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Fastest Mobile Networks 2014: testing your data across the USA

Fastest Mobile Networks 2014: testing your data across the USA

Each year a test is done across the nation by everyday users like you. The test is part of "Fastest Mobile Networks 2014," ultimately showing how mobile device networks (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) are delivering on the data speeds they present every day. PCMag heads this test, and this year SlashGear is joining in to create the most expansive Fastest Mobile Networks test since its inception.

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Sprint will unlock your mobile phone if you meet unlocking requirements

Sprint will unlock your mobile phone if you meet unlocking requirements

Sprint has announced that many of the phones or tablets that operate on its network have been programmed with a master subsidy lock known as the MSL that locks the devices to parameters that allows it to work on the Sprint network only. Sprint has announced that it will provide people on its network any MSL codes to allow them to unlock their phones and take it to other carries if they meet certain unlocking requirements.

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Spotify tipped to expand presence with carrier partnership

Spotify tipped to expand presence with carrier partnership

Following in the footsteps of the AT&T and Beats Music partnership, Spotify is reportedly planning to partner with Sprint to offer its customers an easier way to pay for the service, as well as a free subscription trial, expanding its presence in an increasingly competitive market.

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HTC One M8 in-store availability spreads to AT&T and more

HTC One M8 in-store availability spreads to AT&T and more

Sales of the HTC One M8 have begun in-store at carriers across the US today, with the new flagship Android smartphone turning up at AT&T locations among others. HTC surprised many by putting its new One M8 on sale the very day it was announced, though a brief exclusivity period kept it at Verizon stores only.

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Sprint CEO confirms HD Voice nationwide rollout starts in July

Sprint CEO confirms HD Voice nationwide rollout starts in July

Sprint is working hard to lure more customers to its network with expanded 4G coverage and new devices. One of the ways Sprint is working on getting more customers is by offering HD Voice service. That service offers improved voice quality with a lot more clarity than normal services can offer.

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HTC One M8 priced and released: same day in-store

HTC One M8 priced and released: same day in-store

In a relatively unprecedented move for a top-tier smartphone in recent times, HTC has made the HTC One M8 available the same day it’s been revealed to the public. As HTC makes the HTC One M8 (the successor to the HTC One (codename M7) from 2013 their official newest smartphone, they also release it to pre-orders on some carriers and in-store availability in others. This availability includes both USA and UK carrier locations, as well.

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Sprint reconsiders T-Mobile bid in light of opposition to deal

Sprint reconsiders T-Mobile bid in light of opposition to deal

There has been a lot of talk focused on a potential merger of the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the US. Sprint and T-Mobile have reportedly been in talks for a purchase for a while. The catch for the two firms is that there is more that goes into the deal than just agreeing on price.

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FCC head tells Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son he is skeptical of T-Mobile deal

FCC head tells Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son he is skeptical of T-Mobile deal

Sprint wants to purchase T-Mobile but since the merger would remove one of the four major carriers from the US market, the deal needs FCC and regulatory approvals. Sprint and T-Mobile have been working with the FCC to get the deal approved, but that may never happen. Sprint and T-Mobile had a meeting with the DoJ late in January 2014, and the merger was in danger after the meeting.

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Sprint purchase of T-Mobile gets murky after DoJ meeting

Sprint purchase of T-Mobile gets murky after DoJ meeting

The first time we heard that Sprint was considering a purchase of T-Mobile was in December 2013. At the time, the acquisition was tipped to possibly happen in the first half of 2014. As with any major acquisition, the deal would be subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval.

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LG G Flex ships from January 31 in US

LG G Flex ships from January 31 in US

LG's G Flex will go on sale in the US from January 31st, with the curved OLED smartphone unsurprisingly commanding top-tier pricing for its unusual form-factor. The smartphone, which we reviewed last month, will be a hefty $299.99 with a new, two-year agreement, though in return you get lengthy battery life - thanks to a specially-crafted curved battery - and a 13-megapixel camera.

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Sprint ends “One Up” plan 4 months after intro in favor of “Framily”

Sprint ends “One Up” plan 4 months after intro in favor of “Framily”

Just so you're aware, there's a new word in the English language this month, one made by Sprint, one called "Framily." If you're getting pumped up about the many, many new plans and changes in the way you'll be tossing down cash to the top four carriers in the USA this year and throughout the last for mobile data, Sprint's switch-up should really throw you for a loop. Just four months after introducing their "One Up" handset upgrade plan, they've decided to axe it entirely.

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LG G Flex due for triple carrier US launch this quarter

LG G Flex due for triple carrier US launch this quarter

LG has confirmed the US launch plans for the LG G Flex, with the curved smartphone set to launch later this quarter. The phone will be offered on AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Sprint, the first curved handset to hit US shelves (unless Samsung can sneak in first with its Galaxy Round, of course).

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