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.
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.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance
Sprint today talked up coverage improvements it has made across New York City. For example, using two-channel carrier aggregation Sprint has doubled the download speeds and capacity of its 2.5 GHz cell sites around the metropolitan area.
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...