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RED Hydrogen One release details for Verizon and AT&T confirmed

RED Hydrogen One release details for Verizon and AT&T confirmed

It's been a long time coming, but the RED Hydrogen One is nearly here. The phone makes some pretty big promises with its holographic 4-view display, and today we're learning which carriers are going to offer the phone on release day. Assuming its hefty price tag isn't enough to scare you off, you'll be able to pick up the Hydrogen One at Verizon and AT&T beginning later this week.

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iPhone XR release: How to preorder

iPhone XR release: How to preorder

Today the iPhone XR goes on sale around the world, and we've got the details you'll need to get specific in your region and on your carrier. We're focusing on the United States here, mainly - but most details can be extrapolated to your given country and time. It all begins on October 19th at 12:01 AM Pacific Time - this morning.

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T-Mobile three-year installment plan is coming soon

T-Mobile three-year installment plan is coming soon

24 months is almost like a sacred number in the mobile industry. It's how long a standard carrier line contract lasts and, consequently, how long you have to pay for the device in installment chunks. It has also become the standard period for warranties and software updates and support. T-Mobile, which always prides itself as the "Un-carrier" might be working to change that game soon. Based on its website, it might start to offer installment plans that will take you three years to pay off instead of just two.

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Metro by T-Mobile’s first order of business is 5G in 2019

Metro by T-Mobile’s first order of business is 5G in 2019

Today is a pretty big day for T-Mobile, as it's relaunching the Metro PCS brand as Metro by T-Mobile. Along with the rebranding comes two new unlimited plans that offer some fairly tempting perks, but on its first day with a new name, Metro by T-Mobile is also making a commitment for the future too. The company today announced that it will offer 5G service and phones beginning in 2019.

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Verizon flips the switch on its 5G home internet network

Verizon flips the switch on its 5G home internet network

Verizon is celebrating being the first out of the gate with 5G today, though the network it's rolling out may not be what you expect. Today, Verizon flipped the switch on its 5G broadband service in a few cities in the US. While it may not be quite as exciting as mobile 5G, it could be a good indication of what the future holds for those who live in the markets Verizon is launching in.

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eBay thinks it has the cure to thousand-dollar phone addiction

eBay thinks it has the cure to thousand-dollar phone addiction

Over the years, eBay has become a pretty popular place to buy and sell phones, and now the company is trying to turn buying a phone into a more holistic experience. eBay has announced that it will begin offering wireless plans alongside every phone it sells on its platform, allowing buyers to get up and running without having to visit a carrier. To accomplish this, eBay has partnered with Red Pocket Mobile.

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Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

T-Mobile announced today that it's giving Metro PCS a new name. Beginning at some point next, Metro PCS will be known as Metro by T-Mobile - a move that T-Mobile says represents a "new mission to give value-conscious consumers a trade-off free wireless experience." Along side this branding revamp, T-Mobile will be launching two new unlimited plans at Metro, and they come with some tempting add-ons.

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FEMA Presidential Alert test message postponed to October 3

FEMA Presidential Alert test message postponed to October 3

On October 3, smartphones in the United States will receive a text message from the president in the form of an emergency alert test. Called the Presidential Alert, this message is intended to deliver important advisories on national emergencies, though the test itself will simply advise smartphone owners that they don't need to react.

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Project Verify unveiled by major US carriers to eliminate app passwords

Project Verify unveiled by major US carriers to eliminate app passwords

The United States' four biggest wireless carriers -- Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile -- have teamed to launch Project Verify, a single sign-on service that reduces how many passwords someone needs. Project Verify is designed for smartphone users, existing to authenticate any apps that require logins so the user doesn't have to enter a unique password.

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iPhone Xs Carrier Pricing Round-up: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

iPhone Xs Carrier Pricing Round-up: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

The new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR were revealed at Apple headquarters yesterday - today come the carrier prices. Today we're running down the various costs of this smartphone collection (two of the three), for each major carrier in the United States as well as Apple proper. You also might well want to take a peek at our giant iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max hands-on while you're at it. Wouldn't want to buy a phone without getting up close and personal.

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Verizon’s first 5G cities and this giant phone

Verizon’s first 5G cities and this giant phone

Verizon made their first-ever 5G NR call on a commercial network with a simulated smartphone device. Verizon's most recent test in the 5G space also tipped a hat to its side-news launch of 5G residential broadband service in four US markets. This Verizon 5G news came right on the heels of AT&T's big 5G announcement at AT&T Spark - they'll be expanding in a big way, too.

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US carriers allegedly throttling YouTube, Netflix, streaming

US carriers allegedly throttling YouTube, Netflix, streaming

One of the tenets of net neutrality is that all Internet data should be treated equally. In practice, this means ISPs shouldn’t give one kind of data preference over another. In other words, they shouldn’t throttle data based on what they are. With net neutrality dead (except in California), consumer advocates fear that carriers are already taking advantage of their new found freedom. That is pretty much the implication in a recently published study that points out how popular video streaming services like YouTube and Netflix are being throttled by nearly all US carriers, big or small.

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