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Google brings RCS (next-gen SMS) features to Messenger app for Android (Sprint only so far)

Chat apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Hangouts, and iMessage have largely replaced old-fashioned SMS text messaging for many users. But Google figures there’s still life in SMS… especially if it can gain some of the features that make those other services attractive. So Google has announced that the latest version of its Messenger app for Android […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint launch new “unlimited” plans (with some limitations)

Good news everyone! T-Mobile is launching wireless plan in September that offers unlimited data for $70 per month. And Sprint is launching one this week that runs just $60 per month. But there’s a catch: unlimited doesn’t necessarily apply to every type of data. T-Mobile ONE Here’s the deal with the T-Mobile ONE plan. It launches on […]

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Now you can pay for Amazon Prime monthly (through Sprint)

Amazon Prime membership normally costs $99 per year, and you normally have to pay for a full year in advance. But now there’s a monthly option… for some people. Sprint has announced that its wireless customers can now pay an extra $10.99 per month on top of their regular phone bill to get access to […]

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Verizon added to the list of carriers offering WiFi calling

Verizon will begin offering WiFi calling via the Advanced Calling feature on two Samsung handset models starting Dec. 8. The company is the last of the major cellular carriers in the US to support WiFi calling. The feature will initially only be available on the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge, but Verizon plans to add […]

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Sprint says it’ll cut your phone bill in half if you switch from AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile

The fourth-biggest wireless carrier in the US says it’s new LTE Plus network is one of the fastest in the country… but that doesn’t do the company much good unless it can attract customers. So Sprint is launching a pretty big sale to promote the launch of its new network: switch to Sprint from one of […]

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Lilbits 301: Nintendo Wii games on the NVIDIA Shield Android game console

There’s been rumors that Nintendo’s next game console could have an Android-based operating system, although that’s something the company has denied. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play Nintendo games on an Android device. A few years ago the developers of the Dolphin GameCube and Wii emulator released the first build of Dolphin for Android. […]

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Lilbits (4-10-2015): Windows 10’s dark side (err… I mean theme)

The new build of Windows 10 for phones (with the Spartan web browser and a crop of new apps) may be grabbing the spotlight today. But Microsoft is also working on an upcoming update of the Windows 10 preview for desktop computers… and, if leaked images are accurate, one of the most notable new features […]

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Major US carriers let you unlock your phones, don’t always make it easy

There’s good news and bad news for folks in the US looking to unlock their smartphones so they can be used with a different wireless carrier. The good news is that earlier this month all the major US wireless carriers (and a few less well-known operators) started allowing customers to unlock their phones, in accordance […]

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RadioShack bankruptcy: Sprint will take over some stores, others will close

As expected, RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. The US electronics retailer currently has about 4,000 stores, but the company plans to close more than half of them and liquidate its assets. But some locations could live on, thanks to a deal with Sprint and hedge fund Standard General. Last year Standard General led a group […]