Cable company NTL has released more details about new limits on the use of its broadband service, following a storm of protest from its customers. In a statement published on Monday, NTL apologised for the way that details of its "new guidelines on Internet use" were released, and attempted to calm the fears of users. It confirmed, though, that it will be targeting users who regularly download more than 1GB of data per day. Aizad Hussain, managing director of the NTL:home service, explained that NTL was bringing in a limit on the amount of data its broadband customers could download in an attempt to maintain a decent service for all users. "The purpose of the new guidelines is to ensure that all our Internet customers receive fair access to the Internet at high speed and at all times. In essence, it will ensure that the tiny minority of exceptionally heavy users do not cause network congestion and affect the enjoyment of others," said Hussain. NTL insists, though, that customers … [Read more...] about NTL moves to calm broadband limit fury
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Optus CEO Allen Lew has said the telco giant will soon bring a product to the mobile broadband space. "Clearly, we see a segment in the market that needs a mobile broadband product and rather than just coming up with one that's just a me-too product," he said. Optus' current mobile broadband offerings include an Optus 4G Wi-Fi modem, a Huawei 4G USB Wi-Fi modem, and an Optus Wi-Fi modem. Earlier this month, Optus also unveiled its Home Wireless Broadband, a deal that offers 50GB for AU$70. Powered by its 4G Plus network. the new Wi-Fi modem is targeted for renters, regional Australians, and those without reliable broadband. At time of launch, Vicki Brady, Optus' managing director of marketing and product, said it is the "biggest wireless data inclusion ever offered" on the company's 4G Plus network. Telstra recently announced it was releasing a Netgear Category 9 mobile broadband Wi-Fi device by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Vodafone Australia launched its 4G mobile … [Read more...] about Optus plans mobile broadband product launch
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42 0 1. awesomeanthony (Posts: 51; Member since: 24 Dec 2008) Poor Sprint is getting desperate. posted on 16 Feb 2009, 21:20 0 2. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008) Thuis is the same price as the aircard with any voice plan, there is no discount, looks goos as hell when you put them togehter posted on 16 Feb 2009, 23:09 0 3. t.stacks (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Jan 2009) 99.99 + 60= 159.99 so there is a discount.... u cant get unlimited everything on just ur cell phone thru att or verizon for that pirce.... pretty good deal i think... by the way im with at&t posted on 17 Feb 2009, 06:54 0 5. The Godfather (unregistered) yeah actually Verizon Unlimited Everything for Our Superior Cell Phones is 150 a month do some research before you talk down on the BEST posted on 17 Feb 2009, 08:57 0 6. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008) Godfather, your research is biased and skewed. Verizon's deal … [Read more...] about Comments for : Sprint to offer New Simply Everything Plan + Mobile Broadband
Welcome to the CNET 2017 directory of gadget trade-in providers. We'll look at a few of the best trade-in options where you can get top dollar for your devices. Every service is different, and their pricing changes by the day. They also assign values based on the condition of the device you're trading in, and even its color. That means you're going to have to shop around. Below our list of merchants is our basic FAQ of carriers, buyers, marketplaces, how we calculated our offer snapshot value and more. CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of these products and services offered by our partners. Let's look at each of the buyers below in a little more depth. Amazon: 4/5 Offer snapshot: -11 percent Smartphones: Yes Tablets: Yes Laptops: Yes iPods: Yes Action cameras: Yes Wearables: Yes Other: Kindle, books, video, more It's fitting I start the online trade-in ratings with the king of online e-commerce, Amazon.com. Amazon offers trade-in pricing for a large … [Read more...] about Best cell phone trade-in options for iPhone, Android and Windows phones
With AT&T and T-Mobile looking to merge to usurp Verizon Wireless as the top mobile provider in the United States, it’s no secret that number three Sprint is going to have to make some serious moves if it hopes to remain a major player in the mobile industry. Sprint recently inked a $1 billion deal for wholesale access to Clearwire’s WiMax network and now Bloomberg is reporting Sprint may be on the verge of a 15-year deal that will see billionaire Philip Falcone’s LightSquared pay up to $20 billion in a broad network sharing and built-out plan.Citing “two people familiar with the talks,” LightSquared could pay Sprint up to $2 billion a year in the early stages of the contract to help pay for build-out of network services to support LTE 4G mobile broadband; once the network is built out, LightSquared would pay Sprint for access based on the number of customers LightSquared brings to the network, as well as their overall usage patterns.Reports of Sprint … [Read more...] about Sprint and LightSquared nearing $20 bln LTE deal?
In the race to make sure you’re connected to the Web, able to download game demos, and stream high-def video to your desktop, there’s always a mix of fantasy and reality. (How much fantasy depends on exactly which games you play and which videos you watch.) Broadband providers routinely quote specs about download speeds, always careful to include an asterisk about your location and equipment.Well, we decided to take the asterisk and blow it to kingdom come, testing four broadband technologies in several areas and in several test scenarios. Beyond the marketing claims and theoretical speed tests, how do they really perform with everyday tasks?We streamed movies and downloaded demos, watched YouTube in high-def, and ran several speed tests using independent benchmarking service TestMy.net. We timed YouTube buffering speed, and downloaded the same 25MB file on the same FTP server using every broadband service. To get a good mix of technologies, we tested a business cable … [Read more...] about Broadband grudge match: Cable vs. DSL vs. 4G
Verizon Wireless' proposed purchase of unused mobile spectrum from four cable companies will reduce the incentive for the companies to compete against each other in the video and broadband markets, critics told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday.The spectrum deals, announced in December, include agreements that would allow Verizon and the four cable companies to market each others' products, leaving the companies with less incentive to compete against each other on price and services, said Joel Kelsey, policy adviser at Free Press, a digital rights group. "These agreements simply represent a deal between these companies to stay out of each others' way in perpetuity," he said. "They put former rivals on the path to cooperation, not competition."The deals, which would allow Verizon to purchase mobile licenses covering more than 280 million U.S. residents, would also kill potential competition in a mobile industry increasingly dominated by Verizon and AT&T, Kelsey said. The U.S. Federal … [Read more...] about Senators, Critics: Verizon Spectrum Deals Could Hurt Competition
I've been keeping an eye on various mobile broadband offerings and noticed they are much more readily available these days. What's more, it seems they are affordable and very usable when compared to the previous generation of mobile data services. The majority of mobile phone networks in the UK now offer HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access), which is a 3G-based mobile broadband capable of up to 14.4 Mbit/s down-links.From what I can see, the fastest available at the moment is offered by Vodafone: 7.2 Mbit/s using a USB modem with a data limit of 3GB per month. You have to buy the modem for £49.99 and subscribe for 18 months at £25 per month. That all adds up to a total of £499.99 (~1034 USD).Three are offering a slower 2.8 Mbit/s service with the same 3GB limit as Vodafone but for only £15 per month. The USB modem is free with a minimum contract of 24 months making the total cost £360 (~745 USD).T-Mobile are offering a free USB modem with their … [Read more...] about Affordable mobile broadband?
UK telecommunications provider BT (British Telecom) has offered to invest 600 million pounds, or $778 million, to provide broadband internet to remote areas, Britain's government announced on Sunday.BT's goal is to provide all houses in Britain with internet speeds of at least 10Mbps, "typically enough for a family to stream films, carry out video conferencing and browse the web at the same time," according to a Reuters report. In its proposal, BT sets out to offer coverage of at least 10Mbps to about 99% of homes and businesses by 2020, reaching complete expansion within two years after that. The idea is that company would make its money back in charging for access to its local networks, according to Reuters. SEE: The Internet Marketplace Entrepreneur Bundle (TechRepublic Academy)"We already expect 95 percent of homes and businesses to have access to superfast broadband speeds of 24Mbps or faster by the end of 2017," BT's chief executive Gavin Patterson told Reuters. "Our latest … [Read more...] about British Telecom’s $778M broadband investment could improve remote work for rural UK workers
There are new early Black Friday 2014 Deals available today from Best Buy. Best Buy launched early Black Friday and holiday sales last weekend. Each day the retailer adds new deals. Today one of the interesting deals is a $49 Chromebook.The HP 11-1121us 11.6" Chromebook is 4G LTE mobile broadband enabled on the Verizon Wireless network. The $49 deal is in conjunction with a 2-yr contract on Verizon.Features of the HP 11-1121us include Samsung Exynos 5 Dual CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, 2 USB and webcam. If like Chromebooks and want to be connected on the go this is the deal for you. Best Buy says you save $150 over the list price.Today is Friday and in exactly 3 weeks is the actual Black Friday 2014, November 28. There The weeks ahead of the actual Black Friday 2014 are the ideal time to score Black Friday deals without the usual stress involved. Not that many shoppers compete for the best deals as they do during the Thanksgiving Day week. You still have to be though conscious about when … [Read more...] about $49.99 Chromebook Is Early Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Deal