AT&T Says LTE-Advanced On Tap for 2013
AT&T will upgrade its 4G network to Long Term Evolution-Advanced technology starting in 2013, according to statements made by Krish Prabhu, president and CEO of AT&T Labs. Prabhu was speaking at the LTE North America conference in Dallas when he made the statements. AT&T later confirmed Prabhu's remarks, but declined to comment further on the timing for the LTE-Advanced deployment. Sprint and Clearwire have also committed to deploying LTE-Advanced. Verizon Wireless, the nation's other large LTE network operator, has yet to announce plans beyond its current LTE network.
Most US Galaxy Note8 Owners Receiving Android 8 Oreo
Samsung's U.S. carrier partners are rolling out Android 8 Oreo to the Galaxy Note8 handset.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
U.S. Carriers Creating Stronger Tool to Verify Customer ID
All four major carriers in the U.S., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, are building a "multi-factor authentication" method that will rely on peoples' cell phones to gain account access. The system, which has been in development since last September, is expected to launch before the end of the year.
i still only have 2g edge!
They need to get LTE to all of their native footp...