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3G and 4G Wireless Speed Showdown: Which Networks Are Fastest?

We tested 3G and 4G wireless data transfer speeds--indoors and out--for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, at multiple locations in 13 major cities. Here's what we found.

AT&T Starts Unlocking iPhones: Customers Gripe Over Long Delays

AT&T says unlocking your phone should take "minutes", but many (including me) are being told the actual wait is up to eight days.

FCC Plans Stolen Phone Database to Discourage Theft

Wireless carriers want to disable voice and data services for stolen phones, making the devices a lot less attractive on the black market.


U.S. Carriers Join Forces on Stolen Phones Database

Operators will disable and block further use of a device once it is reported stolen, according to a report.

Friends Don't Let Friends Buy Cheap Android Phones

Not everything that's free is good. When it comes to Android phones, free can be a bad thing.


T-Mobile Layoffs Called FCC's Fault

An AT&T executive claims the nixed merger would have prevented call center closures -- but the FCC expressed concern the combined carriers would lose jobs.

Galaxy S Blaze Goes on Sale Exclusively With T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA has started selling the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone in select stores, and will begin nationwide sales March 28.


How Soon Will Your Mobile Video Chat Be Fantastic?

Video chat's future is not clear, but several companies, including the maker of VoiceEverywhere, are making moves to be the best on the block at it.


AT&T Won't Appeal Decision in Throttling Suit

Goliath decides to pay off David and move on, so a customer wins his lawsuit against a vendor for reneging on marketing claims.


What Happens When You Get ‘Throttled’?

When your wireless company applies the choke hold, it doesn’t feel good. We intentionally exhausted our T-Mobile monthly service allowance and then looked at the download speeds that the carrier gave us afterward.