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AT&T announces three new Unlimited plans because simplicity is dead

AT&T announces three new Unlimited plans because simplicity is dead

Seemingly unsatisfied with the two unlimited plans it already offers, AT&T has decided to up the ante a bit. Today the company revealed that it's replacing its two current unlimited plans - Unlimited & More and Unlimited & More Premium - with three new ones. Two of these plans will be launching early next week, while the third will be launching later on down the road.

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Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile partner on cross-carrier messaging built on RCS

Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile partner on cross-carrier messaging built on RCS

While the big four carriers in the US typically spend their time bashing one another in press releases, today they've announced a new team up to work on cross-carrier messaging. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint revealed what's officially called the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) today, which they say will help "drive the next generation of messaging for consumers and businesses."

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OnePlus 7T Pro 5G coming to T-Mobile with highest-end edition (McLaren)

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G coming to T-Mobile with highest-end edition (McLaren)

The MacLaren version of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G is coming to the United States exclusively to T-Mobile USA. This is the first time OnePlus has suggested that they'll bring the "Pro" version of the phone to the USA, with all previous indications being that the phone would only be released in regions outside of North America. Further, this is the McLaren version of the phone, meaning it'll be the most extravagant OnePlus smartphone thus far released.

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Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

There are good reasons to sign up for a year of Disney Plus (or Disney+) with Verizon, but there are good reasons to skip it, too. If you're the sort of person who'd intended on signing up for Disney+ in the first place, this is a great way to get in on the deal and avoid paying $7 a month for a year. If you weren't going to subscribe in the first place, this is a great way to get something "free" only to find later that you'll need to unsubscribe after the first 12 months or face a $7-per-month fee.

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Pixel 4 debuts the tech Google Fi uses for speedier network switching

Pixel 4 debuts the tech Google Fi uses for speedier network switching

Google's Pixel 4 may be available across all the major US carriers, but there's a good reason you might want it on Google Fi specifically. The smartphone is the first to support Google Fi's new dual connect technology, which allows a device to register with two LTE networks at once and then switch between them dynamically based on which offers the best performance at any one time.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 7T revealed: Still no go for Pro

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T revealed: Still no go for Pro

The folks responsible for the T-Mobile USA launch of the OnePlus 7T finally got around to announcing the product this morning. This comes after the device was first shown on September 26, 2019, in full, by OnePlus. The OnePlus 7T for T-Mobile USA will be able to be attained (by qualified T-Mobile customers) for zero dollars up front and zero interest, for $25 a month for 24 months.

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Carrier-backed ZenKey proposes using phones instead of passwords

Carrier-backed ZenKey proposes using phones instead of passwords

Passwords are the bane of security and having weak ones is almost as bad as having none. It could be even worse since it gives the semblance of security when, in fact, there isn't any at all. That's why the tech industry has been looking for alternatives, like two-factor authentication. US carriers, however, are taking it one step further and wants to completely replace passwords with your smartphone and, of course, your carrier.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T VS 6T and a lack of Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro was removed from T-Mobile USA's online store to make way for the OnePlus 7T. But why would a company remove a device that is not the direct predecessor to the device which will replace it? Let's take a look at what's happened at T-Mobile over the past year.

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Project xCloud public preview sees Microsoft and T-Mobile partner

Project xCloud public preview sees Microsoft and T-Mobile partner

With the Project xCloud public preview on the horizon, Microsoft has chosen T-Mobile as one of its technical partners for this test. Assuming they've been accepted into the public preview program, T-Mobile customers will be able to stream certain Xbox One titles over the carrier's mobile network. Aside from the limited number of invites Microsoft is planning to send out, there are also some requirements on T-Mobile's end before you'll be able to stream Project xCloud games.

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Google stops GPS data sharing with carriers UPDATE

Google stops GPS data sharing with carriers UPDATE

The global network carrier service from Google called "Mobile Network Insights" is no more. This is according to a report from Reuters where Google spokeswoman Victoria Keough confirmed the move. Exact reasoning has not been shared - but anonymous sources suggest that the program was closed in April "due to concerns about data privacy."

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Tiny Palm phone gets equally tiny $5 plan

Tiny Palm phone gets equally tiny $5 plan

As of today, the teeny tiny Palm smartphone can be purchased unlocked for use on most networks in the US. We knew this day was coming, as Palm opened up orders for the phone back in June. With this launch of the unlocked Palm, however, one US carrier has announced a low-cost plan to go along with it, apparently in the hopes of selling people on the idea of using the Palm as a secondary phone.

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AT&T and T-Mobile just switched on cross-network robocall verification

AT&T and T-Mobile just switched on cross-network robocall verification

Regardless of your cell network of choice, spam calls are a universal nuisance, and now AT&T and T-Mobile are working together on anti-robocall tech that brings subscribers another step closer to full call verification. The implementation of SHAKEN/STIR caller authentication is only the first time that the technology has been extended across US cellphone networks.

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