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Sprint Unlimited plan split: Plus with Tidal, Basic with restrictions

Sprint Unlimited plan split: Plus with Tidal, Basic with restrictions

Sprint has split its Unlimited data plan into two new plans, one called Unlimited Basic and the other Unlimited Plus. The Unlimited Basic plan, as the name suggests, trims down what subscribers get, offering them video streaming on mobile data capped at 480p and only 500MB of LTE hotspot data. The company also has Unlimited plans for individuals aged 55+ and military.

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China Mobile ban in US likely with national security fears cited

China Mobile ban in US likely with national security fears cited

Back in 2011, China Mobile took the first legal step to make its entrance in the US market, one that would allow it to offer wireless phone service to individuals within the nation. The Section 214 license application has been with the FCC for years, the agency having been tasked to seek info from the Executive Branch over whether authorizing the carrier would be "in the public interest of the US." That answer is officially no.

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Sprint Unlimited Kickstart data plan is $15 a month and there’s no catch

Sprint Unlimited Kickstart data plan is $15 a month and there’s no catch

Sprint wants you to abandon your current carrier and switch to its unlimited plan. Why should you consider the transition? Because the company's latest promotion is offering unlimited data for $15/month, promising that there's no catch or unwanted surprises. This isn't quite as sweet as the totally free unlimited plan it offered earlier this year, but it's still an incredible deal.

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Verizon 5G rollout starts in Los Angeles in Q4 2018

Verizon 5G rollout starts in Los Angeles in Q4 2018

Verizon has revealed plans to start rolling out its 5G network in Los Angeles in the fourth quarter of this year. The company announced the plans today, saying Los Angeles is the second city that will be getting its 5G network deployment. The first city, Sacramento, was first revealed in November 2017. The company is eyeing progressive cities in particular.

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AT&T prepaid plans get more data and bigger discounts

AT&T prepaid plans get more data and bigger discounts

AT&T has tweaked its prepaid plans, making them slightly more attractive than before. Of note, users now have the option of an 8GB prepaid plan that costs $50/month, double or more the high-speed data you'll get from similarly priced plans elsewhere. As is common with prepaid plans, the carrier is making it attractive to set up auto pay by reducing the monthly fee in return.

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Verizon Smart Family brings parental controls to phones

Verizon Smart Family brings parental controls to phones

Verizon's FamilyBase is getting something of a relaunch today. Citing a need for increased parental controls when it comes to kids and smartphone usage, Verizon has launched a new subscription service called Smart Family, which is says is an evolution of the old FamilyBase. It sounds like Smart Family keeps many of the parental controls FamilyBase offered, only it expands on them to include new features and capabilities for parents looking to manage screen time.

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AT&T Unlimited plan price cut starts tomorrow, plus huge deals in 3 cities

AT&T Unlimited plan price cut starts tomorrow, plus huge deals in 3 cities

Carriers are battling to get more unlimited subscribers and that's good news for consumers. AT&T has just announced that it will be dropping the price of its Unlimited Plus plan, offering it for $80 under the new "Unlimited Plus Enhanced" option. That new option is $10 cheaper per month than the existing Unlimited Plus option, though the scope of the changes aren't clear at the moment.

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Sprint 5G rollout will start in these six major cities

Sprint 5G rollout will start in these six major cities

Sprint has announced the six cities in the pipeline to get its 5G network, and as expected they're all large markets. The carrier will start by offering its customers in three cities access to "5G-like" network experiences this year, expanding to cover another three major regions larger on in 2018. This comes ahead of Sprint's planned 5G rollout in the first half of 2019.

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T-Mobile 5G roll-out speeds up: 30 cities promised in 2018

T-Mobile 5G roll-out speeds up: 30 cities promised in 2018

With Intel and Qualcomm announcing test runs of their 5G-capable hardware, we find ourselves at the beginning of a mobile arms race. The big four carriers in the US will now be racing to launch mobile 5G networks in an attempt to build out those networks quickly and attract customers who want to be on the cutting edge of technology. AT&T and Verizon plan to launch 5G in some form by the end of the year, and now we can add T-Mobile to that list as well.

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AT&T Sponsored Data program now covers prepaid customers

AT&T Sponsored Data program now covers prepaid customers

AT&T's controversial Sponsored Data plan has been extended to cover prepaid customers as well as postpaid customers. The program works by giving customers access to certain sponsored content without it impacting their monthly data allotment. Critics point toward net neutrality issues that make the sponsored content program problematic, but the carrier is expanding it regardless.

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Verizon’s new prepaid plan offers a paltry amount of data

Verizon’s new prepaid plan offers a paltry amount of data

Usually when we talk about wireless plans, we're talking about postpaid plans that come with a subsidized device. Most carriers, however, offer prepaid plans to those who already own a device or want to buy one at full retail price, and today Verizon is adding a new one to its line up. A word of warning, though: While the monthly cost on this new plan is low, so is the amount of data you're afforded each month.

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T-Mobile Valentine’s promo offers a free line and half-off smartwatch

T-Mobile Valentine’s promo offers a free line and half-off smartwatch

T-Mobile is dangling a new promotion in hopes of getting some Valentine's Day converts. The wireless carrier is offering a special perk just for family plan customers, giving them the option of adding a new line for free. Those who aren't on a T-Mobile family plan still have some options under this promotion, most notable being a big discount on a smartphone. There are, of course, some catches to these deals.

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