Two Networks, One Pocket – Carriers Are Finally Starting to Provision Smartphone eSIMs

One of the headline features of this year’s crop of new iPhone models (our story) was support for having two cellular plans active at once – on one device. Apple has enabled this feature by pioneering eSIM (embedded SIM) technology that allows you to use one traditional physical SIM card, and one virtual SIM installed […]

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Carriers Preview Upcoming Mobile 5G Technology & Devices

This week in Hawaii mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is hosting its Snapdragon Technology Summit featuring the first public demonstration of standards-based 5G technology, and the first (almost) hands-on previews of several upcoming 5G devices. Verizon and Inseego have used this event to announce the MiFi 5G NR, Verizon’s first 5G hotspot. And AT&T and Netgear have […]

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New iOS 12.1 Enables Dual SIM Usage – But Carriers Aren’t Ready For eSIM Yet

UPDATE (December 11th, 2018): Carriers Are Finally Offering eSIMs AT&T and Verizon have finally managed to enable eSIM support (and T-Mobile has given a sneak preview) – but things are still a little rough around the edges. Read our new story here for all the details: Two Networks, One Pocket – Carriers Are Finally Starting […]

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US Mobile Goes A La Carte – Pick Your Verizon or T-Mobile Based Plan With Up To 20GB of Data

T-Mobile and Verizon MVNO US Mobile overhauled their plan offerings and instituted a fairly comprehensive a la carte system where customers can mix-and-match plan features.  Customers can choose the limits for voice, text, data, data speed and mobile hotspot. Depending on what options you pick, plans range in price from $6/month for all the bargain […]

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T-Mobile Rebrands MetroPCS, Adds Unlimited Plans To Prepaid Subsidiary

MetroPCS, the wholly-owned prepaid subsidiary of T-Mobile, is getting a serious makeover. Beginning in October 2018, MetroPCS will become ‘Metro by T-Mobile’ in a move that will more closely align the new Metro with parent company T-Mobile and its cellular current offerings. T-Mobile’s press release calls the change “a new brand and new mission to […]

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Apple’s New Flagship iPhone XS Brings Gigabit LTE & Dual-SIM Support

Like clockwork, this time every year Apple announces a new generation of iPhones. And this year there have been some pretty significant jumps when it comes to mobile internet capabilities – with the new models checking off pretty much every item on the cellular connectivity wish list. The flagships iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max in […]

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CONFIRMED: T-Mobile Eliminating One+ International Plan – The Last Official Unlimited Mobile Hotspot Option!

UPDATE: We have received further confirmation directly from T-Mobile’s Media relations team that the One Plus International add-on is indeed being eliminated, and this is being done to “reduce complexity” based upon customer feedback: The ONE Plus International add-on option will be retired on Friday, Aug 10. Customers who have International will be grandfathered and […]

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T-Mobile Adds New Unlimited ‘Essentials’ Plan & Increases Hotspot Data on One+ Plans

Today T-Mobile announced a new unlimited plan – the ‘Essentials’ plan – offering a few less features than their previous plans – at a reduced price. But of high interest to mobile consumers, T-Mobile has announced they are doubling the hotspot threshold on their Unlimited ONE+ Plans from 10GB to 20GB, with a price increase […]

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Engaged At Last: Sprint & T-Mobile Announce Plans To Merge

The on-again / off-again flirtation between Sprint & T-Mobile that has been a dramatic thread throughout the cellular world for years has reached a major milestone today with a joint video announcement from T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. They may not be married yet, but the engagement is official. Sprint & […]

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T-Mobile One Military: Substantial Discount to Active Military and Veterans

As part of a large initiative designed to support US military personnel, veterans and their families and communities, T-Mobile announced today they are offering significant discounts on T-Mobile service for qualifying military personnel, Veterans and Gold Star family members. The new option is called T-Mobile ONE Military. The most applicable portion of the initiative for mobile […]

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Baseball Fans: T-Mobile Offering Free Year of MLB.TV Premium

Watching live sports of your favorite team is always a challenge for RVers and cruisers, but T-Mobile’s annual special makes it easy and free – as long as you’re a T-Mobile subscriber. T-Mobile is reprising their annual offer of free MLB.TV for subscribers, a massive discount over the $116 retail price. This is great news for […]

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MetroPCS Now Offers Dedicated Data Hotspot Plans

Starting today, MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s wholly owned subsidiary, is offering a dedicated data hotspot plan. However, you will need to have a Metro PCS phone plan in order to add a hotspot line. MetroPCS is offering 10GB of high-speed data on a data hotspot device for $35 per month, with slowed speeds (128kbps) after that data […]

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US Mobile Adds Verizon – And Unlimited Data Plans With Hotspot

Today, US Mobile added both Verizon and unlimited plans to their cellular plan line ups. US Mobile is a newer (founded early 2015), prepaid MVNO company who previously ran only on the T-Mobile network – although they have advertised that Verizon coverage would be in the works. And now, Verizon is here. And so are some […]

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Metro PCS Adds 2GB of Hotspot Data, Increases Family Line Pricing

We’ve warned you about the fluctuating nature of cell data plans – and prepaid cell data plans in particular – right? And T-Mobile’s flagship prepaid brand, Metro PCS, seems to like to shake things up within their line up more than most. Metro PCS has once again changed their plans up. It seems to happen […]

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T-Mobile Implements 5GB Data Cap in Canada/Mexico

T-Mobile’s run with all plans being super attractive deals for North American international travelers is kaput. As of November 12th, 2017 T-Mobile data usage in Mexico and Canada will be capped at 5GB per month. After you use 5GB, customers on T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice North America, or legacy rate plans (with a qualifying feature) will […]

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T-Mobile Raises Network Management Threshold to 50GB

Good news! T-Mobile is raising their network management threshold to 50GB. That means T-Mobile customers can use 50GB of data before being deprioritized, beginning September 20th, 2017. Of the ‘big four’ carriers, T-Mobile already offered the most generous network management limit – previously set at 32GB since May 2017. Verizon and AT&T both implement network […]

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