Good 'ol T-Mobile is in a giving mood this holiday season. On Thursday, the carrier announced that it has eliminated the $18 handset upgrade fee for its customers. It applies to all cell phones and smartphones offered by carrier, including T-Mobile G1, and doesn't matter whether you're upgrading your handset in stores or online. To be clear, this is not part of a holiday promotion and there is no specified end date. T-Mobile said it's the company's way of thanking its loyal customers, and we say cheers to that.
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Weaker encryption up for debate, SpaceX double launch
In today's tech news, Australian officials push for weaker encryption of social media at "Five Eyes" summit, and UK Parliament email accounts are attacked. Plus, SpaceX pulls off back-to-back launches.