wireless data

  • RadioShack to sell 3G Aspire One for $99 with AT&T

    RadioShack to sell 3G Aspire One for $99 with AT&T

    And the subsidization of 3G-equipped netbooks starts to slowly take shape here in the US. Starting Sunday, RadioShack will be selling the Acer Aspire One for $99 with a two-year contract from AT&T at $60 per month for 5GB of high speed data. If $60 sounds like a lot to be paying for 5GB of wireless data each month, it is (if you ask me). Maybe you could wait for future offerings with… Read More

  • Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel intros ‘MiFi’ mobile broadband router

    Novatel might be on to something with its MiFi device. It’s basically a rechargeable, portable wireless router that ingests mobile data signals and spits them back out as standard Wi-Fi. The company is calling the technology an “Intelligent Mobile Hotspot,” in case you were longing for some industry jargon. The idea certainly isn’t new, but this version may very well be… Read More

  • Verizon halves EVDO overage charges, shows that the wireless data cartel cares about consumers

    Verizon halves EVDO overage charges, shows that the wireless data cartel cares about consumers

    EVDOinfo.com is reporting that Verizon has halved its per-megabyte overage fees for EVDO data and will set a cap of $250 per month in maximum fees for any three of a customer’s billing cycles. After that, subscribers will be subject to unlimited, non-capped overage charges. So if you go over your 5GB limit by one extra gigabyte, it could cost you $256. However, Verizon’s been… Read More

  • AT&T buys big chunk of 700MHz wireless spectrum

    AT&T buys big chunk of 700MHz wireless spectrum

    AT&T got the okay by the FCC to purchase 12MHz-worth of the 700MHz wireless spectrum owned by Aloha Spectrum Holdings (covered here in October) for $2.5 billion. This slice “covers 196 million of the 303 million U.S. residents and includes 72 of the top 100 media markets in the country,” according to IDG News Service. AT&T plans to use the spectrum for a combination of… Read More

  • AT&T to buy big chunk of 700MHz wireless spectrum

    AT&T to buy big chunk of 700MHz wireless spectrum

    Oh what $2.5 billion buys nowadays. AT&T will be purchasing 281 markets-worth of licenses in the 700MHz frequency band from Aloha, a company based out of Providence, Rhode Island and "the largest owner of 700MHz spectrum in the US." Read More