Wireless Carriers

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    Info Where Can You Get 5G? This Map Shows You

    The map lets you choose different areas around the world to find where 5G is available. Where Can You Get 5G? This Map Shows You : Read more
  2. PhilipMichaels

    Here's How to Check If Your Current Phone Plan Is Good (or Bad)

    Cellphone plans are constantly changing. Make sure your carrier isn't offering something better than the plan you've held on to for years. Here's How to Check If Your Current Phone Plan Is Good (or Bad) : Read more
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    AT&T’s 5GE Explained: What It Is, And What It Isn’t

    Here's what AT&T's 5GE really means, what phones you can expect to see it on and why you shouldn't be too hyped about it. AT&T’s 5GE Explained: What It Is, And What It Isn’t : Read more
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    T-Mobile Promises Consumers Will 'Pay Less, Get More' After Sprint Merger

    T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere promises that “American consumers will pay less and get more.” T-Mobile Promises Consumers Will 'Pay Less, Get More' After Sprint Merger : Read more
  5. PhilipMichaels

    5G Phones: Every Known Phone and Release Date

    Here's a roundup of who's working on 5G phones and of when in 2019 you can expect to see these new devices. 5G Phones: Every Known Phone and Release Date : Read more
  6. PhilipMichaels

    Verizon’s Cheap Visible Service Just Fixed a Major Flaw

    Android users will now be able to take advantage of Visible's $40 unlimited data plan, as that low-cost carrier now supports the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Verizon’s Cheap Visible Service Just Fixed a Major Flaw : Read more
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    Verizon Will Soon Block Your Robocalls for Free

    The tools were previously included in a $3-per-month Call Filter service. Verizon Will Soon Block Your Robocalls for Free : Read more
  8. PhilipMichaels

    5G Arrives This Year, But Should You Care?

    5G becomes a reality this year, but it may be a while before the average mobile user reaps the benefits. 5G Arrives This Year, But Should You Care? : Read more
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    AT&T Plans to Put 5G Labels On Non-5G Phones

    AT&T is bridging the gap between 4G and 5G with 5G E label on Android phones. That's a problem. AT&T Plans to Put 5G Labels On Non-5G Phones : Read more
  10. PhilipMichaels

    Visible Review: Is This Carrier's $40 Unlimited Plan Too Good to Be True?

    Verizon-owned Visible offers unlimited LTE smartphone data for just $40 a month — a bargain price if you don't mind using the iPhone. Visible Review: Is This Carrier's $40 Unlimited Plan Too Good to Be True? : Read more
  11. PhilipMichaels

    Boost vs. Cricket vs. Metro: Whose Family Plan Holiday Deal Is Best?

    Boost, Cricket and Metro have matching offers where you can get four lines of unlimited data for $100 a month. But read the fine print, and you can spot some differences between the three deals. Boost vs. Cricket vs. Metro: Whose Family Plan Holiday Deal Is Best? : Read more
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    AT&T Flips the Switch on 5G, But Where’s the Phone?

    AT&T just won the race to turn on 5G service, but there are no smartphones that can use it. AT&T Flips the Switch on 5G, But Where’s the Phone? : Read more
  13. PhilipMichaels

    Help Me, Tom's Guide: How Do I Get a Better Cellphone Signal?

    Is your smartphone dropping a lot of phone calls in your home? The problem could be your cellular reception. Fortunately, you've got a couple options for tackling the issue. Help Me, Tom's Guide: How Do I Get a Better Cellphone Signal? : Read more
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    Google Fi vs. T-Mobile: Which Is a Better Deal?

    Google Fi is a new kind of wireless carrier that deviates from the pack, but T-Mobile offers the most competitive plans and perks among the big four networks. Here's how they stack up. Google Fi vs. T-Mobile: Which Is a Better Deal? : Read more
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    Google Fi vs. Verizon: Which Is Right for You?

    Google Fi has made headlines lately for expanding its service to cover more devices and users. But is it a good replacement for Verizon’s reliability? Google Fi vs. Verizon: Which Is Right for You? : Read more
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    Apple's Sitting Out the 5G Party — It's the Right Move

    The rest of the smartphone world may be amping up for 5G's launch in 2019, but Apple's iPhone will reportedly sit this one out. Here's why that’s unlikely to hurt Apple. Apple's Sitting Out the 5G Party — It's the Right Move : Read more
  17. PhilipMichaels

    5G Is Coming, It’s Exciting, and I’m Sitting It Out for Now

    When 5G networks launch next year, they’ll bring faster data speeds and other benefits. But you may want to pause before jumping in as an early adopter. 5G Is Coming, It’s Exciting, and I’m Sitting It Out for Now : Read more
  18. PhilipMichaels

    These Are the First 5G Hotspots Coming Your Way

    Netgear's Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot will work with AT&T's network, while Inseego and Verizon are teaming up with a 5G hotspot of their own. These Are the First 5G Hotspots Coming Your Way : Read more
  19. PhilipMichaels

    I Just Tried 5G for the First Time: Here’s What It Lets You Do

    Wondering just what 5G's faster speeds will mean for your smartphone? We tried out some demos on a working 5G network to find out. I Just Tried 5G for the First Time: Here’s What It Lets You Do : Read more
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    Samsung's 5G Phone Will Launch This Spring on AT&T

    AT&T is racing Sprint and Verizon to launch the first 5G phone in the U.S. -- and it has partnered with Samsung to make it happen. Samsung's 5G Phone Will Launch This Spring on AT&T : Read more
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    My Month With Google Fi: Why I'm Sticking With It

    Now that Google has opened up its wireless service to more phones, you might be considering a switch to Google Fi. Here's what one customer experienced — both good and bad. My Month With Google Fi: Why I'm Sticking With It : Read more
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    You Can Now Get Project Fi on Almost Any Phone, Including iPhones

    Google is relaunching Project Fi as Google Fi, and opening up the network to most handsets, which means you'll now be able to use the wireless service with an iPhone. You Can Now Get Project Fi on Almost Any Phone, Including iPhones : Read more
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    Sprint Will Release a 5G ‘Smart Hub’ Next Year, Whatever That Means

    The next phase of Sprint's 5G rollout is a mobile smart hub, but few details about the device are available. Sprint Will Release a 5G ‘Smart Hub’ Next Year, Whatever That Means : Read more
  24. PhilipMichaels

    Get a OnePlus 6T for Free from T-Mobile (With a Catch)

    You'll have to open another line of service at the Uncarrier and have an eligible trade-in, but you can grab a $580 OnePlus 6T and get the cost back to you in bill credits. Get a OnePlus 6T for Free from T-Mobile (With a Catch) : Read more
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    What Is Spectrum Mobile, and Is It Worth It?

    Spectrum internet customers can also get their mobile phone service from the internet and cable provider. But how does Spectrum Mobile compare with other wireless carriers? What Is Spectrum Mobile, and Is It Worth It? : Read more
  26. PhilipMichaels

    Verizon Black Friday Deals: $400 Off iPhone X, Note 9 and Pixel 3

    Verizon is offering $400 off the top Android flagships for Black Friday, and you don't have to trade in your current phone. But you will have to act quickly. Verizon Black Friday Deals: $400 Off iPhone X, Note 9 and Pixel 3 : Read more
  27. PhilipMichaels

    Best Sprint Black Friday Deals: Free iPhone XR and More

    You can get a free LG TV from Sprint when you lease an LG V40 ThinQ. Or if you prefer iPhones, Sprint is offering a free iPhone XR when you lease another Apple device. Best Sprint Black Friday Deals: Free iPhone XR and More : Read more
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    Verizon’s My Numbers Lets You Add Extra Phone Numbers: Here’s How

    Verizon's My Numbers lets you add multiple other phone numbers to your smartphone. Here's how it works. Verizon’s My Numbers Lets You Add Extra Phone Numbers: Here’s How : Read more
  29. PhilipMichaels

    T-Mobile Gets a Jump on Holidays with Free Phone Offer

    You can get a free Apple, Samsung, LG or OnePlus phone from the Uncarrier, but there's a couple catches. T-Mobile Gets a Jump on Holidays with Free Phone Offer : Read more
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    Verizon Just One-Upped AT&T in the Race to True Mobile 5G

    Verizon's 5G-enabled Moto Mod for the Moto Z3 is real, as the company has completed a test run with the hardware. Verizon Just One-Upped AT&T in the Race to True Mobile 5G : Read more
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    Google’s Project Fi Now Includes Free VPN Access

    Project Fi now promotes Google's VPN across all forms of web traffic — through mobile data as well as Wi-Fi hotspots — for more secure connections. Google’s Project Fi Now Includes Free VPN Access : Read more
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    AT&T Just Made Mobile 5G a Reality

    AT&T has completed the first 5G connection between a consumer-ready device. Here's what it means for you. AT&T Just Made Mobile 5G a Reality : Read more
  33. A

    Sprint: It's Not As Bad As You Think

    Sprint may lag behind the other Big Four carriers in network speed, but its performance is still solid — especially considering how compelling its plans are. Sprint: It's Not As Bad As You Think : Read more
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    Want Fast LTE Speeds? Avoid This Network

    Cricket Wireless' lethargic data is downright cruel for customers. Want Fast LTE Speeds? Avoid This Network : Read more
  35. PhilipMichaels

    Metro by T-Mobile (MetroPCS) Is the Fastest Cheap Carrier

    Our network speed testing found that Metro by T-Mobile finished first among discount carriers, thanks to the strength of T-Mobile’s wireless network. Metro by T-Mobile (MetroPCS) Is the Fastest Cheap Carrier : Read more
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    How to Get the Pixel 3 on the Carrier of Your Choice

    The Pixel 3 is up for preorder right now. But just because Verizon is lined up as the only official carrier doesn’t mean you can’t Google’s latest-and-greatest phones on another network. How to Get the Pixel 3 on the Carrier of Your Choice : Read more
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    Best Cellphone Plans

    An inexpensive cellphone plan isn't worth it if the carrier stinks. Here are the best phone plans available from well-reviewed carriers. Best Cellphone Plans : Read more
  38. PhilipMichaels

    Cricket Fixed the Worst Thing About Its Unlimited Plan

    Cricket is no longer capping data speeds at 8Mbps on its $60-a-month Unlimited Extra plan, though other wireless plans at the prepaid carrier still come with data speed restrictions. Cricket Fixed the Worst Thing About Its Unlimited Plan : Read more
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    eBay Selling Cheap Wireless Plans with Phones: Is It a Good Deal?

    eBay will team up with discount MVNO carrier Red Pocket Mobile for customers purchasing used phones through the online auction site. eBay Selling Cheap Wireless Plans with Phones: Is It a Good Deal? : Read more
  40. PhilipMichaels

    MetroPCS Gets a New Name, Overhauled Unlimited Plans

    The new Metro by T-Mobile services looks to remove the idea that prepaid service involves trade-offs by including Amazon Prime with one of its new unlimited data plans. MetroPCS Gets a New Name, Overhauled Unlimited Plans : Read more
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    Why T-Mobile Is the Worst Choice for iPhone Pre-Orders

    T-Mobile's iPhone down payments are the steepest ever. Why T-Mobile Is the Worst Choice for iPhone Pre-Orders : Read more
  42. PhilipMichaels

    Verizon's Home 5G Service to Offer a First Taste of 5G's Speeds

    Verizon is launching Home 5G in October, and customers in four cities can sign up for the 5G broadband service this Thursday. Verizon's Home 5G Service to Offer a First Taste of 5G's Speeds : Read more
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    AT&T Expands 5G Rollout to More Cities

    AT&T's mobile 5G network is finally taking shape, as the company has added another five cities to its list of seven that will receive service before the end of 2018. AT&T Expands 5G Rollout to More Cities : Read more
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    T-Mobile's Newest Product: Real Live Customer Service

    T-Mobile is doing away with bots and voice-activated menus. Now you’ll speak to an actual person when you call. T-Mobile's Newest Product: Real Live Customer Service : Read more
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    Verizon 5G Will Come with Apple TV or YouTube TV for Free

    If you want some high-powered Internet, you'll need some high-powered content to go with it. Verizon 5G Will Come with Apple TV or YouTube TV for Free : Read more
  46. henrytcasey

    How to Pre-Order the Galaxy Note 9

    Looking to pre-order the Galaxy Note 9? We've got everything you need to know, from pricing and delivery date to deals. How to Pre-Order the Galaxy Note 9 : Read more
  47. henrytcasey

    Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Here's everything you need to know about buying the Galaxy Note 9 from phone carriers, including deals and lease pricing. Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 : Read more
  48. PhilipMichaels

    Free Apple Music Is 'First Step' in Verizon-Apple Partnership

    New and existing customers with unlimited plans at Verizon will get six months of Apple Music for free, as Verizon announces a closer relationship with Apple. Free Apple Music Is 'First Step' in Verizon-Apple Partnership : Read more
  49. PhilipMichaels

    T-Mobile Unveils $60 Essentials Unlimited Plan: How It Compares

    The new T-Mobile Essentials plan will be the least expensive way for a family of four to enjoy unlimited data. But it comes with some restrictions. T-Mobile Unveils $60 Essentials Unlimited Plan: How It Compares : Read more
  50. PhilipMichaels

    Android Phones Obliterate iPhone on 4G Speed Tests

    Qualcomm is touting new test numbers from Ookla that show phones with its modem outperforming devices that use Intel modems such as the latest iPhones from Apple. Android Phones Obliterate iPhone on 4G Speed Tests : Read more
  51. PhilipMichaels

    T-Mobile Beats Verizon for Fastest Carrier Crown

    A study by testing firm Ookla says that T-Mobile has the fastest network overall, though Verizon outperformed the Uncarrier in more cities. T-Mobile Beats Verizon for Fastest Carrier Crown : Read more
  52. PhilipMichaels

    Sprint Overhauls Unlimited Plans: What's the Best Deal?

    Starting July 13, you'll be able to pick between Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Basic at Sprint. Here's what the two plans cost and what you get for your money. Sprint Overhauls Unlimited Plans: What's the Best Deal? : Read more
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    How to Avoid (and Block) 'Neighbor-Spoofing' Robocalls

    Are you being flooded by spam calls from numbers with your area code and prefix? Here's how to avoid being tricked by these phony neighbors. How to Avoid (and Block) 'Neighbor-Spoofing' Robocalls : Read more
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    AT&T Doubles Admin Fee for Customers Because It Can

    AT&T has doubled the "administrative fee" on the bottom of its monthly wireless bills from 76 cents to $1.99. AT&T has 64.5 million monthly customers, meaning it will raise its revenue by $800 million a year. AT&T Doubles Admin Fee for Customers Because It Can : Read more
  55. PhilipMichaels

    How Do I Get My Carrier to Unlock My Phone?

    Is your smartphone fully paid off? Then getting your wireless provider to unlock it should be a breeze, if you know where to ask. How Do I Get My Carrier to Unlock My Phone? : Read more
  56. PhilipMichaels

    AT&T Rolls Out New Streaming Service, Unlimited Plans

    WatchTV, which features 30-plus channels, will be included with AT&T's new wireless plans debuting next week. AT&T Rolls Out New Streaming Service, Unlimited Plans : Read more
  57. PhilipMichaels

    Sprint 55 vs. T-Mobile 55+ vs. Consumer Cellular: Which Is Best?

    Sprint and T-Mobile have dueling data plans that target customers 55 years and older. How do they compare, and can they beat Consumer Cellular's senior-focused cellphone service? Sprint 55 vs. T-Mobile 55+ vs. Consumer Cellular: Which Is Best? : Read more
  58. PhilipMichaels

    Verizon's Mix-and-Match Family Plans: What You Need to Know

    Starting next week, families will have the option of adding different types of unlimited plans with each line of data at Verizon. Verizon's Mix-and-Match Family Plans: What You Need to Know : Read more
  59. PhilipMichaels

    Is Verizon's New $95 Above Unlimited Plan Worth It?

    Verizon is adding another more expensive unlimited data plan to its options, but the real news is that families will be able to mix and match those assorted plans for a better monthly price. Is Verizon's New $95 Above Unlimited Plan Worth It? : Read more
  60. PhilipMichaels

    Sprint's $15-a-Month Unlimited Plan Deal Is About to Disappear

    You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday to switch over to Sprint to save big on your monthly cell phone bill. Sprint's $15-a-Month Unlimited Plan Deal Is About to Disappear : Read more