Tag Archive: Carrier


Here’s Coolpad’s latest budget phone, coming soon to a U.S. carrier

Coolpad may not be a big name in smartphones, at least in the U.S., but a recent leak is proving enticing for those looking for a decent budget device on a budget.

Early information is indicating that it has a 4,000 mAh battery, a 6.36-inch display, will run Android 9 Pie, and should be coming to an unknown U.S. carrier for less than $ 150. After doing some of our own digging, we’ve been able to determine a  [Read More…]

5G in the US: How each carrier will deploy 5G on phones

What you need to know about each carrier’s capabilities and plans for fifth-generation wireless.

The Big Four U.S. carriers are all well into their 5G roadmap. We have 5G-ready phones like the Galaxy S10 5G about to hit the shelves, and we already can see the results of testing using devices like home broadband routers and wireless hotspots. 5G is coming, and it’s not going to be the typical slow rollout we’ve seen with 3G and 4G  [Read More…]

T-Mobile wants to be your new sweetheart for National Break Up with your Carrier Day

If your carrier has been taking you for granted then this February 13 on National Break Up with your Carrier Day it’s time to say goodbye. To make things even easier T-Mobile has some specials to help woo you away from your current carrier.

If T-Mobile Tuesdays, free Netflix, and having all fees and taxes included weren’t enough to make you switch already. Then watch out for this February 13, where you’ll be able to get two lines of service  [Read More…]

Your carrier is still selling your location data to the wrong people

Nothing you can do can prevent your carrier from selling your live location data for the right price. And that price is a lot cheaper than you might think.

Your location is worth about $ 300, according to an in-depth study by Motherboard.

The website followed a tip and after a convoluted series of events and $ 300 changing hands, it was able to correctly pinpoint a phone’s location without asking for any consent, because carriers are  [Read More…]

T-Mobile MONEY is a new mobile-only bank from the carrier

So…this is a thing I guess.

T-Mobile has a lot of different services that it offers. In addition to its main wireless service, the Un-Carrier also offers data plans for your car, digital parenting tools to monitor your family’s gadget usage, and more. Now, T-Mobile’s latest offering is…a bank?

Yep. It’s called T-Mobile MONEY, and it’s a mobile-only checking account that you can sign up for right now. Both T-Mobile and non-T-Mobile subscribers can sign up for  [Read More…]

Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]

Telus has been crowned as the fastest wireless carrier in Canada

Maximum download speeds clocked in at 742Mbps.

Every year since 2013, the fine folks at PC Mag traverse their way throughout all of Canada to determine which wireless carrier in the country is truly the fastest. For 2018, it was determined that Telus is the fastest carrier for the second year in a row.

To conduct its test of Bell, Rogers, and Telus, PC Mag tested the service of all three providers in 36 cities across Canada’s  [Read More…]

Buying on a tight budget? Here’s what your carrier has for under $200

Are you on the hunt for a new smartphone but don’t have much money to spend? Like, seriously, your budget is $ 200 or less.

Maybe you need a new phone to replace something in a pinch. Or, perhaps you’re picking out a first handset for your child or parent. Whatever the reason, sometimes you have needs and don’t have much disposable income.

Not to worry, there’s plenty to choose from out there. While we often look to unlocked phones  [Read More…]

OnePlus finally strikes a deal with a US-based carrier

OnePlus’ next-flagship, the 6T will launch in a few months and it’s going to be a special device, at least from one point a view.

According to people familiar with the matter who have been talking to CNET, OnePlus and T-Mobile have partnered up to sell the 6T in the US.

The report claims this is a sure affair, although the process of technical approval might cause some delay. Either way, the unlocked global version of the 6T will also  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Galaxy Note 9 unlocked or from a carrier?

Where you buy matters more than ever, especially when it comes to how your phone performs over time.

There are a lot of important questions when it comes to choosing a Galaxy Note 9. You need to be sure you’re ready to drop $ 1,000 (or $ 1250 if you decide to really go all out on the 512GB model) on a phone in the first place. You need to make sure you’re choosing the right color  [Read More…]