All I want for Christmas is Yota

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I’ve covered the Russian company called Yota in the past when it was a WiMAX operator with a luscious little portable egg-like WiMAX to Wi-Fi converter and when it dumped WiMAX and morphed into an LTE operator (smart move). Now it’s selling some of the most gorgeous devices I’ve seen, things I would not mind […]

Wireless laugh of the day: 3 second fried shrimp (ad for LTE service)

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It’s cold and rainy and we all could use something funny to spice up our day. Here’s a hysterically funny ad from the Japanese cell phone carrier, DOCOMO, advertising their fast LTE service. It’s a spoof of the Japanese TV show, 3-Minute Cooking, but this DOCOMO video shows you how to make fried shrimp in […]

Guest post: Building an iOS app for external devices

iOS app for devices

Some mobile apps will interact with external devices, an increasingly common occurrence in what many call the “Internet of Things.”  A well-known example is Square, the app that allows users to use an iPhone or iPad with a specially made scanner for credit card transactions.  Home automation apps, such as SmartThings or Belkin’s WeMo Switch, […]

AT&T to include WiFi in small cell deployments

AT&T plans to include WiFi technology in its small cell deployments (primarily for offloading). Last year, AT&T announced it would install more than 40,000 small cells and 1,000 distributed antenna systems (DAS) across the US. The reason: increased demand for bandwidth from small devices. What I find interesting are AT&T’s efforts to make roaming between […]

Free launches 2 EUR per month no-contract mobile phone plan

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Free, the fourth mobile operator in France (and a subsidiary of Iliad-Free), has launched an even cheaper mobile phone plan: 2 EUR per month, no contract. It includes unlimited texts, 2 hours of voice calls (to mobile and fixed lines in France, the US and Canada), and access to Free’s Wi-Fi hotspots. If you exceed […]