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T-Mobile Home Internet service expands to cities across nine states

T-Mobile Home Internet service expands to cities across nine states

T-Mobile has announced another expansion of its Home Internet pilot, adding another 130 cities and towns to its roster. The home Internet service is powered by T-Mobile's LTE network, making it particularly appealing for people who live in rural and underserved locations where it's difficult to access high-speed broadband.

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Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

The whole 5G thing is becoming more of a story with the launch of some exciting new mobile phone models designed to take full leverage of the new wireless connectivity. As a new 5G smartphone pops-up with each passing day, we are seeing all prominent network carriers stateside doing their bit to ensure you have 5G coverage no matter what part of the country you’re in. While these are early days and everyone’s just working on increasing their portfolio – it seems appropriate to know, which of the top-tier carriers have what 5G plans you can choose from to get on from the word go.

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Do you need a 5G phone? Short answer: Not yet

Do you need a 5G phone? Short answer: Not yet

Today's entry in our ever-expanding exploration of 5G connectivity checks the most basic question: Do I need 5G? This question can be answered by looking at the world's transfer from 3G to 4G, and 4G LTE. In short: There's a significant amount of time between now and the point at which you'll absolutely NEED your next smartphone to have the ability to connect to 5G data.

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Rugged Acer TravelMate, Chrome Spin 513, Chromebox CXI4 are ready for business

Rugged Acer TravelMate, Chrome Spin 513, Chromebox CXI4 are ready for business

Acer revealed new TravelMate laptops, a Chrome Spin, and a Chromebox machine all ready to roll for business in 2020. Three new TravelMate notebooks were revealed with with 11th Gen Intel Core processors, 4G LTE, and MIL-STD 810G military durability standards made with "commercial users" in mind. The Chromebook Spin 513 and the Chromebox CXI4 were revealed with both standard and Enterprise editions.

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iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

Just a day after the launch of iPhone 12 lineup on October 13, OnePlus revealed the sole OnePlus 8T which will complete the Chinese tech company’s lineup for this year, since there is no Pro model for the 8T. Both the phones are going to be available from October 23 and will compete to lure in prospective buyers. The pricing for the two smartphones is neck to neck, while iPhone 12 demands $799 for the base model, OnePlus 8T comes for a slightly lower $749 tag – virtually there is just $50 setting these two devices apart. So, a comparison of the specification and features of these close competitors – the iPhone 12 and OnePlus 8T was imminent.

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iPhone 12 Preorders: Why you should wait

iPhone 12 Preorders: Why you should wait

Today the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro go on sale (on pre-order) with a release date of October 23, 2020. There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to purchase an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro today - maybe you've lost or broken your phone, maybe you've been saving up cash for a while, maybe your parents are ready to buy you your own first phone. But take a moment, right now, and ask yourself: Do I know the difference between an iPhone 12 and an iPhone 11, Xr, or SE (2nd Generation) device? Might it be better to buy something slightly less expensive?

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Verizon LTE Home Internet service gets massive expansion across US

Verizon LTE Home Internet service gets massive expansion across US

Verizon has announced a massive expansion in the availability of its LTE Home Internet service, giving people in 48 states and 'parts of' 189 markets access to the mobile broadband service. The company aims to provide Internet access specifically in rural parts of the US where access to high-speed Internet is still often lacking and expensive. The service saw its initial launch earlier this summer with very limited availability.

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T-Mobile USA gets LG Velvet 5G exclusive

T-Mobile USA gets LG Velvet 5G exclusive

This week the folks at T-Mobile USA announced they'd be selling an exclusive iteration of the LG Velvet. They'll have the only LG Velvet "on the first 5G chipset from MediaTek." Whether that'll make a big difference to consumers looking for low-price, high-value Android smartphones from T-Mobile is yet to be seen.

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Verizon wireless Home Internet trial isn’t waiting for 5G

Verizon wireless Home Internet trial isn’t waiting for 5G

This week Verizon expanded home internet availability to several new rural areas inside the United States. Added to the mix were broadband Internet service with Verizon's 4G LTE network in TN/VA/KY, Springfield, MO, and Savannah, GA. This expanded system works with what Verizon describes as "easy self-setup" and unlimited data.

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T-Mobile, Metro will kick out non-VoLTE phones next year

T-Mobile, Metro will kick out non-VoLTE phones next year

Some say that progress can't be stopped but you can definitely try holding it back as hard as you can. Sooner or later, though, it will catch up and when it does, there will always be those left behind. T-Mobile probably thinks that price is worth paying for, especially when the casualties are phones were launched half a decade ago. Given current economic conditions, however, T-Mobile's push for a VoLTE-only network could come off as pretty insensitive.

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T-Mobile VoLTE cut-off date: Old phones living on borrowed time

T-Mobile VoLTE cut-off date: Old phones living on borrowed time

Internal communications at T-Mobile USA revealed this week show how customers will require VoLTE tech in their phone in the near future. T-Mobile USA is evolving to the newest in new mobile network and cell connectivity, and the oldest still-active tech is about to be retired. This information was revealed not long after AT&T sent out notification to some customers about a similar update and requirement for new phones.

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T-Mobile Sprint coverage merge: Has your service changed?

T-Mobile Sprint coverage merge: Has your service changed?

T-Mobile USA and Sprint received approval for their merger after months of negotiations and legal hurdles, now they're combining their companies in practice. It's now been several weeks since the merger was closed officially, and today T-Mobile USA enumerated the ways in which the two companies are providing services to one-another's customers out in the wild. This begins with "broad and deep 5G" in parts of Philadelphia.

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