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Everything you need to know to pick the absolute best carrier deal for your iPhone or iPad

An iPhone without voice and data is just an expensive iPod, and an iPad Wi-Fi + cellular without the cellular, well, you get the idea. But carrier plans, be they single line or family, dedicated or shared, prepaid or postpaid, come at a price. They also have a tendency to change over time. A lot. So how do you make sure you get the best plan - and the most savings - possible? You check back here often, of course!

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FCC chairman recommends approval of AT&T's pending DirecTV acquisition

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has come out in support of AT&T's pending acquisition of DirecTV, recommending approval of the massive deal to his fellow commissioners.

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AT&T said to be introducing activation fee for Next and BYOD customers, raising upgrade fee on August 1 [Update]

According to a new report, AT&T may be raising its upgrade fee to $45, and introducing a new $15 activation fee for AT&T Next and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) customers, starting August 1.

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Verizon reports increased earnings for Q2 2015, welcoming 1.1 million new customers

Verizon has released the company's Q2 2015 report, showing a somewhat positive quarter for the US carrier. Verizon reported earnings of $4.23 billion ($1.04 a share), a slight increase from $4.21 billion ($1.01 a share) a year earlier.

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T-Mobile will pay $17.5 million fine to the FCC to settle 911 outage investigation

The Federal Communications Commission has revealed T-Mobile has agreed to pay a $17.5 million fine in order to settle an investigation into two separate nationwide 911 outages on the wireless carrier in 2014.

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T-Mobile gives families four lines of service with 10GB each for $120

T-Mobile has been revisiting its Un-Carrier moves, and beefing them up along the way. The latest Un-Carrier Amped move from the company is enhancements to family plans.

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Sprint expands delivery and set up service to Dallas, Detroit, Tampa, and Washington D.C.

Sprint has expanded its delivery and set up service, Direct 2 You, to four new cities today, including Dallas, Detroit, Washington D.C., and Tampa.

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T-Mobile no longer charges you for using your phone in Mexico and Canada

Good news for those of you on T-Mobile US' Simple Choice plans and who travel to Mexico or Canada. The carrier has announced that it will no longer charge you for using your phone in either country.

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T-Mobile adds 2.1 million subscribers in Q2 2015

T-Mobile released its preliminary report for Q2 2015 today, detailing just how many subscribers the company managed to maintain throughout the second quarter. A whopping 2.1 million customers were added in the months covered by this report.

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Sprint teams up with Europe's Carphone Warehouse to launch new US stores

Sprint has announced a new partnership with Carphone Warehouse to launch new stores in the US managed by the European specialist chain.

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The iPhone 6s might offer LTE speeds of up to 300Mbps

The iPhone 6s will reportedly include a new Qualcomm cellular modem that could offer LTE speeds as high as 300Mbps, double what is possible on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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