Having already initiated its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roll-out, AT&T is now planning to offer Wi-Fi calling by 2015.
The carrier has always had embraced Wi-Fi and other closely related technologies. As a matter of fact, AT&T has managed to partner with other business entities over the years in order to provide public Wi-Fi areas for its customers.
MetroPCS, the prepaid wireless service owned by T-Mobile, is offering new plans to its old and new customers, as well as adding new inclusions to its existing plans.
This prepaid service provider currently uses T-Mobile's LTE network, and subscribers will be glad to know that MetroPCS is boosting the high-speed data usage on several existing plans. On top of that, the prepaid brand is also introducing a limited-time only offer -- specifically, a new Family Plan that offers four lines of service.
AT&T recently announced that their LTE network is now covering more than 300 million people in the United States. That figure is about 95% of the whole population of the country.
AT&T did not state for certain whether they are stopping their 4G rollout. But by hitting 300 million, the carrier has no doubt accomplished something significant -- AT&T has covered more people than Verizon did when it initiated its LTE rollout. Back in June of 2013, it was reported that Verizon had reached 298 million people when it completed its 4G network rollout.
It is plain to see that T-Mobile is not done yet with its aggressive efforts to grab more customers, preferably away from its closest competitors.
Just barely two weeks ago, the Uncarrier had expanded its Simple Choice plan, now allowing 10 lines of service for one plan. At first, the 7th to the 10th lines of service came with a monthly fee of $20.00 each, but now the wireless company has since declared that it has lowered those rates by fifty percent.
It appears that the contest between T-Mobile and Sprint over plan pricing is not over yet. T-Mobile is now providing subscribers of its $40 Simple Starter plans four times the amount of high-speed data, plus a new promo targeted to those who only log low to average data usage on single lines.
Verizon is yet to go all out on its HD Voice service, unlike its competitors AT&T and T-Mobile. But soon, Verizon customers who are eagerly awaiting the upcoming service may not have long to wait.
At a recent investor conference, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo announced that the carrier's Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service is indeed set to launch before the end of this year. However, Shammo further confirmed that Verizon will not be offering LTE-only smartphones, at least until the year 2016.
A top AT&T executive recently revealed that the mobile telecom operator is planning to deploy LTE Broadcast technology (aka LTE Multicast) starting next year. Based on Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), LTE Multicast is a technology that allows a certain type of content to be sent simultaneously to a subscriber group. It is generally considered a more efficient way of broadcasting compared to having the same content delivered to each individual user upon request.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE Android smartphone for Sprint launched in June 2012 in the black color, followed by the white color in September 2012. Because the latest Android OS, Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, is available as an over-the-air (OTA) update from Sprint, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is running on the latest technology and has amazing features you won't find on smartphones released at the same time.
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