Apple Reportedly Testing Network Quality Prior to Enabling LTE

Apple Testing Network Quality Prior to Enabling LTE

According to a report from Telecoms.com, Apple is testing LTE network quality on carrier’s that sell the iPhone. Apple is doing this to ensure that its customers are given the data speeds that they are promised when they buy an iPhone with LTE connectivity. Carriers that pass Apple’s quality test, … Read the Full Story →

Japanese Carrier Softbank Reportedly in Talks to Take over US Carrier Sprint

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Japanese mobile carrier Softbank is reportedly in talks to buy Sprint Nextel Corp. On Thursday, a report from Bloomberg noted that Softbank was looking to purchase two-thirds of the Sprint Nextel company which would give them control of the company. The transaction will cost Softbank a hefty $19 billion, or … Read the Full Story →

Apple Releases Verizon Carrier Update for iPhone to Patch Cellular Data Drain on WiFi

Verizon iPhone 5 Carrier Settings Update

On Monday, Apple released a carrier update specifically for Verizon iPhone 5s to address an issue that caused the smartphone to still consume cellular data even while on WiFi, an issue that can be serious with Verizon’s tiered data plans. This carrier settings update resolves an issue in which, under … Read the Full Story →

Apple Introduces iPhone 4S on 5 New Regional Carriers

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Apple’s iPhone 4S was introduced last October on the three main networks in the United States, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Verizon was added in 2010 with the iPhone 4 and Sprint was added with the latest iPhone refresh. Apple later expanded network coverage by bringing the 4S to regional carrier … Read the Full Story →

Apple Investigating iPad 3 WiFi Issues, Giving Replacements

iPad 3 WiFi Issue Replacement

According to an internal AppleCare document, Apple is now investigating reports of WiFi issues on the new iPad 3. Since its introduction and release only a few weeks ago, many users have been complaining about WiFi issues from connection drops, slow download and upload speeds to the iPad being unable … Read the Full Story →

UK Carrier O2 Privacy Flaw Reveals Customer Phone Numbers to Websites

O2 Privacy flaw customer phone number

In a report from think broadband, it was revealed on Wednesday that a privacy flaw in UK carrier O2’s handling of web traffic on mobile devices released phone numbers of their customers to websites. Any customer who used a 2G or 3G network from O2 to browse the internet had … Read the Full Story →

Sprint to Throttle “off-network” data usage, No “Truly Unlimited” Data For iPhone 4S / 4 Users

Since the introduction of the iPhone 4 and 4S on Sprint, the carrier has been airing numerous TV ads, highlighting their “Unlimited Data” for the iPhone. However, on Thursday, a statement from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse revealed that Sprint is doing exactly what they said they wouldn’t, throttling top 1% … Read the Full Story →

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