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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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AT&T gives Samsung Gear S2 your number, no phone needed

AT&T gives Samsung Gear S2 your number, no phone needed

AT&T NumberSync has rolled out for the Samsung Gear S2, allowing the smartwatch to make and receive calls and texts from your usual number, even when parted from your phone. The update, which will be delivered to existing AT&T Gear S2 users from today, gives the Tizen wearable far more independence, without the requirement of memorizing and giving out a second cell number.

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T-Mobile offers free Hulu subscription to Verizon customers

T-Mobile offers free Hulu subscription to Verizon customers

Last month T-Mobile aimed its sights at Sprint, by offering customers who switch from Sprint a $200 credit for every line that they bring over. That's a pretty hefty amount, especially if you've got a family or even a business plan that you're switching. T-Mobile said that they had plans to entice customers on other carriers, and they're starting to deliver on that.

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Verizon launches WiFi calling for Galaxy S6, iPhone support coming in 2016

Verizon launches WiFi calling for Galaxy S6, iPhone support coming in 2016

Verizon announced over the weekend that it would finally be joining the other major US mobile carrier in launching support for WiFi calling, starting this week. The bad news is that it will be fairly limited in terms of which phones subscribers can use with the feature: it will only be compatible with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge until "early next year." Verizon says they will begin rolling out the necessary software update tomorrow, December 8th.

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T-Mobile targets AT&T switchers with killer iPhone 6s deal

T-Mobile targets AT&T switchers with killer iPhone 6s deal

T-Mobile is continuing with its big "Un-Carrier Unwrapped" holiday promotion, which was kicked off with the news of 3 months of unlimited LTE for existing subscribers, followed by $200 per line for every Sprint customer that switched. This week T-Mobile has AT&T users in their sights, offering them a nearly unbeatable deal on a new 128GB iPhone 6s.

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Google ships LEGO bricks to Project Fi users [UPDATE]

Google ships LEGO bricks to Project Fi users [UPDATE]

Those relative few of you on Google's cellular network business Project Fi should be receiving an odd package in the mail this week. What's inside, you might ask? Why, LEGO bricks, of course. A set of LEGO* bricks that, when put together correctly, create a phone stand for your device. Encouragement for the next generation of Google-made smartphones is also included in the box in the form of a USB-C to USB Standard A Plug Cable. How handy!

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T-Mobile: all subscribers get 3 months unlimited LTE in holiday promo

T-Mobile: all subscribers get 3 months unlimited LTE in holiday promo

As T-Mobile continues to drive home its "un-carrier" mantra with new features and plans, the company has just announced a new "Un-Carrier Unwrapped" promotion that should make subscribers very happy this holiday season. The promo is said to release a new "gift" each week for the next month, with the first being announced today: all existing Simple Choice customers will get 3 months of unlimited LTE data.

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MetroPCS gets Music Unlimited: streaming doesn’t count against data limits

MetroPCS gets Music Unlimited: streaming doesn’t count against data limits

US pre-paid carrier MetroPCS has just announced a new package aimed at users who frequently stream music. Dubbed "Music Unlimited," the plans allow customers unlimited use of streaming music services, all without counting towards their mobile data limits. The feature is actually a hand-me-down from parent company T-Mobile, which offers the same thing as Music Freedom.

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T-Mobile Binge On’s gritty little fine print

T-Mobile Binge On’s gritty little fine print

T-Mobile is doing its Uncarrier thing again and this time it's unlimited streaming video that's on offer, but your eyes may not thank you. Binge On follows in the footsteps of the carrier's unlimited streaming music perk, this time around offering video from services like Netflix and Hulu, but there's a resolution price to pay in return.

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FreedomPop, Intel’s Wi-Fi first smartphone takes on Google Fi

FreedomPop, Intel’s Wi-Fi first smartphone takes on Google Fi

Google's Project Fi was more than the MVNO that people have been expecting, at least based on earlier rumors. Instead of a simple, directly mobile service that would compete with carriers, Project Fi made a tempting proposition: a service that automatically switched back and forth between paid cellular connection and free Wi-Fi depending on the latter's availability. That is the new paradigm that FreedomPop and Intel are chasing after in a partnership that will see not only a new service to compete with Project Fi but a new smartphone as well.

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