3G

AT&T scales back speed throttling on unlimited LTE data users

Possibly good news for any AT&T subscriber that's still on an unlimited data plan, the wireless provider has limited the practice of data throttling to time periods of heavy network congestion.

Mobile

Verizon starts the slow process to becoming an LTE-only network

A network researcher has discovered Verizon is in the process of testing out using its 3G bandwidth for LTE purposes, as it starts the long, slow process to becoming an LTE-only network.

Mobile

Nokia’s not dead, tests new battery and speed boosting features to prove 3G isn’t either

Nokia Networks has been working on a new feature set which could add several benefits to devices connected to 3G networks around the world, including more battery life, faster browsing, and quicker call connections.

Mobile

3G and 4G: What’s the difference?

Curious about the difference between 3G and 4G? Check out this guide for a non-technical, easy-to-understand explanation.

Mobile

Why is the former head of the NSA convinced Huawei is a threat to the US?

A former head of the NSA says China's Huawei is a threat to the United States security - but nothing's ever been proven. Is Huawei just a scapegoat?

Mobile

Google’s Project Loon brings Internet access to remote areas with giant balloons

Looking for an inventive way to bring Internet access to people all around the world, Google's Project Loon uses balloons floating in the stratosphere to bring Web access to remote, rural regions.

Computing

Sprint posts lowest new subscriber numbers in 4 years, moves just 1.5 million iPhones

Sprint has posted their lowest new subscriber count since 2009. And while they've been posting quarterly net losses since 2007, they've shaved off some of those figures quite a bit since last year. They're currently entertaining offers of partial and full…

Mobile

You want the 3G? You can’t handle the 3G! North Korea pulls foreigner access [UPDATE: Temporarily]

We hope foreign journalists didn't get too comfortable - North Korea already pulled their 3G access. The move comes after a small group of journalists (and former NBA star Dennis Rodman) recently visited and digitally documented their time in the country.

Mobile

Audi upgrading existing 3G service with speedier in-car LTE data chip

Not one to fall behind the times, Audi will upgrade its 3G "Audi Connect" system with LTE connectivity, powered by Gemalto. The service brings in-car high-speed internet to the open road.

Cars

AT&T update to enable FaceTime over cellular with no extra charge

AT&T has announced that it will be rolling out an update regarding the use of FaceTime over 3G cellular networks.

Apple

Has 4G become meaningless?

A cesspool of acronyms, overoptimistic marketing claims and incompatible technologies has made 4G incomprehensible to the average consumer. Now carriers will suffer for the mess they’ve created.

Mobile

Why the FAA is taking fresh look at gadgets on airplanes

The FAA will be taking a new look at allowing electronic devices to be used on planes. But why aren't our gadgets allowed in the first place, and what new bit of information could change that?

Cool Tech

Are new unlimited data plans from T-Mobile and MetroPCS a good deal?

T-Mobile and MetroPCS have joined Sprint in offering truly unlimited data plans: no data caps in sight. Should AT&T and Verizon customers disgruntled by rate changes make the jump? Maybe, but make sure to read the fine print.

Android Army

AT&T FaceTime restrictions may be at odds with FCC net neutrality rules

AT&T iPhone owners who want FaceTime will need to upgrade to a Mobile Share plan, but this new policy may be against the FCC's new net neutrality rules.

Apple

Is Verizon buying off T-Mobile with its new spectrum deal?

Verizon and T-Mobile have announced a complex new license-swapping deal. But how does it work, and will it really benefit mobile users, or is it just a way for Verizon to get the Feds off its back?

Mobile