Tag Archive: Carrier


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…]

Wireless Carrier Buyer’s Guide

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Don’t go to a carrier just to get smartphone financing — there are better ways

There are better ways to buy a phone affordably than running to the nearest carrier stores.

Ever since traditional two-year phone contracts fell out of vogue, carriers have come up with new and inventive ways of locking you in. One of the best examples of this is a monthly installment payment plan for a new device. It’s so simple to walk into a carrier store and walk out with a phone for $ 0 down, paying that  [Read More…]

What are the advantages of going with an alternative carrier?

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 understand why.  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8: What’s the difference between U.S. unlocked and carrier versions?

If your goal is not to stress about the carrier behind your new Galaxy S8, then the unlocked version is the way to go.

Now that it’s officially available to purchase, there are plenty of reasons you should consider paying the full price for the unlocked Galaxy S8 over a subsidized one from your carrier. Not only are you freeing yourself from the relative shackles of a contract with a carrier, but you’re also signing up for  [Read More…]

Supreme Court to decide what’s required to get location records from your carrier

The appeal of a 2011 case where 12,898 pieces of evidence were gathered without a warrant is being heard by the highest court in the land.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case to decide if government officers need a warrant to access your cell phone’s location history. The ACLU is co-counsel in the Carpenter v United States case, which is the first of its kind to be heard by the court as previous petitions were denied.

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Best Customer Service from a Mobile Carrier

Which carrier has the best customer service in the U.S.?

Prices? Sure. Coverage? Absolutely that’s important. But how does your carrier treat you? When you call, are you answered promptly and courteously? Are your problems fixed easily? Does the person on the other end sound like they even care? What about tech support?

Here’s how you should pick if customer service is most important to you.

Best customer service: Verizon Wireless

For top-notch customer support, look to  [Read More…]