AT&T's Chicago Wi-Fi Network Goes Live
AT&T on Wednesday announced that its Wi-Fi hotzone in Chicago is now up and running. According to AT&T, the hotzone is active in Wrigleyville — the neighborhood of restaurants and shops surrounding Wrigley Field. It provides coverage along the streets and in the outdoor areas of Wrigleyville on the south, east and west sides of the stadium. This follows similar hotzone launches in New York City's Times Square area, and downtown Charlotte, N.C. AT&T is providing the free Wi-Fi coverage to any smartphone in order to help take traffic off its 3G network in heavy usage areas.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
New Minnesota Stadium Bringing Most Advanced Experience to Vikings Fans' Phones
US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, will host some of the most advanced and phone-centric technology ever deployed in a sports venue. Bluetooth beacons throughout the building will communicate with the new Vikings app to provide precise indoor location info.
T-Mobile to Buy Chicago-Area Spectrum to Boost Coverage
T-Mobile today said it has agreed to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Leap in order to bring its "extended-range LTE" coverage to the Chicago metropolitan area. Specifically, T-Mobile is snagging A-Block 700 MHz spectrum covering Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Evanston, Naperville, Aurora, Gary, Rockford, De Kalb, Janesville, Bloomington, Normal, Kankakee, Kenosha, and others.
Marriott Claims to Be First Hotel to Accept Apple Pay
Marriott said it will begin accepting Apple Pay at some of its properties later this year. Guests will be able to check in with an Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or Apple Watch.
Chicago to Install LTE 4G Throughout Subway System
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced an initiative along with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless that will see the city's subway system upgraded with LTE 4G. The City of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority have agreed to fund the project with $32.5 million.
Works with my T-mobile line too!
Is it because AT&T and T-mobile are both GSM phones?
At least they are doing something...