According to a report recently released by OpenSignal, it appears that a growing number of mobile users are no longer taking full advantage of Wi-Fi networks, or at least not as frequently as before. And it seems that unlimited data plans, such as those currently being offered by the Big Four (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint), have something to do with people not using Wi-Fi like they used to.
The largest mobile service provider in America has decided to rename and redesign its FamilyBase parental controls app into the new Verizon Smart Family service. It goes without saying that the rebranded version will see Verizon Wireless continue to offer the same functionalities of FamilyBase while introducing some fresh key features.
According to a new report recently released by analyst firm CCS Insight, the total volume of subscriptions to 5G wireless service will reach nearly 60 million across the globe by the year 2020. This number represents an increase of 50 percent compared to earlier projections made by CCS half a year ago. The company also proceeded to revise its predictions for year 2021 by 25 percent, with 5G connections breaching the 280 million mark around the world.
CCS Insight also made changes to its projections for the subsequent years. For mid 2023, it expects the volume of 5G wireless subscriptions to hit 1 billion worldwide. Meanwhile, for 2025, the analyst firm has updated its estimates to 2.7 billion 5G connections.
By way of a note recently issued to investors just this week, analysts from Morgan Stanley Research are projecting that the first three months of the year will mostly see the Big Four carriers in the United States (namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) record low subscriber activity.
Some may remember that nearly a month ago, Randall Stephenson, the chief executive officer of AT&T, had hinted that mobile users everywhere might soon be able to experience the wonders of 5G not directly through their smartphones and tablet devices, but through 5G pucks. These pucks can basically serve as mobile 5G hotspots for consumers, at least until phone makers can start releasing true 5G compatible handsets in the market.
There is no doubt about it -- some Android fans will already be itching to get their hands on Samsung’s newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus phablets. Well, they will not have to wait for long -- the handsets will be made available for preordering starting on March 2nd, and exactly two weeks later on March 16th, the South Korean tech giant’s newest toys will hit store shelves everywhere.
According to new information from Counterpoint Research, Verizon Wireless is comfortably leading the industry when it comes to selling the Apple Watch, specifically during the final quarter of last year.
In spring of this year, Verizon Wireless is planning to lock mobile devices as a form of protective measure against phone theft. According to a report recently published by CNET, the biggest mobile operator in the United States had started pushing unlocked handsets when it began offering LTE services. This was partly due to the fact that the 700 MegaHertz spectrum that the Big Red had initially utilized for its LTE offerings came with open access stipulations from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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