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August 3, 2017

Razer Hammerhead BT Review


When it comes to gaming peripherals, everyone knows that Razer makes some of the best and given that most gaming peripherals can be used in everyday life, the company naturally branched out to create gamer inspired lifestyle gear. One such line of products is the Razer Hammerhead line of in-ear headphones which we were fairly impressed with when we reviewed it way back in 2013.

Naturally, given the success of the Hammerhead series, Razer released a new Bluetooth version, the Hammerhead BT which we’ll be reviewing today.

Razer Hammerhead BT Specifications Manufacturer Razer Model Hammerhead BT Type In-Ear Interface Bluetooth 4.1 + [...]
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April 29, 2017

Verizon Explains Decision Not to Bid in 600MHz Spectrum Auction

Earlier this month, the FCC concluded their 600MHz spectrum auction and T-Mobile walked away with 45% of the spectrum, spending nearly $8 billion. While this was no surprise, it was a surprise to see that both Sprint and Verizon didn’t even bother to bid. Sure, it’s understandable that Sprint may not want to finance a potentially costly bid for additional spectrum, but Verizon on the other hand is very wealthy and could easily afford to throw money at spectrum, begging the question, why?

In a recent blog post written by Verizon Wireless Chief Network Officer, Nicola Palmer, she explains that Verizon didn’t bid because “We simply don’t need [...]

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March 9, 2017

T-Mobile Increases Unlimited Data De-Prioritization Threshold to 30GB

High data users, rejoice! T-Mobile’s “unlimited plans” just got slightly more unlimited as a T-Mobile employee recently notified the T-Mobile sub-reddit community that T-Mobile raised the threshold for data de-prioritization for unlimited data users from 28GB to 30GB.

T-Mobile adopted a data de-prioritization strategy several years ago, during a time when the industry accepted practice was to throttle data speeds for high data users. In response to the displeasure many wireless customers voiced across all carriers in regards to throttling, T-Mobile instead began de-prioritizing data for users who surpassed a certain data threshold. Previously [...]

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February 23, 2017

Verizon Ranked Best Mobile Network, T-Mobile Ranked Worst in Latest Rootmetrics Study

Source: Rootmetrics

Rootmetrics recently released their mobile networks report for the 2H2016 and in line with their 1H2016 results, Verizon once again swept every single category, scoring #1 in overall with a score of 93.9 points while T-Mobile on the other hand arrived in last place scoring a total of 81.2 points.

In order to arrive at these results, Rootmetrics conducted 3,690,123 tests over 249,935 miles across the United States and 4,283 indoor tests covering 100% of the US population. According to Rootmetrics “These are comprehensive, unbiased results that you can trust to give you a complete and [...]

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February 15, 2017

T-Mobile Crushes Earnings: 8.2 Million Net Adds, Revenues Up 16%, Profits up 99%

4Q2016 and 2016 Annual Earnings

T-Mobile recently reported 4Q2016 and 2016 annual earnings, and proves once again that the magenta carrier is a machine that simply can’t be stopped.

According to the results, T-Mobile added 2.1 million customers in 4Q2016, making it the 15th quarter in a row where the company has added over a million subscribers. For the year 2016, T-Mobile added a total of 8.2 million customers bringing the total subscriber count to 71.5 million and marking the 3rd year in a row of adding more than 8 million customers.

Looking at total branded postpaid additions, T-Mobile added 933,000 in 4Q which is significantly more than its [...]

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February 11, 2017

Verizon and T-Mobile Tied for Best Wireless Networks, According to OpenSignal Report

Network performance testing service OpenSignal recently published data on the US telecom carriers from the period of October 1st – December 31st, 2016.

Based on 4,599,231,167 data points from 169,683 users, it looks like T-Mobile and Verizon are tied for the best networks. In the report, T-Mobile took top spots in 4G download speeds, 3G download speeds, overall download speeds, and 3G latency. Verizon took top spots in 4G download speeds, overall download speeds, 4G latency and 4G availability.

Taking a closer look at the download speeds here, T-Mobile and Verizon were neck and neck for the top spots with overall download speeds showing [...]

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February 2, 2017

T-Mobile Rated Best in Customer Satisfaction, Net Promoters, Likelihood to Recommend in 2016

T-Mobile is looking pretty smug these days as Nielsen recently released their Mobile Insights for 2016 ranking T-Mobile #1 in Overall Satisfaction. This comes at no surprise as T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, made customer service and customer satisfaction a top priority for the company when he joined T-Mobile as CEO in 2012. In addition to an aggressive social media customer service campaign, T-Mobile has also initiated numerous Un-carrier moves which eliminated wireless service pain points such as contracts, overages, fees, and more.

According to the stats which are based on surveys of more than 30,000 participants a month, T-Mobile was able to beat out its [...]

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November 22, 2016

T-Mobile Announces Black Friday Deals, Offers Free Flagship Smartphones and $200 for Switchers

As Black Friday approaches within the end of the week, many companies are gearing up some of their biggest discounts ever and to noone’s surprise, T-Mobile has recently announced their Black Friday deals which include free or discounted flagship smartphones with trade-ins, $200 for those who port into T-Mobile, and more.

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October 18, 2016

Qualcomm Unveils X50 5G Modem Capable Up to 5Gbps, X16 LTE Modem Capable Up to 1Gbps

At Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm recently introduced several new products including their new Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Snapdragon X16 LTE modem.


Qualcomm X50 5G Modem

The recent unveiling of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem will make Qualcomm the first company to introduce a commercial 5G modem.

The Snapdragon X50 5G modem will initially support millimeter wave spectrum operation in the 28GHz band. 5G networks will utilize a number of different high band millimeter wave frequencies which includes the 28GHz band currently in development by Verizon. Thanks to MIMO (Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output) antenna technology [...]

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October 15, 2016

Verizon Launches PopData to Join Unlimited Data Party, Sort Of

Whereas practically all the other US wireless carriers are offering some sort of “unlimited” data plan these days, Verizon still seems to be the last stand against unlimited. In an attempt to offer some sort of middle ground, Verizon recently introduced PopData which allows customers to purchase unlimited data in time slots of either 30 minutes for $2 or 60 minutes for $3.

While this may seem quite perplexing for those of us happily using our T-Mobile One Unlimited, Sprint Unlimited Freedom or AT&T Unlimited plans, PopData could be especially useful for Verizon customers on lower tier 2GB or 4GB plans. Say for example you needed to stream a movie, [...]

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