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Republic Wireless launches 30- and 90-day data-only prepaid SIM cards

Republic Wireless launches 30- and 90-day data-only prepaid SIM cards

Republic Wireless has introduced a new data-only SIM card that gives customers a new way to use their phone away from WiFi. The data-only SIM is being offered in two varieties: 30 days and 90 days, both with unlimited data. The new plans are offered without contracts, but there are some important limitations surrounding speeds and roaming.

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5G is coming: what you need to know

5G is coming: what you need to know

There is no stopping the 5G revolution, especially since everyone seems to be on board. From network operators to smartphone manufacturers to silicon makers, everyone seems to be hellbent on pushing the fifth generation cellular technology to businesses and consumers. With all the marketing and hype, there’s bound to be some confusion and questions. What is 5G, what is it for, and will really make our lives better? Here are some answers to those questions and more.

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Galaxy S10’s 4th model leaked: It’s a BIG one

Galaxy S10’s 4th model leaked: It’s a BIG one

The Samsung Galaxy S10 leaked this morning with a set of details on its release day readiness in the form of 5G data, 6 cameras, and more. This isn't the first leak of the Samsung Galaxy S10 in its multiple iterations, and it most certainly won't be the last. What makes today's leak different is the source, the track record, and the fact that certain details are being made more of a big deal than they've been in the past - particularly when it comes to 5G data connectivity.

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T-Mobile offers $50/month prepaid unlimited plan, but only for a limited time

T-Mobile offers $50/month prepaid unlimited plan, but only for a limited time

T-Mobile has launched a new $50/month unlimited prepaid plan. The new offering is through T-Mobile Prepaid, not Metro by T-Mobile, and it'll only be available for a limited time. The plan gives customers unlimited data on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network, as well as unlimited talk and text, but there are a few big restrictions.

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Verizon GizmoWatch is an Apple Watch for kids, sort of

Verizon GizmoWatch is an Apple Watch for kids, sort of

The latest in kid-oriented smartwatch hardware comes from Verizon, and it's called GizmoWatch. This is the latest in a line of similar products sold exclusively by Verizon, all in the Verizon GizmoKids product line. This watch will replace the most recent smartwatch made by Verizon, the GizmoGadget. This device holds the distinction of being "the first 4G LTE kid's watch in the United States powered by Qualcomm."

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Punkt MP02 is a 4G Android phone for calls and not much else

Punkt MP02 is a 4G Android phone for calls and not much else

We live in a smartphone-centric world so it’s not surprising that there is a sort of counter-culture rallying against it, from advocating analog/physical notebooks to pushing for simpler mobile phones. The latter often means going old school but also wasting the power of the Internet, not to mention the money you pay for data plans. Swiss company Punkt, which almost sounds like “punked”, has a compromise. The Punkt MP02 is a simple 4G phone that lets you still use the Internet, except that you’ll need a separate computer or device to do so.

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Snapdragon PC owners get free LTE from Sprint

Snapdragon PC owners get free LTE from Sprint

One of the most promising features of recent PCs running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors is Microsoft's "Always Connected" Windows experience. That is, as long as a data connection is available. That's about to become much easier, and cheaper, thanks to a new Sprint promotion that offers free unlimited 4G LTE through the rest of 2018.

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Reolink Go wireless outdoor camera has built-in 4G LTE

Reolink Go wireless outdoor camera has built-in 4G LTE

A Hong Kong-based based company is seeking funding for Reolink Go, a wireless outdoor security camera that has built-in 4G LTE connectivity. The camera is designed for use in places without WiFi access or a power outlet, such as remote locations on a farm, rural homes, and similar. The camera uses a combination of cloud storage and solar charging to bypass traditional limitations.

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Nokia and Vodafone team to launch LTE on the Moon in 2019

Nokia and Vodafone team to launch LTE on the Moon in 2019

Nokia has been tapped by Vodafone to help the company realize its goal of putting LTE connectivity on the Moon. Assuming everything goes according to plan, the LTE coverage will be launched on the lunar surface next year, making it possible to livestream HD video from the Moon to Earth, a milestone for space connectivity.

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Snapdragon X24 blurs the line between 4G LTE and 5G

Snapdragon X24 blurs the line between 4G LTE and 5G

Qualcomm, it would seem, is starting 2018 with a bang. Last week, the company announced that its Snapdragon X50 would enter testing this year with carriers around the world and feature in 5G phones beginning next year. This week, the focus is back on 4G LTE and the immediate future, as we see the new Snapdragon X24 pushing LTE boundaries further.

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Surface Pro with LTE Advanced now available to all

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced now available to all

Microsoft's Surface Pro with built-in LTE is now available online, one of a rare breed of Windows portables with integrated WWAN connectivity. The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced was confirmed as in the pipeline back in September, a welcome return after Microsoft's last cellularly-equipped Surface was discontinued several years ago.

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T-Mobile LTE Advanced list: see if your city is covered

T-Mobile LTE Advanced list: see if your city is covered

Last month, T-Mobile revealed that it now offers LTE Advanced, more commonly referred to as LTE-A, in more than 920 markets throughout the United States. That's great news if you're a T-Mobile customer who has a phone that supports the network. What the carrier failed to provide, though, was a list of those markets so that customers and potential future customers could see whether they're covered.

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