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T-Mobile details Nokia Lumia 521 roll-out with WiFi Call update due May 20

T-Mobile details Nokia Lumia 521 roll-out with WiFi Call update due May 20

T-Mobile USA has detailed its payment options for the Nokia Lumia 521, which will launch on the carrier's network come May 11. In fact, there will be three ways to pick up the entry-level Windows Phone, either through Microsoft Retail Stores at $149 with a new, two year agreement on T-Mobile, or at Walmart for $129.88 with the same contract deal. However, the carrier will also offer its Simple Choice Plan payment scheme, dropping the upfront cost down to $29.99.

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iPhone spreads as US Cellular says it will offer Apple devices this year

iPhone spreads as US Cellular says it will offer Apple devices this year

US Cellular will offer the iPhone later this year, the regional carrier has confirmed, finally jumping onboard Apple's bandwagon as it hunts new smartphone subscribers. Announced alongside US Cellular's latest financial results, there's still no exact date for when would-be subscribers will be able to find the iOS handsets in-store; however, the carrier does leave the door open to offer Apple's 3G/4G-enabled iPads, too.

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T-Mobile US born as T-Mo and MetroPCS merge

T-Mobile US born as T-Mo and MetroPCS merge

The T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS merger is final, with the new T-Mobile US combo-brand set to hit the New York Stock Exchange today. The combined carriers amass a total of 43m subscribers, with 200m potential customers set to be covered by LTE service before the year is through. By bringing together the individual spectrum holdings, however, T Mobile US says it's in an even better position for its 4G roll-out in 2014 and beyond.

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Verizon offers $1.5bn in Clearwire spectrum grab

Verizon offers $1.5bn in Clearwire spectrum grab

Verizon has offered Clearwire up to $1.5bn to buy its wireless spectrum, news has leaked, with Big Red hoping to use the airwaves to broaden its own 4G deployment. Word of the proposed deal broke on Friday after a regulatory filing by Clearwire that kept the identify of its potential suitor anonymous; however, as first reported by the WSJ, sources claim that buyer is in fact Verizon.

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