T‑Mobile announced a series of initiatives to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually in the U.S. from September 15 to October 15.
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The new Motorola Razr 2020 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip are the top clamshell foldables, but how do they compare?
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The new Motorola Razr 2020 is clamshell-style foldable that fixes flaws from its predecessor, but doesn't improve everything.
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Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In July, astute Reddit users noticed an odd pattern among the recent winners of T-Mobile’s “T-Mobile Tuesdays” sweepstakes. A disproportionate number of the public winners were located in the tiny township of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Through the T-Mobile Tuesday program, the carrier offers occasional giveaways with prizes that often include gift cards, tech gadgets, and vacations. Contests are free to enter, and you don’t have to be a T-Mobile customer (though you do need to be a US resident). One user noted that since the start of the program in 2018, there had been 24 Chadds Ford winners out of 3,700 total residents. In contrast, they counted 14 New York winners out of 8.3 million residents, 25 Los Angeles winners out of 4 million... Continue reading…
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The partnership between Verizon and Disney seems to be working out well for both sides: today, the carrier announced that alongside the free 12 months of Disney Plus streaming it was already including with unlimited plans, it’ll now throw in Hulu and ESPN Plus, too. But the full bundle only goes to customers on either the Play More or Get More unlimited plans, which are Verizon’s most expensive options. Unlike before, where the free promo was only good for 12 months, now you’ll get continued access for as long as you remain with Verizon on those plans. The refreshed plans go into effect on August 20th. “Existing customers currently receiving 12 months access to Disney Plus on us can move to our new Play More and Get More Unlimited plans... Continue reading…
Budget phones have never been this high-quality while being this affordable. After lots of testing and research, we found that the iPhone SE (2020) is the best budget phone you can buy with its incredible performance running on the same processor as the iPhone 11 series. The iPhone SE gives Apple fans the full-fat Apple experience with iOS and the supporting Apple ecosystem. For those who prefer Android, Google's new Pixel 4a is the best option with its reasonable price, excellent camera, and solid performance. Although most people in the US tend to buy their smartphones directly from cell service providers (carriers) like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, bargain hunters and tech geeks seek out budget unlocked phones online because they are affordable yet offer incredible value for the money. And, because most of these devices are unlocked, you can use them with the carrier of your choice, provided that they support the phone you buy. You can get unlocked phones at retailers like Best Buy and directly from phone manufacturers. We've rounded up the very best budget unlocked phones you can buy. Today's affordable phones are much more powerful than they used to be, and any of our top picks would make an excellent first smartphone for anyone who needs a reliable but inexpensive phone. In fact, we think phones like the new iPhone SE and the Google Pixel 4a would be great for most people in general. Here's what you need to know about buying unlocked phones Buying a phone unlocked can be intimidating the first time — especially if you've always bought your phone from a carrier like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint.  When you buy an unlocked phone, you'll pay the full price. If you buy from your carrier, the company often offers to let you buy the device on a payment plan so you can pay a little bit each month. Some unlocked phones may not work on Verizon or Sprint. Sprint and Verizon use a network called CDMA, but most unlocked phones use the more standard GSM network that both T-Mobile and AT&T use.  Here are the best budget smartphones in 2020: Best budget phone overall: iPhone SE (2020) Best budget phone for photography: Google Pixel 4a Best budget phone for battery life: Motorola Moto G Power Best budget phone for design: Samsung Galaxy A51 Best budget-priced flagship phone: OnePlus 7T Updated on 8/7/2020 by Antonio Villas-Boas: Added Google's Pixel 4a to the "Best budget phone for photography" category.SEE ALSO: The best microSD cards you can buy The best budget phone overall The new $400 iPhone SE is basically a much cheaper (and smaller) iPhone 11, minus the ultra-wide camera, disguised as an iPhone 8. For $399.00, the new iPhone SE is among the more expensive budget smartphones, but it still offers incredible value. You get the performance from Apple's flagship iPhone 11 series processor and a sharp, 12-megapixel camera with Apple's Smart HDR, portrait mode, and depth control (i.e. adjusting background blur after taking a photo). With that said, if photography is important to you, Google's Pixel 4a may still reign supreme in the budget category.  Taking on a nearly identical look and feel as the classic iPhone 8, the iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch LCD Retina HD screen, an aluminum and glass build, an IP67 water resistance, a Touch ID home button, and the excellent iOS mobile operating system. With the new iPhone SE, you're basically getting the $700 iPhone 11 with a smaller screen, without the ultra-wide camera lens, and disguised as an iPhone 8 for nearly half the price. That does mean you get the big screen bezels instead of the iPhone 11's sleek all-screen design, but a trade-off on design is common on budget smartphones.  Apple isn't known for its budget smartphones, so I can't believe I'm saying this: It's going to be tough to out-do Apple's iPhone SE in the budget smartphone game. Pros: Powerful A13 Bionic processor, compact size, only iPhone with a home button and fingerprint sensor, effective camera for the price Cons: Design feels a bit old, lacking some camera features compared to similarly priced Android phones. Small for budget buyers looking for a bigger screen. Read our iPhone SE review here The best budget phone for photography Google's Pixel 4a has a flagship-quality camera, great battery life, good performance, and an edge-to-edge screen.  The Google Pixel 4a is a gem of a smartphone that delivers an excellent core smartphone experience. It doesn't have some of the iPhone SE's flourishes like water resistance, wireless charging, or a glass and metal build, but it's less expensive, and it's the absolute best option for Android users.  It's remarkable value for its $350 retail price tag and makes you wonder if premium flagships are really worth the extra money.  The Pixel 4a has a 5.81-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen with minimal bezels and a refresh rate of 60Hz, which is slower than most flagship phones, but solid for a phone in this price range. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor offers smooth performance in my experience. Best of all, it has a flagship-quality 12.2-megapixel dual-pixel camera that takes great photos and an 8-megapixel front-facing cam that takes great selfies. The Pixel 4a charges up quickly as well via the included 18W charger and USB-C cable. Pros: Sub-$400 price tag, flagship-quality camera, great battery life, good performance, modern edge-to-edge OLED screen Cons: No water resistance, no wireless charging — minor nitpicks when you're paying under $400 Read our Google Pixel 4a review here The best budget phone for battery life Motorola's Moto G Power offers quite a lot and a decent core smartphone experience for 25% of the price of $1,000 premium phones, and it has among the best battery life on any smartphone. Motorola's Moto G series has produced excellent budget phones year after year since it first launched. The Moto G Power is an impressive budget phone that ticks all the boxes and has an attractive price for high-end features. It can also work on any major carrier network. The Moto G Power isn't a showstopper in the looks department, but it is actually made out of glass and metal It looks and feels good in your hands, though some may find it a bit slippery and glass is fragile. We recommend you buy a case for it. The real deal-maker here is its 5,000mAh battery, which should last you a couple days minimum with normal usage, and it charges up quickly with Motorola's TurboPower charging, which promises to give you six hours of use after 15 minutes of charging. Its 6.4-inch screen is sharp and clear with a 2,300 x 1,080-pixel resolution, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor is fast when paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage is decent as is the option to expand it via a Micro SD card up to 512GB. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor and face unlock for security. The G Power has a pretty good 16-megapixel regular camera, but the 8-megapixel ultra-wide and somewhat baffling 2-megapixel macro camera shouldn't be reasons to buy this phone. Selfie-takers will be pleased with the 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Pros: Amazing low price, decent camera, fingerprint sensor for security, incredible battery life, and quick Android updates Cons: Glass is fragile and slippery, ultra-wide and macro cameras are poor quality, doesn't perform very well on power-hungry games Read our Motorola Moto G Power review here The best budget phone for design Samsung's Galaxy A51 is a great smartphone in almost every respect, with the best screen on any mid-range phone, a premium design, an effective camera system, and impressive battery life.  The Galaxy A51 from Samsung is a mid-ranger that thinks it's a premium flagship. It has a beautiful slim and premium design that dismisses the divisive notch and employs Samsung's signature hole-punch-style selfie camera. It also has a triple-lens camera system, which isn't outrageously special on a mid-ranger in 2020, and it goes to show just how good smartphones can be under the $500 mark. It has a 48-megapixel standard camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide, and a 5-megapixel macro camera, and it takes pretty good photos with all of the lenses. Performance is tricky — it runs everything you'd want it to, but it doesn't look pretty doing it, which is a massive shame. Swiping around apps and general usage can render some stuttered and jittery results that don't match the quality of the phone or the excellent 6.5-inch AMOLED screen. Still, it'll run power-hungry games just fine, surprisingly.  Good thing, then, that the Galaxy A51 has all the above to make up for those stutters, as well as an impressive battery life that can last you a couple days on a single charge with normal usage from a 4,000mAh battery.  Pros: A 6.5-inch AMOLED screen that make everything look beautiful, a good camera system, a gorgeous premium design, impressive battery life.  Cons: Stuttered experience during normal usage Read our Samsung Galaxy A51 review here The best budget-priced flagship phone Think you can't get a high-powered smartphone for a reasonable price? The OnePlus 7T will change your mind. The OnePlus 7T was the top flagship of 2019, and it's the best Android phone you can buy if you're not looking to spend close to four figures. It's certainly on the expensive side for the mid-range and budget range, and it's only available on T-Mobile these days, which is why it's not our top choice.  The OnePlus 7T boasts a beautiful 6.55-inch, AMOLED screen with almost no bezels. It just has a small circle on the front for the 16.megapixel selfie camera. It looks a lot like the new Galaxy S20 from the front. It's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip and 8GB of RAM, so it performs like flagship phones that cost hundreds more. The phone's battery is long-lasting, and OnePlus' Dash charge tech will give you a full charge in just 30 minutes. But alas, there's no wireless charging.  The camera on the back has three sensors — one 48-megapixel, one 16-megapixel, and one 12-megapixel lens — which take excellent pictures and produce the blurred background bokeh effect in photos. The camera is on par with other great flagships in most settings, though its low-light performance isn't as strong as the Pixel phones. The back of the phone is made from glass and a slick metal band runs around the phone's edges. It feels great in the hand, though it is fragile, so we recommend popping a case on it. Pros: A 6.55-inch AMOLED screen, Face Unlock, dual-cameras, affordable, quick charge Cons: More expensive than other budget phones, no wireless charging Read our OnePlus 7T review here We look forward to testing the 2020 budget phones as they launch We're halfway through 2020, and there are a lot of new phones in our future. Most of the phones we look forward to testing are still just rumors and not yet confirmed.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile claims that it now has more customers than AT&T — at least, depending on how you count them. In its second quarter earnings report, T-Mobile announced that it now has 98.3 million total customers, saying that it has overtaken AT&T “in total branded customers across both postpaid and prepaid.” The surge in subscribers is due to T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint, as this is the first time that T-Mobile is counting Sprint subscribers following their blockbuster merger. But looking a bit more closely at the numbers, T-Mobile may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison. T-Mobile uses the term “total customers” to describe its scale, and it’s comparing those to AT&T’s postpaid and prepaid “subscribers and connections,” as reported... Continue reading…
T-Mobile has activated its standalone 5G network across the United States, boasting that it is the first wireless carrier in the world to hit this milestone. Unlike current 5G networks, which build upon existing 4G networks, T-Mobile’s 5G network is built upon standalone architecture (SA). According to T-Mobile, this move expands the company’s 5G to more than 7,500 cities and … Continue reading
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Market HighlightsThe recent COVID-19 outbreak has had a profound impact on a number of industries, which also includes the ICT sector.Telecom cloud is one such market that can be drastically affected by the growing pandemic, with the biggest challenge being faced by the vendors in the form of the fragile supply chain network.With that said, compared to others, the telecom cloud market can note significant boom in the coming years.This is especially instrumental during these times, when work from home has become the most prevalent means of carrying out all the operations.As per the current report by Market Research Future (MRFR), the global cryogenic equipment market is expected to record up to USD 29 billion by 2022 from the USD 9 billion recorded in 2016, at a 20% CAGR during the forecast period.Demand for telecom cloud services has escalated among enterprises and consumers in the worldwide lockdown situation, largely on account of the rising need for collaborative tools for virtual schooling, group video conferencing, gaming and entertainment.The cloud-technology is being increasingly deployed across telecom organizations, which has led to more use of the internet and has prevented the requirement for high priced hardware to stay connected globally.This is deemed to have a positive impact on the market growth for telecom cloud in the following years.Leading CompaniesA few of the leading companies that are working on getting a hold of a better position in the telecom cloud market industry include Telstra Corporation Limited (Australia), Telus Corporation (U.S.), Verizon Communications, Inc.(U.S.), AT Inc. (U.S.), T-Mobile International AG (Germany), CenturyLink, Inc.(U.S.), China Telecommunications Corporation (China), NTT Communications Corporation(Japan), BT Group PLC (U.K.), Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc.(U.S.), to mention a few.Regional InsightThe growth of the telecom cloud market over the forecast period will be apparent in the main regions of APAC or Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and RoW or the rest of the world.In the approaching years, the top position is anticipated to be clinched by North America, as the telecom cloud market benefits from presence of large organizations with high technical brilliance that offer innovative and advanced technologies.
Trump campaign claims political texts were sent manually and thus not illegal.
The transition could go live as soon as early as next year
Some say that progress can’t be stopped but you can definitely try holding it back as hard as you can. Sooner or later, though, it will catch up and when it does, there will always be those left behind. T-Mobile probably thinks that price is worth paying for, especially when the casualties are phones were launched half a decade ago. … Continue reading
Internal communications at T-Mobile USA revealed this week show how customers will require VoLTE tech in their phone in the near future. T-Mobile USA is evolving to the newest in new mobile network and cell connectivity, and the oldest still-active tech is about to be retired. This information was revealed not long after AT&T sent out notification to some customers … Continue reading
T-Mobile and Sprint customers will also be able to get a free one-year subscription to sports website The Athletic.
It appears that T-Mobile is working on yet another set-top box of some variety, this one sporting Android TV. The device has appeared at the FCC alongside a few images, indicating that T-Mobile will soon introduce a new device for use with its T-Vision home television service. Though this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a T-Mobile box appear at … Continue reading
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The unification of T-Mobile and Sprint is happening in August.
The carrier plans to offer features designed to help customers block unwanted calls.
T-Mobile is offering free services to customers to help them ward off spam and robocalls. The spam-blocking features will allow subscribers to block suspicious callers, use a second phone number to keep their primary one secure, and change their number if they begin to receive too many spam calls.  The services will be free for all customers across the T-Mobile, Sprint, and Metro networks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. T-Mobile says it's doing even more to crack down on robocalls. The cell phone carrier, which also owns Metro and Sprint, is arming its subscribers across all three networks with free tools to help ward off spam calls, according to a press release. Dubbed Scam Shield, the initiative will give customers an option to turn on a spam-blocking, which will block calls that appear suspicious, and will feature improved caller ID capabilities. It will also offer the option of using a second phone number to keep your primary one more secure and make it easier to change your number if you believe you're receiving too many spam calls. Robocalls have become a major annoyance for the wireless network industry. Americans were hit with more than 58 billion robocalls in 2019 and almost 23 billion in 2020 so far, according to YouMail. A 2019 insight report from Truecaller, a mobile app that lets you see and block callers, found that phone scams finagled $10 billion out of Americans in early 2019 and late 2018. Some carriers, as Axios notes, charge people for tools that help protect them for spam calls, like Verizon's $8 monthly fee for such protection.SEE ALSO: T-Mobile completes merger with Sprint, new CEO takes over Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths
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Google is releasing the Pixel 4 today — in any event, it’s starting it more authoritatively than the secrets it coyly tweeted before leaks discouraged its.We know about everything except for perhaps exactly how great the cameras are.It’s an enduring inquiry, one I know the Google equipment division group is becoming somewhat sick of hearing.This is Google fifth Pixel smartphone – Pixel 4, all things considered, checking the Pixel 3A.It got T-Mobile, Sprint, and (apparently) AT ready for this release so it could have an across the nation US release on each significant carrier rather than only solely on VerizonYou can rundown out the majority of the reasons that Google ought to be finished supporting its equipment effects or expecting to persuade us it’s in this for the whole deal.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is in talks with WeWork about taking over as its CEO, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.Shares of T-Mobile fell as much as 2.9% on the news.Sprint, which is in the process of merging with T-Mobile, also fell as much as 3.68%.If Legere leaves T-Mobile, it could damage the company's pending $26.5 billion merger with Sprint.Shares of T-Mobile fell as much as 2.9% Monday after The Wall Street Journal reported that its CEO John Legere was in talks to take the helm at WeWork.If Legere does take the top spot at WeWork, it could disrupt T-Mobile's pending merger with Sprint.
T-Mobile has set December 6 as the date for its launch of the low-band 5G.As the carrier claims, it will cover 200 million people in the United States.And though this is going to be one of the largest 5G markets on the globe, it’s still far behind South Korea and China.The company’s CEO, John Ledger, and President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert announced the launch date in a recent event on Thursday.The company expects that by the end of this year, 5G networks will cover 5,000 cities in the United States.Those terminals include the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition smartphones.
But even though T-Mobile appears to be doing better with 5G, there are still important caveats.T-Mobile has passed pretty much every regulatory hurdle — two days ago the FCC repeated its blessing.Alongside the 5G rollout, T-Mobile launched an initiative it calls “5G for Good,” laden with programs that you would have to be a heartless jerk to criticize.[...] Only the New T-Mobile’s transformative 5G network will FINALLY have the capacity and reach to make the BOLD moves we announced today that are squarely aimed at SOLVING inequities that have huge impacts on our society.T-Mobile promises a $15 budget Connect plan with 2GB data if the Sprint merger goes throughThe number one accusation T-Mobile faces is that after the merger it will find ways to increase prices on its customers — customers who will have fewer alternatives because we’re moving from four big carriers to three.
T-Mobile took some shots at AT and Verizon on Thursday during its "new T-Mobile Un-Carrier" event and now AT is firing back.In a statement provided to CNET, an AT spokesperson called out T-Mobile's newest pledges for first responders and education as a "marketing stunt.""We have a deep and genuine commitment to connecting first responders and using technology to enrich education, not marketing stunts contingent on getting something approved," the AT spokesperson said."If they believe it's critical to offer free access to these communities they would do it today, no conditions or questions asked."On Thursday T-Mobile announced a host of new initiatives -- including free service for 10 years for first responders, a new $15 per month 5G plan and free home internet for 10 million households for five years -- in a bid to try and get its pending $26.5 billion merger with Sprint across the finish line.While approved by the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice, 16 state attorneys general led by New York and California are suing to block the deal over concerns that it is anti-competitive and will lead to higher prices for consumers.
T-Mobile really wants to get the public in favor of the merger between it and Sprint.The company announced that if the merger with Sprint goes through, it will offer 10 years of free, unlimited 5G service to first responders.The program will reportedly be called the “Connecting Heroes Initiative,” and is part of a larger “5G for Good” plan that the company hopes to build.Through the program, State and local public first responders can sign up to receive coverage.Those agencies can actually sign up right now, and will get the coverage if the merger closes in the next year.“First responders are under more pressure than ever before.
On Thursday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced that, if his company’s merger with Sprint closes, the New T-Mobile would roll out a program to help provide children across the country with greater access to the internet and close the “homework gap.”T-Mobile is calling it “Project 10 Million,” and it aims to provide 10 million households with free access to the internet.It’s a $10 billion commitment from the proposed New T-Mobile that will take place over the next five years.The company has also vowed to invest another $700 million to put hardware, hot spots, and reduced-cost devices in 10 million households to help deliver access.Eligible families will receive “up to 100GB of free internet access each year, one free Wi-Fi enabled hot spot, and the option to purchase select Wi-Fi enabled devices at the company’s cost.”T-Mobile says it will work with local community organizations to determine eligibility and build an enrollment process for Project 10 Million.
T-Mobile really, really wants the Sprint merger to go ahead, and it’s promising an even more affordable plan if it’s allowed to combine the two networks.The New T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan, revealed today, would include 5G access but at half the price of the current cheapest plan the carrier offers in the US and Puerto Rico.The new T-Mobile Connect plan, however, would be $15 per month instead.That would include unlimited talk and text, as well as 2GB of data.There’d be a second version of the plan, at $25 per month, which would push that data allowance to 5GB.The so-called Annual Data Upgrade would add 500MB more monthly data to the allowance, each year, over a five year period until 2024.
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