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Victor Wright
Victor Wright

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

Verizon completes its acquisition of TracFone Wireless

Back in September of 2020 Verizon announced it was planning to acquire TracFone Wireless. TracFone is one of the leading prepaid phone providers in the US and its acquisition was expected to help Verizon expand its portfolio into the value segment. For the unaware, TracFone has been a longtime partner of Verizon, with more than...

T-Mobile is offering a limited edition Lite-Brite to celebrate 5G Ultra Capacity

T-Mobile has rapidly been deploying its Ultra Capacity 5G across the country and recently hit its goal of "nationwide" coverage reaching 200 million customers. To celebrate, T-Mobile is offering a limited edition Lite-Brite in partnership with Hasbro. The Lite-Brite is a classic toy dating back to 1967 and is likely a fond memory to generations....

Here are T-Mobile’s deals for Black Friday

It's almost Black Friday, and companies are already starting to advertise their deals. We've seen both Verizon and AT&T get in on some of the action, and now it's T-Mobile's turn to show off their Black Friday deals. The "Uncarrier" has announced its early Black Friday deals which will be available beginning November 19th. The...

Here are Verizon’s deals for Black Friday

It's almost time for Black Friday, and some carriers such as AT&T are already getting in on the action. While Verizon hasn't officially confirmed its Black Friday deals yet, our sources have told us some of what to expect. Most of the carrier's deals are focused on smartphones, but there's potential for some major savings...

T-Mobile’s faster 5G now covers almost two-thirds of all Americans

The "Uncarrier" is well ahead of the game with its 5G deployment, and now T-Mobile has shared their super fast Ultra Capacity 5G now covers 200 million Americans. Announced via the T-Mobile Newsroom, T-Mobile's Ultra Capacity 5G now covers 200 million people in the US. That's nearly two-thirds of the entire country. T-Mobile says this covers...

AT&T and Verizon are delaying their C-Band 5G rollouts due to FAA safety worries

The FAA recently voiced concerns that the C-Band spectrum being deployed by some carriers might interfere with airplane safety systems, and now it seems AT&T and Verizon have decided to delay their planned 5G deployments in response. The news comes via The Wall Street Journal and states that the two carriers have both separately agreed to...

T-Mobile is giving every postpaid customer a free year of Paramount Plus

T-Mobile has added yet another freebie to its arsenal of perks for postpaid customers with the announcement of a year of Paramount+ Essential "On Us". Paramount+ Essential is the latest in a series of free entertainment perks offered by the "Uncarrier". The offer is available to all T-Mobile postpaid customers, including legacy Sprint plans and...

Here’s how to get a free Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 from T-Mobile

T-Mobile is once again offering its coveted premium plan users a great deal, and this time it’s an entirely free Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or $1000 off a Galaxy Z Fold 3. You just need to add a line to get it. According to our sources, T-Mobile has now begun a new promotion for...

Metro by T-Mobile is now at Walmart, and you can get $60 off at checkout

T-Mobile has announced that its prepaid brand, Metro by T-Mobile, is now available at over 2,300 Walmart stores starting today. Plus, customers can get $60 off instantly at checkout when they buy a new Metro by T-Mobile phone and service plan. We previously covered the news that T-Mobile planned to expand to Walmarts across the country,...

AT&T announces deployment of C-Band 5G+ spectrum

AT&T has shared their plans to deploy the C-Band spectrum it acquired back in February for 5G+. The carrier spent $23 billion back in February in an FCC auction to win 80 MHz of C-Band spectrum. That frequency, between 3.7 and 4 GHz, sits between their existing low band 5G and their super fast millimeter-wave...

T-Mobile will soon let you pickup, trade-in, and return devices at stores even if you bought online

The "Uncarrier" is finally adding a feature to its online and telesales orders that Verizon and AT&T have had for a while: offering order pickup, device trade-in, and returns at your local T-Mobile store. This change will likely be a blessing for T-Mobile subscribers across the country. First detailed on Reddit and independently confirmed via our...

T-Mobile delays Sprint CDMA shutdown yet again

It seems not everyone is ready for change when it comes to legacy network shutdowns, as T-Mobile has announced they are delaying the Sprint CDMA shutdown once again. This isn't the first time the legacy network shutdowns have been delayed. Just last month, T-Mobile shared that its own 3G UMTS network shutdown would not be...