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T-Mobile pushes paid data plans, makes room for bigger families

Not to complain too much, but it's getting tricky to keep track of all these promotions.

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Pay $5 more, get four times the data with T-Mobile's revised Simple Starter plan

Wireless carriers continue to one-up each other, as T-Mobile boosts the data offered through its entry-level wireless plan to 2GB.

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T-Mobile's latest deal: Convert a pal and you'll both get a year of free, unlimited LTE data

Existing customers can refer their friends, and everyone gets a year of unlimited data

Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the US

Broadband Internet speeds can vary widely from state to state according to research from Broadview Networks.

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FCC requires text-to-911 from carriers, apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

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Report: Sprint gives up on pursuit of T-Mobile USA

Sprint abandoned the takeover because it thought it would have a hard time getting regulatory approval, according to newspaper reports.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The Federal Communication Commission called out Verizon last week for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded by noting that rival wireless providers do the exact same thing.

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FreedomPop's free data and voice service comes to tablets

The selection is limited, but the price is right with FreedomPop's new tablet service offering. Just be sure to read the fine print.

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How a Netflix subscriber used VPN to thwart Verizon's streaming slowdown

That's what one tech-savvy Netflix subscriber did when performance lagged on Verizon's network. The result? A 10x boost in his streaming speed.

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To switch or not to switch: Test-driving T-Mobile's LTE network

T-Mobile is loaning potential customers an iPhone 5s for a week to try out its network. So I took them up on it.

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Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi.

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Give Verizon your location data, get rewards in carrier's new program

The Smart Rewards program launching Thursday promises savings and discounts to Verizon subscribers, but only if you opt-in to a program that helps the wireless carrier's partners deliver targeted ads based on your location and browsing habits.