Tag Archive: Cellular


Is Tello Mobile using cellular or VoIP for calls?

Best answer: Tello is a small carrier that relies on Sprint’s network for phone calls, and as such, uses cellular for its services. You can choose how many minutes you want each month, ranging from 100 up to unlimited.

Cellular calling: Tello (From $ 5/month at Tello) Great value: Google Pixel 3a ($ 399 at Amazon) Tello uses cellular, not VoIP

If you’re interested in joining Tello, chances are you want to know whether it uses cellular  [Read More…]

What you need to know about the ‘other’ network provider, U.S. Cellular

What you need to know about America’s fifth largest network provider.

When people talk about postpaid nationwide cell phone networks in the U.S. they usually mean the Big Four: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But there is a fifth company who offers full-service nationwide contract plans that are as good or better than the bigger corporations: U.S. Cellular.

Even though U.S. Cellular is a smaller company, it partners with other providers to offer great coverage nationwide. If  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular is launching 5G in two markets in early 2020

U.S. Cellular will be upgrading its existing 4G equipment to support 5G through 2020.

What you need to know Low-band 5G is launching on U.S. Cellular in the first quarter of 2020 4G equipment upgrades add support for 5G on 600Mhz spectrum. Parts of Iowa and Wisconsin will be upgraded first with 5G phones and service launching as it’s ready.

In the first phase of a multi-year plan, U.S. Cellular is upgrading its 4G towers to new  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile review: A cheaper, better prepaid cellular plan in the U.S.

Great low-cost cell service.

AC Score 4

Cell phone plans are a necessary evil in the modern world, so it seems like everyone is trying to get to a cheaper plan to save some money. There are a few great prepaid plans out there, but the best that I’ve found is Mint Mobile.

Mint Mobile — formerly Mint SIM — has been around for a  [Read More…]

LG X Charge with 4500mAh battery lands on Comcast’s new cellular service

LG X Power2 comes to North America as the X Charge.

LG has announced the X Charge, a budget phone with a 5.5-inch 720p display and a massive battery that is now available on Comcast’s new cellular service, Xfinity Mobile. The 4500mAh battery is the largest LG put in a phone thus far, with the brand claiming that the phone will deliver battery life that will last an entire weekend. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the X Charge  [Read More…]

LG X Charge with 4500mAh battery lands on Comcast’s new cellular network

LG X Power2 comes to North America as the X Charge.

LG has announced the X Charge, a budget phone with a 5.5-inch 720p display and a massive battery that is now available on Comcast’s new cellular service, Xfinity Mobile. The 4500mAh battery is the largest LG put in a phone thus far, with the brand claiming that the phone will deliver battery life that will last an entire weekend. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the X Charge  [Read More…]

TPO: Why Saving Money on Cellular Service Never Felt so Good

An introduction to TPO (The People’s Operator), an MVNO that saves you money on cellular plans and helps you initiate change.

The People’s Operator, or TPO, is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) based in the UK that has been servicing the US since 2015. It’s mission is to save you money on your monthly cellular bill, while bringing about social change via charitable donations to various causes.

If you’d like to help out folks in need with your  [Read More…]

US Cellular: Everything you need to know

What you need to know about America’s fifth largest network provider.

When people talk about post-paid nationwide cell phone networks in the U.S. they usually mean the Big Four: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But there is a fifth company who offers full-service nationwide contract plans that are as good or better than the bigger corporations: US Cellular.

It stands to reason. As of Q4 2016, US Cellular had 10x fewer subscribers than number four Sprint had  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on US Cellular now getting Nougat

The smaller U.S.-based network is the last major carrier to send out the update.

Good news for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users on US Cellular: the phones are finally getting the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, as noted by SamMobile. This is weeks after the U.S.’s four of the major carriers had already seeded the update.

The US Cellular variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are receiving an update with a file size  [Read More…]

Comcast, ‘the worst company in America’, just launched cellular service

Comcast is launching cellular service through its Xfinity subbrand in partnership with Verizon.

Comcast, the enormous cable, internet and content creation behemoth, just launched cellular service despite owning no actual wireless spectrum.

The company, which owns NBCUniversal along with its massive Comcast Cable division, will offer 4G LTE service under the Xfinity Mobile brand, in partnership with Verizon, which powers the actual cellular part of the proposition. The other part is automatic access to Comcast’s 16 million wireless hotspots  [Read More…]