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news - AUGUST 17 3

Sprint became the latest carrier to pledge to zap two-year contracts, introducing a leasing program centered around the iPhone. Here's why the end of subsidies is a good thing.

Tutorial - OCTOBER 22

As the fourth largest wireless provider in the United States, T-Mobile has more than 50 million subscribers not only in the US, but also in Puerto...

news - AUGUST 7 0

Verizon has streamlined its cellphone plans into four offerings that are only available if you buy your phone outright or join the carrier's monthly installment plan.

news - AUGUST 4 0

Apple says it's not looking into selling wireless service directly to its customers. But such a move would give the notoriously control-happy company greater influence over the entire customer experience.

news - JULY 28 0

Those on T-Mobile's JumpOn Demand program will be able to upgrade from the iPhone 6 to Apple's next smartphone and keep their $15 monthly device payment. T-Mobile also added Apple Music to its free music...

news - JULY 23 3

The access fees that some carriers attach to your cell phone bill are a remnant of subsidized phone pricing. Carriers should follow T-Mobile's lead with more straightforward billing.

news - JULY 17 1

Our tests of wireless networks found that discount carriers like Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS don't match the speeds of their parent companies.

news - JULY 14 0

Everybody in the family gets 10GB of data with T-Mobile's new family plan, which costs $30 a line.

news - JULY 9 0

T-Mobile's new Mobile Without Borders initiative lets U.S. shoppers call to and from Mexico and Canada for no extra charge.

news - JULY 7 1

Discount wireless carrier Helio has returned from a five-year absence with a $29 unlimited data plan -- provided you can live with 2G speeds.

news - JUNE 25 0

Starting June 28, the Jump OnDemand program from T-Mobile will let customers upgrade their smartphones up to three times a year.

news - JUNE 17 0

Comcast looks poised join the wireless market as reports indicate that the cable giant is in talks to purchase T-Mobile.

reviews - JUNE 11 5

We ranked U.S. cellular carriers on how helpful their customer service representatives are on the phone, on social media and online.

news - MAY 5 1

T-Mobile is making an aggressive push towards Verizon customers, allowing them to test-drive the Un-carrier's service for free for up to two weeks.

news - APRIL 30 2

TextNow Wireless offers unlimited talk, text and 2G data for just $19 a month, and lets you use your number across your devices.

news - APRIL 23 12

Should you switch to Google's Project Fi cellphone service? Before you decide, here's how the new carrier stacks up.

news - FEBRUARY 11 7

Once your contract's paid off, you'll be able to unlock your phone, freeing you to move to any network you wish.

reviews - FEBRUARY 6 2

AT&T offers the second-best network, but beats Verizon on rollover data. Here's how to choose the best individual and family plans for your money.

news - FEBRUARY 4 2

Good news for data sharks! Starting Feb. 5th, Verizon's shared data plans will offer more bandwidth at the same price.

news - JANUARY 28 0

If you've been waiting to sign up for a new two-contract with Verizon, do it now. The company is raising activation fees to $40 on February 5.

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