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T-Mobile closes gap on AT&T and Verizon for Network Performance

T-Mobile closes gap on AT&T and Verizon for Network Performance

According to the RootMetrics Midyear Mobile Network Performance Report, Verizon had the best performing wireless network in the United States. AT&T followed close behind, with T-Mobile and Sprint trailing in third and fourth place respectively. 

Verizon launching VoLTE in 2014, delays LTE-only phones until 2016

Verizon launching VoLTE in 2014, delays LTE-only phones until 2016

Verizon is set to launch Voice over LTE service in the fourth quarter of this year, although its first LTE-only smartphones will not hit the market until 2016. The carrier will continue selling phones with CDMA chipsets through the first half of 2016.

Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones through Early Upgrade Programs on August 20th

Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones through Early Upgrade Programs on August 20th

According to the well-connected blogger Mark Gurman, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple’s upcoming plans, a significant number of Apple Stores will begin selling the iPhone through carrier financing programs beginning August 20th. 

FCC questioning all carriers on throttled data policies

FCC questioning all carriers on throttled data policies

It turns out, Verizon’s plans for “network optimization” for a small fraction of its subscribers has apparently not just worked up the FCC in regards to Big Red, but all of the major wireless carriers in the United States, according to a new report.

Verizon responds to FCC regarding throttled data for some customers

Verizon responds to FCC regarding throttled data for some customers

At the end of July, Verizon made it known that they’d begin some “network optimizations” for a select group of consumers, geared specifically towards the subscribers still using the wireless carrier’s aging unlimited data plans. The FCC responded with their concerns, and now Big Red has penned their own response.

FCC responds to Verizon’s plans to throttle some customers with strongly-worded letter

FCC responds to Verizon’s plans to throttle some customers with strongly-worded letter

On July 27, it became known that Verizon would begin throttling some customers that still found themselves on unlimited data plans. The FCC Chairman has chimed in with his own thoughts on the matter, making his concerns quite clear.

Verizon to begin throttling heavy 4G LTE data users on October 1st

Verizon to begin throttling heavy 4G LTE data users on October 1st

Verizon has been attempting to lure customers that still have grandfathered unlimited data plans onto its tiered data plans for several years, but some have refused to take the bait. The carrier will take things one step further this fall, as it begins throttling unlimited 4G LTE data users when its network is experiencing high usage. 

Verizon expands its XLTE service, now covers more than 300 locales

Verizon expands its XLTE service, now covers more than 300 locales

Verizon may have only just recently officially announced their new enhanced LTE service, XLTE, but they’re not slowing down. The wireless carrier has announced several new markets under the spectrum.

Verizon rolling out VoLTE in coming months, ahead of rumored iOS 8 support

Verizon rolling out VoLTE in coming months, ahead of rumored iOS 8 support

Verizon today announced its plans of rolling out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the US over the next few months. The timing of this announcement is quite significant, as iOS 8 and iPhone 6, slated to be released in the next few months, will support VoLTE.

Verizon’s new XLTE network improves bandwidth for Apple’s latest generation iPhone and iPad models

Verizon’s new XLTE network improves bandwidth for Apple’s latest generation iPhone and iPad models

Verizon Wireless today announced XLTE, an enhanced version of its 4G LTE wireless data network that’ll increase the bandwidth available to customers who own Apple’s latest iPhone and iPad models. This network will go live in major metropolitan areas as well as other markets that have high data traffic.