Tag Archives: HSPA+

T-Mobile LTE carrier update for unlocked iPhone 5 coming on April 5th

Last week, T-Mobile US was the talk of the town. Not only did it light up its first LTE markets, it also announced its new “UNcarrier” plans and the T-Mobile iPhones. We already heard that the T-Mobile iPhone 5 was going to be a pentaband device, compatible with all of Tmo’s HSPA+ and LTE bandwidths, but for those looking to use unlocked iPhones,…

Vodafone CEO: 4G is for “technofreaks”

It’s hard to know where to start with this. Vodafone’s CEO said he’d gone in to an EE store to try out the 4G speeds was about and stated “all I saw technofreaks there”. And apparently, only early adopters could notice the difference in speed between LTE and HSPA+. Wow! Talk about a bold move. So, what is his carrier’s position on 4G exactly? Visiting…

T-Mobile opening up 3 more cities to iPhone-friendly 1900MHz HSPA+ today

The T-Mobile iPhone is going to happen. And it’s about time too. The carrier announced that it has a partnership in place with Cupertino to launch “Apple products” from 2013. So, despite the thought that the carrier didn’t want to deal with the level of expense spent by its rival, Sprint, the magenta-colored network provider has successfully negotiated…

AT&T to face possible FCC fine over FaceTime restrictions

With iOS 6 came the announcement that the iPhone’s latest operating system would support FaceTime calls using cellular data, rather than just Wi-Fi, as was the case beforehand. Following that announcement, AT&T made the decision to limit that feature to customers who use its shared data plans, a move that disheartened and angered many current and…

Apple Will Release Three Separate Pieces Of iPhone 5 Hardware To Meet Global Network Requirements

As announced during the keynote presentation, the iPhone 5 comes with a new wireless networking system that supports HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE bands. In total, the iPhone 5 supports 7 different bands from GPRS to LTE to meet global network requirements. Apple will make three separate pieces of hardware to meet global demand, including two separate GSM…

Are Apple Holding Carriers Back?

Research company Ericsson have established that Apple’s iPhone, whilst only holding 20% of the world’s smartphone customer base, accounts for 45% of all 3G mobile traffic. The report showed that Apple topped the data usage charts with a huge majority, Android holds around 15% of users, and takes up 30% of our bandwidth. The survey was conducted across…

Aussie 3G: Is it actually 4G?

You’ll recall that recently iPad fans down under were more than a little ticked off when they realised that their brand new “4G” iPads didn’t work on Australia’s 4G network. Apple were taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after they investigated various complaints lodged against Cupertino. There have been talks to try and…