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CTL launches a $349 Chromebook with support for Sprint’s LTE data network

CTL introduced the NL71 line of small, rugged Chromebooks designed for the education space in January, and now they’re up for pre-order from the CTL website with prices starting at $239. Powered by Intel Gemini Lake Refresh processors, the fanless laptops feature drop-resistant cases, water-resistant keyboards, 180-degree hinges, built-in carrying handles, and a choice of […]

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One Mix 3 Yoga mini laptop almost had LTE support (and future versions might)

When One Netbook first announced plans for an 8.4 inch mini laptop in April, the company promised that the One Mix 3 Yoga would have optional support for a 4G LTE module. But by the time the mini laptop started shipping, that feature was gone… mostly. The One Mix 3 Yoga I reviewed in June doesn’t […]

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Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot costs $650 (data not included)

The first 5G wireless networks are starting to come online, and the first 5G-capable smartphones are starting to hit the market. Now Verizon is also launching its first 5G mobile hotspot which you can use to connect a laptop, tablet, or other devices to Verizon’s high-speed cellular network. It comes at a cost though — […]

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How to use a Project Fi data-only SIM with a Windows 10 PC

One of the nifty things about Google’s Project Fi wireless network is that the company doesn’t charge anything extra for tethering, so if you want to use your Android smartphone as a mobile hotspot, you can do that. But if you’d rather not run down your phone’s battery to keep your tablet or notebook online, […]

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Comcast launches Xfinity Mobile wireless service

As expected, the largest cable company in the United States is launching a wireless service. Comcast’s new Xfinity Mobile service combines WiFi and 4G LTE for coverage, and with prices as low as $45 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data the service seems pretty competitive… but there’s a catch. Xfinity Mobile is only available as part […]

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AT&T’s 2G network shut down on Jan 1st, ending support for first-gen iPhones (among other devices)

If you’ve been hanging onto an original iPhone for the past 10 years, you may have noticed that cellular data service stopped working a few weeks ago. That’s because AT&T shut down its 2G network at the start of the year… but didn’t bother issuing a public statement to that effect until two weeks later. […]

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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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Project Fi adds support for tablets with data-only SIMs

Google’s Project Fi is a wireless network that combines WiFi and cellular service and which refunds customers for unused data each month. For folks that don’t use a lot of data every single month, it can be a relatively affordable option. But up until recently Project Fi has only been available for a few devices: the Google […]

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The first Android Wear watch with cellular capabilities is canceled… at least for now

Google recently rolled out an update to its smartwatch operating system to add support for new hardware, including watches with cellular capabilities and watches with speakers. The first watch to make use of both of those features was supposed to be the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which was set to go on sale […]