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BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

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.

June 28, 2012 by

Google+ comes to iPad and iPod Touch

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.

August 9, 2011 by

Telstra unveils dual-channel HSPA+ hotspot

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.

June 20, 2011 by

CES 2010: Sprint announces Overdrive 3G/4G wireless hotspot

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.

January 6, 2010 by

HiMyTribe helps iPhone, iPod touch users network with GPS [review]

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.

August 6, 2009 by

BT Business Hub

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.

May 13, 2009 by

T-Mobile announces 3G USB stick with usage meter and notification system

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.

March 24, 2009 by

Mobile software Monday: WMWiFiRouter turns your Windows Mobile device into a mobile hotspot

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.

February 1, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup show #131, WiFi or 3G, what is the mobile users preference?

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 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.

May 1, 2008 by

AT&T iPhone owners may be getting free WiFi at Starbucks and other AT&T hotspots

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.

April 30, 2008 by

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