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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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T-Mobile Burger King Impossible Whoppers need two apps

T-Mobile Burger King Impossible Whoppers need two apps

The folks at T-Mobile USA have a series of partnerships in place that aim to to give "perks" to their "Un-carrier" mobile data customers. Just so long as a person is a part of T-Mobile via a monthly payment for mobile data (for their smartphone, most likely), they'll have access to "T-Mobile Tuesdays" and the "free stuff" therein. This month, being a T-Mobile USA customer means a person may have access to a free no-meat burger from Burger King.

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Sprint activates 5G in Phoenix with Hatch gaming

Sprint activates 5G in Phoenix with Hatch gaming

Sprint's 5G network is ramping up with what they call "True Mobile 5G" in Phoenix Arizona. This is just one of a collection of commercial launches of 5G service for Sprint made live in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Sprint currently suggests they'll soon cover approximately 2100 square miles (with approximately 11 million people expected to be covered in total) "in the coming weeks."

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Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

New 5G network service was connected in several countries around the world in recent months before all brands had their own 5G smartphone. Some manufacturers have a single smartphone capable of connecting to 5G data speed, while other have no 5G devices whatsoever. Today we're taking a peek at the very few 5G smartphones on the market today - and we look ahead to the future, when 5G covers a much more comprehensive portion of the world.

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Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon is expanding its 5G service to a number of high-traffic areas by partnering with Boingo Wireless. Boingo Wireless has services in distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, and Wi-Fi - which allows them to make cash selling internet access to people in airports. The last time you saw the brand Boingo, it was likely at a location where you'd otherwise have issues getting internet access - now they're working with Verizon to spread 5G internet access to those same arenas.

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Google Stadia highlights absolute need for unlimited data

Google Stadia highlights absolute need for unlimited data

As we inch nearer to Google Stadia's full launch, it's becoming clear what this possible new age in computing means. Before now, cloud computing was mostly relegated to tasks that could be sent, computed remotely, then returned without gouging your bandwidth's eyes out. Now, when there's graphics involved, things are a little different.

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Now at Best Buy, Google’s mobile network is real

Now at Best Buy, Google’s mobile network is real

Back when Google acquired Android, they had a dream in which they had their own mobile network on which they'd release their own phone. That didn't really pan out - not immediately, anyway. Fast forward about a decade and their dream's sort of come true - if you really, really stretch the dream through a decade of technological breakthroughs and public expectations for how a company should function in this market. Now, here in February of 2019, Google's finally got SIM cards for their mobile network at Best Buy stores.

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T-Mobile drops unlimited LTE perk for trips to Canada and Mexico

T-Mobile drops unlimited LTE perk for trips to Canada and Mexico

T-Mobile has done a lot over the years to back-up its claim of being an "Un-carrier," offering perks and options that big rivals Verizon and AT&T don't come close to. Unfortunately the company has announced it's bringing an end to one of its more attractive perks: the free unlimited LTE service for customers traveling in Canada and Mexico.

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Verizon resurrects “unlimited” data plan

Verizon resurrects “unlimited” data plan

The word "unlimited" no longer meant what it used to mean. At least not if you use it in the context of Internet data plans. Due to both technical and business considerations, carriers have often put caps on previously labeled "unlimited" plans, technically making them limited. Verizon, however, is unexpectedly changing courses a bit. After actually putting limits on its older unlimited plans, it is introducing a new Unlimited 4G LTE data plan in addition to its bucket-based plans. But, naturally, there are always some caveats.

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AT&T raises price on grandfathered truely-unlimited data plans

AT&T raises price on grandfathered truely-unlimited data plans

AT&T subscribers clinging to their grandfathered unlimited data plans face yet another price increase, with the carrier slapping on an extra monthly charge. The plans, which offered legitimately unlimited data rather than the capped allowances currently offered, haven't been available for new AT&T customers for some years now. However, that hasn't stopped existing users from refusing to give them up.

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Verizon puts a 200GB limit on unlimited data

Verizon puts a 200GB limit on unlimited data

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. To that, we add there’s no such thing as unlimited data. A point of contention with regulators, carriers have redefined what the word “unlimited” means, which now means, “limited to a certain amount somewhat arbitrarily set by us”. That certain amount, in Verizon’s case, has never been officially publicized but is now being “confirmed” to be 200 GB a month on average. Such users are being given an ultimatum to change to a new, not-unlimited plan or take a hike.

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Verizon will now sell you unlimited data in 30-minute blocks

Verizon will now sell you unlimited data in 30-minute blocks

Most US mobile carriers either moved away from, or stopped offering unlimited data plans long ago, instead pushing their customers towards tiered monthly plans. Verizon is one such that has completely eliminated the option, even going as far taking it away from certain users on grandfathered plans. But now they've taken a small step in the opposite direction, rolling out a new pay-as-you-go unlimited data option.

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