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AT&T adds home phone, Internet plans to prepaid service

AT&T adds home phone, Internet plans to prepaid service

Contracts have their place, but some subscribers look no further than prepaid offerings. As with most other carriers, AT&T offers prepaid subscription options under its GoPhone service, and as of this week those who use it have some new options for prepaid home phone service and Internet.

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iOS 8.0.1 may already be in the hands of carriers

iOS 8.0.1 may already be in the hands of carriers

Apple’s iOS 8 may be fairly new to us, but a new report suggests they’re already seeding iOS 8.0.1 to carriers. The update will reportedly address some problems users have been having, but as the numbering scheme suggests, it’s fairly minor.

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Verizon iPhone 6 gets VoLTE enabled

Verizon iPhone 6 gets VoLTE enabled

Verizon Wireless has quietly enabled VoLTE for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners, finally allowing for simultaneous voice and data use on the carrier's handsets. The functionality, which can be turned on in the iPhone's settings, shifts voice calls to over the 4G data connection.

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Verizon WiFi calling coming in mid-2015

Verizon WiFi calling coming in mid-2015

Verizon will launch WiFi calling in mid-2015, the carrier has confirmed, having previously dismissed the technology as needless given the breadth of its existing voice network. The decision was announced by Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo this week, conceding that the carrier will need to do some technical work to upgrade its network, and pointing out that the system was "never a top priority" in the past.

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Verizon fast-forwards phone upgrade eligibility for some customers

Verizon fast-forwards phone upgrade eligibility for some customers

Verizon customers chomping at the bit to get the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus as soon as possible are in luck: those with a smartphone upgrade eligibility date of November 15, 2014 or sooner will now be seeing that date changed for an immediate upgrade, allowing them to swap out their current handset for Apple's shiny new smartphone.

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Incoming Nexus 6 may have killed off Nexus 5

Incoming Nexus 6 may have killed off Nexus 5

If you needed any more indication that a Nexus 6 smartphone is on the horizon, we may have stumbled onto a neat tidbit of info. When asked why the Nexus 5 was no longer on their support page, a Canadian carrier’s support page mentioned the Nexus 5 was no longer in stock, and wasn’t being sold. Further down the conversational line, we find that the Nexus 5 might be out of rotation entirely.

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Phones 4U shuttered: Don’t expect that iPhone 6 pre-order

Phones 4U shuttered: Don’t expect that iPhone 6 pre-order

UK phone retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration, leaving 550 stores to close and many iPhone 6 preorder customers wondering whether their new iOS 8 smartphones will actually be delivered. The retailer had already received one unexpected blow after Vodafone opted not to renew its contract, and a similar decision by EE to also pull out of Phones 4U has seemingly signed the chain's death warrant.

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John Legere’s T-Mobile USA is eating its rivals’ lunches

John Legere’s T-Mobile USA is eating its rivals’ lunches

T-Mobile USA is kicking off Uncarrier 7.0, and while John Legere might be proving to be a controversial chief exec with his regular rival-baiting, it seems his aggressive strategy is paying off. August was the biggest post-paid net-add growth in the history of the carrier, Legere revealed today; "Let me tell you the startling event that happened... it was August!"

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Sony Xperia Z3 will boost US presence with T-Mobile launch

Sony Xperia Z3 will boost US presence with T-Mobile launch

Sony's Xperia Z3 smartphone will be launching with T-Mobile near the end of the year, ensuring buyers in the United States will be able to get their hands on the new flagship without lengthy waits. This is a big deal for Sony, which has seen lackluster carrier support for its flagship handsets, which are often difficult or out of reach for many fans in the US.

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T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 7.0 is the day after Apple’s big launch

T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 7.0 is the day after Apple’s big launch

T-Mobile USA is racking up the Uncarrier events with alacrity, and the latest - Uncarrier 7.0, if you've not been keeping count - is set to take place on September 10th, the day after Apple's big iPhone 6 reveal. Taking place at a T-Mobile USA store in San Francisco, exactly what's on the agenda is unclear at this stage.

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T-Mobile USA releasing HTC One M8 with Windows this fall

T-Mobile USA releasing HTC One M8 with Windows this fall

HTC's One M8 with Windows, the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8, is headed to T-Mobile USA this fall the carrier has confirmed. Announced earlier this month as a Verizon exclusive at launch, the smartphone has the same 5-inch Full HD display as its Android counterpart, as well as the Duo Camera system with UltraPixel technology.

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T-Mobile boosts Music Freedom; Google Play Music incoming

T-Mobile boosts Music Freedom; Google Play Music incoming

T-Mobile USA has added six new streaming music services to its Music Freedom, promising audio access from twelve providers without eating into your data allowance, and with Google Play Music still to come. Music Freedom launched two months ago, divorcing services like Spotify and Pandora from each subscriber's data bundle so that they could listen to as much they wanted without encountering overage fees.

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