Verizon’s LTE Map Is Nearly Complete, but All Four Major Carriers Are Starting to Fill in the Dots

These days, the coverage picture is different than the one painted by Verizon’s ads.
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T-Mobile Taps MetroPCS’ Spectrum to Boost LTE Network Speeds

The No. 4 U.S. carrier is using airwaves from its recent MetroPCS acquisition to boost its top network speeds. First up was North Dallas, where the higher speeds kicked in just before Thanksgiving.
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Tablet Buyer’s Wi-Fi Goof

Walt answers a question from a reader who unintentionally bought a Wi-Fi-only tablet: Can it be activated for 4G cellular service?

AllThingsD Week in Review: Snapchat’s Many Suitors, and Finding the Fastest 4G LTE Signal

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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In Data-Speed Race, Who Is the Fastest in LTE?

Walt puts four carriers’ LTE services to a download-speed test.
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T-Mobile Shares Drop After Company Details Plan for Follow-On Offering

The No. 4 U.S. phone carrier says it plans to sell 66 million shares in a stock offering.
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The Mobile Phone Market Just Officially Became the Smartphone Market

The number of high-speed mobile connections is expected to hit two billion this year, and quadruple that by 2019.
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Qualcomm Issues Upbeat Earnings Report, But Guidance Disappoints Investors

The company hiked its forecast for high-end phone shipments for 2013 and said the company sees its revenue and per-share earnings growing at double digit percentages for the next five years.
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T-Mobile CEO Says on Verge of Being Able to Claim “Fastest LTE Network”

“I’m not announcing we’re the fastest,” CEO John Legere told AllThingsD. “I’m announcing we will be announcing that.”
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Europe’s Phone Firms Face Profit Hurdles With 4G

After years of lagging behind the U.S. and Asia, European telecommunications companies are starting to close the spending gap on so-called fourth-generation telecom networks.

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