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Google Fi network adds support for iPhones (and most Android phones)

Google’s Project Fi wireless network is growing up. Started in 2015 as a somewhat experimental service, the network originally supported only a few Google-branded phones. Over the past year, Project Fi has slowly added support for a few more devices… but selection was limited. Today Google is dramatically expanding the list of supported phones. The […]

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Comcast’s wireless phone service goes nationwide

After launching in select markets earlier this year, Comcast has announced that it’s Xfinity Mobile wireless service is now live throughout the US. Service is available anywhere Comcast has a presence, with plans including a $45/month unlimited data option… Or $12 per GB per month if you have more modest needs. But there are a few things to keep […]

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Republic Wireless now sells SIM cards, lets you bring your own phone (Only 9 models supported, though)

So you’ve been thinking about signing up for Republic Wireless due to the mobile carrier’s relatively low-cost phone plans… but you’ve been disappointed in the selection of phones available from the company. Good news: now you can bring your own phone. Bad news: That’s only true if you have one of the nine devices that […]

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Republic Wireless refunds you for unused data (kills unlimited option)

A few years ago Republic Wireless launched a cellular service offering unlimited talk, text, and data for as little as $19 per month thanks to a unique (at the time) system that routes your calls and messages over WiFi whenever you’re near a hotspot. Now the company is killing off its unlimited plan… but that […]

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Report: Google’s wireless service to cheap overseas calling

Google is expected to launch its own wireless phone service soon. It’s been described as a “small scale” experiment to explore ways to have WiFi and cellular networks work together. But that might not be the only special thing about Google’s wireless service. According to a report from the UK newspaper The Telegraph, Google is looking to partner […]

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More carrier updates: Sprint offers “iPhone for Life,” Cricket offers 10GB data for $55 per month

Competition among US wireless carriers seems to be heating up, with companies trying new ways to attract customers. T-Mobile just unveiled a new type of WiFi calling which the company says basically puts a cellular tower in your house. Sprint, meanwhile, has just launched a new “iPhone for Life” program that lets customers get a new […]

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FreedomPop brings its free mobile data plans to Europe

FreedomPop is an unusual wireless carrier that offers up to 500MB per month of free mobile data… in hopes of getting you to pay a bit extra for more data. The company sells mobile hotspots and smartphones (with unlimited talk and text) in the United States by piggybacking on Sprint’s wireless network. Now FreedomPop is […]