T-Mobile Names First 42Mbps HSPA+ Markets
T-Mobile today announced the first three markets where it will double HSPA+ speeds from 21Mbps to 42Mbps. New York City, Las Vegas, and Orlando will be the first, followed by Chicago and Long Island / Northern New Jersey later this year. T-Mobile says its HSPA+ network will be available at 42Mbps in 25 markets by mid-year, covering some 140 million Americans. In addition to the network improvements, T-Mobile announced seven new devices that can take advantage of its 21Mbps HSPA+ network, including the LG G2x, the Sidekick 4G, the LG G-Slate tablet, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot (made by ZTE), and the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 laptop dongle. The T-Mobile Jet 3.0 laptop dongle will be the first to support the 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
T-Mobile Brings Smartpicks to Jump On Demand
T-Mobile today improved its Jump On Demand program with the introduction of T-Mobile Smartpicks. The Smartpicks program is a leasing option that lets people score affordable phones with low monthly payments.
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.
ZTE's Axon 7 Mini Wins Android 7.1.1
ZTE today began pushing Android 7.1.1 to its Axon 7 Mini smartphone. Like the same update that reached the larger Axon 7 earlier this year, today's update for the Axon 7 Mini adds support for T-Mobile WiFi Calling; a wider selection of gender-balanced emoji and GIFs; performance improvements to Google's Daydream VR; and the latest security patches.
Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
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