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T-Mobile adds free Paramount+ perk, but only for some subscribers

T-Mobile adds free Paramount+ perk, but only for some subscribers

T-Mobile has added another streaming service perk for its subscribers, building upon the "Netflix on Us" offering bundled with its Magenta and Magenta MAX plans. This time around, T-Mobile is adding Paramount+ as a free streaming perk, though the subscription duration is limited and the promo is only available to some subscribers.

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Cricket Wireless expands 5G access to all of its prepaid plans

Cricket Wireless expands 5G access to all of its prepaid plans

Cricket Wireless has made its 5G service available to all of its subscribers, not just those who sign up for its priciest prepaid phone plan. This expansion represents a big change in 5G availability for those who prefer prepaid, rather than postpaid, cellular services, making it possible to access much faster download speeds while away from Wi-Fi networks.

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T-Mobile CDMA network shutdown pushed back by three months

T-Mobile CDMA network shutdown pushed back by three months

The industry-wide push to get 5G adopted as fast as possible doesn't come without costs, even for those who have no intention of moving to the next-gen network yet. As part of upgrading their systems and infrastructures, carriers are also taking the opportunity to sunset old technologies and equipment, from 2G to even some 3G. T-Mobile is similarly using the time to quit using the CDMA technology it inherited from its Sprint acquisition, and it's moving its deadline for that shutdown next year to give partners like Dish more time to prepare.

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T-Mobile will pay off your expensive smartphone contract if you switch

T-Mobile will pay off your expensive smartphone contract if you switch

In its latest drastic bid to rake in new subscribers, T-Mobile has announced that it will pay off your existing smartphone, assuming you owe no more than $1,000 under your current contract. The promotion, of course, is contingent on switching from your existing carrier to T-Mobile, which launched the new offer on Friday. How does the promo work? T-Mobile says it'll dish out the payoff funds on a prepaid MasterCard.

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How to buy the Pixel 6

How to buy the Pixel 6

The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro were revealed in full on October 19, 2021. Today we're taking a peek at the various ways in which the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can be purchased and/or attained in a variety of iterations, with different colors and internal storage sizes. We'll also have a full review of both the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro here on 88gadget.info.

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Verizon’s Visible MVNO may have been hacked

Verizon’s Visible MVNO may have been hacked

Aside from the big three, previously four, US network operators, there are quite a number of smaller carriers catering to more specific segments of the phone market. The advent of MVNOs or Mobile Virtual Network Operators has only increased the number of players, but these often still call those bigger networks their home. Visible, for example, is Verizon's attempt at servicing more budget-conscious customers, and it may have been the latest victim of a security breach that has its subscribers up in arms.

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Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to cover more cable-cutters

Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to cover more cable-cutters

Verizon's 5G Home Internet service is expanding, with the carrier lighting up several new locations where its high-speed wireless cable and DSL replacement is available. The system relies on the same mmWave 5G as Verizon's fastest 5G phones use, only baked into a WiFi router for home use.

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T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile has cut the cost of its 5G Home Internet service, something that was done as part of its latest jab at other carriers and the fees they charge. T-Mobile is really keen on everyone knowing that it doesn't charge fees for its 5G-based home internet plan, going so far as to list its competitors' various fees and charges on "comparable" services.

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T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

5G has been the battle cry of network operators and device manufacturers for a few years now, but the push hasn't been as fast or as easy as they had hoped. In addition to setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless carriers' plans to retire old networks and technologies to free up resources have also been met with some resistance and delays. That said, the deadline for 3G networks is can no longer be delayed, and T-Mobile is finally setting its foot down on when it will shut down not only its own 3G network but also Sprint's 3G and LTE networks.

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iPhone 13 price promotions are 2021’s biggest Apple shock

iPhone 13 price promotions are 2021’s biggest Apple shock

iPhone 13 preorders kick off on Friday, but while there were no big surprises in Apple's sticker pricing for the four new smartphones, the deals on offer could make 2021 an unusual year. There's no doubting that Apple has come to count on iPhone sales to help buoy its financial results, particularly in the first quarter after a new model, but it takes more than just a healthy spec sheet to win over new buyers.

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T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile has confirmed more details of its huge hack, confirming that personal information on around 7.8 million current users and over 40 million former or prospective customers have been stolen from the carrier's compromised systems. The hacked data includes names, date of birth, social security number, and driver's license or other ID information for an unspecified percentage of the affected users.

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This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

Confusing cellphone coverage maps with misleading graphics and incomprehensible claims may be getting its comeuppance, with the FCC launching its first mobile broadband map to help consumers figure out what service they're actually likely to get. While cellular networks have been steadily improving, particularly with the arrival of 5G, it's still fair to say that carrier maps tend to be more promotional than educational.

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