The biggest wireless carrier in the United States is teaming up with a couple of tech giants in order to conduct 5G trials during the upcoming Indianapolis 500, which happens this weekend. Indeed, Verizon Wireless, as well as Ericsson and Intel, are looking to demo pre-standardized 5G by way of a 5G powered connected home set up near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This should be good news to fans of America’s favorite sports -- this coming April 4th, Tuesday, T-Mobile is promising to give a free year’s subscription of MLB.TV baseball streaming to all its subscribers, including current or new customers on both prepaid and postpaid plans. This is part of the major US wireless carrier’s T-Mobile Tuesdays program, which aims to launch promos and special giveaways for its customers.
T-Mobile has apparently decided to increase the monthly data cap on its unlimited plan by a couple of extra gigabytes. Thus, the 28 gigabyte data allotment each month has now been bumped to 30 gigabytes.
Next month, the top two football teams in the United States will be competing against each other at the NRG Stadium in the city of Houston in Texas for this year’s Super Bowl. Such a massive sports event will be expected to draw crowds from across the country, with every fan sure to be talking about it through voice calls, text messaging, and data (via social media).
According to Boingo Wireless, it has recently forged a Wi-Fi offloading contract with a big American mobile operator in order to provide Wi-Fi service in one major sports arena. Despite this a momentous agreement for Boingo, the company has decided not to reveal the identity of the wireless carrier nor the exact location of the said sports stadium.
For any sport fan, playing daily fantasy sports games does make their favorite sport a little more fun and exciting. But fantasy sports games are not always ideal when you are bent on watching just one sports team compete. Indeed, things get a bit tricky when the players you have picked from different teams are all playing their respective games live on different channels for instance.
We are witnessing more and more instances of live sporting events getting married with virtual reality. For instance, NextVR has already partnered with Fox Sports in making a soccer game, a title bout, a college basketball league, the US Open golf tournament, and the Daytona 500 available for viewing on VR. To NextVR’s credit, it has not stopped there -- it has also teamed up with the NBA League Pass in showing one contest from the 2016-2017 season every week in VR.
The Big Red has just unveiled a new service that should delight sports fans who love to watch their favorite sports via their mobile devices. Here comes Stream Pass -- Verizon Wireless’ new live sports streaming feature that will not affect the user’s monthly data allotments. This new feature is currently rolling out to all Verizon subscribers that use its Go90 mobile streaming app.
When Apple gave a preview of the latest iOS 10 update at WWDC, it highlighted the new features that they were adding onto iOS 10. Particularly, they were working on improving the lock screen to make it more functional for use on widgets and notifications.
Those subscribers of T-Mobile who can’t get enough of the Olympics experience may want to check out the major US wireless carrier’s latest announcement. T-Mobile has decided to extend its Brazil Unleashed deal in Rio to include the 2016 Paralympic Games, which happens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from September 7th until September 18th of this year.
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