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T-Mobile's prepaid service will offer 5G in 2019

You won't have to spring for a 'premium' carrier to use some of the earliest mobile 5G service. T-Mobile has formally relaunched its prepaid Metro service, and with ...

Mon 8 Oct 18 from Engadget

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SNL mocks presidential alert texts in fake Cricket Wireless ad - CNET

Bad cell service can be a plus when personal messages from the president go over the top. Plus, inside the GOP locker room, and Pete Davidson slams Kanye West.

Sun 7 Oct 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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The Long Journey to FEMA's Presidential Alert Test

First such test since the emergency alert system went live in 2012

Fri 5 Oct 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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Get ready for 5G! EE launches trial will let you download full-length HD movies in 5 SECONDS

The telecoms firm, which is part of the BT Group, is using a site in Canary Wharf in London to test the technology in a real-life setting.

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

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Sprint is starting to launch Voice over LTE, years after everyone else

Sprint has begun its soft launch of VoLTE, and starting today, customers in 15 US cities with compatible devices can toggle on the feature. Voice over LTE, which allows for higher ...

Wed 3 Oct 18 from The Verge

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Verizon customers in four cities are officially getting 5G-based Internet service today

The in-home broadband service marks the company's first foray into a next-gen technology.

Mon 1 Oct 18 from The Washington Post

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Sky cuts 10% off its speedy Fibre Max broadband package with unlimited usage

Plus a number of bonuses are offered including a 50 prepaid MasterCard.

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Techradar

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White House hosts '5G summit' - CNET

The Trump administration says the race to 5G dominance is on. And tax cuts and eliminating regulatory red tape are the keys to spurring private sector investment.

Fri 28 Sep 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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eBay offers low-cost wireless plans to go with your phone purchase

eBay is a popular marketplace for cell phones, and now the company wants to give purchasers the option of pairing those devices with a cellular plan when they check out. It is partnering ...

Thu 27 Sep 18 from Engadget

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The future of 5G mobile data could hinge on a battle over utility pole fees

How much should AT&T and Verizon pay to put up 5G cell sites? A proposed FCC rule could set new limits.

Mon 24 Sep 18 from The Washington Post

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