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T-Mobile VoLTE cut-off date: Old phones living on borrowed time

T-Mobile VoLTE cut-off date: Old phones living on borrowed time

Internal communications at T-Mobile USA revealed this week show how customers will require VoLTE tech in their phone in the near future. T-Mobile USA is evolving to the newest in new mobile network and cell connectivity, and the oldest still-active tech is about to be retired. This information was revealed not long after AT&T sent out notification to some customers about a similar update and requirement for new phones.

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AT&T criticized for startling “buy a new phone or lose service” warning

AT&T criticized for startling “buy a new phone or lose service” warning

This week AT&T started sending out emails about how users will need a new smartphone if they want to continue "receiving service." AT&T's message does not suggest that users will lose service instantly - but they DO suggest that some users will NEED to upgrade to a new phone if they plan on continuing to get phone calls by the time the countdown is done.

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Verizon ends 3G phone activations before next year’s big change

Verizon ends 3G phone activations before next year’s big change

The days of 3G are nearing their end. Verizon has confirmed that it will no longer activate 3G-only phones, meaning new customers or those in need of an upgrade will need to purchase a handset with 4G support. This shouldn't come as a surprise -- the carrier has been saying for years that its 3G network is on the way out, though slowly, giving everyone more than enough time to upgrade.

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Nokia’s retro-inspired 3310 finally comes to the US

Nokia’s retro-inspired 3310 finally comes to the US

When Nokia parent company HMD Global announced the rebirth of the classic 3310 earlier this year, cellphone enthusiasts were left fawning over its cute design and focus on minimalism. Then came disappointment as it was revealed that the device would only support 2G networks, and wasn't even coming to the US during its spring release. Well, Nokia has finally righted these wrongs, as a new 3G model is coming stateside later this month.

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Nokia 3310 3G gives a modern spin to a famous phone

Nokia 3310 3G gives a modern spin to a famous phone

UMD Global is attempting to bring the Nokia brand back to prominence among consumers, and what better way to do that than by re-releasing what was arguably Nokia's most famous handset? Earlier this year, we saw the Nokia 3310 rise from the ashes, and now, UMD is releasing a new version that makes the phone just a little bit more modern. Say hello to the Nokia 3310 3G.

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Automatic Pro connected car adapter launches with 3G support

Automatic Pro connected car adapter launches with 3G support

Automatic has unveiled its third-generation connected car adapter - dubbed the Automatic Pro - and though it's similar in many ways to previous iterations, there's one rather major difference this time around. The Automatic Pro will be coming with 3G functionality, allowing for a greater amount of connectivity between users and their cars.

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Ericsson’s Apple suit ends in license deal

Ericsson’s Apple suit ends in license deal

Shares have risen significantly this morning after Ericsson announced that they'd signed a patent licensing deal with Apple. This comes after nearly a year of patent litigation that had Ericsson accusing patent infringement on Apple, originally threatening to file a collection of patent lawsuits and seek to block sales of Apple products in the United States. It does not appear that Ericsson's request for blocking sales in the US via the US International Trade Commission did not take hold - Apple's deal with the company ends mutual suits that'd been in play since January of this year.

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LG Bello II drops old design, gains 5MP selfie cam

LG Bello II drops old design, gains 5MP selfie cam

If you're a bit tired of seeing the same LG stylistic touches by now, meaning rear button controls, then you might like the different take that the LG Bello II has. That is, if you're in the market for a 3G-only budget smartphone. LG has just announced the existence of its second "Bello" mobile, once again earmarked for certain emerging markets. The LG Bello II, however, is noticeably different from its predecessor, but don't let it fool you. Like what they say about beauty, it's mostly skin deep.

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Verizon starts replacing 3G with 4G LTE

Verizon starts replacing 3G with 4G LTE

LTE is the direction we’re headed for mobile technology, which is great for high speed data transfer. It’s also where we are headed for voice, with VoLTE now rolling out via approved handsets. Verizon, a leader in 4G LTE, has begun testing the high speed signal over their 3G spectrum. The move also means the old CDMA standard is starting to disappear, which is a good sign the days carrier-locked handsets could go with it. So far, New York is the only market where this is known to be happening.

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Volvo turns all its cars into mobile hotspots (with a catch)

Volvo turns all its cars into mobile hotspots (with a catch)

Volvo is making 3G connectivity standard across its cars, with the company's Sensus Connect infotainment system now standard on all US models, functioning as a WiFi hotspot, remote control gateway, and more. All 2015 Volvo cars will include web music streaming support, including Pandora, TuneIn, and Rdio, as well as Yelp POI reviews, Glimpse location-sharing, and live weather updates, served through an AT&T connection.

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AT&T to strengthen voice and data on the NYC subway with 242 additional stations connected

AT&T to strengthen voice and data on the NYC subway with 242 additional stations connected

In April of 2013, AT&T announced that it had connected the first 36 NYC subway stations to its voice and data networks. This month, almost exactly a year later, AT&T is announcing that it will be adding 242 more subway stations in NYC to its voice and data networks. The additions will allow people to continue talking, texting, and surfing the web as they wait for trains.

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VeryKool T742 KolorPad tablet features 7-inch screen and Android 4.2

VeryKool T742 KolorPad tablet features 7-inch screen and Android 4.2

VeryKool is a company that makes Android tablets that are aimed at people on a budget. It has been a while since we talked about the company. One of the last times was back in 2012 when the company unveiled a new R800 outdoor tablet. The company is back with a tablet called the T742 KolorPad.

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