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Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

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Total Wireless deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service. Let’s take a look at one in particular, Total Wireless — a TracFone subsidiary.

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Republic Wireless deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Many Americans are familiar with the big names in wireless: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Far fewer know about the smaller operators that comprise the prepaid and  Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). These smaller brands license and use the towers and infrastructure from the big carriers but with their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.

Let’s take a look at one of them in particular: Republic Wireless.

How is Republic Wireless coverage?

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Straight Talk deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Just about everyone is at least casually familiar with the names of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many people are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). How many can you name?

It might surprise you to know that companies such as Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These MVNO brands license the towers and coverage from the bigger providers but  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

It might surprise you to know that companies such as Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and  [Read More…]

AT&T Prepaid deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Many of you are likely familiar with the so-called “Big Four” wireless service providers of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. A lot of people might assume that this is pretty much all there is when it comes to carrier choice in the US. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Most of the top-tier carriers offer their own prepaid services with different rate plans, phone selection, and support. Let’s take a look at one of them in particular: AT&T Prepaid.

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TextNow deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Everyone knows the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. What about lesser known, or newer, brands like Tello, Mint Mobile, or Net10?

Some of these companies might be a better fit for US consumers as they provide a more specialized package that fits their needs or budget. Let’s take a look at a relatively unknown carrier, TextNow.

This guide will serve to help you understand what the MVNO offers and how it competes in the mobile arena.

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Virgin Mobile deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Just about everyone is familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. They’re the so-called “Big Four” and they collectively cover some 450 million subscribers in the US.

If you thought that’s about everyone, you’d be wrong. In fact, for every one of the big operators listed above there are a couple of other service providers in the space. These Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) include the likes of Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless. They  [Read More…]

New info confirms Pixel 4 will have a taller display and 6GB RAM

BGR sources have confirmed the taller display and additional RAM.

What you need to know The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will both launch with a slightly taller display this year. The new Pixel 4 phones will also include 6GB of RAM, which is an upgrade over the 4GB found in the Pixel 3 phones. Previous leaks have shown a new design featuring dual cameras on the back and a notch-less display on the front.

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Verizon Prepaid deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Many consumers in the US are familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. They’re the so-called “Big Four” and what a lot of people think are the only players in the game. That’s hardly the case.

For every one of those major network operators there are a number of other players in the space. Some service providers license infrastructure to Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and include the likes of Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless.

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