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Lobby Bar – February 24: In-Flight Entertainers, Siri Gets an Accent, and the Future of Umbrellas

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Lobby Bar – A Melodious Mélange of FBT News and Views
Here we are now, entertainer. Let’s take a look at why an increasing number of airlines are opting to ditch seatback entertainment systems in new aircraft. The answer is obvious: all major airline unions merged with the Screen Actors Guild to give flight attendants an opportunity to showcase their talents through in-flight monologues, musical numbers, and dance routines. Earplugs are …

T-Mobile to Boost LTE Capacity and Speed with Newly-Approved LTE-U Technology

T-Mobile to Boost LTE Capacity and Speed with Newly-Approved LTE-U Technology

T-Mobile USA said it plans to deploy a new LTE technology this spring that will tap into underutilized 5 GHz spectrum that was until recently used primarily for Wi-Fi.
The move follows the Federal Communication Commission’s certification on Wednesday of LTE-U or LTE in unlicensed spectrum equipment from networking companies Ericsson and Nokia. The FCC approval followed a somewhat controversial process that was designed to ensure that mobile operator use of …

Lobby Bar – December 23: Reindeer Get High, the Ultimate Instagram, and how Canadians do Security

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A Triumphant Triptych of FBT News and Views
Picky eater. Jonathan Spira flies in Air Berlin’s business class from New York to Düsseldorf. The menu was tailored to Mr. Spira’s exacting specifications: the crew replaced his dish’s tomatoes and onions with popcorn and marshmallows. It was the least healthy salad he would ever consume, but at least he got a good Instagram picture out of it.
Acronyms, They Are A-Changin’. If you’re …

T-Mobile to Offer New Plan with Unlimited International Calling

T-Mobile to Offer New Plan with Unlimited International Calling

T-Mobile USA announced changes and additions to its T-Mobile One plan that should be of interest to travelers.
The self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” is paring down the original plan and lowering the price to $15 per month in addition to the basic line charge while adding a second option, T-Mobile One Plus International which, as its name implies, includes international calling features.
T-Mobile One Plus will continue to include unlimited high-definition video streaming, unlimited …

T-Mobile to Continue Free 4G LTE Roaming in Europe Through End of Year, Add South America

T-Mobile to Continue Free 4G LTE Roaming in Europe Through End of Year, Add South America

T-Mobile USA, which provided free high-speed LTE data roaming to its customers traveling in Europe this summer at no charge, said Wednesday it will continue to offer the free service in 19 countries through the end of the year.
The self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” also said it plans to expand the free high-speed data service to 14 countries in South America as well.
European countries included in the promotion include Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, …

T-Mobile Adds Faster International Data Option with T-Mobile One Plus

T-Mobile Adds Faster International Data Option with T-Mobile One Plus

T-Mobile USA announced a new plan, T-Mobile One Plus, which offers faster data roaming while abroad, as well as several other features.
The new plan, available for $25 per line on top of the standard T-Mobile One line charge, includes unlimited data roaming in multiple countries at 3G speeds. The standard T-Mobile One plan offers unlimited data roaming in those countries as well, albeit at much slower 2G speeds.
It also includes …

Lobby Bar – July 1: Unlocking Hotel Rooms with Thumbs, Making Friends In-Flight, and the World’s Largest Porch

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Lobby Bar – A Coveted Collection of FBT News and Views
Exceptions. Remember that nothing in life is free. Unless it’s T-Mobile’s high-speed international LTE roaming – find out how well it performs in Europe. Well okay, there’s still no such thing as a free lunch… except if you’re a T-Mobile customer on a Tuesday, in which case you can grab some free pizza, that is if the gods are smiling on …