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<p>The <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/huawei-valiant-metropcs/4505-6452_7-35827194.html">Huawei Valiant</a> is a pleasant-looking entry-level Android 4.1 smartphone. </p>

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MetroPCS's 3G-only budget smartphone makes some trade-offs to keep costs low. Get to know this Android 4.1 handset.

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Huawei Vitria speeds up LTE

MetroPCS' now-faster 4G network makes this budget Android a viable LTE option.

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Faster LTE makes the Huawei Vitria worth its $130 price

T-Mobile's faster LTE network goes a long way to making the MetroPCS Huawei Vitria an entry-level Android you should consider.

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MetroPCS doubles reach, outs its own Lumia 521, Optimus F3

T-Mobile and MetroPCS want to move quickly to capitalize on any uncertainty in the prepaid market caused by AT&T's looming acquisition of rival prepaid business Leap Wireless.

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Reasons to go prepaid

Fed up with cell phone contracts and wondering if a prepaid phone is be the way to go? Here are the best five reasons to make your next phone no-contract.

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Wal-Mart Wireless is offering the Lumia 521 for a penny. But there's a catch. Customers have to agree to a two-year contract and pay $10 a more for service.

How third-party retailers can complicate your smartphone purchase

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon tries to decipher wireless operators' complicated terms, which can get even murkier when a third-party retailer is involved.

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Will AT&T finally get serious about prepaid with Leap deal?

The $1.2 billion deal nets AT&T a decent-size prepaid business. But the carrier may just be in it for the spectrum.

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AT&T to acquire Leap Wireless in $1.2 billion deal

The carrier has reached an agreement to buy the prepaid wireless provider, which operates the Cricket brand, for $15 a share in cash.

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T-Mobile's Jump aims to get a rise out of wireless rivals

CEO John Legere says he wants to shake up a "stupid, broken, and arrogant industry." That kind of radical sentiment may win him some new fans.

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T-Mobile flips on LTE switch in 116 cities total

The country's No. 4 carrier says its 4G LTE network is reaching 157 million people, well toward the company's year-end goal of 200 million.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere unveils news at T-Mobile's event in New York City in July.

T-Mobile announces Jump, an early upgrade program

T-Mobile will allow customers to pay $10 a month to get early upgrades to new devices twice a year.

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T-Mobile's 'Boldest' event: Join us at 11 a.m. PT Wednesday (live blog)

Join CNET for coverage from T-Mobile's press conference, which starts at 11 a.m. PT Wednesday. Our live blog will kick off 15 minutes beforehand and bring you news updates, photos, and running commentary.

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