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T-Mobile confirms network update will disconnect these devices

T-Mobile confirms network update will disconnect these devices

It seems that carriers share a common theme this year of "out with the old and in with the new". In most cases, that refers to their desire to finally shut down 3G services, a move that has been met with resistance that forced some network operators to delay their plans. T-Mobile, however, has one network update coming that is both mysterious and also inescapable. By the end of the month, as many as 19 devices, will no longer be able to connect to its network, forcing users to upgrade their devices, presuming they haven't yet.

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OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 get a US release date

OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 get a US release date

OnePlus' most affordable range of smartphones is officially coming to the US, with the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the Nord N100 (LTE) headed to T-Mobile and Metro. It's the first big North American expansion of the Nord brand, which OnePlus launched last year to capture an even more price-conscious segment of consumers.

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T-Mobile data breach exposed thousands of phone numbers, call records

T-Mobile data breach exposed thousands of phone numbers, call records

2020 was pretty much a disaster and it ended like one as well, at least for the cybersecurity community, governments, and some companies. Even just a day before it ended, another major US name was added to that list, though this time with far less nefarious consequences as the SolarWinds hacking incident. That said, it still isn't reassuring that one of the four (now three, really) biggest US mobile operators did get hacked, even if all that may have been accessed were mostly phone numbers.

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T-Mobile lists 19 devices that will stop working on its network next month

T-Mobile lists 19 devices that will stop working on its network next month

Given the rate of turnover in the smartphone market, it is almost expected that consumers change phones every two to three years. It's definitely unheard of for people to hold on to five-year-old phones that may not even be able to run the latest versions of Android, for example. In that case, very few people might be affected by T-Mobile's still-unannounced decision to completely cut off some devices from its network but the unexplained reason for that change makes it just as mysterious.

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T-Mobile launches its first 5G hotspot alongside 100GB standalone plan

T-Mobile launches its first 5G hotspot alongside 100GB standalone plan

T-Mobile has announced its first 5G hotspot, one that can be activated on multiple standalone plans offering up to 100GB of data per month. There are some big advantages to the 5G hotspot over the 4G LTE alternatives, including support for a huge number of devices connected simultaneously and lower prices with higher data caps.

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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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Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Stadia had a fairly big October, but one addition you may have missed was the arrival of game streaming over mobile data. Specifically, Google upgraded mobile data streaming from an experimental feature to a fully supported one, thereby allowing users to stream games over 4G and 5G, assuming they have access to 5G where they live. The question is: would you want to stream games over mobile data? Given the state of the mobile industry, we're guessing that you probably don't.

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T-Mobile TVision gives cord-cutters another live streaming TV option

T-Mobile TVision gives cord-cutters another live streaming TV option

T-Mobile is launching its own streaming service, with T-Mobile TVision offering yet another alternative to cable TV subscriptions. The TVision HUB is the carrier's new streaming adapter, plugging into the back of your TV to deliver a range of live and on-demand packages, depending on which you subscribe to.

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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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The OnePlus 8T+ 5G differences end at T-Mobile network lock

The OnePlus 8T+ 5G differences end at T-Mobile network lock

There's a version of the OnePlus 8T available at T-Mobile USA that's different from the OnePlus 8T we've reviewed. The one we've reviewed is called OnePlus 8T, or OnePlus 8T 5G. The T-Mobile version is called OnePlus 8T+ 5G, and it has the same physical hardware as the non-plus version. The difference is in the software.

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Google Fi 5G coverage detailed as these new phones join line-up

Google Fi 5G coverage detailed as these new phones join line-up

Google Fi is adding support for a bunch of Samsung phones today, in addition to rolling out support for the latest Pixel phones. The phones being added to Google Fi today include all of Samsung's 5G phones, the Pixel 5, and the Pixel 4a (5G). 5G service is definitely the theme of the day, with Google Fi detailing its 5G coverage in the US as well.

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