise. Combine that with the fact that unlimited data plans are long gone on the two biggest carriers, you end up with the a data-strapped consumer. In fact, according to AT&T themselves,...

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