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OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

The OnePlus 6T will launch as a T-Mobile exclusive in the US, according to reports, when the hotly-anticipated Android smartphone arrives later in the year. The deal will be a marked turn-around for OnePlus, which so far has pursued unlocked, SIM-free sales, independent from the carriers.

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T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

Today, T-Mobile took the stage to talk about the improvements it's making to customer service. While that reveal was certainly an exciting one in this age of automated customer service lines, it wasn't the only thing T-Mobile had to announce. The company also said that it's going to begin offering some new perks to customers, and both of these perks are centered around music.

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T-Mobile Team of Experts makes customer service the next carrier war

T-Mobile Team of Experts makes customer service the next carrier war

T-Mobile is launching Team of Experts, aiming to oust bad customer service experiences and replace it with a dedicated team of people that are easier to contact. Announced at an event today, the news saw T-Mobile CEO John Legere fire his usual shots at his cellphone network rivals, blasting not only their retention numbers but their cavalier approach to customer service.

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No, you don’t want a first-gen 5G smartphone

No, you don’t want a first-gen 5G smartphone

5G smartphones are still months away, but the carriers are already shouting about their fresh new handsets. Sprint joined the 5G hype club today, announcing it’s working with LG on a special device to usher in its fifth-generation cellular network next year. It’s hot on the heels of the Moto Z3, a “5G Ready” phone you can buy today from Verizon… just not with any 5G hardware yet.

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T-Mobile Essentials plan goes back to basics

T-Mobile Essentials plan goes back to basics

T-Mobile has a new smartphone plan focusing on the holy trifecta: unlimited calls, messaging, and data, and very little else. T-Mobile Essentials does without the usual add-ons of international data access, unlimited mobile hotspot, and other features, in the name of keeping the price down every month.

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T-Mobile teams with Nokia to build out its 5G network

T-Mobile teams with Nokia to build out its 5G network

As we inch ever closer to the eventual arrival of nationwide 5G networks, carriers are in a race to build out their offerings faster than the others. Today, T-Mobile took a big step toward getting its 5G network off the ground, announcing a new partnership with Nokia that will accelerate the carrier's 5G deployment. All told, the deal is worth a whopping $3.5 billion, which is enough to make anyone's eyes water.

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T-Mobile adds $5 LTE international data pass as free roaming spreads

T-Mobile adds $5 LTE international data pass as free roaming spreads

T-Mobile has expanded its unlimited data and texting to 70 new countries, while adding a high-speed data day pass for those who want faster service and unlimited calls, too. The additions are to the T-Mobile ONE plan and the carrier's Simple Global roaming package, which as of July 22 will cover "over 210 countries and destinations" according to the carrier.

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T-Mobile FamilyMode promises parents better kid internet control

T-Mobile FamilyMode promises parents better kid internet control

T-Mobile has launched a new system for parents looking to manage their kids' online activities, with T-Mobile FamilyMode combining app control and a new gadget to filter or even lock-down the internet. Available this week, the system offers control over what apps, games, and services young users can access, both at home and while outside it.

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Project Fi’s LG G7 and LG V35 are up for preorder now

Project Fi’s LG G7 and LG V35 are up for preorder now

Two new Project Fi phones have gone up for preorder, with a pair of Android handsets from LG's latest line-up joining Google's carrier. The LG G7 ThinQ and LG V35 ThinQ have both been added to Google's roster of "Fi-friendly phones," offering an alternative to the Pixel 2 XL.

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Verizon Above Unlimited adds travel-friendly mix-&-match plan

Verizon Above Unlimited adds travel-friendly mix-&-match plan

Verizon's Unlimited plans are getting more flexible - or more confusing, depending on your viewpoint - with three different variations available, all branded as being "unlimited." Joining Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited is the freshly-announced Above Unlimited, which Verizon will allow subscribers to mix-and-match with the other tariffs on their family plan.

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Sprint Unlimited Kickstart data plan is $15 a month and there’s no catch

Sprint Unlimited Kickstart data plan is $15 a month and there’s no catch

Sprint wants you to abandon your current carrier and switch to its unlimited plan. Why should you consider the transition? Because the company's latest promotion is offering unlimited data for $15/month, promising that there's no catch or unwanted surprises. This isn't quite as sweet as the totally free unlimited plan it offered earlier this year, but it's still an incredible deal.

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AT&T gets LG V35 ThinQ after skipping G7 [Updated]

AT&T gets LG V35 ThinQ after skipping G7 [Updated]

The new LG V35 ThinQ will launch on AT&T in early June in the US, the carrier has confirmed, helping explain why it opted out of picking up the LG G7 ThinQ earlier this month. The new smartphone, latest in the company's V series, is closer to the G7 than the name would suggest, however.

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