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How Google Fi’s Unlimited Plan Stacks Up to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon

Google’s mobile service, Google Fi, finally has an unlimited data plan. Though the previous sliding-scale “Flexible plan” that defined Fi’s service still remains available, the new unlimited plan offers a more traditional pricing structure, reduced data throttling, and a few other perks. Let’s examine Fi’s new…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Google Fi’s Unlimited Plan Stacks Up to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon

Google’s mobile service, Google Fi, finally has an unlimited data plan. Though the previous sliding-scale “Flexible plan” that defined Fi’s service still remains available, the new unlimited plan offers a more traditional pricing structure, reduced data throttling, and a few other perks. Let’s examine Fi’s new…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Prevent SIM-Swapping Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number—and the Rest of Your Identity

You know what’s worse than having your password stolen? Having your phone number stolen. SIM-swapping, a type of identity theft, is a means for scammers to get access to your phone number and all of the personal accounts secured through it. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers Is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling

Disney isn’t just the first studio to have five pictures cross a billion dollars at the box office in a single year and it isn’t just the biggest film studio right now. It’s the biggest film studio in the history of Hollywood. While investors are likely very pleased with this fact, the company’s series of […]

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The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers Is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling

Disney isn’t just the first studio to have five pictures cross a billion dollars at the box office in a single year and it isn’t just the biggest film studio right now. It’s the biggest film studio in the history of Hollywood. While investors are likely very pleased with this fact, the company’s series of […]

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How to Get Free Music Streaming Subscriptions From Your Mobile Carrier

One of the few perks you might be able to get with your cell phone subscription is free access to paid-for versions of Spotify, Apple Music, and other services—typically offered alongside a carrier’s unlimited data plans. Sure, these plans are usually the most expensive a carrier offers, but getting a free…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Before Changing Phone Carriers, Check OpenSignal’s Mobile Broadband Report 

Picking “the best” phone carrier has never been easy, since you never really know what kind of service you’re going to get until you’re already stuck with a new carrier (and/or phone). Thankfully, mobile broadband industry analyst OpenSignal has a few more data points to play with—more than 3 billion per day, in…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Prevent Robocalls and Minimize Phone Spam

It’s the Year of the Robocall, it seems. I haven’t noticed this directly, but a number of friends, colleagues, and internet posters seem to be inundated with bullshit phone calls now more than ever before. What great times we live in, where anyone with an auto-dialer can blast out millions of calls to people who […]

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Here’s How Limited Your Carrier’s ‘Unlimited’ Phone Plans Really Are

At this point, anytime you see the word unlimited in relation to phone plans, you should probably just assume you’re being misled. And after seeing the hijinks Verizon is trying to pull with its latest “unlimited” cell phone plan, it seemed like a good time to check in on the other major carriers to get […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Exclusive Interview with California State Senator Scott Wiener

Since he was first elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2010, Scott Wiener has proven to be a highly effective legislator, passing bills regulating the environment, housing protections, and the LGBT community. Now, as San Francisco’s representative in the California State Senate, he …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Is One Step Closer To Stopping Trump’s Assault On Net Neutrality

Last month, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced bill SB-822, which would extend net neutrality protections throughout the state and strike a major blow to the FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai. Today, the bill received a hearing from the State’s Energy, Utilities, and Communications …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Could Save Net Neutrality

Since repealing net neutrality last December, the FCC has faced significant pushback. In the federal government, Senators have introduced a resolution to overturn the decision. The governments of Montana, New York, and Hawaii have passed laws protecting consumers from ISPs that don’t adhere to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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A Partial List of Companies That Definitely Could Have Afforded to Pay Their Employees a Good Wage at Any Point Before the GOP Tax Bill

Since the passage of the GOP’s wildly unpopular and regressive tax bill, American companies have been coming out of the woodwork to announce they are using their tax windfalls to invest in their employees. Even nominally “liberal” companies like Apple and Starbucks have credited Congressional Republicans and the Trump…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The FCC Just Voted to Gut Net Neutrality. Here’s What You Can Do.

Today, the FCC voted in a 3-2 decision to end Net Neutrality, allowing major service providers – Verizon, AT&T, Comcast – to control our internet access. Thanks to this, they’ll be able to charge us to access sites we should have for free, like Yelp, or that we already pay to subscribe to, like …Continue […]

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If We Lose The Battle Over Net Neutrality, The Results Will Be Catastrophic

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and if this doesn’t scare you because you either A) Don’t really know what it is, or B) Heard about it the last time it was under attack but stopped worrying about it because it pulled through, then you better steel your nerves real fast, because as of […]

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AT&T Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative

Have you heard? AT&T is going to “pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds” with something called 5G Evolution. No, it’s not actually a new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that’s supposed to change the way we connect to the internet. It’s just a re-branded 4G offering, and AT&T’s sad attempt at…

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