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T-Mobile CDMA network shutdown pushed back by three months

T-Mobile CDMA network shutdown pushed back by three months

The industry-wide push to get 5G adopted as fast as possible doesn't come without costs, even for those who have no intention of moving to the next-gen network yet. As part of upgrading their systems and infrastructures, carriers are also taking the opportunity to sunset old technologies and equipment, from 2G to even some 3G. T-Mobile is similarly using the time to quit using the CDMA technology it inherited from its Sprint acquisition, and it's moving its deadline for that shutdown next year to give partners like Dish more time to prepare.

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T-Mobile will pay off your expensive smartphone contract if you switch

T-Mobile will pay off your expensive smartphone contract if you switch

In its latest drastic bid to rake in new subscribers, T-Mobile has announced that it will pay off your existing smartphone, assuming you owe no more than $1,000 under your current contract. The promotion, of course, is contingent on switching from your existing carrier to T-Mobile, which launched the new offer on Friday. How does the promo work? T-Mobile says it'll dish out the payoff funds on a prepaid MasterCard.

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T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile has cut the cost of its 5G Home Internet service, something that was done as part of its latest jab at other carriers and the fees they charge. T-Mobile is really keen on everyone knowing that it doesn't charge fees for its 5G-based home internet plan, going so far as to list its competitors' various fees and charges on "comparable" services.

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T-Mobile Google One exclusive introduces a 500GB tier

T-Mobile Google One exclusive introduces a 500GB tier

Earlier this year, T-Mobile embarked on a partnership that established closer ties with Google beyond just carrying Android phones. In other words, the Un-carrier is moving to integrate more of Google's services into its products while also giving Google a more prominent spot on its network. After a brief leak a few months back, T-Mobile has now confirmed the availability of an exclusive Google One deal for its subscribers.

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T-Mobile Android 12 update lineup officially revealed

T-Mobile Android 12 update lineup officially revealed

Android updates haven't exactly been the best in terms of timing. Things are getting better but, considering there are so many players and moving parts, it's unsurprising that it still isn't on Apple's level. Much of the blame has been placed on carriers which are often the last stop before an update rolls out to phone owners. In an attempt to dispel that image, T-Mobile is revealing which phones are currently in line to get Android 12 without actually committing to when it will happen.

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3G shutdown 2021: Why your old phone is about to quit

3G shutdown 2021: Why your old phone is about to quit

Today we're taking a peek at the expected dates that 3G networks will shut down in the year 2022. These dates are important, since they show the end-point for functionality for some of the oldest mobile smart devices still in service today. It's not only smartphone and tablets that have the potential to stop connecting to mobile data - it's accessories and IoT devices that connect with 3G, too.

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CAT S22 Flip is a rugged Android phone in old-school clamshell guise

CAT S22 Flip is a rugged Android phone in old-school clamshell guise

The flip or clamshell phone design has gone the way of the dinosaur, but there is still at least one company that makes them. Not only has Samsung been launching a flip phone for China and South Korea year after year after year, its Galaxy Z Flip even puts a modern and hi-tech spin to the old school form factor. Compared to those, the rugged CAT S22 Flip looks almost negligible, but it has a few important perks that make it worth a second look, especially if you're in the market for tough-as-tanks phones.

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T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

5G has been the battle cry of network operators and device manufacturers for a few years now, but the push hasn't been as fast or as easy as they had hoped. In addition to setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless carriers' plans to retire old networks and technologies to free up resources have also been met with some resistance and delays. That said, the deadline for 3G networks is can no longer be delayed, and T-Mobile is finally setting its foot down on when it will shut down not only its own 3G network but also Sprint's 3G and LTE networks.

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iPhone 13 price promotions are 2021’s biggest Apple shock

iPhone 13 price promotions are 2021’s biggest Apple shock

iPhone 13 preorders kick off on Friday, but while there were no big surprises in Apple's sticker pricing for the four new smartphones, the deals on offer could make 2021 an unusual year. There's no doubting that Apple has come to count on iPhone sales to help buoy its financial results, particularly in the first quarter after a new model, but it takes more than just a healthy spec sheet to win over new buyers.

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Samsung Galaxy Z update expands One UI 3.1.1 to earlier Flip and Fold devices

Samsung Galaxy Z update expands One UI 3.1.1 to earlier Flip and Fold devices

This week Samsung released their latest One UI 3.1.1 update to a bunch of foldable devices. With this release, Samsung expands features only otherwise found on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 to devices released in the past couple of years. This includes Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, and the original Galaxy Fold. The first devices to get this update will be the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and first to Flip devices - the original Fold will get the update later.

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T-Mobile Apple TV+ free a year (12 months): The fine print

T-Mobile Apple TV+ free a year (12 months): The fine print

The latest way in which Apple is getting in to the homes and eyes and minds of everyday citizens with Apple TV+ is with T-Mobile USA. It would appear that T-Mobile is delivering an Apple TV+ subscription to not only new customers, but existing customers. You'll need to sign up for the free 12-month subscription to Apple TV+, and you'll need to cancel your subscription at the end of the 12-month period if you want to avoid being charged for further use.*

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T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile has confirmed more details of its huge hack, confirming that personal information on around 7.8 million current users and over 40 million former or prospective customers have been stolen from the carrier's compromised systems. The hacked data includes names, date of birth, social security number, and driver's license or other ID information for an unspecified percentage of the affected users.

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