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Phone carriers have been constantly evolving, in many cases as far back as the invention of the telegraph. And yet they’re more influential and important in our lives than ever, offering everything from phone service to home internet, and increasingly playing a role in the tech we purchase.

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Your next T-Mobile bill might be a lot more expensive

If you have an older plan with T-Mobile, your monthly bill is likely going up. Here's what we know about these price hikes for the No. 3 carrier in the U.S.
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Best Verizon new customer deals: Galaxy S24, iPhone and more

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Best Verizon Fios new customer deals: Get 2GB/s internet in your home

Someone using the Moto G Stylus 5G (2024).

What is 5G? Speeds, coverage, comparisons, and more

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The best Samsung Galaxy S23 deals from every carrier

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AT&T now makes you pay even more for its fastest 5G speeds

DirecTV Stream app icon on Apple TV.

What is DirecTV Stream: plans, pricing, channels, and more

T-Mobile 5G home internet router on tabletop with a person's hand plugging in the power adapter in the background.

5G home internet: What is it, and should you get it?

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AT&T customers past and present impacted by huge data leak

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Mint Mobile free trial: Get a week of free cellular service

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10 best Blumhouse horror movies, ranked

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Have T-Mobile? Your 5G service is about to get much faster

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Were you affected by the AT&T outage? You may get some free money

Following AT&T's disastrous outage last week, the carrier is now responding with free bill credits. Here's how it works.
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AT&T reveals cause of Thursday’s massive outage

AT&T has shared the results of its initial investigation into the service outage that affected many of its customers on Thursday.
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Everything you need to know about the massive AT&T outage

It's not just you. On Thursday, February 22, 2024, AT&T experienced a large service outage. Here's everything you need to know.
Julia Roberts holds her ears and screams in Leave the World Behind.

Leave the World Behind is trending. Here’s why (and 4 other movies that predicted the US Cellular outage)

Rattled by the February 22 cellular power outage that affected AT&T customers? Then watch Leave the World Behind and 4 other end-of-the-world movies.
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T-Mobile just set another 5G speed record

T-Mobile is staying ahead of the game and changing the rules with powerful new 5G technologies that will help it reach even greater peak speeds.
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Intel may have a monster new CPU coming soon

Intel is expected to soon launch a new flagship consumer processor that will be capable of clocking up to 6.2GHz.
Front three quarter view of a 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van.

Mercedes’ electric eSprinter isn’t just greener, it’s better

Mercedes-Benz is finally bringing its all-electric eSprinter van to the United States, and delivery drivers will find that it was worth the wait.
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Ends tonight: Get 3 months of Mint Mobile for just $15

Hurry! Mint Mobile is having a flash sale for new members. Every plan is down to $15 per month for three months.
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How to unlock a Samsung phone on any carrier

Need to unlock your Samsung phone? Thankfully, it's easy to do. Just follow these simple steps, and you'll have an unlocked phone in no time.
Verizon store front displays the 5G network in NYC.

Verizon just took a huge leap ahead in the 5G race

T-Mobile has had a solid lead in 5G performance in the U.S. for years now, but it looks like that could soon change.
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The best live TV streaming services for cord cutters in 2024

Ditching cable? To demystify the journey to independence from traditional cable and satellite providers, we present the very best live TV streaming services.
5G logo on the Motorola Edge (2022).

What is 5G UC? What that icon on your phone really means

If you're a T-Mobile customer with a 5G phone, you've probably seen the 5G UC icon in your status bar. Here's what it means.
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The T-Mobile Tuesdays app is about to get a big upgrade

T-Mobile Tuesdays is preparing for a big overhaul. Here's what we know.
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Verizon just got an incredible bundle for Netflix and Max fans

Verizon is sweetening the pot for its myPlan customers with a new bundle that includes Netflix and Max together for a single low monthly price.
DirecTV Stream app icon on Apple TV.

DirecTV Stream raises pricing across all its tiers

DirecTV Stream already was one of the more expensive live streaming services — and it just got even more pricey.
5G logo on the Motorola Edge (2022).

The best prepaid phone plans in 2023: the 6 best ones

Looking to save money on your cell phone plan? We cover the best prepaid plan options and explain precisely what you get for your money.
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The best phone plans for one person in 2023: our 6 favorites

If you’re ready to ditch shared plans, there are some great options. Here are the best phone plans for one person from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, and others.
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T-Mobile still has the fastest 5G, but its rivals are catching up

For most of 2023, 5G speeds among the big three carriers have been fairly stable, but this may only be true at the very top end of the 5G speed race.
Joe Bird holds an unholy ceramic hand, his face bruised and bloodied.

5 best horror movies of 2023 so far

From a startling Australian original to a reimagining of a classic scary film franchise, these horror movies prove the genre is far from dead in 2023.
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The 10 best movies of 2023 so far

Digital Trends has compiled a list of the best movies of 2023 so far. From BlackBerry to Barbenheimer, find out if your favorite film made the cut!.
Margot Robbie looks through a mirrorless mirror in Barbie.

The 10 most popular movies of 2023

How much has Barbie and Oppenheimer made? And what other movies have been successful? Find out with this list of the 10 most popular movies of 2023 so far.
Lili Taylor holds a match up while staring down into a dark basement.

How James Wan reshaped modern horror with Saw, The Conjuring, and Insidious

From Saw to Insidious to The Conjuring, the Aussie director James Wan has an uncanny ability to launch hit horror franchises.

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