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AT&T's '5G E' network not faster than 4G on T-Mobile & Verizon

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

AT&T's controversial "5G E" network -- really rebranded 4G LTE -- may actually be slower than Verizon and T-Mobile's LTE networks, a newly-published study says.

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Verizon's 5G mobile network launching Apr. 11 with $10 premium over 4G

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Verizon will launch its 5G mobile network on Apr. 11 in just two U.S. cities, Chicago and Minneapolis, and charge $10 extra versus regular 4G service.

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NSA's domestic metadata collection going unused, could be ended permanently

03/05/2019, 09:03 am

The U.S. National Security Agency has allegedly left its metadata collection system -- first exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013 -- unused for months, and it could vanish completely in the near future.

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Verizon says 5G coming to 30 US cities by end of 2019

02/21/2019, 01:02 pm

Verizon on Thursday said it's working on deploying 5G to some extent in 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2019, another hint that the technology won't appear in iPhones until 2020.

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AT&T & Verizon 5G rollouts stall, reinforce claims that tech not coming to iPhone until 2020

01/31/2019, 03:01 pm

The two biggest U.S. wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon, are unlikely to have much in the way of true 5G service deployed by the end of 2019, perhaps backing the view that Apple won't have support in iPhones until fall 2020.

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35 years of Macintosh, Apple earnings season, Microsoft Office on the App Store on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/25/2019, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, and talking about Microsoft Office on the Mac App Store, a batch of software betas, and the idea that we haven't heard the worst of earnings guidance.

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iPhones with optional AppleCare available through Verizon's Visible network

01/24/2019, 10:01 am

Verizon's Visible carrier brand began selling iPhones on Thursday, moving away from a bring-your-own scheme it previously relied on.

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Motorola Razr revival with foldable display could cost more than an iPhone XS Max

01/16/2019, 10:01 am

The Motorola Razr could be making a comeback as part of a deal between Lenovo and Verizon in the near future, but the iconic flip phone's return could introduce a foldable display as part of its redesign, as well as a hefty price tag of $1,500 that outweighs even the iPhone XS Max.

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Verizon to bundle Apple Music with top-tier unlimited plans starting Jan. 17

01/15/2019, 06:01 pm

Verizon on Tuesday announced a new promotion that will bundle Apple Music subscriptions to customers of its two most expensive monthly plans, expanding on an existing partnership with Apple that provided six free months of the streaming service to select users.

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US carriers again vow to better control data access after pay-to-track scandal

01/10/2019, 01:01 pm

Major U.S. carriers have for a second time promised to better control data access after a site successfully tracked down a T-Mobile phone by paying a bounty hunter $300.

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AT&T lying to customers by showing '5G E' on devices, under fire from other carriers

01/09/2019, 09:01 am

AT&T has been criticized by rival carriers Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for attempting to mislead customers by marketing some smartphones as using "5G Evolution" technology and displaying a "5G E" connectivity logo on the screen, despite the devices involved being incapable of connecting to a 5G network.

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Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

12/11/2018, 05:12 pm

Verizon on Tuesday updated its customer service app, My Verizon, with support for fully app-based eSIM activations on the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

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Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

12/07/2018, 04:12 pm

U.S. carrier Verizon is beginning to activate eSIM lines for Apple's dual-SIM iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, according to subscribers.

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Verizon aims for 5G Samsung smartphone launch in first half of 2019

12/03/2018, 11:12 am

Smartphone users in the United States will be able to use Verizon's 5G wireless network in the first half 2019 starting with Samsung devices, the carrier has announced, a move that means the main rival to Apple in the market will have a headstart on the iPhone in offering the high-speed connection to consumers.

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Verizon rolls out 'My Numbers' feature for five lines on a single device, announces RCS support in early 2019

11/16/2018, 07:11 pm

Verizon on Friday launched My Numbers, a new service that allows customers to manage up to five lines -- four of them virtual phone numbers -- on a single smartphone via a standalone app. The largest wireless carrier in the U.S. by subscribers separately announced plans to roll out support for RCS texting in early 2019.

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Major US carriers don't support dual SIM at launch of iOS 12.1

10/30/2018, 08:10 pm

Apple's new dual SIM feature, available with iPhone XS and XR models, was activated with iOS 12.1 on Tuesday, but the three biggest cellular carriers in the U.S. are not supporting the feature at launch.

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Here's where to get the best deal on Apple's iPhone XR

10/19/2018, 03:10 am

Now that iPhone XR handsets are hitting store shelves, wireless carriers are offering discounts on the new devices. We're rounding up where to find the best deals, including buy one, get one free promotions.

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Verizon 5G Home internet service goes live with free Apple TV offer

10/01/2018, 12:10 pm

Verizon has launched its 5G Home Internet service in four cities, competing against normal home broadband with a cellular-based version boasting connection speeds of up to 300Mbps, with an Apple TV 4K offered to tempt customers to sign up to the service.

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Apple and Verizon pointing fingers at each other about iPhone XS activation failures

09/22/2018, 12:09 pm

New owners of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are struggling to get the mobile devices to connect to Verizon Wireless, with the carrier allegedly having issues activating the devices for some customers on its network.

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iPhone XS LTE speeds up to 266 percent faster than iPhone X, early test reveals

09/17/2018, 10:09 pm

As we head towards the release of the iPhone XS, the first speed tests are teasing what we can expect when it comes to LTE speeds across the major carriers. According to results from SpeedSmart.net, iPhone XS and XS Max will boast quite the improvement from last year's iPhone X.

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