News tagged: 4G LTE
At the same time as billions of people have essentially no access to the web, over a billion people are using 4G LTE. 4G-Reports has released a report showing there are 1.05 billion LTE users, with people in China, the US, and Japan making up around two-thirds of that number.
T-Mobile has a new family plan and it comes with unlimited data for four people, with a price tag of just $150. Up to eight more lines can be added for $30 each and both families and small businesses can take advantage of this pricing. This is the carrier's best family plan.
It's not the largest wireless carrier in the United States, but T-Mobile does have the fastest 4G network. A report from OpenSignal has found T-Mobile comes in above the other three main carriers and the report is based on findings from 180,000 mobile users.
Prior to its upcoming UnCarrier X event, T-Mobile has introduced a 4G LTE router for Simple Choice customers that'll let them power their home or office. The 4G LTE CellSpot is meant to act like an actual T-Mobile tower, improving service in areas that may a good connection.
Google has announced plans to test its balloon-powered internet service in Indonesia next year. Project Loon will be brought to the country in order to help give 100 million people access to the internet and Google will work with Indosat, Telkomsel, and XL Axiata in the country.
While we are waiting for Snapdragon 820 to launch, Qualcomm has officially confirmed some of the chipset's specifications during a presentation in Hong Kong. The Snapdragon 820 is a flagship chipset that is expected to launch in various flagship phones in the first half of 2016.
T-Mobile says it will guarantee superior 4G coverage to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users. Since the carrier believes customers are going to be very happy with the network when using those phones, T-Mobile will let people easily cancel their service if they are unhappy.
Panasonic has announced three new smartphones for th Indian market called Eluga L2, Eluga I2 and T45 4G, starting at Rs. 6,990, or around $100. All smartphones come with 4G LTE connectivity, dual-SIM support and affordable pricing, which is crucial for Indian market.
HTC One M9+ has been released in May and since then, it was available in several countries in Europe. Unfortunately, due to the issues with 4G LTE connectivity, the company has temporarily halted all sales of HTC One M9+ smartphones in the Netherlands.
In the last few months, Doogee has become a known manufacturer thanks to some nice devices. To take even more market share, the company is preparing an affordable smartphone that will have a price tag below $50, which is one of the most important entry-level segments.
Microsoft has started sending out a small software update that turned out to be extremely great news for some Lumia owners in India. The company has enabled 4G LTE connectivity support to select Lumia devices in India that had hardware support, but lacked the necessary software.
A leaked image of the iPhone 6s motherboard suggests that Apple will be employing a new LTE model from Qualcomm. The new modem will double LTE download speeds on the next iPhone, due to be launched later this year. The Qualcomm MDM9635M modem supports LTE Cat. 6 connectivity.
On its official Surface blog, Microsoft has announced that they are launching the new Surface 3 with 4G LTE connectivity in Germany and the United Kingdom on July 3. Later same month, the company plans to expand the tablet's availability to two more countries, France and Spain.
T-Mobile's unlimited data offer with its 4G LTE Simple Choice plans isn't really unlimited. The carrier has clarified that it begins throttling users if they cross the 21 GB mark in any given month. In T-Mobile's words, what it is doing is not "throttling" but "de-prioritizing."
ZTE has launched a new mid-range smartphone in India that is also Indian's most affordable smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity. The ZTE Blade Qlux 4G is priced at Rs. 4,999, which is slightly below $80 and will go on sale on June 16th exclusively on Amazon.in.
4G LTE roaming is now available in China through EE. The UK mobile operator is now the first network in Britain to extend LTE roaming to China. Some people are already seeing service through China Unicom in the Beijing area. Unicom will be the primary service provider.
We heard rumours about the upcoming Samsung Z2 smartphone, but the newly leaked image allegedly shows the unannounced LTE version of Samsung Z1 smartphone. All those looking for the successor of Samsung Z1 will have to be patient and wait a little more.
Panasonic is mostly known by its television lineup, but lately they have started putting big efforts in smartphone lineup as well. The company's latest Eluga L 4G smartphone has officially landed in India today and comes with a price tag of INR 12,990, or around $200.
One of the most popular network carriers in the US has decided to launch its own branded tablet, called Trek HD 4G LTE. The tablet runs Android Lollipop operating system and will be available to purchase from AT&T starting May 12 and in AT&T stores nationwide on May 15.
Samsung has officially launched its entry-level tablet in South Korea. Two models are available for purchase, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 with WiFi only connectivity and the same model with 4G LTE support. Both models are available in Smokey Titanium and come with S Pen.