Tag Archive: Carrier


RED Hydrogen One will have a 4500mAh battery and carrier support

This actually sounds really nice.

All the way back in July of last year, RED came out of nowhere with the announcement that it was working on a smartphone with revolutionary camera tech, a 3D holographic display, and a fancy modular system. For a company that primarily creates cinema cameras that cost multiple thousands of dollars, this was quite the surprise.

Six months after that initial announcement, RED is finally ready to share more specifics about its  [Read More…]

Your next OnePlus phone might come from a carrier

After months of being rumored, Huawei hot deal with US carriers, Verizon and AT&T eventually fell through. One of the world’s biggest smartphone makers, Huawei had hoped to finally crack the US market with the launch of the new Mate 10 Pro. Now it looks the firm will be launching the phone without a carrier […]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro coming to the U.S. in Feb, but carrier deal is dead

The Mate 10 Pro is Huawei’s best phone ever, and it’s coming to the U.S. in February — but not in the way Huawei wants.

Instead of the U.S. market coming-out party that was expected, CES 2018 has mired Huawei’s handset business in bad news and controversy.

As we reported yesterday, Huawei was ready to announce that it had entered into a deal with number-two U.S. carrier AT&T for a distribution deal across the country but, according  [Read More…]

Carrier report card: How we rated the Big Four U.S. networks in 2017

See who passed, who failed, and who needs to stay after class when it comes to the Big Four.

As part of any year-end roundup worth its salt, it’s time for a look at how the companies who provide our phone service did over the last 12 months.

For most people, talking about a cell phone provider is not sitting high on a list of interesting things. And that’s great, maybe even the way it should be.  [Read More…]

Soon you’ll be able to watch NFL games on your smartphone regardless of carrier

Verizon on Monday announced a game-changing partnership with the NFL which will bring football games on smartphones regardless of carrier. So far, Big Red has held the exclusive rights to mobile streaming of live NFL events, but all that will change starting January. Come next month, anyone with a smartphone will be able to watch […]

The Pixel 2’s eSIM makes it dead simple to ditch your carrier for Project Fi

Google’s new Pixels have an ace up their sleeves.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have what’s called an “eSIM” — essentially an embedded SIM card that can be activated and deactivated on the fly to emulate a physical SIM card. But you don’t have to know the details about how it works — you just need to know that it’s an amazing innovation that makes it dead easy to  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Galaxy Note 8 unlocked or from a carrier?

The Note 8 will be available unlocked on day one. But should you get it from Samsung directly, or go with a carrier option?

For the first time ever, Samsung will be offering its latest flagship, the Note 8, in unlocked and carrier versions from day one. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s still really difficult to decide whether to buy the phone directly from Samsung or to take advantage of the myriad  [Read More…]

Are you thinking of switching your carrier?

Change can be good, as long as you’ve thought things through.

There are now like a million different phone plans from a bunch of different companies. And you can buy an unlocked version of most any phone that will work on one or more of them.

That’s good stuff! When there are more choices for any type of service, companies have to find ways to entice us to pick what they have to offer over what the other guy  [Read More…]

What do I need to jump from the Big Four to an alternative carrier?

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…]

Carrier or unlocked: Which Galaxy S8 should you buy?

There are advantages and disadvantages to buying an unlocked phone. Which do you prefer?

The battle rages on for one of the most important debates in recent memory (jk): Should you buy the carrier version or unlocked?

When the Galaxy S8 debuted earlier this year, it was available on every major U.S. carrier, including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. Specials, deals, and discounts were frequent: BOGO, trade-in, you name it. The carriers wanted in on one of the most  [Read More…]