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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 5G and Chomebook 300e with LTE coming to AT&T in September

Two Lenovo laptops with built-in support for cellular networks are heading to AT&T next month. The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 5G is a premium Windows-powered notebook with an Core i5 Intel Tiger Lake processor that goes up for pre-order August 27th and ships September 17th, while the Lenovo 300e Chromebook LTE is an 11.6 inch convertible with a […]

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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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T-Mobile no longer offers 200MB of free tablet data (for new customers or devices)

For the past four years T-Mobile has been offering customers who buy eligible tablets to get 200MB of high-speed mobile data per month for free. Now the company is phasing out the Free Data for Life program… at least for new sign-ups. If you activated a device before May 6th, 2017 you can continue using […]

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T-Mobile’s network is going to get better… if you buy a new phone

T-Mobile has been one of the most innovative wireless carriers in the US in recent years, thanks to a series of “uncarrier” movies that have have shaken up the way carriers bill customers and offer subscriber perks. But there’s one big problem that’s kept a lot of people from signing up: T-Mobile’s network coverage isn’t […]

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United Nations defines 5G: At least 20 Gbps max downloads (and 100 Mbps average)

You’re going to hear a lot about so-called “5G” technology in the next year or two, as wireless carriers, phone makers, and mobile chip designers start rolling out new products designed to offer faster, more reliable mobile data connections than 4G LTE. But what exactly is 5G? According to new guidelines from the United Nations’ International […]

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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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Google’s Project Fi now includes high-speed mobile data in 135 international destinations

Google’s Project Fi is a wireless network that does a few things differently. First, it uses a combination of WiFi and cellular networks so that your phone makes calls or accesses the internet over WiFi whenever possible… but seamlessly transitions to a mobile network when you leave a hotspot. Second, the cellular network is actually […]

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FreedomPop now offers (a little) free data in 25 countries

FreedomPop is taking its free cellular internet service international. The company already sells mobile hotspots and smartphones in the US that offer a small amount of mobile data for free. Now the company is launching limited service in 25 additional countries. The FreedomPop Global hotspot works in 25 countries across Europe, Asia, and South America, while the new […]

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Karma Neverstop “unlimited” mobile hotspot plans gets some limits

A few months ago mobile hotspot provider Karma launched a new unlimited data plan called Karma Neverstop, allowing customers to get unlimited data with speeds up to 5 Mbps for $50 per month. A few weeks ago the company acknowledged that there was a problem with offering unlimited data at that price: some customers were […]

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Contract-free 4G LTE coming to Windows 10 PCs thanks to Microsoft SIM cards

Microsoft appears to be getting ready to launch a service that will let Windows 10 computer users connect to 3G and 4G LTE cellular data networks using a Microsoft SIM card. There are no contracts involved: you’ll just pay for the data you need when you need it, and Microsoft will let you pay with the […]

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Android Wear gets cellular support, starting with LG’s new smartwatch

We already knew smartwatches running Google’s Android Wear operating system would be able to support cellular service, because LG announced in September that its LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE would be able to work on 3G and 4G networks. But now Google’s making it official: the latest update to Android Wear brings support for […]

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T-Mobile Binge On lets you stream (some) video without using your data bucket

Have a smartphone and a data plan… but find yourself avoiding watching video on the go because you’re worried about hitting your data cap? T-Mobile is rolling out an update to its service that will let you stream video from some services without that data counting against your data cap. T-Mobile calls the service BingeOn […]