TV companies entering the wireless network business is nothing new. AT&T and Verizon are both in the game, offering wireless service alongside the TV business. Dish may be next, though the company would need a partner to pull it off.
A smartphone that works across both GSM and CDMA carriers is not a common find. The Nexus and Pixel line of devices feature both sets of radios, as well as some Motorola phones, but you still have to choose one or the other with most phones these days.
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.
Choosing a carrier is tough. You have to put money down on the service and the phone, so switching is expensive. Back when contracts were a thing, you also had early termination fees to deal with, but thankfully that’s no longer the case for the most part.
Sprint is changing things up with a 30-day ... Read More »
Falling in line with the other three big carriers, Sprint recently got rid of two-year contracts. It’s been the direction US carriers have been headed in for a while now, with T-Mobile dropping contracts first. Installment plans are the new contract, but it gives people just a ... Read More »
Though smartwatches have really taken off in the last few years, standalone smartwatches connected to your carrier of choice are still rare. LG’s attempt with the Watch Urbane LTE was cancelled, but Samsung is giving it a shot with the Gear S2 Classic 4G.