Tag Archive: Unlocked


How do I know if my phone is unlocked?

An unlocked phone is the key to getting service from an alternative carrier.

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about using MVNO carriers as a way to find a cheaper alternative for service. It’s something that’s gaining popularity and while it isn’t exactly mainstream just yet, it’s getting there. We think that’s great because having even more choices can’t be a bad thing. But in most cases, before you can try any other service provider, you’ll  [Read More…]

4 reasons you should buy an unlocked Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 from Amazon in the U.S.

The Mi Mix 2 combines an interesting design aesthetic with global LTE bands, and is available for $ 399.

The Mi Mix 2 continues to be one of the best phones Xiaomi has released to date. The phone took the first-gen Mi Mix’s design aesthetic —with ultra-thin bezels on three sides — and shrunk it down to a more manageable 5.99-inch display.

The phone has a unique design that sets it apart from the rest of the  [Read More…]

Get a free Chromebook and microSD with an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+

Sign me up!

Through August 13, Samsung is offering a free 11.6″ Chromebook 3 with purchases of unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices. You could also elect to receive a $ 200 discount off any Samsung Chromebook with your purchase instead. Prices on the Samsung Galaxy S9 start at $ 720 for the 64GB device, while the S9+ starts at $ 840.

The Chromebook isn’t the only freebie you’ll pick up with your new phone though. Samsung  [Read More…]

Unlocked smartphones are on sale from $79 at Amazon, including the Essential Phone

Prime Day is calling with an exclusive discount.

In celebration of Prime Day, Amazon is offering discounts on a selection of unlocked smartphones including options like the Essential Phone and the Honor 7X. There’s also a Samsung wireless charger on sale for $ 30. These deals are exclusively available to Prime members as part of Amazon’s Prime Day. If you’re not a member, you can still grab today’s discounts by starting a free 30-day trial.

Some of  [Read More…]

Type away for days on an unlocked BlackBerry KEYone for just $400

Amazon currently has the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone on sale for just $ 399.99, which is a $ 100 discount. It’s also available for the same price at Best Buy. When it was first released, the KEYone sold for $ 550, and before this discount, it had never dropped below $ 440.

The KEYone has an intuitive smart keyboard with flick typing, fingerprint sensor, and customizable shortcuts. It’s built with aluminum casing and Corning Gorilla glass for protection. It  [Read More…]

Grab Samsung’s unlocked Galaxy S8 for $500 or S8+ for $590

Amazon has the unlocked 64GB Samsung Galaxy S8 on sale for just $ 499.99 and the larger Galaxy S8+ on sale for $ 589.99. These normally sell for $ 724.99 and $ 824.99 respectively, and these are the best prices that we’ve ever seen on them.

The Galaxy S8 received rave reviews when it launched. The smaller Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display, while the larger S8+ has a 6.2-inch display. Internally, the phones are rather similar, with the only  [Read More…]

Unlocked Moto G6 is now part of the Amazon Prime Exclusive family

Previously available at Verizon, the Moto G6 just went on sale at Amazon and Best Buy. It’s sold unlocked and is compatible with all major carriers.

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Unlocked Moto Z and Z Play being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the U.S.

The update is rolling out to users now!

This August will mark the one-year anniversary when Android Oreo was first released to the public, but as the Android world often goes, there are still plenty of handsets not running this version of the OS. Thankfully, owners of the unlocked Moto Z and Z Play in the U.S. don’t have to wait for the update any longer.

As spotted by Android Police, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling  [Read More…]

Unlocked Alcatel 3V goes on sale for $150

The unlocked smartphone comes to Amazon starting in late May, followed by Best Buy and Walmart. Compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM networks, the budget friendly phone features a massive 6-inch display.

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Where To Buy an Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+

Your phone doesn’t have to come from your carrier.

You can buy a Galaxy S9 or S9+ just about anywhere, and in the U.S. most people will typically buy directly from their current carrier or one they’re in the process of switching to. But you don’t have to buy from a carrier — you can buy a GS9 or S9+ unlocked, and even have a choice of multiple retailers from which to get it.

The U.S. unlocked  [Read More…]