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AT&T is making tablet and laptop data plans way cheaper

AT&T is making tablet and laptop data plans way cheaper

Today AT&T announced its refreshed DataConnect plans, now with extra 5G. While that's nice, the big news is that they're considerably less expensive than they used to be. Customers looking to AT&T for a dedicated connection on a mobile-equipped tablet, laptop, or hotspot might want to check them out.

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TCL announced a bunch of new phones

TCL announced a bunch of new phones

TCL's presence in the mobile world may be understated compared to the Samsungs or Xiaomis, but having only put out phones under its own name for the past couple of years, the company has definitely has its foot on the gas pedal. Today, three new phones are joining the TCL 20 series, bringing this year's catalogue up to five devices.

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Verizon certifies the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro for its 5G network

Verizon certifies the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro for its 5G network

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now certified to pick up 5G on Verizon's network here in the US, and that includes mmWave support on the OnePlus 9 Pro and support for Verizon-based don't-call-it-an-MVNO Visible. At launch, the phones were LTE-only until Verizon finished its certification process, but we were told that the two phones would pick up full 5G support once big red had given the pair of phones their blessing — and that should make activation easier, too.

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Huawei plans to shake down Samsung and Apple for 5G royalties

Huawei plans to shake down Samsung and Apple for 5G royalties

While Huawei remains shut out of the US smartphone industry, the company is seeking to bring in revenue through new methods. On Tuesday, Huawei announced its intention to begin charging companies like Samsung and Apple royalties for access and use of its 5G-related patents.

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Qualcomm allegedly exploring a cheaper Snapdragon 888 variant without 5G

Qualcomm allegedly exploring a cheaper Snapdragon 888 variant without 5G

After releasing a slightly tweaked Snapdragon 865 Plus as the Snapdragon 870 earlier this year, Qualcomm seems set to launch yet another derivative of a successful high-end processor. Leaker Roland Quandt reports that the company has a lower-end version of the Snapdragon 888 in the works for 2021.

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T-Mobile introduces employer-managed 5G internet for home office workers

T-Mobile introduces employer-managed 5G internet for home office workers

With high speeds, low latency, and frequencies that work best in dense urban areas, 5G has often been touted as a wireless alternative to conventional internet systems. T-Mobile is putting its money where its mouth is by announcing a business class option for its home internet service. The system is similar to its current home internet offerings, but managed and paid by an employer rather than the end user, and packing a few more security tools.

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T-Mobile is giving its subscribers a $150 discount on the Pixel 4a 5G right now

T-Mobile is giving its subscribers a $150 discount on the Pixel 4a 5G right now

The Pixel 4a 5G has always been one of the most affordable 5G options around since it debuted last year, but the phone has received a number of discounts recently. Its price fell to $449.99 at most retailers at the start of this week, and now T-Mobile is dropping the price a full hundred bucks lower, making it available to subscribers new and old for just $349.99.

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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Monday's feature drop for the Pixel phones included a fun nugget that wasn't in the official changelog: it appears you can now use both a physical SIM card and an eSIM on 5G networks at the same time. Previously users who had both installed and operational were limited to LTE speeds, even if their carrier had 5G service in the area.

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Buy a Pixel 4a 5G unlocked at its lowest price of $449 ($50 off)

Buy a Pixel 4a 5G unlocked at its lowest price of $449 ($50 off)

The March Pixel Drop isn't the only Google Pixel-related thing that's dropping: if you've been looking at grabbing a Pixel 4a 5G, you can look forward to a nice price drop, too! And it's available pretty much anywhere you can buy the unlocked version of the phone.

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T-Mobile's newest, most expensive plan doesn't throttle, gives Netflix to single lines for the first time

T-Mobile's newest, most expensive plan doesn't throttle, gives Netflix to single lines for the first time

T-Mobile is debuting a new wireless service plan on Wednesday called Magenta MAX with no network throttling thresholds and room to upgrade the already-provided free Netflix plan from the basic tier to standard on family accounts. With the new plan comes upgrades for an older plan as well as switcher offers for AT&T and Verizon customers.

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