T-Mobile intros $40 Simple Starter Plan

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T-Mobile on Wednesday introduced its latest service option, the $40 Simple Starter plan. Touted as part of something larger unfolding this week (Day 1 of 3), the plan provides unlimited talk, text, and 500MB data with tethering for only $40 per month. “Un-carrier is a movement, not a ...

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HTC M8 ‘Ace’ outed in photo leak

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With the HTC One M8 hitting retail stores and carriers later this week, we’ve already started focusing our gaze on what’s next. Well, not entirely, but you get the point. Much like we had in the HTC One of 2013, we are expecting variations of the flagship device of this year. As ...

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IFTTT.com readies its Android app for public consumption

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Popular web service IFTTT (If This, Then That) is just about ready deliver its Android application. After having already promised the app would soon be “coming soon”, recent rumblings suggest things are close at hand. The form “IFTTT for Android Beta” is no longer accepting ...

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U.S. Cellular intros contract-free plans, device installment option

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U.S. Cellular on Monday introduced a couple of new options which could get customers to switch wireless carriers. Available immediately, three new Simple Connect plans allow for unlimited talk, text, and data. Basic phones get unlimited data at $40/month while smartphones are throttled at ...

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Moto X successor tipped as ‘Moto X+1′

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There must be some seriously extensive research findings that says people gravitate toward products with “one” in the name. According to oft-reliable Twitter leak source evleaks, the successor to the Moto X smartphone will be known as the Moto X+1. What’s more, the device is ...

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Qualcomm adds Snapdragon 808, 810 to upper echelon of mobile processors

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Qualcomm on Monday announced two new members of the Snapdragon family of mobile processors. The Snapdragon 808 and 810 CPUs are both 64-bit, LTE-Advanced chips that use 20nm processing. Qualcomm indicates the two chipsets can support theoretical download speeds of up to 300Mbps. The Snapdragon ...

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Sprint offers up to $650 credit per line with Framily Switching Bonus

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If you’ve been on the fence about switching to Sprint and trying out their new Framily Plans then this next bit of news might tip you over the edge. Starting today and running through May 8, Sprint will give you up to $650 to join a Framily Plan. Customers can earn up to $300 for... Read More

Vine updates app with direct message capability

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Vine on Thursday rolled out a handy new feature to the Android and iOS mobile app experience. As part of the latest update users can now record and send messages to other Vine users in a private, direct manner. According to the software developers you’ll be able to send to one or multiple ...

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Premium Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors surface yet again

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Despite Samsung’s insistence that it is not working on a premium Galaxy S5 experience, the rumors of said device aren’t going away. Details found on GFXBench indicate that the SM-G906S could be a variant of the flagship device. The difference, however, is that this model packs in ...

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Google to launch wireless network with help of Verizon, report claims

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Google has reached out to Verizon in an effort to help create a wireless network on the back of Google Fiber, says The Information. After also discussing the plans with Sprint, Google is said to have backed away from the carrier once SoftBank acquisitions took place. As it appears, Google could ...

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Facebook Messenger updated with group chat, other features

Facebook has updated its Messenger application for Android devices, tying in a feature already available in the iPhone version. First and foremost, the app now lets users create group chats, tag them with images, and save them. What’s more, users can place shortcuts to said group ...

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T-Mobile adjusts Advantage Program employer discount policy

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T-Mobile on Wednesday confirmed changes to its Advantage Program which offers employer discounts on rate plans. After hearing from its user base and existing clients, the Uncarrier has decided to grandfather customers into the program. Instead of dumping everyone outright, those who already ...

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Comparing the Amazon FireTV to the competition

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Stacking the new device up against the Roku 3, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast So the Amazon FireTV is out, available, and already shipping. The $99 device lands in a space currently occupied by Apple TV, Roku, and, to a degree, the Chromecast. Each of these devices features their own unique ...

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Amazon debuts FireTV, a set-top box that doubles as a game console

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As if we expected anything else, Amazon today announced its set-top box experience. Taking aim at devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and even Chromecast, the Amazon FireTV is a hardware and software solution for today’s living room. Designed for movies, TV shows, music, and even games, ...

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Virgin Mobile debuts 4G LTE mobile hotspot in Netgear Mingle

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Virgin Mobile USA this week introduced its first 4G LTE mobile hotspot, the Netgear Mingle. Priced $99, the device piggybacks off of Sprint’s network and is equipped for the carrier’s tri-band Spark LTE speeds. According to Virgin Mobile, the Mingle allows for up to 10 devices to ...

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