Does the iPhone 5s support LTE Advanced?

No, the iPhone 5s cannot take advantage of LTE Advanced network speeds. Previous iPhone models, including the iPhone 5c also do not support the technology.

LTE Advanced cellular data networks are just coming online, with mobile device makers looking to incorporate compatible radios in the near future. In the meantime access is limited. Apple does not currently manufacture an LTE Advanced compatible iOS device.

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KnowMyApp Website Reveals Mobile App Data Usage

Wireless telecommunications trade group CTIA - The Wireless Association has launched, a website dedicated to measuring the data usage of mobile apps for both the iOS and Android operating systems. Their objective is to inform consumers and developers about various apps' data usage and efficiency before they are purchased and downloaded.


CTIA has partnered with Intertek Testing Services North America to provide this information, and currently offers data usage estimates on about 50 of the top paid and free apps in both the Apple and Google stores. Estimates are derived from information gathered by AT&T's Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) diagnostic

How can I turn off cellular data for an iOS app?

iPhone and iPad users who are watching their data usage might notice that some apps are data hogs. While the data allotment might be limited on a monthly basis, this doesn't mean that iOS apps will always wait for a Wi-Fi connection to transfer information.

There is a fix, which will limit which apps are allowed to connect using cellular data, and which apps are limited to Wi-Fi only. Here's how to configure apps to stop using up your mobile data plan:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Cellular
2. Scroll down to USE CELLULAR DATA FOR


AT&T to Drop Traditional Data Plans for New Customers

Big changes are coming for customers who sign up to start AT&T Mobility service later this month. The mobile carrier has decided to nix its traditional service plans once and for all. Existing customers will not be affected unless they actively change their current subscription plan. So what exactly will AT&T offer instead of standard per-device monthly service?

AT&T data plan change

AT&T began offering its Mobile Share plans last summer, which allow customers to share a data allotment among several devices with unlimited talk and text. Each device is charged a monthly fee on top of the pooled data price. The more data that is purchased the cheaper it becomes to connect each individual device to the plan.

AT&T’s Mobile Share Plans Now Available

As promised AT&T rolled out its new Mobile Share data plans on Thursday. The new plans are designed to help new and existing subscribers share data on up to 10 devices. Existing customers do not have to switch to a Mobile Share plan, but can do so without a contract extension if they choose to.

Data Plans

The Mobile Plans start at $40 for 1GB of data with unlimited talk and text. You can add an additional smartphone for $45, basic phones cost an additional $30, additional laptops and mobile hotspot devices cost $20, and tablets and gaming devices are $10 each per month. At least one smartphone is required to be part of an AT&T Mobile Share group. You will of course need more data for each device you add, so plans range from 1GB to 20GB of data. The price of an adding an additional smartphone does decrease until you hit the 10GB tier.


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