Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile

Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well. The company today announced its new business, Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service offering

AT&T’s Unlimited Plus wireless plan now includes free HBO

AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner hasn’t yet completed, but the company is already leveraging Time Warner assets to boost its own services – first with its streamin

Google’s Project Fi starts testing Voice over LTE support

Google’s wireless service called Project Fi has rolled out Voice over LTE service for a subset of its users, the company confirmed this week via an announcement in Google’s product forums

Google Now Allowing Project Fi Customers To Check Their Invite Status

Early adopters who signed up for <a target="_blank" href="https://fi.google.com/">Project Fi</a>, Google’s<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/04/22/google-launches-its-own-wireless-service-pr

Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

Project Fi, Google's recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand - or at least, that's what an email sent out to potential customers seems to i

With Rumors Of Another Cellular-Capable Smartwatch, Let’s Hit The Brakes

OEMs, it's time for a talk. I thought we could put this off for another few years, but it's become apparent that, left to your own devices you're not going to wait, so we'll have to do this now.

Apple Patents Crowdsourced Tracking Of Mobile Network Dead Spots

Apple has a new patent granted today by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that details a method by which it can detect and keep track of mobile network dead zones via crowdsourced information. The technolo

T-Mobile Gets More Uncarrier With $40 Simple Starter Plan

T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere wants basic phone plans to be uncomplicated and act as more than just a gateway to higher-priced options, according to a new blog post from the often outspoken f

MTA And Transit Wireless Expands Coverage To 30 NYC Underground Subway Stations

At last. Starting today, the MTA is switching on wireless and cellular connectivity in 30 underground subway stations around Manhattan, and the fledgling network will expand to all 277 of the MTA’s

AT&T Now Offers FaceTime Over Cellular For Any Customer With A Tiered Data Plan

AT&T announced on its consumer blog today that it will finally allow FaceTime over cellular available to all customers on a tiered data plan, after previously offering it first only to those with

AT&T Reportedly Extending FaceTime Over Cellular To Some Users On Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

AT&T definitely didn't win any fans with its initial reaction to Apple's decision to open up FaceTime video chat services to cellular networks. Now, though, it seems like the carrier may be making

Looking Beyond 4G: U.K. Uni Secures £35M For 5G R&D Center, Backed By Huawei, Samsung, Telefonica

It's no secret the U.K. has been a 4G laggard, with LTE only now finally starting to get off the ground -- while the first big 4G deployment from a mobile operator won't go live until October 30. But

Apple’s iPhone 5 Availability Expands: What It Means To Regional Carriers

Apple isn't delaying bringing its latest iPhone to regional carriers this time around, with launches across the U.S. going out today, at a list of carriers that includes C Spire, Bluegrass Cellular, A

G.S.M. encryption hacked

Karsten Nohl, a PhD from the University of Virginia, looking dreamy above, has broken A5/1, an algorithm to encrypt G.S.M. cellphone conversation. The hack follows a few steps including the use of a d

Citizen Engineer: GSM

Citizen Engineer from citizen engineer on Vimeo. Friends of the Crunch Limor Fried and Phil Torrone are putting together open source DIY videos at CitizenEngineer.com. They’ll be talking about e

Former Australian WiMAX operator: "WiMAX may not work"

The CEO of Buzz Broadband just shuttered his WiMAX network and, in a conference in Bangkok, called the technology worthless. He complains that out of line-of-sight with the antenna WiMAX degrades horr

CTIA/FCC could outlaw cellular repeaters AKA "jammers"

Got a note this morning from a concerned reader who is watching some carrier noise. Apparently some of the bigs are talking to the FCC about having cellular repeaters classed as “jammers”

Boston gets cellphone reception on T, thinks Yankees suck

One of InSite’s cellular repeaters. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are now offering cellular reception in T tunnels in downtown Boston, ensuring that your once-quiet ride will be interrupted by

GPS vs. Cellular GPS: Head-To-Head at Laptop

GPS units are cool toys. Don’t get me wrong, they’re serious devices for some people. I wish to god my cab drivers used them. But for the most part, they’re not essential: we’v

Patent Monkey: Geographic Cell Messaging with SquareLoop

This week, start up SquareLoop won 1st prize at CTIA for its geocasting technology beating out Lucent-Alcatel’s GMS. The company started out in 2005 when it received the rights to patented techn
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