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QMote Is A Simple, Programmable Smart Remote For Your Mobile Devices

Think about the things your mobile device can do that you might want to control (or already do control) with some type of remote. Most smartphone headphones have remote controls for volume, skipping songs, or initiating a voice command feature like Siri, but there may be a host of other tasks your device could perform [...]

Report: Google’s New Cellular Phone Service Will Automatically Switch Between Sprint, T-Mobile, And WiFi Signals

Report: Google’s New Cellular Phone Service Will Automatically Switch Between Sprint, T-Mobile, And WiFi Signals

This month, Google¬†announced partnerships with Sprint and T-Mobile to become a “MVNO”, which stands for mobile virtual network operator. That means Google will provide wireless service under its own brand name, while using Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks, which is how carriers like Virgin Mobile and Cricket operate. A report from several media outlets this week [...]

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T-Mobile’s UnCarrier 8.0: Data Stash Lets You “Rollover” Unused Data

Joohn Legere and the team at T-Mobile have done it again. They’ve taken feedback from current customers and potential future switchers and alleviated yet another customer pain point: data overages. According to Legere, the wireless industry in the U.S. raked in more than $1.5 billion (with a b) last year in data overages and up-charges. [...]

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T-Mobile Says Its New Unlimited Family Plan is the Only One of its Kind in America

Leave it to John Legere to throw us all for one last loop before the end of the year. T-Mobile’s CEO isn’t a fan of data plans that require families to “share” a bucket of data each month. When John Legere isn’t a fan of something, the entire connected world hears about it and then [...]

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Sprint Promises to Cut AT&T and Verizon Bills in Half, But Should You Take the Bait?

Sprint’s latest promotion, which begins Friday, December 5th, offers current Verizon and AT&T customers a deal worth 50% off their current monthly phone bill. It seems straight forward enough, right? I wanted to take a closer look, and I’ll warn your now: this post is a long one, so hear me out. Here’s how it [...]

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T-Mobile Continues 4G LTE Expansion; Rolls Out These New Markets

T-Mobile got a $4 billion dollar cash “break up” fee from AT&T when the telecom giant failed to complete a merger of the two companies back in December 2011. T-Mobile hasn’t wasted any time putting that money to good use, further enhancing its network. For years, coverage has been the achilles heal of America’s #4 [...]

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T-Mobile Announces UnCarrier 7.0 Media Event For September 10

The day after Apple’s media event in Cupertino, T-Mobile will host its own event to announce the next phase of its UnCarrier strategy. This time around, we’re up to version 7.0. The invite, picture above, plainly states “This time it’s personal.” What that eludes to specifically is anybody’s guess. Thinking specifically of the word “personal” [...]

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Sprint and Virgin Mobile Stampede Over Net Neutrality and Will Charge $12/mo for Facebook

If you’re keeping track of companies who are enemies of net neutrality, be sure to add Sprint (by way of its Virgin Mobile brand) to your list. This week, the prepaid value brand announced a new “Virgin Mobile Custom” plan, which not only makes shopping more confusing than ever, but destroys the very idea that [...]

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This Antenna Allows Smartphones To Text Even When There Is No Cellular Signal

A New York City company is selling a small antenna-like gadget that will pair with smartphones to create a long-range wireless network for sharing text messages and GPS coordinates even in areas where cellular of WiFi service is non-existent. goTenna is the name of the company and the device that goTenna founders hope will become [...]

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T-Mobile Will Let You “Test Drive” an iPhone 5S for Free for 7 Days

As part of its recent ‘UnCarrier’ announcement, T-Mobile decided that streaming music shouldn’t take away from your data allowance if you aren’t on their unlimited data plan. The company also introduced “T-Mobile Test Dirve” — a new initiative to get people to try before they buy. Or in other words, before they switch from another [...]

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