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Verizon offers users 2GB of data to try Android Pay

Verizon offers users 2GB of data to try Android Pay

In this age of smartphone dominance, data caps from mobile carriers can be a real pain. Anytime a large chunk of free data is offered, customers should take notice. This is exactly the case for Verizon users, as the company just announced a promotion that will reward them with 2GB of free data at no charge. It's available to anyone with an Android device that supports Android Pay, and all they need to do is try out the contactless payment system three times.

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T-Mobile enhances voice with EVS as it pushes data-only plans

T-Mobile enhances voice with EVS as it pushes data-only plans

The folks at T-Mobile USA are aiming to out-do the industry on clarity of voice calling with a technology they call Enhanced Voice Services (EVS). According to the network that just began offering data plans with the option of skipping out on voice, EVS is a system which improves voice call reliability and creates "higher-fidelity calls" in the process. This service is already active on the LG G5 on T-Mobile, and will be active on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge soon.

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T-Mobile Binge On and Music Freedom expand to cover 100+ services

T-Mobile Binge On and Music Freedom expand to cover 100+ services

T-Mobile has expanded its Binge On and Music Freedom programs to cover an additional 16 services, bringing the total number to more than 100. The newly added options include ESPN Radio, Amazon Music, TV Land, Spike, Nickelodeon, and more. As with other services covered by Binge On, subscribers can stream content from these destinations without having it apply toward their data cap, addressing one of the biggest issues with mobile content consumption.

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Do you really need a smartphone?

Do you really need a smartphone?

Accenture research has produced a study which suggests that "a majority" of smartphone users are "dissatisfied with their mobile experience." They also suggest that this majority is prepared to "switch mobile providers." In the grand scheme of things, do these people really need to have a smartphone? Do you? What would your life be without a smartphone at your side, connected at all times? Would you be living the same life?

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Mobile carriers finally ditching voice calls

Mobile carriers finally ditching voice calls

It would appear that T-Mobile is leading the charge with a number of data-only smartphone plans starting later this month. While a massive number of smartphone users use very little or no portion of their allotted voice call minutes here in the present, T-Mobile may be the first carrier to realize this, and act. With a plan. A Simple Choice mobile internet plan. The future is here - voice calling is only a little-used app, after all.

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iPhone gets AT&T international WiFi calling support with iOS 9.3

iPhone gets AT&T international WiFi calling support with iOS 9.3

Alongside the new iPhone and iPad announcement event on Monday, Apple finally released the iOS 9.3 software update. While the most noticeable change is the new Night Shift feature for adjusting color temperatures at night, users on AT&T that make frequent trips overseas and still need to place phone calls will be happy to hear about improved WiFi calling support. The carrier has announced that iOS 9.3 includes support for international WiFi calling, as opposed to just in the US as it was before the update.

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Galaxy S7 released for sale: everything you need to know

Galaxy S7 released for sale: everything you need to know

Today we're going to run down every little bit and piece about the Samsung Galaxy S7 that you need to know before buying. Or even considering buying. This is a big decision, after all - several hundred dollars worth of a decision you're about to make. As such, we're going to make it easy on you. If you want a fantastic phone - go for it. If that's not enough for you, by all means, behold our extensive set of informative guides and hands-on experiences.

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Google Fi drops invitations, here’s how to sign up

Google Fi drops invitations, here’s how to sign up

Google is a company that sometimes seems to be all over the place. One thing is for sure, if there's a way to connect people using technology, they probably have a department dedicated to it. Last year, the company launched Google Fi, an invite-only mobile network, which competes with the likes of AT&T and Verizon. Well starting today, the company is opening it up to everyone.

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Sprint returns to offering 2-year contracts

Sprint returns to offering 2-year contracts

Over the last year, if there's one clear trend we saw among mobile carriers in the US, it was the elimination of two-year contracts in favor of installment plans for smartphone payments and select allotments for data. Verizon and AT&T have gone this route, as has Sprint and T-Mobile. However, it seems one of these companies has decided to reverse course. Only month after bringing an end to its contracts, Sprint is once again offering 2-year deals to customers.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release date and pricing confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date and pricing confirmed

After months of leaks, the details of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge may not have been a complete surprise, but that won't stop people from buying it in droves. All five of the major US carriers are signed up to sell the new Android flagship, and the good news if you're itching for an upgrade from your current phone is that you won't have too long to wait.

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What you really need to know about AT&T 5G

What you really need to know about AT&T 5G

Movie downloads in seconds, lag-free streaming in 4K resolution, and an altogether snappier experience on your iPhone or Android: 5G certainly promises a lot. Like Verizon, which announced late last year it would be testing 5G in 2016, AT&T says that this is the right time to start real-world trials, even if commercial deployments are still some way off.

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Verizon defies net neutrality, makes own video service free of data caps

Verizon defies net neutrality, makes own video service free of data caps

Completely disregarding the rules of net neutrality put in place last year by the FCC, Verizon has just made a controversial change to its own Go90 mobile video service: any content watching on the app won't count towards customers' LTE data limits. Watching videos from any other source? That's going to eat into their monthly allotment. The move follows rival T-Mobile with its Binge On service, which also throttles video content.

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