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Big four US carriers face class action lawsuits after selling customer location data

Collecting location data from customers' smartphones with permission is one thing, but selling it on to third parties is something the big four US carriers have faced increasing criticism for over the past year. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile have all released statements along the lines of 'we're sorry, your data is important to us,' but legal action is now being taken.

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[Case settled, 5GE indicator to remain] Mocked and now sued — AT&T taken to court by Sprint over misleading 5GE indicator

AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan won't be smiling now — while T-Mobile and Verizon calling out AT&T's "5GE" antics may have amused him, news of the federal lawsuit filed by Sprint against the company likely will not. In a strongly-worded complaint filed with the Southern District of New York, Sprint is looking to get AT&T to stop referring to its 4G LTE Advanced network by the misleading term 5G Evolution, or any other similar name with the words 5G in it.

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AT&T prepaid double-data deal offers 16GB for $40 a month

AT&T has a hankering to get more customers onto its network, so it's offering a double-data deal on one of its prepaid plans for the next three months. Instead of 8GB of high-speed data, new customers will get 16GB for $40 per month after autopay.

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AT&T announces more 5G markets, still won't sell you a 5G device

AT&T was, by some measures, the first carrier to roll out 5G wireless services in late 2018. However, it still only has a single 5G device, a $500 Netgear hotspot you probably won't be allowed to buy. The carrier is rolling its 5G ghost town in seven more cities today, bringing its total to 19.

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[Update: Unlocked] Android 9 Pie rolling out to the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 on Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon

Samsung's One UI is possibly the hottest update the company has issued for its devices. Owners of the S9, S9+, and Note9 have enjoyed it for a while, and so have those who bought the new S10/S10+/S10e, but users who have the older generation of flagships from 2017 have had to wait a little longer. After a few months in beta, the S8 and S8+'s update began rolling out in Europe and is now crossing the Atlantic to the US.

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LG G8 US pre-orders start on March 29 ahead of April 11 release

US carriers will begin selling the LG G8 ThinQ from April 11, but AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon will each have their pre-order start dates — a couple of them as early as tomorrow, and there are some appealing early bird discounts to go along with the whole party.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds return to lowest-ever price of $97.49 at AT&T

AT&T has a bunch of Samsung wireless accessories on sale right now at 25% off. One of those products happens to be those fancy-schmancy Galaxy Buds we liked so much, now back at their lowest price to date.

You might recall that AT&T had sold the Galaxy Buds at $97.49 earlier this month, but that offer was short-lived. Since then, there hadn't been much movement off of the original $129.99 MSRP, so we're very happy to see a similar discount return.

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Galaxy S10 leaves pre-order today, here's how you can get a deal on one

Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 series went from pre-order to regular-order today, eliminating the wait associated with picking one up. Sadly, you'll also lose out on pre-order Galaxy Buds freebie. Several existing offers through US carriers have persisted, though, and we've checked the details on the different promotions currently available and compiled them here.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ launch today

If you've got $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you're in luck. Samsung's latest smartphones are launching today. You can mosey down to your local carrier store or electronics retailer and buy a Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, or S10+. You can also order them online for shipping in (probably) a couple of days.

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[Update: T-Mobile joins the party] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T and Sprint gets its Pie update

Samsung promised it would start rolling out Pie updates in the US this month, and it's technically living up to that. However, only a few phones have gotten the new version so far, including Verizon and Sprint's Galaxy S9s. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to deploy a Note 9 Pie update. You'll have to find some WiFi to get started.

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