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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active gets Android 9 Pie on T-Mobile

Samsung devices haven't historically been the quickest to receive OS updates. This week, Android 9 Pie came to the T-Mobile variant of the extra-durable Galaxy S8 Active, nearly a year and a half after the Oreo update.

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Android 9 Pie lands on Verizon LG V30

Android 10 is here, bereft of any colorful desert name — but many devices are still catching up on the previous version, Android 9 Pie. Such is the state of 2017's LG V30, the Verizon variant of which has recently started receiving the update.

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[Update: Fixed] The My Verizon app is causing call delays on Android 10 devices

It's not atypical for new OS releases to have teething issues, and Android 10 is no different... at least for Verizon users. Those on Big Red who just updated to the latest Android software have been experiencing severe call delays on their Pixels, and it turns out that the My Verizon app is to blame. The issue can be alleviated by revoking some permissions or deleting the app altogether.

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LG G8 in T-Mobile unlocked form is just $375 (50% off) on eBay

In the past couple of years, LG's flagship smartphones haven't really stood out from the rest. However, they are known for one thing: depreciation. Right now, you can get a brand-new, T-Mobile unlocked LG G8 for just $374.99 — half as much as T-Mobile charges. A 50% discount for a new, current-gen flagship is a pretty ridiculous deal.

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T-Mobile Essentials Unlimited 55 is $55 (plus taxes and fees) for two lines

Around two years ago, T-Mobile introduced its ONE Unlimited 55+ plan, which, as the name suggests, was only available to individuals 55 years of age and up. It was actually a pretty good deal for those eligible, but the name has changed and the price has since risen to $70/month. This new 55+ plan is called Essentials Unlimited 55, and it's cheaper at $55 per month for two lines. Yes, that's a lot of fives.

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T-Mobile now testing Android 10 updates for Galaxy S10, Note10

Did your phone get a day one update for Android 10? If you don't have a Pixel or Essential Phone, probably not. Apparently, though, if you bought the newest Samsung smartphones from the past year, you might be able to get it fairly soon — that is, if you bought it from T-Mobile.

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T-Mobile expands Test Drive up to 30 days with hotspots instead of iPhones

In the market for a new wireless service provider? It just so happens that T-Mobile remains the only carrier in the United States to offer a try-before-you-buy "Test Drive" to see if the network is right for you. Now, it's changing its own game up with a revamp to the program, expanding its loaner length and switching out iPhones for hotspots.

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Verizon will begin rolling out automatic spam call filtering today

No one in the world likes spam phone calls—it's probably the only thing on which everyone can agree. The FCC recently allowed carriers to block these calls by default, and Verizon says it's moving full-steam ahead to take advantage of that. Starting today, it will begin auto-enrolling customers in free spam blocking.

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OnePlus 7 Pro 5G now available in select Sprint stores

We've known for some time that Sprint and OnePlus were teaming up to release a 5G device, but Sprint has been pretty tight-lipped about the details. Now we know that that phone is a 5G version of the existing OnePlus 7 Pro, and that it's available in select Sprint stores beginning today.

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Every 5G city and region for every major carrier in the US (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint)

Smartphone networks are constantly evolving: adding more capacity, expanding to new areas, and generally trying to get a leg up on the competition. But while improvements are always being made, every few years we see a massive shift as the industry transitions to the latest technology. It's been about eight years now since we saw 3G start giving way to 4G, and right now we're witnessing the early days of the move from 4G to 5G.

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