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How to buy the Pixel 6

How to buy the Pixel 6

The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro were revealed in full on October 19, 2021. Today we're taking a peek at the various ways in which the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can be purchased and/or attained in a variety of iterations, with different colors and internal storage sizes. We'll also have a full review of both the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro here on SlashGear.

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Verizon’s Visible MVNO may have been hacked

Verizon’s Visible MVNO may have been hacked

Aside from the big three, previously four, US network operators, there are quite a number of smaller carriers catering to more specific segments of the phone market. The advent of MVNOs or Mobile Virtual Network Operators has only increased the number of players, but these often still call those bigger networks their home. Visible, for example, is Verizon's attempt at servicing more budget-conscious customers, and it may have been the latest victim of a security breach that has its subscribers up in arms.

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Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to cover more cable-cutters

Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to cover more cable-cutters

Verizon's 5G Home Internet service is expanding, with the carrier lighting up several new locations where its high-speed wireless cable and DSL replacement is available. The system relies on the same mmWave 5G as Verizon's fastest 5G phones use, only baked into a WiFi router for home use.

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T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile has cut the cost of its 5G Home Internet service, something that was done as part of its latest jab at other carriers and the fees they charge. T-Mobile is really keen on everyone knowing that it doesn't charge fees for its 5G-based home internet plan, going so far as to list its competitors' various fees and charges on "comparable" services.

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T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

5G has been the battle cry of network operators and device manufacturers for a few years now, but the push hasn't been as fast or as easy as they had hoped. In addition to setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless carriers' plans to retire old networks and technologies to free up resources have also been met with some resistance and delays. That said, the deadline for 3G networks is can no longer be delayed, and T-Mobile is finally setting its foot down on when it will shut down not only its own 3G network but also Sprint's 3G and LTE networks.

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iPhone 13 price promotions are 2021’s biggest Apple shock

iPhone 13 price promotions are 2021’s biggest Apple shock

iPhone 13 preorders kick off on Friday, but while there were no big surprises in Apple's sticker pricing for the four new smartphones, the deals on offer could make 2021 an unusual year. There's no doubting that Apple has come to count on iPhone sales to help buoy its financial results, particularly in the first quarter after a new model, but it takes more than just a healthy spec sheet to win over new buyers.

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T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile has confirmed more details of its huge hack, confirming that personal information on around 7.8 million current users and over 40 million former or prospective customers have been stolen from the carrier's compromised systems. The hacked data includes names, date of birth, social security number, and driver's license or other ID information for an unspecified percentage of the affected users.

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This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

Confusing cellphone coverage maps with misleading graphics and incomprehensible claims may be getting its comeuppance, with the FCC launching its first mobile broadband map to help consumers figure out what service they're actually likely to get. While cellular networks have been steadily improving, particularly with the arrival of 5G, it's still fair to say that carrier maps tend to be more promotional than educational.

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Soon you’ll see brand logos on your Caller ID – and that’s a good thing

Soon you’ll see brand logos on your Caller ID – and that’s a good thing

Efforts to make Caller ID more useful - and more trustworthy - aren't stopping at the nationwide rollout of STIR/SHAKEN, with a new push to include company logos on your phone's screen. Get ready to hear plenty from carriers about Rich Call Data (RCD), which combines Caller ID with anti-spoofing authentication to make it more obvious at a glance who's calling you.

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Yahoo Mobile MVNO shuts down a little over a year since it launched

Yahoo Mobile MVNO shuts down a little over a year since it launched

It seems that Verizon's purchase of several media properties was doomed from the start. Expensive and ultimately unprofitable, the network operator ended up selling that Media Group that included AOL and Yahoo's many products. The latter includes not just search and email but also a mobile virtual network operator called, what else, Yahoo Mobile. The latter has just announced that it will be closing up shop and ceasing operation after being in the market for less than two years.

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AT&T gives Google Stadia Pro trial to fiber and 5G customers

AT&T gives Google Stadia Pro trial to fiber and 5G customers

AT&T and Google today announced a new promo for Stadia Pro. The promo is available is to certain AT&T wireless and fiber customers, and it grants six months of Stadia Pro on the house. Of course, like most wireless deals out there, there are certain provisos and terms to consider before you're able to claim your six months of Stadia Pro.

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Verizon promises free 5G phones as lure to carrier jumpers

Verizon promises free 5G phones as lure to carrier jumpers

Verizon is promising free 5G phones and borrowing T-Mobile's strategy of covering network switching costs, as it tries to lure new subscribers to its unlimited cellular plans. The promotion also covers existing Verizon subscribers who may not have a 5G phone, and allows for trade-ins of even broken handsets or those with cracked screens.

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