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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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AT&T offering double data on Mobile Share plans for a limited time

Are you a heavy data user? If so, AT&T is hoping you'll look their way and consider their latest promotion. For a limited time, they're doubling up the data offered on their Mobile Share value plans.

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Why doesn't Wi-Fi calling work on the iPhone 5?

iOS 8 was released on September 17th and millions of iOS device users upgraded. That included iPhone 5 owners on T-Mobile who hoped to use Wi-Fi calling, only to find out their phones aren't supported. What's going on?

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can take advantage of Verizon's VoLTE network and HD calls

New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners are reporting support for Verizon's new VoLTE network. A few weeks ago we learned that Verizon would finally launch VoLTE in the near future. Earlier this week Verizon confirmed that select smartphones could start taking advantage of Advance Calling 1.0, which is their first-generation service suite on VoLTE.

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How to use Wi-Fi calling with iOS 8

Wi-Fi calling is a new feature of iOS 8 that's available initially to T-Mobile customers in the United States and EE customers in the U.K. What's more, it's coming to other carriers in the coming months. It lets your iPhone make and receive calls using Wi-Fi instead of depending on your carrier's cell tower coverage. Here's how it works.

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Phones4u iPhone 6 pre-orders on EE's network can still get their phones

The shutdown of UK retailer Phones 4U a few days ago has caused people who have pre-ordered the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to wonder if they might miss out on getting them on Friday. Now EE has revealed that Phones 4u customers who have pre-ordered the iPhone 6 devices for use on EE's network might still be able to get their phone tomorrow.

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T-Mobile's Personal CellSpot, Wi-Fi Calling, and 4G LTE Booster explained

T-Mobile has done a lot to improve their US wireless network in the past year and a half. Unfortunately, T-Mobile coverage indoors still stinks in many homes. T-Mo has come up with a few creative ways to help: Wi-Fi Calling, T-Mobile's 4G LTE Signal Booster and their newest device, the Personal CellSpot. If you're confused about the differences between these or which is the best solution for you, read on.

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T-Mobile Personal CellSpot is now available to help with connections inside the home

T-Mobile is offering its Personal CellSpot accessory for its customers starting today, which should allow them to get a better wireless connection in their home. It has been optimized to give priority to Wi-Fi Calling packets,

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EE refreshes its SIM-only plans to offer more bang for the buck

UK mobile operator EE today refreshed the company's range of 4G SIM-only plans, offering more bang for your buck when it comes to mobile data. Available from today both online and in EE stores, the new 12-month and 30-day plans offer a wider range of options for consumers looking to hop onto the 4G bandwagon, without having to fork out an extreme amount for the luxury of LTE connectivity.

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Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

The Sprint Prepaid brand will now have three new monthly plans, all of which offer its customers unlimited talk and text. The cheapest is now priced at $35 a month with 1 GB of data, followed by $45 a month with 3 GB of data and $55 a month for 6 GB of data.

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AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T has plans to start offering Wi-Fi calling support by 2015. The system would allow subscribers to place calls using their phone's Wi-Fi connection instead of the cellular network. If that sounds familiar, it should, as T-Mobile has offered Wi-Fi calling for years now, and even dedicated their Uncarrier 7.0 press event to expanding on the concept.

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