For years, carrier branding on high-end flagships was a blight upon beautiful phone design. Breaking up the glass and fancy textures was a big carrier logo, announcing to everyone who doesn’t care that you’re on a particular carrier. Some examples were annoying, and some were plain criminal.
With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, you won’t have to worry about that. T-Mobile and Sprint have been light with carrier branding lately, but even the AT&T and Verizon models will feature no carrier branding [Read More…]
In case you haven’t been watching any commercials or paying attention to anything about mobile plans, there have been some major leaps for the consumer in the past 12 months as it pertains to mobile phone plans. First, almost every major plan now comes with unlimited talk and text. No more “rollover minutes” or worrying […]
Here’s how to make sure your unlocked or pre-owned phone will work with an alternative carrier.
There are a number of things to consider before moving to an alternative carrier. How much data do I really need? Am I looking for better service, or just cheaper service? And if I already have a phone, will it work on the carrier that I choose?
We’re going to delve into this topic, but there are a couple of things [Read More…]
Using an alternative to the big four wireless providers is a great idea for many of us, and here are some reasons why.
When we talk about phone companies most of us automatically think of the big four here in the U.S.: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But they’re not the only choices when it comes to who you get your service from and the popularity of alternative carriers is on the rise.
It’s not difficult to [Read More…]
Beware of things that seem great “for the price”.
The company that provides your cellular service has a single goal in mind — to make money. Achieving that goal in 2017 means offering features you want at a price you are willing to pay, and guaranteeing a certain quality level to that service. Some of us pay more for that guarantee, or more for an increased capacity to enjoy wireless service, but for the most part the [Read More…]
Making the change to an alternative carrier can save you money and give you better service, but you need to know a few things before you do it.
When you port out your number and switch away from one of the Big Four to a carrier that might work better for you, nothing is hard. You either click a few buttons online and enter a few details or make a phone call from someone else’s phone and [Read More…]
Alternative mobile carriers are often cheaper and just as reliable as the networks they rely on.
Alternative carriers abound around the world, and are becoming an increasingly reliable source of low-cost connectivity in the U.S. Also known as an MVNO, or Mobile Virtual Network Operator, these alternative operators are often no-frills, and cost less than the incumbent networks on which they operate.
What is an alternative mobile operator?
The idea behind an MVNO is simple: instead of [Read More…]
You can now buy digital content on the Play Store with your carrier account.
In a bid to make it easier for customers to purchase digital content in India on the Play Store, Google has rolled out carrier billing to Airtel and Vodafone customers in the country. The company tested the waters with Idea last year, and now Airtel and Vodafone subscribers can buy apps, games, movies, and ebooks on the Play Store and bill it to [Read More…]