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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 […]