Wireless

Fact or fiction: The real deal about 5G
Fact or fiction: The real deal about 5G
Lisa Iscrupe

Think you know 5G? Think again! We’re separating fact from fiction so you know what to expect from this emerging technology in 2020.

DISH opens website for wireless 5G service
DISH opens website for wireless 5G service
Ari Howard

DISH is finally on its way to becoming the fourth major carrier

Top tech deals this Amazon Prime Day 2021
Top tech deals this Amazon Prime Day 2021
Ari Howard

It's that time again! Check out our favorite bargains for this year.

Everything you need to know about cellphone hotspots
Everything you need to know about cellphone hotspots
Joe Supan

Learn how to connect other devices to your phone’s data — most cellphone plans include this at no extra charge.

Allconnect’s broadband news updates
Allconnect’s broadband news updates
Ari Howard

A brief rundown of some of the most important stories, updated bi-weekly.

The 5 best free calling and texting apps for Android and iOS
The 5 best free calling and texting apps for Android and iOS
Joe Supan

Want to make calls and send texts for free when you’re on Wi-Fi? These phone apps let you do it all without the monthly phone bill.

How to switch cellphone providers
How to switch cellphone providers
Samantha Cossick

Whether it’s a cheaper phone plan or better features, if you’re ready to make a change, here’s how to get started.

Which cellphone companies have the best streaming deals?
Which cellphone companies have the best streaming deals?
Joe Supan

Every major wireless carrier now includes streaming subscriptions with their service, but not all of them are worth the cost of admission.

How to use a T-Mobile hotspot
How to use a T-Mobile hotspot
Allconnect

A mobile hotspot can be a useful way to connect all your devices when you're away from a Wi-Fi connection.

AT&T unlimited hotspots
AT&T unlimited hotspots
Scott Orr

A mobile hotspot can be extremely helpful if you need to get online away from home but can’t find free Wi-Fi.

Which phones have the best battery life?
Which phones have the best battery life?
Joe Supan

The phones with the best battery life can last two full days on a single charge — more than twice as long as devices like the Google Pixel 4.

How to use a Verizon Internet Hotspot
How to use a Verizon Internet Hotspot
Scott Orr

Verizon currently offers eight wireless phone plans that let you use 4G LTE or 5G hotspots on your (capable) device at no extra charge.

How iPhone prices went from $650 to $1,000 in five years
How iPhone prices went from $650 to $1,000 in five years
Joe Supan

iPhone prices have nearly doubled in the past decade due to changing phone contracts, more expensive parts and longer phone lives.

How much data does Google Maps use?
How much data does Google Maps use?
Joe Supan

Google Maps uses a fraction of the data that apps like Netflix and Spotify do, but there are still some steps you can take to decrease it even further.

How to connect your phone to a VPN
How to connect your phone to a VPN
Taylor Gadsden

Find out how you can secure your mobile connection and protect your privacy while browsing.

What’s the right age to give your child a smartphone?
What’s the right age to give your child a smartphone?
Lisa Iscrupe

It can be a tricky — and sometimes touchy — subject. But here’s what the latest research says and what you should consider for your family.

The future is (almost) now? How 5G might change gaming
The future is (almost) now? How 5G might change gaming
Joe Supan

With 5G’s faster speeds, reduced latency and greater capacity, the new technology will send shockwaves through VR, cloud gaming and even home internet.

Military and veteran cellphone discounts for 2020
Military and veteran cellphone discounts for 2020
Allconnect

Find the best cellphone deals and discounts for veterans and active members of the U.S. military, from major providers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint.

How to unlock a Straight Talk phone
How to unlock a Straight Talk phone
Allconnect

We’ll explain the step-by-step instructions and tell you what to do if you run into any obstacles.

What you need to know about AT&T APN settings
What you need to know about AT&T APN settings
Allconnect

Unsure how APN, or Access Point Name, settings affect your cellphone? Get insights into how they work, how to access them and what to do if they’re incorrect.