C Spire Names LTE Markets for September Launch
C Spire Wireless today announced a selection of 20 markets across the state of Mississippi that will have access to LTE 4G services starting later this year. C Spire said the company plans to cover 1.2 million POPs over 2,700 square miles with more than 360 cell sites across Mississippi. Some of the markets to be covered include the Jackson metro area, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the cities of Brookhaven, Columbia, Natchez, Petal, Hattiesburg, McComb and Lucedale; Oxford, Tupelo, Corinth, New Albany, Pontotoc, Booneville, Starkville, Columbus and West Point; Yazoo City, Cleveland, Greenville, Greenwood and Clarksdale; and Meridian and parts of Lauderdale County. C Spire said its LTE service will offer speeds that are 10 times faster (4 - 12Mbps down) than its current 3G offerings. C Spire is targeting a launch in September.
C Spire Boosts WiFi Hotspot Access for iPhones
C Spire Wireless today expanded its WiFi On service to iOS devices, allowing its iPhone customers to more easily connect to some 20 million WiFi hotspots around the country. The WiFi On app is already available to Android handsets.
C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
C Spire Wireless is hoping to buy some Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum from Waller Wireless. The companies recently filed the request with the FCC.
T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
C Spire Debuts Combo Plans that Bundle Phone and Service
C Spire today rolled out a series of new combination plans that package together service and device costs. The company claims the idea behind the plans is to make it easier for customers to see where their money is going.