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AT&T pulls the plug on its 2G network

AT&T pulls the plug on its 2G network

We knew it was coming, but now AT&T has made it official: the carrier's 2G network is no more. AT&T announced this week that it has shut down its 2G network, a move that's been years in the making. The kicker is that the shutdown happened without most people even realizing it, as AT&T said the network has been inactive since January 1.

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LG Aristo on T-Mobile, MetroPCS offer bang, style for buck

LG Aristo on T-Mobile, MetroPCS offer bang, style for buck

Buying a smartphone, more often than not, involves a series of compromises, usually between price, feature, and design. Lately, however, design has stopped being an issue, with even the most wallet-friendly models sporting better-looking bodies. Take for example the LG Aristo, now available on T-Mobile and MetroPCS, which is, through and through, a lower mid-range smartphone, but one that you won’t be embarrassed to hold in public.

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T-Mobile’s latest move simplifies your bill, credits you for low data usage

T-Mobile’s latest move simplifies your bill, credits you for low data usage

T-Mobile is once again making a move to differentiate itself from the rest of the big carriers in the US. The latest addition to its Uncarrier initiative may not be as attention grabbing as something like DIGITS was when it was revealed last month, but it's still a consumer-friendly move. Later on this month, new customers signing up for T-Mobile's ONE plan will find that their monthly bill is a lot less crowded than bills from the other carriers.

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T-Mobile debuts IoT Access packs with module and wireless data

T-Mobile debuts IoT Access packs with module and wireless data

US carrier T-Mobile has used CES 2017 to announce a new addition to its "Un-carrier" initiative. Dubbed IoT Access packs, they're designed to offer an easier and cheaper solution for both customers and business to dive into Internet of Things development. The packs come in two price options, each with a wireless data allotment and an included Cat1 module.

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Today is when your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 will die

Today is when your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 will die

Battery troubles with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will begin today for all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 units. So long as the user hits the OK button for T-Mobile's OTA software update, the end is near. The Galaxy Note 7, once updated, will no longer charge up with battery power. From here on out, it's time to die.

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T-Mobile lures AT&T converts with DirecTV Now new customer perk

T-Mobile lures AT&T converts with DirecTV Now new customer perk

T-Mobile has thrown an amusing little jab at AT&T, and is now offering the latter carrier's customers free DirecTV Now service for switching to the Uncarrier. This is amusing, of course, because AT&T is the company behind DirecTV Now, the newly unveiled live streaming television service. AT&T mobile customers interested in switching to T-Mobile can claim the new perk starting tomorrow.

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T-Mobile’s DIGITS allows for multiple phone numbers on a single device

T-Mobile’s DIGITS allows for multiple phone numbers on a single device

T-Mobile has introduced DIGITS, a new voice over LTE feature that will allow customers to use their phone numbers on a variety of internet-connected devices. Just as well, DIGITS will allow its customers to use multiple phone numbers on a single device. At first blush, DIGITS may sound like some VOIP solutions that exist, and though there are some similarities, T-Mobile is trying to make the experience with DIGITS a little more fleshed out.

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T-Mobile details Black Friday deals: free phones, Gogo WiFi, and more

T-Mobile details Black Friday deals: free phones, Gogo WiFi, and more

Black Friday is nearly upon us, and T-Mobile has detailed what deals it has planned. First things first, the Uncarrier is offering everyone an hour of in-flight Gogo Internet...the free WiFi access is available to those who subscribe to other carriers, too. That free in-flight WiFi starts today and lasts until this upcoming Saturday. As well, the carrier is offering free phones, prepaid MasterCards with 'spending money,' and free accessories as part of its various deals.

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T-Mobile gives the Galaxy S7 a BOGO weekend

T-Mobile gives the Galaxy S7 a BOGO weekend

In order to recoup their losses, Samsung its retail and carrier partners are promoting the hell out of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, like putting out new color options like Blue Coral. Now, it’s T-Mobile’s turn to give Samsung’s only remaining 2016 flagship, aside from the Galaxy S7 edge, of course, to salvage what’s left of Samsung’s brand. Only for this weekend, you can buy a Galaxy S7 from T-Mobile and get a second Galaxy S7 “for free”. Of course, there’s always a catch.

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T-Mobile SyncUp DRIVE adds a 4G LTE hotspot to your car

T-Mobile SyncUp DRIVE adds a 4G LTE hotspot to your car

T-Mobile has introduced SyncUp DRIVE, a new connected device that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port and provides access to vehicle data, as well as an in-car WiFi network via the carrier’s 4G LTE network. While devices like this aren’t unusual, T-Mobile says SyncUp DRIVE is the only available device of its kind that uses and shares 4G LTE — it doesn’t fail to point out that Verizon’s HUM works with 2G networks and doesn’t provide in-car WiFi.

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Google’s RCS push will never work without Verizon

Google’s RCS push will never work without Verizon

While Google announces they've begun working with the first US mobile carrier to release RCS to replace SMS and MMS, Verizon is absent from the scene. RCS is also known as Rich Communication Service, and it's aimed at turning text messaging into a much more function-full service. At this time quite a few mobile groups have joined the call to make RCS a standard for all - but Verizon isn't amongst them.

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Alcatel IDOL 4S launches on T-Mobile with Windows 10 VR

Alcatel IDOL 4S launches on T-Mobile with Windows 10 VR

The first device launched with mention of Windows 10 VR is the Alcatel IDOL 4S with T-Mobile. This smartphone is quickly becoming the most versatile casing for operating systems as it's also been subject to an Android release in standard form and a BlackBerry release (also with Android). Now it'll play host to the first Windows 10 VR experience - and it has access to the Windows 10 Continuum experience as well.

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