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
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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
  3. 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
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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
  5. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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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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    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
  14. 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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    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
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    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
  18. 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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    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
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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
  21. 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
  22. 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
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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
  25. 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
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    Sprint Is Offering a Crazy Cheap $15 Unlimited Plan

    As long as you're switching from another carrier, you can get a pretty serious unlimited plan discount. Sprint Is Offering a Crazy Cheap $15 Unlimited Plan : Read more
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    What Is Sprint Unlimited 55+ and Is It Worth It?

    Sprint’s Unlimited 55+ can help older customers save serious money on phone service. Here's what you need to know. What Is Sprint Unlimited 55+ and Is It Worth It? : Read more
  28. PhilipMichaels

    How to Buy the Budget-Friendly Moto G6

    Motorola's midrange phone goes on sale at Verizon, where it will cost $249. How to Buy the Budget-Friendly Moto G6 : Read more
  29. PhilipMichaels

    Red's $1,300 Holograph Phone Coming to AT&T This Summer

    The Red Hydrogen One will be available through AT&T when it arrives later this summer, though we don't know when nor how much it will cost. Red's $1,300 Holograph Phone Coming to AT&T This Summer : Read more
  30. AndrewFreedman

    What Is Verizon's Visible (and Is It Worth It?)

    Verizon, the United States' largest cellular carrier, has very quietly announced a new service called Visible, with unlimited calling, texts and data for $40 a month. What Is Verizon's Visible (and Is It Worth It?) : Read more
  31. PhilipMichaels

    T-Mobile, Sprint Make It Official: They're Merging

    Here's what we know about the $26 billion deal combining the third- and fourth-largest carriers. T-Mobile, Sprint MaKe It Official: They're Merging : Read more
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    T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Looks Imminent: What It Means for You

    The carriers could announce a merger agreement by early next week. T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Looks Imminent: What It Means for You : Read more
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    eSIM Collusion Investigation: What You Need to Know

    Verizon and AT&T face an investigation into whether they’re using the emerging eSIM standard to make it harder to switch wireless carriers. Here’s what you need to know. eSIM Collusion Investigation: What You Need to Know : Read more
  34. PhilipMichaels

    The Best Cheap Cell Phone Plans (Under $40 per Month)

    These phone carriers offer monthly plans costing $40 or less. Here are the pros and cons of each discount carrier and our top pick overall. The Best Cheap Cell Phone Plans (Under $40 per Month) : Read more
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    Don’t Import a Phone Until You Read This

    As tempting as it is to import a hot new phone that's only available overseas, it can be a frustrating process. Here's what to watch out for. Don’t Import a Phone Until You Read This : Read more
  36. PhilipMichaels

    Help Me, Tom’s Guide: How Do I Block Unwanted Phone Calls?

    From Do Not Disturb features to third-party apps, a number of tools can help you keep robocalls from constantly buzzing your smartphone. Help Me, Tom’s Guide: How Do I Block Unwanted Phone Calls? : Read more
  37. PhilipMichaels

    Prepaid vs. Postpaid Phone Service: What's Better for You?

    While the line between prepaid and postpaid phone service is blurring, some differences remain. Here's what you need to know. Prepaid vs. Postpaid Phone Service: What's Better for You? : Read more
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    Which Carrier Should You Choose For the S9?

    We've compared the Big Four wireless providers, as well as a few alternatives, to recommend the best network for your Galaxy S9. Which Carrier Should You Choose For the S9? : Read more
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    Which Carrier Should You Choose For the S9?

    We've compared the Big Four wireless providers, as well as a few alternatives, to recommend the best network for your Galaxy S9. Which Carrier Should You Choose For the S9? : Read more
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    5G Smartphone Status Update: 2019 Is the Year

    With the biggest players in wireless communications detailing the next steps in their 5G rollout during Mobile World Congress, we learned the first 5G-capable device won't be a smartphone. 5G Smartphone Status Update: 2019 Is the Year : Read more
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    Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals

    Here's where you can find the best deals on Samsung's hot, new flagship. Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals : Read more
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    T-Mobile Slashes $200 Off iPhone X (But There's a Catch)

    T-Mobile's best iPhone X discount has arrived. T-Mobile Slashes $200 Off iPhone X (But There's a Catch) : Read more
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    Here Are the First Three Cities to Get AT&T's 5G

    AT&T has confirmed these cities will be the first of 12 that will get mobile 5G this year. Here Are the First Three Cities to Get AT&T's 5G : Read more
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    Verizon's New Anti-Theft Policy Could Be a Pain

    Verizon is taking extra steps to safeguard its devices from theft, though it could inconvenience its customers in the process. Here's what Verizon users should know. Verizon's New Anti-Theft Policy Could Be a Pain : Read more
  45. PhilipMichaels

    T-Mobile vs. Verizon: It’s Amazing How Even of a Match This Is

    Verizon may be the largest wireless network provider, but T-Mobile is winning over lots of customers. Here's a closer look at how these wireless rivals compare. T-Mobile vs. Verizon: It’s Amazing How Even of a Match This Is : Read more
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    Best Carrier Deals: T-Mobile Offers a Free Line of Data

    T-Mobile is offering a free line of service. Here's what you need to know before signing up. Best Carrier Deals: T-Mobile Offers a Free Line of Data : Read more
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    How to Keep Your T-Mobile Number from Being Hijacked

    Thieves are stealing phone numbers from T-Mobile customers, who then have online accounts hijacked. Add a passcode to your T-Mobile account. How to Keep Your T-Mobile Number from Being Hijacked : Read more
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    Wait, What? AT&T's 5G Launch Won't Include Smartphones

    AT&T will roll out 5G service without a phone that can take advantage of faster speeds. Wait, What? AT&T's 5G Launch Won't Include Smartphones : Read more
  49. PhilipMichaels

    Testing Firm: T-Mobile Is the 'Operator to Beat'

    T-Mobile put in another strong showing in OpenSignal's latest testing of network performance, winning five of six categories including fastest 4G speeds. Testing Firm: T-Mobile Is the 'Operator to Beat' : Read more
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    The Truth About 5G: What's Coming (and What's Not) in 2018

    New 5G networks and phones should start to appear before the end of the year, but gigabit speeds and lower latency will also unlock a whole new world of devices. The Truth About 5G: What's Coming (and What's Not) in 2018 : Read more
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    Here's How Google's Project Fi Now Delivers Unlimited Data

    Nearly every major wireless carrier offers an unlimited data plan. Now, Project Fi has joined them, thanks to a feature immediately active for all subscribers that stops charging you past a certain monthly limit. Here's How Google's Project Fi Now Delivers Unlimited Data : Read more
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    AT&T Bringing 5G to 12 Cities This Year

    The wireless carrier says that it will make its network available in a dozen markets later this year. AT&T Bringing 5G to 12 Cities This Year : Read more
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    Help Me, Tom's Guide: How Do I Take My Phone to a New Carrier?

    Moving a phone from one carrier to another can be quite a confusing and complicated process. This guide explains everything you need to know when switching services. Help Me, Tom's Guide: How Do I Take My Phone to a New Carrier? : Read more
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    Verizon Breakthough Will Supercharge Phones in 2018

    Verizon and Qualcomm are working on a new technology called Massive MIMO that should significantly boost phone speeds in 2018. Verizon Breakthough Will Supercharge Phones in 2018 : Read more
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    What Is Mint SIM, and Is It Worth It?

    Prepaid carrier Mint SIM offers low rates by selling its wireless service in packages of multiple months at a time. Here's everything you need to know before becoming a customer. What Is Mint SIM, and Is It Worth It? : Read more
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    The First 5G Specification Has Been Approved

    The 3GPP has approved a 5G specification, which should go a long way towards accelerating its advancement. The First 5G Specification Has Been Approved : Read more
  57. PhilipMichaels

    Help Me, Tom's Guide: Should I Switch from MetroPCS to Straight Talk?

    Yes, you can move your phone from MetroPCS' wireless service to Straight Talk's. But is that your best choice? Help Me, Tom's Guide: Should I Switch from MetroPCS to Straight Talk? : Read more
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    NFL Mobile No Longer Limited to Verizon Subscribers

    Starting in January, mobile users will be able to stream in-market NFL games live, no matter what network they're on. NFL Mobile No Longer Limited to Verizon Subscribers : Read more
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    T-Mobile Revvl Plus Review: What You Get for $200

    T-Mobile's plus-size smartphone packs a lot of power in a $200 package, but its dual-lens camera and design leave a lot to be desired. T-Mobile Revvl Plus Review: What You Get for $200 : Read more
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    Best Cellphone Plans (Archive)

    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