All I want for Christmas is Yota

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)

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

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

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 […]