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T-Mobile data cap raised to 50GB as “unlimited” war rages [Update]

T-Mobile data cap raised to 50GB as “unlimited” war rages [Update]

Ever since Verizon and AT&T introduced unlimited plans earlier this year, each of the big four have been tweaking their plans and trying to make it the most attractive for consumers. T-Mobile is the one doing the tweaking today, confirming rumors that we heard earlier this morning. Today's changes deal with T-Mobile's "prioritization point," otherwise known as the point where T-Mobile begins throttling your data speeds.

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T-Mobile Sprint merger apparently in the works again (still?)

T-Mobile Sprint merger apparently in the works again (still?)

The potential merging of T-Mobile USA and Sprint through Deutsche Telekom and Softbank is again tipped by anonymous sources. This is not the first time we've seen talks of T-Mobile and Sprint merging their powers to create one slightly-larger mobile carrier. This time it appears that the talks may be getting a bit more serious.

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T-Mobile Unlimited plan limit could be raised to 50GB

T-Mobile Unlimited plan limit could be raised to 50GB

The Un-carrier might be at it again and its next move could definitely give its rivals and their subscribers pause for thought. Although “unlimited” these days no longer really means what the word literally means, T-Mobile seems to be doing everything it can to make it close enough. A recent tip says that as early as Wednesday, the network’s deprioritization limit, a.k.a. the Fair Usage Threshold, could be raised to as much as 50 GB, more than double its paltry initial limit of 23 GB, and definitely more than what its competitors are offering.

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Essential Phone can now be used on Verizon networks

Essential Phone can now be used on Verizon networks

When the debut Android phone from Andy Rubin's Essential was revealed last month, it was made clear that Sprint would be the only carrier in the US to sell the device. But for those interested in the Essential Phone that aren't Sprint customers, there's now another carrier option. The device is now certified to work with Verizon's networks, and therefore compatible with the Big Red carrier.

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New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill

New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill

Back in February, Verizon surprised everyone by announcing that it would begin offering a new unlimited plan. This set off something of a competition between the big four carriers in the US, and at the end of it all, Verizon came out on top with an unlimited plan that was surprisingly good. Today, Verizon is throwing a lot of that out the window by not only splitting its one unlimited plan into multiple tiers, but also by placing new restrictions on unlimited users.

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T-Mobile’s 600 MHz LTE just went live, but it has unusual plans

T-Mobile’s 600 MHz LTE just went live, but it has unusual plans

T-Mobile has thrown the switch on 600 MHz LTE, promising a "record-shattering" roll-out of the new spectrum use as it fills in rural America's patchy connectivity. The carrier certainly can't be accused of wasting any time, having secured the 600 MHz spectrum licenses only two months ago. Usually, T-Mobile says, a customer roll-out like this would take more like two years.

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MetroPCS launches unlimited 4G LTE option: $75 for two lines

MetroPCS launches unlimited 4G LTE option: $75 for two lines

Unlimited phone plans are back, and MetroPCS just got on the bandwagon. The carrier, which is known for its prepaid options, has just announced a new plan that gives subscribers unlimited 4G LTE data...but only if you sign up two lines under the deal. By doing so, both lines get unlimited high-speed mobile data for a total of $75/month, making each phone's monthly cost about half of what you'd pay for unlimited at a big carrier.

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T-Mobile’s new unlimited plans are only for baby boomers

T-Mobile’s new unlimited plans are only for baby boomers

T-Mobile is back to calling out the other carriers today, and this time around, it's focusing on pulling in a major source of revenue for Verizon and AT&T: baby boomers. T-Mobile has introduced a new version of its ONE unlimited plan that is exclusively available to customers who are 55 and older. If you think I'm joking about that, then you should know that T-Mobile is actually going to check your ID when you try to sign up for this plan.

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Comcast Verizon merger would truly be the darkest timeline

Comcast Verizon merger would truly be the darkest timeline

These days, you hear a lot of jokes on the internet about the citizens of the world (or at least the US) heading down the "darkest timeline." It's easy to believe it, too, with important things like healthcare and net neutrality potentially at risk through new legislation. Now, Citibank analyst Jason Bazinet has penned an opinion that Comcast should purchase Verizon, and if we aren't in the darkest timeline right now, we certainly will be if such a deal ever becomes a reality.

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T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

Back when the big four carriers first announced their new unlimited plans, T-Mobile initially put itself in a good position to compete on price with the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Today, however, T-Mobile's unlimited plan is looking quite similar to what Verizon offers, not only from a features standpoint, but also from a pricing one. That's thanks to a small price hike T-Mobile has made to its One Plus add-on.

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In Canada, unlocked phones aren’t just nice, they’re the law

In Canada, unlocked phones aren’t just nice, they’re the law

While mobile carriers in the US still pretty much have a vice grip on the mobile market, the rest of the world seems to be changing. The European Union's mandate to abolish roaming charges within its member countries has just taken effect and now Canada is going to prevent carriers from locking users into their services. Starting 1st Decembers, users need no longer pay a fee to get the phones unlocked. In fact, all new phones from that day forward should already be unlocked by default.

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The Essential Phone just made a huge carrier mistake

The Essential Phone just made a huge carrier mistake

The Essential Phone may have made a huge misstep, with Andy Rubin showing that, while he knows how to make a slick phone, he may be behind the curve on carrier sentiment. Launched to no small amount of fanfare in late May, the Android smartphone puts refined design, cutting-edge technology, and modular extensibility at the fore. However, the bad news chaser is the network it'll be an in-store carrier exclusive with.

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