Category Archives: Competition

AT&T, Verizon still feeling the pain of unlimited, but 4G speeds have begun recovering

It’s been nearly a year since AT&T and Verizon reintroduced their unlimited plans, inviting their customers to download, stream and surf at their whim. But those unlimited plans came with a performance price. 4G speeds for both operators began dropping … Continue reading

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Data deep dive: Will the merger of O2 and 3 impact U.K. 4G quality?

With O2 and 3 in the throes of a merger, there’s been a lot of discussion over how the combination of two of the U.K.’s major operators would impact mobile competition. Will reducing the U.K. mobile market to three operators … Continue reading

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Results are in! Summer / Fall Translation Challenge

Hello OpenSignallers! Many of you have probably noticed that the OpenSignal app family (OpenSignal, WifiMapper, and WeatherSignal) comes in your language. This is all thanks to our fantastic translation community that have, since we started our localisation efforts, translated and … Continue reading

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T-Mobile US customers get to “binge” on video, but there’s a subtle price to pay

The rumors are true. T-Mobile US is exempting video streaming from its core smartphone customers, meaning customers can feast on Netflix, HBO Go, ESPN and flicks and clips of 21 other media apps without worrying about draining their data plans. … Continue reading

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Queue up Netflix: T-Mobile US may unleash the video beast

If a rumor from well-known tech tipster EVLeaks proves true, T-Mobile will soon start exempting mobile video from its data plans. That means customers on its Simple Choice smartphone plans would be able to stream Netflix, HBO Go and other … Continue reading

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Europe will ban roaming fees — though you’re in for a wait

The end of international roaming fees in Europe is in sight, though it’s still a bit off in the distance. The European Parliament voted to abolish roaming fees within its border, but we’ll have to wait until the June 15 … Continue reading

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WifiMapper and the wonders of data collection

If you’re already enjoying of WifiMapper on your phone, you might know that it is the world’s largest Wi-Fi community – of which you are now part! Indeed, WifiMapper is powered by a database of more than 650 millions Wi-Fi … Continue reading

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Not Lost in Translation! Our Spring Translation Challenge

First things first, a big thank you goes to all of our translators who having been helping us translate the OpenSignal apps and website over the last three months. To recap, we ran the Spring 2015 iPad Translation Challenge from … Continue reading

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Beta-Test your way to MWC!

As you may have seen already, we have some extra tickets for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and we are looking for someone to claim them! Some of these tickets we’re giving away to three people who give us the best … Continue reading

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MWC Ticket giveaway 2015

**Update as of 23 February 2015** We have one more ticket available for MWC! Follow the instructions below to place your bid for the ticket. The winner will be announced tomorrow at noon. At the end of February the OpenSignal … Continue reading

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