A feature that Apple originally introduced with iOS 6 but is implemented on a carrier by carrier basis is Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Verizon and at least some Sprint iPhone users have a “Government Alerts” pane in Settings to enable both emergency alerts, such as those from FEMA, and AMBER alerts. Today, AT&T announced that […]
If the advent of Apple's iPhone is any indication, the proliferation of easy-to-use smart phones and tablet computers is driving a host of new bandwidth-hungry data and multimedia services. The rise in bandwidth-hungry traffic that users are accessing from their phones means that wireless operators require a higher speed wireless backhaul network.
Just months after Verizon Wireless tightened its upgrade policy, AT&T follows suit. The two largest carriers are hoping to put pressure on iPhone subsidies.
Verizon is doing something better than its rivals to retain customers, according to data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). CIRP looked at the carrier usage data from its regular smartphone surveys and found that Verizon...Show More Summary
Two months ago, Verizon announced that it wouldn’t allow customers to upgrade their iPhones early after twenty months anymore. It was a pretty hostile move: the subsidy you’ve paid for your iPhone has been paid off after twenty months, so Verizon was effectively saying that their new policy was to bleed you dry for an [...]Show More Summary
It would appear that AT&T iPhone users will have to wait a bit longer to upgrade to their next handsets, as the carrier announced on Sunday that it will be extending its hardware upgrade cycle to a length of two years.
An Anandtech report claims Apple isn’t throttling iPhone or iPad cellular data through carrier bundles, directly refuting a recent claim from developer Joseph Brown. While Brown claims cellular data speeds for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint...Show More Summary
Just a day after a developer wrote a blog entry maintaining that Apple was intentionally limiting cellular download speeds for iPhone and iPad users on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, the claims have been withdrawn and his mistake in understanding how carrier bundle files has been explained.
The recently launched new flagship Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is performing very well against Apple’s current generation iPhone 5. The Galaxy S4 is now outselling Apple’s iPhone 5 at Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile stores. AT&T is the only carrier at which the iPhone 5 continues to lead all smartphone sales. But, it should be [...]
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While Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, unsurprisingly took the top spot at three of the four major U.S. carriers' stores in the month of May, Apple's eight-month-old iPhone 5 still remained the most popular smartphone at AT&T retail.
Joseph Brown, the developer behind the hacked carrier updates floating around for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, just posted a lengthy blog post detailing how he claims “Apple limits devices to even out” the networks of its carrier partners. Specifically, Brown says that Apple is limiting the iPhone 5 to Category 10 (14.4Mbps) HSDPA despite the device’s support […]
A hacked carrier update that has the potential to deliver improved data speeds is now available to iPhone 5 users on Sprint. The modified update, which has previously been made available to devices on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, does not require a jailbroken device — just a Mac or PC with iTunes. Like the other [...]Show More Summary
This morning CNET confirmed some of the same rumblings we’ve been hearing from retail tipsters. Best Buy will be offering $150 trade-in value for any iPhone 4 / 4S, yielding a free 16GB iPhone 5 (Sprint, Verizon or AT&T) with a 2 year contract thanks to their current $50 off promo. This deal is only […]
We’ve already seen hacked carrier updates for iOS devices on AT&T and T-Mobile, and now there’s one for customers on Verizon, too. Like the others, this one promises to increase the 3G and 4G data speeds on your iPhone 5, iPad, and iPad mini — and it doesn’t require a jailbreak. The update comes from Joe [...]Show More Summary
Samsung’s flagship smartphone will be faster on Verizon than any other network. Mike Haberman, vice president of network support for Verizon, confirmed to Bloomberg that the Galaxy S4 will be the first device to support the carrier’s Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum, which will more than double the smartphone’s data speeds. Show More Summary
In today’s NewsDesk Show news roundup (see full video below): Chrome 28 unveiled a day after predecessor was released; Google’s new photo search feature may violate privacy; Rhapsody releases redesigned iPhone app; Atari to undergo $22.2M bankruptcy auction; Microsoft releases … Continue reading ?
AllThingsD is reporting that Best Buy plans to begin a monthlong iPhone sale on Sunday. iPhone prices will drop by US$50 when bought in conjunction with a two-year contract from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. All current models of the iPhone...Show More Summary
Verizon this week launched a new iPhone application for its subscribers that gives access to the carrier's cloud-based syncing and backup service.
(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) iPhone and iPad owners can now use Verizon Cloud to back up key information from their devices. The cloud-based system debuted late last month for Verizon subscribers using specific Android devices. Show More Summary