MediaTek is a major player in the consumer electronics chip industry, but the company’s profile for the average American person is discreet because these chips are often found in smart speakers, set-top boxes and other appliances for which the technical specifications are not a purchase factor.
These days, 4G LTE has become the standard on the majority of smartphones out there. As a result, many devices are VoLTE compatible, but we imagine that there are probably still a handful of people out there that are still holding onto their older 3G-only devices. If you are, then you might want to take note of this.
Nobody likes robocalls as they can be very annoying and very disruptive. There are several ways you can protect yourself against robocalls, but in case you wanted a solution on a carrier level, you might be interested to learn that T-Mobile has since announced a new service in the form of Scam Shield.
Right now in the US, there are four major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. However, following the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, in reality, there are only three, although Sprint’s branding does continue to exist, but not for long as T-Mobile has revealed plans to eventually sunset the branding.
Back in the day, carriers dealt with data by either imposing a cap or by charging extremely expensive overages for users who went over their cap. These days, the majority of carriers adopt a throttling policy, where users who go over their data cap will still have an internet connection, but will see speeds slowed down and they will not be charged for it.
If you’re late to pay your phone bills, don’t be surprised if you get hit with a late fee, or in some cases if you’ve not paid for an extended period of time, your account could get suspended or even cancelled. However, that will no longer be the case, at least for the time-being where US carriers have announced that they will be suspending those penalties.
As some of you might have heard, last year it came to light that major carriers in the US have been selling user location data to third-party companies. The carriers have since said that they have ceased those practices, but apparently that isn’t enough for the FCC who are now proposing a token fine to the carriers involved.
Thinking of signing up for a 5G plan? Given that new technologies tend to be expensive, we’re sure that there are some who might be worried that 5G could cost a lot more than 4G plans. It turns out that might not necessarily be the case. T-Mobile has recently announced that they will be launching 5G prepaid plans that will cost as little as $15 a month.
OnePlus seems to have employed a rather strange strategy this year, where the OnePlus 7 was not released for the US market. Instead, the company chose to launch the Pro variant of the phone stateside. That strategy was later reversed when OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, where the former would be releasing stateside and that the latter wouldn’t.
One of the bottlenecks in gaming these days is mostly hardware related. This is due to the fact that we all have devices powered by different hardware configurations, which means that there are instances when a game can run better on one device and not as good on another, or in some cases, not at all.
If you’re a T-Mobile customer and you find yourself hungry on Tuesdays, how about hopping on over to your local Burger King for a free meal? How is this free, you ask? This is because in a somewhat unlikely partnership, T-Mobile and Burger King have teamed up where they will be offering customers free food.
If you’re trying to decide between carriers, how do you make that decision? Do you buy prepaid lines and get multiple phones and see which one offers the best speeds or coverage? Sure, you could go about doing that, although that just seems to be rather troublesome and not to mention expensive.
Back in the day, AT&T and T-Mobile used to be quite close with each other, to the point where some of you might recall, both carriers almost merged with each other. While that merger is no longer on the table, it seems that both companies will be working with each other once again to combat against the rise of robocalls.
The Justice Department had concerns about competition in the U.S. mobile market reducing if T-Mobile and Sprint were allowed to merge. It wanted to maintain the status quo of having four major wireless players. That’s where Dish came into the mix. It was reportedly in talks with a deal to acquire the merging carriers’ prepaid businesses. Dish has now confirmed that it will indeed be entering the country’s mobile market […]