Country's ICT regulator finds overlap of increasing number of Wi-Fi hotspots may slow down network for users, and plans to draw guidelines to oversee hotspot rollouts.
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BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing for consumers to find a hotspot.The company announced the rebranding effort of its 4 million Fon and Openzone hotspots, on Wednesday.
The Sonic 4G is T-Mobile's latest portable hotspot device that supports their fastest data network technology. The battery lasts a long time, but speeds could be improved.
The iOS app for the Google+ social network has been updated to support the iPod Touch and the iPad.Google unveiled its social network at the end of June, and the iOS app arrived less than a month later.
Telstra has launched another 3G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to support its flagship Next G network, with the device being the first to support higher speeds through dual-channel support for the HSPA+ technology used on the telco's network.
Owners of the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device for the Verizon network have an update available today that according to the carrier enables usage of the network while roaming in Canada, if you can afford it.
The Guardly app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, providing one touch connection to a personal safety network and authorities during times of stress and disaster.
Taking on BT and The Cloud, the mobile operator plans to give customers and non-customers alike access to free Wi-Fi via 15,000 hotspots around the UK
Ninety-one percent of iPhone users would recommend Apple's flagship mobile device to a friend or colleague and 88 percent would recommend the iPod touch, according to data from mobile ad network AdMob.
This is music to my ears: AT&T is opening up to Sling Media and allowing streaming of their SlingPlayer app for the iPhone (and iPod Touch) over the 3G network. I might be breaking down and paying the $30 for that upgrade app now.
I have a Verizon MiFi and find it to be an essential tool for connectivity, but I may not have it much longer after having seen Sprint's announcement last night for the upcoming Overdrive 3G/4G mobile hotspot. The Overdrive gives you WiMax (4G) or 3G connectivity, depending on the area you are in, via a wireless connection just like the MiFi. I actually live in an area where the 4G network has been rolled out and this may be the device for me to get. Sprint will be launching in on 10 January with a new price plan of $59.99 per month, which is what I pay now for my 3G MiFi.
VoIP company Vonage is finally bringing its service to Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry devices.The free app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been approved for making international calls using AT&T's cellular network in addition to Wi-Fi.
For the last couple of weeks I've been playing with Never Alone Anymore's HiMyTribe iPhone/iPod touch app, which lets users network (for business or pleasure) using the device's built-in GPS functionality.A social networking tool, HiMyTribe fuses aspects of Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace with the intention of enabling individuals to network with business colleagues and potential associates in real time, on the go.
BT's Business Hub is a competent wireless ADSL router, with the added attraction of supporting a separate Openzone hotspot that your business can use to raise revenue or attract customers.
I have the T-Mobile G1 here in the Puget Sound area, but only get 3G coverage in King County. Now that T-Mobile has a 3G network in place, even though it is still quite limited, they announced the T-Mobile webConnect USB Laptop Stick. The USB Laptop Stick is priced at $49.99 with a 2-year contract, $99.99 with a 1-year contract, and $249.99 with no contract. Like the other wireless carriers you can consume up to 5GB of data per month for $59.99. T-Mobile also includes their WiFi HotSpot access with your data plan. If you are in an area without 3G, the Laptop Stick works over EDGE.
Readers have asked me about the capability of tethering your devices to laptops and other devices and I decided to post a review of a very useful utility that lets you turn your Windows Mobile device into a WiFi hotspot. Of all the mobile operating systems around, I think Windows Mobile is the easiest to use as a wired or wireless modem for your laptop and other devices. Windows Mobile 6.1 includes the Internet Sharing utility that lets you connect via cable or Bluetooth to your laptop. However, with the use of Bluetooth PAN and USB it isn't that simple to connect things like the iPod touch or Nokia N810. WMWiFiRouter lets you turn your Windows Mobile device into a wireless hotspot that makes connecting virtually any device quick and easy.
AnchorFree, the maker of the Hotspot Shield virtual private network (VPN) service for Mac and Windows laptops, recently released a service for the iPhone.
The hotspot, supplied by T-Mobile, is the largest indoor network in the UK, covering an area the size of 50 football pitches
AT&T is starting to take over for T-Mobile in providing WiFi access at Starbucks and other locations so to kick off MobileTechRoundup show #131 James provided his thoughts on using another alternative solution, Boingo Wireless. I also used their Boingo Mobile service in Spain on my Nseries devices so I provided some thoughts on the service too. Kevin and I tested out the new Skype beta on my Nokia N95-3 before the show and it was impressive. Listen to also find out what would compel us to upgrade to the upcoming 3G iPhone and if any cohost plans to do so. Kevin brought up a freeware from Paul at MoDaCo.com that removes duplicate contacts and then James mentioned the Outlook duplicate remover he found years ago at a UK church website that is actually still providing the utility for free. We hear Palm is beta testing a new device on the Sprint network, but is it too little too late for them? We end by asking whether a hotspot or 3G data is the preferred service for the mobile user.
Although T-Mobile still has no 3G wireless data network, they at least provide free T-Mobile HotSpot WiFi service as part of their US$20/month EDGE data plan. I was concerned when I first heard that AT&T was taking over the Starbucks WiFi service from T-Mobile. However, T-Mobile then issued a statement that all HotSpot customers will still be able to use their WiFi accounts for at least the next 5 years at Starbucks through a deal that T-Mobile has worked out with AT&T.
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