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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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Google Fi welcomes trio of new Motorola phones, all available free with bill credits

Google Fi welcomes trio of new Motorola phones, all available free with bill credits

Google Fi always has a few Motorola phones in stock at very affordable prices to cater to anyone who'd be willing to give the carrier a spin. Well, a fresh wave has arrived, all three of them well under MSRP, and it includes the brand's first 5G entry on the network.

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Qualcomm's upcoming modems will bring 5G out of the early adopter phase

Qualcomm's upcoming modems will bring 5G out of the early adopter phase

Qualcomm has just announced two new 5G modems that promise ridiculous speeds and support for emerging frequencies. The new X65 and X62 modems won't be available until later this year, which probably means they won't be in Android flagships until the next generation of chips hits in 2022. When they do land, though, they'll support a few key features. In addition to the expected speed improvements (the X65 can hit a theoretical 10-gig speed), the new modems have an upgradeable architecture that will roll out new 5G features from a new set of standards over time — no hardware upgrade required.

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T-Mobile 3G shutdown reportedly delayed until 2022

T-Mobile 3G shutdown reportedly delayed until 2022

In its bid to keep on the forefront of the 5G race in the United States, T-Mobile hasn't made its plans to kill off its and Sprint's 3G networks exactly loud and clear, but we had a good idea of when the ball would start rolling and when it would finish. Well, that was until the plans apparently changed.

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MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek has finally revealed its first mmWave-compatible 5G modem. Though the technology is most popular here in the 'States (where it's also kinda useless), carriers continue to champion its incredible speeds while conveniently overlooking its many limitations. But soon, you'll be able to enjoy losing that super-fast connection when you cross the street on a MediaTek phone, too.

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The unlocked Galaxy S21 series supports all 5G networks in the US

The unlocked Galaxy S21 series supports all 5G networks in the US

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is continuing a trend that other 5G phones before it already started: It's compatible with all 5G networks from all US carriers, and it even supports some technologies that are yet to be deployed. You won't have to worry about carrier interoperability when you buy an unlocked S21 in the US — they work on all carriers.

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The Blade X1 5G is one of the cheapest Verizon-compatible 5G phones yet

The Blade X1 5G is one of the cheapest Verizon-compatible 5G phones yet

5G was the leading factor making phones more expensive over the last year or two, but now that the new standard is starting to mature and becoming more widely available, 5G phones are finally getting cheaper. The TCL 10 5G UW is an example, packing a Snapdragon 765G processor and mmWave support for just $400, but now ZTE has undercut its competitor with an even more affordable 765G phone: The Blade X1 5G, costing just $384.

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Samsung's next Lite tablet could have 5G and come in two sizes

Samsung's next Lite tablet could have 5G and come in two sizes

Samsung usually releases two Tab S slabs in a year and we're inching toward what would historically be the time for a "Lite" release. While we don't have any spec points to discuss at the moment, it's been figured that a mid-range tablet or even two are on their way, including the first in the category to connect to 5G.

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