T-Mobile Continues it’s “Un-carrier” Rollout by Paying Early Termination Fees

There was a leak a little earlier that as part of T-Mobiles "Un-carrier 4.0" event T-Mobile would start paying your early termination fees if you switched from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint to T-Mobile. T-Mobile's president John Legere announced a "get out of jail free card" from other wireless carriers, so customers on family plans can save hundreds of dollars by switching. According to T-Mobile themselves here's how it works: Starting...

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AT&T Bring Something New to the Wireless Game – Sponsored Data

In today's smartphone world, data usage is on the rise. Combine that with the fact that unlimited data plans are long gone on the two biggest carriers, you end up with the a data-strapped consumer. In fact, according to AT&T themselves,...

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AT&T adds new 4G LTE markets to inch closer to 500

AT&T has spent the past two years trying to rehab its image as the network of slow speeds and dropped calls. Building a strong 4G LTE network is critical for that to happen, so AT&T has so far focused its efforts on expanding its 4G network across the U.S. The carrier has so far reached 488 markets, and considering that it tends to upgrade in batches, LTE launch #500 shouldn’t be too far away. Here are the 12 new AT&T...

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Carriers agree to make unlocking phones easier

Getting a phone unlocked from a carrier can be a very frustrating process. I've unlocked three phones with AT&T this year and each instance was just as frustrating as the previous case. Now, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular have jointly agreed to new policies that should make unlocking a phone easier and more fair if a customer has no financial ties to the device. Here are the new guidelines, set to go into...

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AT&T lowers prices for customers who buy a phone or don’t have a contract

AT&T is cutting a deal for customers who have unsubsidized smartphones on its network. The carrier previously charged subscribers the same price regardless if they had a contract or paid full price for a phone. Beginning Sunday, December 8, AT&T will lower the price for customers who are not on contract or bring their own devices to the network. It has also lowered the price on some data packages, so it's possible for some...

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Vodafone Wallet and SmartPass will bring phone-based NFC payments to Europe soon

Most of the news concerning pay with your phone initiatives has been for NFC solutions available only in the US, like Google Wallet and Isis, but mobile phone payments in Europe got a big boost today from one of the continent’s biggest operators. Vodafone joined the wave of companies working to process NFC payments with the launch of its Vodafone Wallet and SmartPass service. Vodafone customers who download the app onto a compatible...

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