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T-Mobile wins every single one of OpenSignal's State of the Mobile Networks awards

Every six months, OpenSignal releases a report on the state of mobile networks in the US, with six total awards. In February 2017's report, T-Mobile and Verizon each won four awards (there were two ties). For August 2017, though, T-Mobile managed to take all six awards, which is something that has never been done before.

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Official Galaxy S8 Active render gets leaked in high resolution, shows off rugged body

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 Active hasn't been announced yet, but we already know almost everything about it. This latest entrant to Samsung's Active line of rugged smartphones will reportedly pack most of the standard Galaxy S8's specifications into a rugged, industrial-looking body. Now, famed leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has released an official render of the S8 Active.

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AT&T plans to split into media and telecom units after Time Warner merger

As AT&T continues to push for approval of its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, the company's leadership has released details of how the new mega-corporation would be structured. The plan calls for the new AT&T to split into independent arms, one handling media and the other doing telecom. This may appease regulators, but things aren't changing at the top.

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ZTE Blade Spark coming to AT&T Prepaid for $100, has a fingerprint sensor

Cheap phones are becoming good, and good phones are becoming cheap. Devices like the Moto G5 Plus are proving that you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars to have a great phone, and ZTE's new Blade Spark seems to be a great entry in the budget phone category.

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AT&T PREPAID is the new GoPhone, and you can get two free months of service after 12 months

The GoPhone brand made its public debut back in 1987, but after 30 years, AT&T has retired it in favor of a simple "AT&T PREPAID." And to go with this name change, the Death Star is offering up two free months of service for new lines on its 6GB and unlimited plans after 12 months of service.

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[Deal Alert] Manufacturer refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (G935A) $299.99 at eBay

This is a very specific but potentially great deal. Today over at eBay you can pick up a Galaxy S7 edge G935A carrier-locked to AT&T for just $299.99. They're not new, but they are being sold as "manufacturer refurbished," which is usually OK. Generally, we avoid talking about refurbished devices, but this is an incredible deal. 

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Moto Z2 Force will likely come to AT&T, according to a leak

If Motorola was a boat, it would already be at the bottom of the ocean with all these leaks. If you're not familiar with the company's current lineup, the existing Moto Z Force is a more durable version of the Z with a "Shattershield" screen (from the DROID Turbo 2). We already know what the Z2 Force will look like, but now it seems like it will come to AT&T.

As you may know, the existing Z Force is a Verizon exclusive in the United States, carrying the 'Moto Z2 Force Droid' name.

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DIRECTV apps updated to include purchases, downloads, and easy access to your entire collection [APK Download]

DIRECTV has just pushed a considerable update to its companion apps, bringing them up to version 5. The update is available for both of the practically identical phone and tablet apps and includes the ability to buy movies or TV shows, download purchases to your device for when you're not online, and easily access your collection of content.

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2016 AT&T LG K10 updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

Another day, another phone to get Android 7.0 Nougat. This time it's the 2016 AT&T LG K10's turn. This particular phone has been a bit ignored by AT&T. Their support page shows this is only the 2nd update the device has ever received. At least the jump to Nougat includes the April 1st security patches, so it should be reasonably secure for some time if AT&T doesn't keep it up to date. 

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AT&T updates its Galaxy Tab S2 to Android 7.0 Nougat

Android O is on the horizon, but in the meantime, Samsung has continued to update its devices to Android 7.0 Nougat. Many of the company's phones and tablets have already received it, including some models of the Tab S2. Now, Android 7.0 has arrived on the AT&T Galaxy Tab S2..

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