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New T-Mobile app lets you unlock your device at-will

New T-Mobile app lets you unlock your device at-will

If you’ve ever tried unlocking a smartphone, you know it can be a pain. For the average consumer, diving deep into settings and unlocking a phone isn’t easy, and likely puts a twinge of fear into play. T-Mobile has just made that a lot easier, releasing an app that brilliantly lets you unlock your handset for a short duration, or an eternity.

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Want better battery life? T-Mobile is your carrier of choice

Want better battery life? T-Mobile is your carrier of choice

Android battery life is something that pops up in reviews all the time. We all want to know whether or not an extra charger or battery pack is in order, but results can be mixed. A new study exhaustively puts four of the top Android phones — and two generations of flagships — through the battery ringer. It seems which carrier you pick is just as important as the phone you choose.

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T-Mobile may be bringing accessories to JUMP

T-Mobile may be bringing accessories to JUMP

T-Mobile’s JUMP program ignited a new trend for mobile carriers. We’re no loner expected to buy into blind subsidies, instead having the option to pay monthly for our devices, and upgrade at just about any time we like. T-Mobile may be doing the same thing for accessories, as a new leaked document shows what may be the next iteration of JUMP.

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Lumia 635 for T-Mobile and MetroPCS: pricing, availability detailed

Lumia 635 for T-Mobile and MetroPCS: pricing, availability detailed

The Nokia Lumia 635 introduced this past spring was promised for both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, but neither pricing nor specific availability were revealed at the time of announcement. That changed today, with T-Mobile revealing both how much the phone will cost and when it will be available for both carriers.

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FTC: T-Mobile “crammed” bills with bogus fees, profited [UPDATE]

FTC: T-Mobile “crammed” bills with bogus fees, profited [UPDATE]

Turns out the “Uncarrier" may have been making some unreal money from their customers. A new FTC complaint levies some serious charges, which amount to the carrier bilking their subscribers. The complaint also alleges T-Mobile was taking steps to cover their tracks, and purposefully confusing customers with vague language and extensive paperwork.

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European Commission slashes roaming rates by 55%

European Commission slashes roaming rates by 55%

The European Commission has drastically slashed roaming rates in the EU, dropping them by 55-percent effective starting July 1. That's not the end of the news, however: the Commission has also revealed that it is working on nixing roaming charges altogether.

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Virgin Mobile’s latest plan makes you choose between texting and talking

Virgin Mobile’s latest plan makes you choose between texting and talking

Following its text-and-voice-only promotional plan launched earlier this week, Virgin Mobile is going farther in the no-data direction, launching a cheaper $20 PayLo plan that offers only one thing: texting or voice, depending on which you select.

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Virgin Mobile launches no-data subscription plan

Virgin Mobile launches no-data subscription plan

At a time when many are pining for simple data-only smartphone plans, there's a subset among us who still use their phones in a decidedly traditional manner: voice calls and perhaps texting. Those individuals don't want to pay for the data they don't use, and often gravitate towards smaller carriers that tailor to those wants.

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Here’s how Amazon may get you to buy their new phone

Here’s how Amazon may get you to buy their new phone

We’ve all but confirmed an Amazon phone is on the horizon, with a mystery device in the announcement and poorly edited video teasing the device. What remained to be seen was just how Amazon would tie their offering into Prime. A new report hints at just how we’ll be able to take advantage of an Amazon phone on our carrier of choice.

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T-Mobile announces mysterious new site called “The Underground”

T-Mobile announces mysterious new site called “The Underground”

T-Mobile has a curious new program for us. Via Google+, we find T-Mobile bragging up an exclusive club of sorts, with “limited-stock devices and accessories reserved for true enthusiasts”. Called The Underground, T-Mobile seems to want to create an avenue for oddball devices to make their way to the tech-hungry minority.

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Google+ patent could be Android Silver plan for carrier control

Google+ patent could be Android Silver plan for carrier control

Remember those family calling circles, where you had to put a few of your closest pals (and parents) in a special circle, and calls to them wouldn’t count against your plan allotment? It was a pretty terrible scheme, but it may be coming back. A patent has been found, detailing how Vic Gundotra and the Google+ team imagine their circles feature would work with carriers. It’s a bit complicated, but has some interesting potential.

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Text-to-911 available on all carriers starting May 15

Text-to-911 available on all carriers starting May 15

The ability to text an emergency to 911 has long been in the works, and will finally be realized this month. Starting May 15, all four major US carriers will be able to handle your 911 texts. While the program is not designed to take the place of calls to 911, it does provide a necessary option for those in dangerous circumstances.

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