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Victor Wright
Victor Wright

A web development nerd with an interest in cell carriers and all things gadget and tech.

Here’s how the major carriers in the U.S. are doing with 5G

5G is all the rage now, with carriers trying to outdo each other using their own individual approaches. Here's how the big three carriers stack up. Opensignal shared its latest 5G Experience Report on Thursday, detailing how customers on all three major carriers typically experience 5G across the US. The Opensignal report states that, in testing between...

These are some of the screen protectors T-Mobile will sell for the Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 series might be the most leaked new phones ever, and now we know some of the screen protectors T-Mobile will sell for them. According to our sources, T-Mobile will sell their own GoTo brand of screen protectors for the upcoming Pixel 6 line, likely alongside other brands. The Pixel 6 will get a...

The 5G UW version of the Motorola Edge is coming to Verizon this week

Verizon has detailed the release of its variant of the Motorola Edge that's coming exclusively to their network. The Motorola Edge (2021) was released on September 2nd. It sports a 6.8" 144hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G CPU, and 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on which storage option you go with. That unlocked model supports only the...

T-Mobile is giving away free blankets next week as it blankets the country with 5G

The magenta carrier is moving quickly to "blanket" the country with 5G, and on Tuesday, you'll be able to get a free blanket for yourself too. As shown in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, a free fluffy blanket will be available to most T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, and Sprint customers on Tuesday, October 12th. We managed to...

Plex not working anymore on your smart TV? This might be why

Trying to watch Plex on your smart TV but getting a message saying the server is currently unavailable? Your TV might be to blame. As it turns out, some manufacturers have stopped updating older smart TV models, leading to this issue. The good news is there's a workaround to get you up and running again. Plex...

Verizon adds 3 cities to its 5G Home Internet with 5 others set to get UWB

Today Verizon announced an expansion of its 5G Home Internet service to three new cities and shared the names of five more that will be lighting up with 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) later this month. Verizon separates its 5G into two main categories: 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband. Nationwide uses "Dynamic Spectrum Sharing" to split...

AT&T is dropping Spotify from its plans, killing WatchTV

AT&T has shared via text today that it is dropping Spotify from its "Unlimited &More Premium" plan as well as finally killing off their WatchTV service. Reports began showing up on Twitter and Reddit saying that texts were sent out about the shutdowns. AT&T has offered a choice of premium services as free perks for customers of...

T-Mobile announces Google One partnership with an exclusive 500GB storage plan

A leaked document back in August suggested T-Mobile would soon offer an exclusive Google One plan tier for its customers. That deal is now confirmed, with T-Mobile offering 500GB of cloud storage on Google One for $5/mo. Via T-Mobile Newsroom, the Uncarrier will offer an exclusive storage tier to its customers starting October 12th. The plan...

If you have Sprint Complete, here’s how T-Mobile will migrate your device protection plan

T-Mobile is steadily absorbing all of Sprint's former account features and plans, and this now includes Sprint customers with "Sprint Complete" insurance. Here's how T-Mobile will migrate those customers' device protection plans. The company has shared updates to their Protection<360> service in a support document on their website. In addition to adding same-day repair to 500+...

You’ll soon be able to walk into a Best Buy to set up an EIP on T-Mobile

T-Mobile is moving quick to solidify their retail presence, and soon you will be able to set up an EIP, short for Equipment Installment Plan, at select Best Buy stores. According to our sources, Best Buy stores that are selling T-Mobile service will begin offering the same EIPs and promos that brick and mortar T-Mobile stores...

PSA: Watch out for this spam text; T-Mobile is not giving you a $100 free gift

T-Mobile's recent data breach might be coming back to bite them once again, as a number of posts on the T-Mobile subreddit indicate a massive spam text campaign is under way. A spam SMS text making the rounds with customers on the Uncarrier network purports to be offering a "$100 free gift". The image, embedded below,...

AT&T is finally adding a security feature to cut down on port-out scams

It looks like AT&T already has a response to the FCC's new proposals announced today, because they are adding a one-time passcode security feature to cut down on port-out scams. A new AT&T support article we spotted today states that the carrier will soon require customers who want to port out their number to generate a...