T-Mobile has recently introduced IoT Access packs, a couple of new plans that start at $20 a year per mobile device for 5 megabytes of data every month. What should make the new offering appealing to customers is the fact that the pricing gets reduced to $6 a year per device after the first twelve months. Moreover, the major US wireless carrier is also offering an unlimited data plan at 64 kbps at a price of $25 a year per device.
Sending a quick, important text message to somebody can get tricky when both your hands are occupied. But for those who are subscribers of AT&T and have access to Amazon Echo, this will not be a problem at all.
Verizon Wireless has recently acquired LQD WiFi, a private company based in New York City that mostly specializes in producing kiosks called Palo that function similarly to LinkNYC’s, serving as hotspots as well as acting as informational hubs for the public.
Market research firm Parks Associates seems to think so. According to the company, global revenues of mobile data will grow from $386 billion in 2015 to $630 billion by the end of this decade. Parks Associates reckons that most of the growth will occur in mobile markets in the Asia/Pacific region.
A mobile industry giant is teaming up with a car industry giant in order to get more vehicles (and homes) connected. Indeed, LG has decided to join forces with Volkswagen in pursuing joint research and development efforts concerning a proposed connected car platform that should become operational in the not too distant future.
Apple is working on a competing product to Amazon’s Echo smart speaker, and sources familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans are saying that the device come with built in technology that can scan and recognize the user’s face. With this capability, Apple’s smart speaker would be able to see who is in the room, and play that person’s preferred music, and even set the lighting according to mood.
A new study jointly conducted by AT&T and Ericsson shows that about 75 percent of today’s consumers consider connected car features as a significant factor in helping them decide which vehicle to buy next.
We may be finally entering into the age of 5G wireless technology. Okay, maybe not. But recent developments suggest that we are going to get there eventually. AT&T, the second biggest wireless carrier in America, has revealed that it is planning to to begin development work on its 5G wireless service in the second quarter of this year, and it is doing so with the help of big name partners such as Intel and Ericsson.
AT&T is the latest to join the digital assistant club. The second biggest wireless carrier in the United States has announced that is indeed working on a voice assistant that functions similarly to Siri and other popular digital assistant services out there. However, AT&T is doing it by way of a mobile app to subscribers of its Digital Life service.
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