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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 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...

Boost Mobile is offering a year of free service if you buy their new Celero5G phone

Boost Mobile has a new 5G phone, and they want you to try it so badly they're offering an entire year of free talk, text, and data if you buy one. The prepaid carrier, owned by Dish since the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, announced today that their new Celero5G phone will be coming later this fall exclusively to...

The FCC is finally stepping in to fight SIM swapping scams

SIM swap attacks and port-out fraud are major issues, with incidents happening almost daily in the U.S. Now, the FCC is stepping in. Thieves have been exploiting carrier customer services to commandeer a person's mobile phone line without ever having physical access to the original phone. This gives the attacker access to a person's SMS-based two-factor...

Some iPhone 13 users are having trouble connecting to Verizon’s 5G UW network

The iPhone 13 released only a few days ago, and Verizon had some pretty great deals. It seems, however, that some of those shiny new phones are having issues connecting to the carrier's faster 5G network. Multiple reports across Reddit indicate there's some sort of issue with the 5G connection on the new iPhone 13 series....

T-Mobile’s “Keep & Switch” promotion now offers up to $800 rebate card for switchers

T-Mobile's "Keep & Switch" promotion is getting an upgrade. Now, customers who switch to the "Uncarrier" can get up to $800 back via a virtual prepaid rebate card. The bonus, offered only for a limited time, allows customers that switch from a competing network to get a rebate card to offset the cost of paying off...

Discord is rolling out native YouTube “Watch Together” integration

A few weeks ago, YouTube shut down two popular music bots on the Discord platform. Those bots allowed millions of users to listen to music from YouTube on the messaging and social platform. Discord is preparing to introduce a new "Watch Together" feature to help ease the pain of those shutdowns. As spotted by The Verge, Discord...