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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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AT&T, Comcast, and 10 other networks pledge to make call blocking free

Congress has told voice service providers to shut down robocallers and instate call blocking by default. The FCC has mandated just the same. Now, 12 voice service providers have agreed to a series of principles drawn by attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that include offering that call blocking to consumers for free, implementing STIR/SHAKEN across their networks, and cooperating in investigations.

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Anti-robocall standards finally rolling out between AT&T and T-Mobile

Automatic call blocking is now the rule of the land thanks to your very own United States federal government — that means you should be getting fewer robocalls and cold dials from spoofed (faked) numbers. It also means the roll-out of a two-part authentication system between the network sending and the network receiving named SHAKEN/STIR. This very system has just been deployed for calls between the AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

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How to save up to $600 on your Galaxy Note10 or Note10+: The best pre-order deals

Samsung's Galaxy Note10, Note10+, and Note10+ 5G are all official. Following that long and leaky wait, you can now pre-order the latest stylus-equipped Note series flagship. And whether you're already locked into a specific carrier, or hoping to shop around for a deal, you can save quite a bit of cash taking advantage of the right pre-order promotions.

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AT&T is offering free Spotify Premium with its most expensive wireless plan

Got AT&T? Use Spotify? The carrier is looking to boost the appeal of its top-of-the-line wireless plan by making Spotify Premium subscriptions free as an option for its Unlimited &More Premium package.

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[Update: Note9] Samsung's 'Night' photo mode finally coming to the US

Samsung's new "Night" photo setting is rumored to finally compete with Google's excellent Night Sight, but there's just one hitch: When the feature first rolled out, it was limited to Exynos-powered Galaxy S10s, which aren't available in the US. However, the folks at XDA Developers have spotted the feature as live on the most recent AT&T and Verizon update for the Galaxy S10+.

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AT&T picks up the obscure Galaxy A10e — a $210 Samsung budget phone

Last month, Samsung promised that more of its recent A-series phones would arrive in the US over the coming weeks. Following Verizon picking up the A50, another one is here: The Galaxy A10e has surreptitiously arrived at AT&T's digital storefront for $210 outright or $7 a month, bringing a notched 5.83" 720p display, 8-core Exynos SoC, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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AT&T starts blocking robocalls automatically, no opt-in required

Robocalls are a problem almost everyone in the US can relate to, and the fact that carriers weren't allowed to block suspected spam calls without the explicit opt-in from customers for a long time hasn't exactly improved the issue. An FCC ruling in June changed legislation around that, and AT&T was quick to act on it. The company is now automatically blocking calls it suspects as spam or fraud.

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Motorola cancels Android 9 Pie update for Z2 Force on Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T

Motorola said last year that it would update The Moto Z2 Force to Android Pie, along with a raft of newer phones. The Z2 Force was the last flagship phone from the company to launch on all major carriers, but Motorola isn't updating most of those. A Moto rep has now confirmed that it will only release Pie for the Verizon edition because it needs Pie for 5G Moto Mod support. Everyone else is out of luck.

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AT&T faces lawsuit over bogus ‘administrative fee’ hiding in its service plans

AT&T recently made the headlines for some misleading business concerning its 5G network — in essence, it added a 5GE indicator on devices that don't actually support 5G. Even a lawsuit from Sprint couldn't stop the company. Now, another complaint is on its way to the carrier, this time from its customers. They are accusing AT&T of charging a monthly $1.99 "bogus Administrative Fee" that it doesn't properly disclose in its rates.

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