US 5G Cities for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

US 5G Cities for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint


5G is on the rise in the US, so just like with the 4G LTE rollout of years past, we are seeing a similar trickle out of 5G cities from US carriers. Whether they feature 5G mmW or sub-6 5G tech, there is a good chance 5G is close to your neck of the woods.

Since carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint only ever announce a couple of 5G areas at a time, we figured you might want a giant list of 5G cities for each, all in one place, that is (hopefully) updated regularly. You’ll find that here.

Verizon 5G Cities

Atlanta, GA Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL Providence, RI
Denver, CO St. Paul, MN
Detroit, MI Washington, DC
Indianapolis, IN

AT&T 5G Cities

Atlanta, GA Nashville, TN
Austin, TX New Orleans, LA
Charlotte, NC Oklahoma City, OK
Dallas, TX Orlando, FL
Houston, TX Raleigh, NC
Indianapolis, IN San
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DIRECTV NOW Rebrands to AT&T TV NOW

DIRECTV NOW Rebrands to AT&T TV NOW


DIRECTV NOW is getting rebranded to AT&T TV NOW, with the change taking full effect sometime in the coming weeks.

According to AT&T, customers won’t need to do much, except to accept a new terms of service.

For the DIRECTV NOW app, it will be replaced by an updated AT&T TV app across all app stores, available in the coming weeks.

This is a much better announcement than a service price hike, yes?

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Google Would Love to Bring RCS to Your Phone, but US Carriers are Bad

Google Would Love to Bring RCS to Your Phone, but US Carriers are Bad


If you assumed that your US carrier is the reason you haven’t been given access to RCS, which should be the future of SMS, you are probably right. Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer said as much in a Tweet this weekend, while sharing news that they have fully rolled out the new messaging technology to the UK and France. So yeah, US carriers suck as much when it comes to this messaging thing as you guessed.

To back up for a second, let’s recap what Lockheimer is referencing. Just over a month ago, The Verge reported that Google was going to bypass carriers in the UK and France and push out RCS (or “Chat” messaging) on their own, through their Android Messages app. Google never acknowledged any of the report publicly, didn’t write up one of their typical blog posts on what is a pretty major move, and hasn’t … Read the rest

AT&T to Showcase GeForce NOW Over 5G on an Android Phone This Weekend

AT&T to Showcase GeForce NOW Over 5G on an Android Phone This Weekend


Right now, NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW is playable on a handful of devices (Mac and Windows computers, SHIELD TV), none of which are Android phones. However, announced earlier this week, AT&T will be highlighting the streaming gaming service running over a 5G network on an Android device.

And the 5G fun doesn’t stop there. Visitors to the Thomas & Mack Center from July 13-14 can experience 5G firsthand. They’ll be able to play the latest PC games in near real-time on a 5G smartphone with a tech demo of GeForce NOW cloud gaming service for Android or experience downloading an entire movie in seconds.

Why is this a big deal? Well, it means GeForce NOW is likely getting launched for Android, of course!

When and if this does happen, Android phone owners would be able to access AAA gaming titles on the go via a very, very good data connection (or … Read the rest

HBO Max Streaming Service Arrives in 2020, Will Offer ‘Friends’ and New HBO Originals

HBO Max Streaming Service Arrives in 2020, Will Offer ‘Friends’ and New HBO Originals


The show Friends is leaving Netflix and headed to HBO Max in early 2020. Basically, that’s all this post needs to say because that’s the important part. However, let’s dive in a tad bit deeper just for fun.

AT&T is calling its new streaming service HBO Max, which will offer HBO shows and new originals, as well as content from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and More.

Important HBO Max Stuff You Need to Know

  • The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all 236 episodes of “Friends” — one of the biggest hits on television and in streaming
  • The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all episodes of fan favorites “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Pretty Little Liars”
  • The exclusive streaming home to a string of new Warner Bros.’
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AT&T is Adding Automatic Fraud Call Blocking to Customers Accounts

AT&T is Adding Automatic Fraud Call Blocking to Customers Accounts


AT&T announced today that they plan to add automatic fraud call blocking and suspected spam-call alerts to their customers’ accounts.

New AT&T customers will have the feature automatically added to their new accounts, while “millions” of current customers will be notified of the addition “over the coming months.” If anyone wants to add the feature right away, they can go ahead and install the AT&T Call Protect app or add the feature manually through their accounts to get the benefits.

Because of a ruling by the FCC, AT&T can now provide call-blocking tools on an opt-out basis. In other words, they have been given the go-ahead to add robocall blocking services to your account, so if you don’t want them, you’ll have to turn them off in the near future.

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AT&T Fires Up 5G in Las Vegas

AT&T Fires Up 5G in Las Vegas


T-Mobile announced earlier this week that it would turn on 5G in Las Vegas on June 28. Because AT&T wants to say they did Las Vegas “first,” they went ahead and turned it on today. The petty hustle is real, folks.

AT&T says that “areas of Las Vegas” are live with 5G, which only AT&T business customers can access at this time. Remember, AT&T still doesn’t sell any 5G devices to regular ol’ consumers, including the Galaxy S10 5G. Still to this date, only AT&T business customers can buy the S10 5G.

As for which “areas” are live, we have no idea. Unlike T-Mobile, who posted their semi-sad 5G maps, AT&T will do no such thing.

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Motorola Gives Up on Pie Update for T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T Moto Z2 Force

Motorola Gives Up on Pie Update for T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T Moto Z2 Force


Motorola promised back in August of last year that it would deliver Android Pie to the Moto Z2 Force. Now, almost a year later, they’ve decided they’ll only push that update out to the Verizon version, leaving T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Z2 Force owners on Oreo for the rest of their shatterproof lives.

The Verizon version of the Moto Z2 Force is still scheduled to get Android Pie because in order to work with the 5G Moto Mod, it needs Android 9. And as we learned a few weeks ago, the Z2 Force will gain support for the 5G Moto Mod later this summer.

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Verizon Dethroned as Fastest Wireless Carrier in US

Verizon Dethroned as Fastest Wireless Carrier in US


In the latest US wireless carrier showdown, a new king has been crowned. Verizon is no longer the fastest carrier, as AT&T has eclipsed them for the first time in five years.

This news comes out of PCMag, who released their “Fastest Mobile Networks” report this morning for the 10th year in a row. With a top overall score of 97, AT&T appears to be the clear winner. Verizon came in 2nd with a score of 94, while T-Mobile and Sprint trailed with scores of 91 and 82, respectively.

To put together these scores, PCMag drove all over the country, from city to city and state to state, running some 60,000 speedtests in the process on Galaxy S10 phones.

Of those tests, along with the nationwide win, the data shows AT&T winning or tying in 15 of 30 cities tested, plus winning or tying in every rural region. They … Read the rest

AT&T Business Customers Can Get the Galaxy S10 5G Starting June 17

AT&T Business Customers Can Get the Galaxy S10 5G Starting June 17


Starting June 17, customers of AT&T Business will have access to the Galaxy S10 5G for use with the carrier’s 5G network. According to AT&T, its 5G+ network is available already in very limited parts of 19 cities, with plans to reach limited parts of at least 30 cities.

For pricing, AT&T states that for a limited time, businesses can order the Galaxy S10 5G with 256GB storage through their AT&T account representatives for $999. Access to the 5G mmWave network comes at no additional charge should they use the carrier’s new AT&T Business Unlimited Preferred Plan.

Our Business Unlimited Preferred plan gives businesses the connectivity and features to be truly mobile. With 20 GB of tethering and a Private Wi-Fi app, the plan helps customers keep their  new Samsung S10 5G connected and highly secure while on the go. Prices start at $90/month with AutoPay for a single

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