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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...

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now available for cheaper in the US

Google's latest Pixel devices -- the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro -- come with some significant improvements over the Pixel 5. Unlike the previous model, the latest Pixel devices pack flagship hardware, including the more powerful Tensor SoC, impressive high refresh-rate displays, and better cameras. But even with the premium hardware, Google has priced...

Continuous scrolling comes to mobile for Google searches in the U.S.

Scrolling through your Google searches is about to get easier on your smartphone. In the U.S., Google is rolling out a change to search results on mobile that removes the "see more" button and instead allows you to endlessly scroll through results. The page will just load more results, and it will roll out on...

AT&T is giving customers affected by the 3G shutdown a free phone

AT&T will shut down its 3G network by February next year. If you happen to have a device that won't work on the network after the shutdown, you can now get your hands on a free replacement phone from the company. Late last month, we shared a list of devices that will continue to work on...

New bipartisan senate bill aims to crack down on Apple and Google’s app distribution monopolies

In July this year, the U.S. states of Utah, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee filed a lawsuit against Google. The lawsuit, which was signed by 32 other U.S. states, alleged that Google engaged in monopolistic practices to maintain dominance in Android app distribution and payment processing for digital content purchased through the Google Play...

The “Freedom Phone” is an overpriced smartphone that doesn’t free you from anything

It's not every day that a new smartphone company pops up, claiming to offer a device that protects your "freedom of speech" from Big Tech. So, when Erik Finman, a self-proclaimed "Bitcoin millionaire," announced the Freedom Phone yesterday, it piqued our interest. Finman claims that the Freedom Phone is "the first major pushback on Big Tech...

Barely anyone is using mmWave 5G in the U.S.

Although 5G adoption in the US has seen a massive uptick in the last few months, a recent OpenSignal report suggests that barely anyone is using mmWave 5G. According to the report, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile users connect to a mmWave 5G network less than 1% of the time. The mmWave 5G experience report (via LightReading) reveals...

T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have rolled out the FCC’s anti-spoofing protocol

To combat spam calls and robocalls in the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set a deadline for the mandatory adoption of the STIR/SHAKEN protocol in March last year. The mandate required major carriers to comply with the anti-spoofing system for IP calls by June 30, 2021, and verify all calls using cryptographic certificates. All...

T-Mobile’s free 5G phone is now the OnePlus Nord N200

In April this year, T-Mobile announced the "5G for all" offer to promote 5G adoption. As part of the offer, T-Mobile postpaid subscribers could trade literally any functional device for a free Galaxy A32 5G, provided they pay the sales tax and continue using their T-Mobile plan for 24 months. T-Mobile has now updated the...

AT&T is leading in 5G speeds, but T-Mobile is winning in coverage

With smartphone OEMs launching more and more affordable 5G phones and service providers offering attractive discounts on their 5G plans, 5G adoption in the US has seen a massive uptick in the last few months. Carriers have also made significant improvements to their 5G networks this year, extending coverage to more cities, enhancing reliability, and...