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Sprint: OMG! We’re keeping unlimited data! Don’t leave!

Sprint: OMG! We’re keeping unlimited data! Don’t leave!

Let's face it; the only thing keeping a bunch of subscribers from vacating Sprint in droves is the fact that the carrier is still offering unlimited data. Not too long ago Sprint announced that it was putting a cap on the data plan for its hotspots. The cap Sprint put on hotspot data usage was 5GB with some very steep overage fees if you wanted to use more. I would wager a bunch of subscribers saw the unlimited data use on the hotspots changing to capped use as a bit of writing on the wall.

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Dish considering Sprint or Clearwire acquisition

Dish considering Sprint or Clearwire acquisition

Sprint and Clearwire are not doing well and neither is their partnerships to bring WiMax 4G service to the masses. Sprint was said to be in talks with Clearwire in August to possibly buy Clearwire out. Since then nothing has happened between the two companies. A new report has surfaced from Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton that says that Dish may be looking to buy out or partner with Clearwire or Sprint.

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Google Wallet app delayed until Friday

Google Wallet app delayed until Friday

Google Wallet was officially launched on Monday, but it looks like the full app won't be available to download until Friday. The mobile payment app was to be installed via an over-the-air update, originally to be completed by tonight. But now a Google spokeswoman has confirmed by email with Computerworld that the downloads won't complete until Friday evening.

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TruConnect Mobile offers pay-as-you-go internet

TruConnect Mobile offers pay-as-you-go internet

TruConnect is partnering with the nation's third largest carrier to bring you pay-as-you-go internet starting at a low $4.99 per month rate. Each MB of data used costs 3.9 cents on top of the low base rate. The service can be had either through a USB dongle or a MiFi WiFi mobile hotspot device.

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Google Wallet confirmed to launch on Nexus S 4G

Google Wallet confirmed to launch on Nexus S 4G

Reports earlier this morning tipped that Google's NFC-based mobile payment service called "Wallet" would be launching first on the nation's third largest carrier sometime today. And indeed, Google has confirmed now that the Wallet app will begin rolling out to Nexus S 4G handsets via an over-the-air update.

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iPad 2 may get 4G WiMAX compatibility

iPad 2 may get 4G WiMAX compatibility

The nation's third largest carrier is already rumored to be getting the next-gen iPhone starting in early October and now new reports suggest that it may also be getting the iPad 2. But what's more exciting, is that this iPad 2 could be 4G WiMAX compatible as opposed to the regular CDMA version currently available on Verizon.

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BlackBerry 7 OS devices to finally get WiFi Hot Spot support

BlackBerry 7 OS devices to finally get WiFi Hot Spot support

The BlackBerry 7 OS devices recently launched have on their boxes the label "Hot Spot Capable," and yet none are capable of this feature just yet. A leaked memo to the Now Network carrier, however, reveals that the mobile WiFi Hot Spot feature will be coming soon via a software update in the coming months.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch pre-orders at Walmart for only $99

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch pre-orders at Walmart for only $99

Walmart has begun pre-orders for the Now Network's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II known as the Epic 4G Touch and it's offering it up at an awesome price. Originally said to cost $199 with a new two-year contract, the handset can now be had from Walmart for only $99 on contract.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch unveiled for Sprint, launching September 16

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch unveiled for Sprint, launching September 16

So the WiMAX version of the Samsung Galaxy S II was outed earlier by a slide on one of Samsung's product pages, but now the details are confirmed. Unlike the T-Mobile and AT&T versions, this one will tack on "Epic 4G Touch" to the original Samsung Galaxy S II moniker. It will also be the first of the three to become available, launching on September 16.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch confirmed early

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch confirmed early

Samsung's much anticipated Galaxy S II smartphone is about to get its official US debut later this evening. It's set to launch on three of the four major US carriers with the device to vary slightly for each. One of these variants is a WiMAX version called the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which has apparently outed itself a bit early.

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch first press shots revealed

Samsung Epic 4G Touch first press shots revealed

Hurricane Irene may have postponed the much anticipated US debut of the Samsung Galaxy S II to tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped official press images for the smartphone to start making the rounds. The first press shot to be revealed is that of the WiMAX variant called the Samsung Epic 4G Touch.

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Why the iPhone 4S will be Free

Why the iPhone 4S will be Free

Here's the skinny: the following information is a set of educated guesses, analyzed facts turned into what I feel will be exactly what Apple will release at their next major keynote event as far as mobile devices go. First, I do not think that the device will have a "5" in the title. Although it's been an eternity in human time since the last iPhone release, that being the iPhone 4 for Verizon, in Apple time it's only been nearly enough time before the next massively successful release. What I believe here instead is that all four of the biggest carriers in the USA will get the newest version of the iPhone inside October of 2011 and that this device will hold more water than just hardware improvements.

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