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Boost Mobile switches up mobile plans again, introduces $25/mo “Unlimited” option

Boost Mobile has been a popular Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) for years in the United States, first using Nextel's network, then switching to Sprint in 2005. More recently in 2020, Boost was sold to Dish, as a concession to allow T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint to move forward. Boost has been updating its plans and...

T-Mobile removing DIGITs promo placed in error from 200k accounts

If you have a free Proxy by DIGITs line with T-Mobile, you'll want to keep an eye out on your bill. Starting today, September 15th, T-Mobile is sending out SMS warning notifications to approximately 200,000 account holders. That message states that a free DIGITs line promotion was added in error. It will soon be removed, and...

Here’s when T-Mobile will shut down Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks

T-Mobile has announced it will be shutting down Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks as soon as next year, as it continues to migrate Sprint’s existing customer base to its own network. About 33% of Sprint’s legacy customers have already been shifted to T-Mobile's network, with the Un-carrier aiming to complete the full transition by 2022. T-Mobile...

Carriers agree to start sharing vertical location data for 911 calls

Calling 9-1-1 in the United States (and many other countries) sends the caller's location to emergency services, so the dispatcher can send assistance as quickly as possible. However, the location data isn't perfect — most notably, it doesn't include the caller's vertical location, an important factor in taller buildings. The three major carriers in the...

AT&T’s data-only 5G plan for tablets and laptops just got cheaper

Mobile network plans that only offer cellular data, without the usual phone number and messaging services, started becoming more popular a few years ago. They're still not incredibly common, but they can be a cheaper method of adding LTE or 5G to a tablet or PC. AT&T is one carrier that has offered data-only plans...

AT&T enables Dynamic Spectrum Sharing in some areas to boost 5G speeds, starting with the Galaxy S20, LG V60, and Note 10+

As the 5G race heats up in the U.S., AT&T just became the first carrier to launch Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) in some markets. Dynamic Spectrum Sharing is a technology that allows operators to operate both 4G LTE and 5G NR simultaneously on the same network band. That means carriers don’t have to rush to erect...

[Update 3: Supreme Court declines relief] India stares at a carrier monopoly with Reliance Jio as Airtel and Vodafone Idea face uncertain future

India has the world's lowest call and data tariffs in the world right now, riding on the back of mega telecom operators and hyper-competition among them. But that hasn't always been the case in the country, as a lot of it can be traced back to a few key defining moments in the telecom sector's...

OnePlus 6T will be available on EE and Vodafone in the UK

OnePlus is scheduled to launch the OnePlus 6T at the end of the month and in a surprising twist, the device is rumored to be available on a wireless carrier in the United States for the first time ever. The company has previously announced that it only took them 22 days to sell a million units...

OnePlus still working on bringing phones to the US and a 5G phone for 2019

OnePlus has carved its own space within the Android community by offering what most enthusiasts want in a smartphone. Many feel they have replaced the niche left behind by Google's Nexus program as they offer high-end hardware with premium design at a price that's less than the competition. Marketing for the enthusiast crowd is difficult...

Development of eSIM standard halted after allegations arise that AT&T and Verizon colluded to sabotage it

In yet another example of why American consumers have such little faith in AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the two companies are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over whether they colluded to sabotage the eSIM standard. An embedded SIM, or eSIM, is a standardized SIM chip that allows users to switch between carriers...

Years old Android issue will finally be fixed with a National Roaming toggle

Android is a feature-rich mobile operating system, but that doesn't mean that it's free from issues. On the contrary, some issues in the OS that were discovered years ago still haven't been fixed, while new issues crop up in newer versions. One such issue that has been known for a long time is the lack...

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus to Launch in Canada on June 6, 2017

Huawei announced that its P10 and P10 Plus models will come to Canada starting June 6. Huawei originally announced back in February that these two smartphones would be made available in Canada, but only now do we have an exact release date. Four major Canadian carriers will include Huawei's flagship P series devices in their offerings....
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