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    With more LTE coverage comes more power. And T-Mobile isn't afraid of showing users what that power holds for them. A random selection of accounts are getting data plan upgrades. Those who have the 10GB data bucket (possibly on a four-line account) are getting unlimited data for two years. 2.5GB and 5GB bucket holders will get 1GB extra every month, which can be used for Wi-Fi hotspot and tethering purposes or put in their Data Stash for up to a year. Customers will continue to be charged their normal bills through March 2019, when upgraded accounts will be placed back on their original ...

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    The iPhone 7 goes on pre-sale tomorrow from most every corner of the commercialized world. Heck, maybe even McDonald's will be offering you a little Jet Black machine with some fries. But if you're in the United States, you're more likely to look to your carriers as your sales channel and Sprint wants to be your sales channel and your cellular service provider. Starting tomorrow*, current or new customers can head to Sprint, trade in a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6, and sign up or recommit to its service plans (including, but not limited to the new Unlimited Freedom ...

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    While financial analysts are looking forward to cashing in on an iPhone 7 for the masses, there has been a contingent that's been looking at an underwhelming year for Apple if we're to trust the looks and other changes that have made their way across tech circles. Add this piece to the hedge pile. Quartz commissioned a survey through SurveyMonkey Audience. It asked 525 iPhone owners a series of questions about whether or not they'll upgrade to the iPhone 7 based on if a major design change takes place. All told, 63.2 percent of respondents said they'd be at least "somewhat interested" in ...

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    Microsoft has officially changed the goalpost in overtime. The previous minimum memory requirements for Windows 10 Mobile have been annulled and replaced on Microsoft's Hardware Dev Center. Instead of 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, phones will need at least 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The move was made after several Windows Phone 8.1 devices that were promised an upgrade didn't get it. Preview builds of Windows 10 were made available to some 8.1 devices with 512MB RAM, though the size of those software packages practically upped the necessary storage level. While it was made ...

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    We talk about phones here a lot. No kidding. We really do. I know you’re shocked. But, we really do talk about phones a whole ton. And it’s often about the newest and latest gadget coming out that does everything superbly well. We also field a lot of questions here at Pocketnow and one of the most common questions we here is, “should I get this phone or that phone?” It got us to thinking, why are you buying a new smartphone at all? We used to think that people got new phones and upgraded their gear on a two-year cycle. This was consistent with the two-year contract cycle that many ...

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    You'll need another fiver for this upgrade. AT&T has just raised its activation fees for AT&T Next plans as well as brought-in devices up to $20. Upgrade fees for the Next Plans are also $20. All these fees are up from $15 and now match Verizon's costs. Unlike Verizon, while the upgrade fee for two-year contracts hasn't changed, AT&T charges $5 more than its main competitor with the fee at $45. And as far as we know, third-party upgrade programs like the iPhone Upgrade Program are not affected. That stipulation was a doozy that many Big Red critics clutched onto. An AT&T ...

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    The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices has started to show up. Most people probably have the automatic updates option turned on which will probably notify you when an update is ready to install and allow you to proceed. There's a few things you might want to be wary of when that Windows 10 Mobile upgrade comes along though. Do you even want the upgrade? Many people think the newer version of an operating system is going to be better than the current version. That is how things should normally go, but that's not often the case with Windows Mobile. In Windows 10 ...

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    It's funny to be a college graduate when you're looking at friends still in school and one of them is asking to suggest a cheap phone they could buy because their iPhone (it's always an iPhone [and it's already has a cracked screen]) has bit the dust. Well, if they plan on being T-Mobile customers (and the planning is key as you'll see below), they can now save a couple more bucks in their already thin wallets. College students and staff of K-12 and secondary schools can apply for a one-time device discount of $48. The process involves entering basic information about your name, ...

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    Stats and figures have been running thick these past several days. Earlier today, we had some quarter-to-quarter smartphone shipment numbers from TrendForce that took some wind out of the two biggest players in the industry, Samsung and Apple. But before that, we had a larger-scale OS market share report that kept the iPhone in terrific universal standing (and likely on more nightstands). This past weekend brought in some fresh digits from Morgan Stanley (specifically, the financial firm's Apple analyst, Katy Huberty) to back that bigger claim up. We obtained several graphs from the ...

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    Depending on your perspective, the HTC One is either the biggest Android success story of 2013, or the most overhyped piece of mobile tech since the iPhone. Debate continues to rage between the two camps across our various comment sections, and fanboys being what they are, a resolution seems unlikely anytime soon. One thing is clear, though: a timely HTC One update is critical to the company's success. For our part, we consider the One to be a real home run, both for HTC and for the Android world in general - a fact that will come as no surprise to veteran listeners of the Pocketnow Weekly ...

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    Those of you who are regular readers probably remember that my "old" Nexus 4 met with what I like to call "premature end-of-life" caused by a "gravity-event". Many of you probably have an old smartphone laying around like I did. Switching back to it while I waited for my replacement was fairly simple: pop the SIM out of the broken phone and into the old one, boot up, and done! For my temporary phone I opted for my (very) old T-Mobile G2 running Gingerbread. It wasn't terribly fast and it wasn't very pretty. It was a bulky brick, but it did virtually everything that I needed it to. That ...

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    Sitting on the couch the other night, I saw a commercial that really piqued my interest.  Lumia 920 from AT&T – buy one get one free. Holy Crow! That’s just the excuse that I’ve been looking for! Sure I’d have to go on contract again – I haven’t bought an AT&T phone since June of 2010 – but this might just be worth it. But wait. As much as a Lumia 920 would fulfill a good portion of my smart phone naughty dreams, is this REALLY the best time to pony up $100 and the next two years of my life on a new phone? Can the Lumia 920 still be considered a “new” phone? It ...

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    Apple announced a new iPhone the other day. We've schooled you on it, editorialized a little about it, and even jawed on it for close to an hour on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. No matter how big a technological achievement the iPhone 5 is or isn't, two things are certain: you'll be endlessly fighting about it in the comments, and millions of people are debating upgrading to it. Like, right now. Though customers can pre-order it via Apple.com today, the iPhone 5 is still a week from widespread availability. That means plenty of time for weighing the pros and cons of ...

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    Here’s another reason to repeat the phrase that we all know and love, TGIF! HTC has just officially released their Android 4.0.4 upgrade to the European variant of the HTC One X. I wish I could say that the upgrade works on all international models, but we still haven’t been able to prove it. It’s only reached my HTC One X at the moment, which is a German variant, but it still hasn’t reached our own Anton D. Nagy, who rocks an Asian variant for example. Now this software upgrade provides more than just a newer version of Android. HTC upgrades Sense to version 4.1, which like in the ...

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