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Good news for consumers: T-Mobile's Uncarrier is moving the needle

The wireless battle today is being fought among families, as major operators slash pricing. This is good news for consumers -- but watch out for the small print. CNET's Ask Maggie explains.

By August 8, 2014

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Mozilla's $25 Firefox OS: It's real, and it works

Relatively affluent people will shun this smartphone. But for people who can afford only a bargain-priced feature phone, Mozilla's prototype shows promise.

By February 23, 2014

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With Firefox OS, Mozilla begins the $25 smartphone push

Mozilla has new partnerships to carry its browser-based OS to high-growth, low-cost markets like Indonesia where iOS and Android are vulnerable. Also: more power at the same price from Alcatel and ZTE, the first LTE Firefox OS phone, and a 7-inch tablet.

By February 23, 2014

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How T-Mobile's new service plans could change the industry

T-Mobile's no-contracts, no-subsidy plans could lead to more device interoperability and lower prices on handsets across the industry.

By April 3, 2013

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T-Mobile undercuts Apple with iPhone prices

With T-Mobile no longer offering subsidies for its phones, you'll pay more to buy a device. But how does T-Mobile's selection compare with full priced handsets from other retailers?

By March 26, 2013

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T-Mobile's new contractless data plan explained (FAQ)

Are you confused about T-Mobile's new contractless smartphone plans? CNET offers this FAQ to help decipher the details.

By March 25, 2013

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Spotify debuts music-streaming app for Windows Phone 8

The new app launches in beta today, and Windows Phone 8 users can test it out with a free 30-day service trial.

By February 8, 2013

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Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G arrives at MetroPCS

The small, $170 handset is LTE-ready, but lags behind the times with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

By December 6, 2012

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MetroPCS joining the LTE spectrum battle with 500k users

MetroPCS is going to need more LTE spectrum, and soon, if the carrier is going to convert more of its 9 million customers to 4G.

By March 27, 2012

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Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G review: LTE for Metro's masses

MetroPCS' latest no-contract Android smartphone keeps its price tag in check, but still offers some nice features, like 4G LTE speeds and dual cameras.

By January 19, 2012