How AT&T is using small antennas to fix big problems

If all goes according to AT&T’s wishes, the city of Palo Alto may soon become the premier testing spot for Ma Bell’s plan to boost its cellular network power by installing a large number of small cellular antennas around town. Ostensibly billed as a method for AT&T to overcome terrestrial and urban challenges in Palo Alto, the […]

AT&T launches HSPA+ in San Francisco, LA, Chicago, Dallas and Boston

When AT&T announced the availability of the HTC Inspire last month I thought it was kinda funny that nobody picked up on the fact that AT&T was selling what it called a “4G smartphone” but wouldn’t tell anyone where the company’s “4G” HSPA+ service was up and running. Without any fanfare, press release or even a […]

iPhone faster on AT&T than Verizon

Frustrated iPhone users on AT&T’s network should think twice before moving to Verizon’s network. Wired says: Ookla, creators of the Speedtest.net broadband test, compiled data from tests run by iPhone customers using the Speedtest.net app on both AT&T and Verizon. On average, the reported AT&T iPhone transfer rates were roughly two times faster than the […]

AT&T announces first 4G phone, does not tell you where it will work

The tweets were direct and to the point — “HTC Inspire 4G will be available on Feb. 13 for $99.99 with contract!,” said the corporate feed from AT&T. While that seems like an aggressive price for such a full-featured smartphone (humongous screen, Android 2.2, all the assorted bells and whistles), you really have to dig […]

Pricing, usage challenge ahead for 4G customers

With big 4G wireless network promotions coming later this year from leading cellular providers AT&T and Verizon, it still looks like the hardest job is going to fall to the potential next-generation wireless customer — who will be forced to pick and choose from a dizzying array of devices and prices, without much help or […]

Who will benefit from AT&T’s network “upgrade”?

A little busy here at Sidecut central as we put the finishing touches on a new report — but several news nuggets from the past few days bear a bit more questioning, at least from where we sit: AT&T’s Network ‘Upgrade’ — While it’s good news that AT&T now plans to upgrade the speed of its […]