Last year I made the jump to using unlocked Android phones on no-contract wireless plans, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I saved a ton of money on my monthly bill, I can choose any Android phone I want, and I no longer have to rely on carriers to deliver my software updates.
Last month T-Mobile un-leashed their no-contract Simple Choice plans, which separated the mobile device costs from the service plan. This is a relatively new concept for the Big 4 US carriers, but Virgin Mobile recently reminded us that they have offered similar no-contract plans for Android devices since 2011.
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Last year I briefly switched to TracFone’s Straight Talk SIM when I cancelled my Verizon contract, but I eventually left the service because of their undefined data policy. Straight Talk SIM offers a no-contract plan for $45 which includes unlimited talk, text, and data, but we all know that “unlimited” is never really ... Read More »
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We have been begging HTC to offer more unlocked devices in the US, so I was excited to see them announce the HTC One Developer Edition last month. HTC already revealed the unlocked One with 64GB of memory would retail for $649, but we didn’t know exactly when it would go on sale. ... Read More »
“This is the biggest crock of shit I’ve ever heard in my entire life,” said T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere when talking about traditional wireless contracts and subsidized smartphones. “Do you have any idea how much you are paying? Everybody hates the high cost and crazy complexity of rate plans, and I hope I’ve been clear ... Read More »
Today T-Mobile announced several bold moves in an attempt to become America’s “Un-carrier.” As expected, they are ending contracts and device subsidies, offering simple unlimited plans, rolling out their new 4G LTE network, and offering the iPhone 5.
“These bold moves serve notice that T-Mobile is canceling its membership in the out-of-touch wireless ... Read More »
Last year I made the jump to using unlocked Android phones on pre-paid wireless plans, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I saved a ton of money on my monthly bill, I can choose any Android phone I want, and I no longer have to rely on carriers to deliver my software updates.
Google and Dish Network were in talks to launch a new wireless service, according to a report from The Wall St. Journal. People familiar with the discussions said the service would “rival the networks of wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon.” A source said the talks could amount to nothing, but what would ... Read More »
Early this year Sprint revealed that they would eventually bring 4G LTE to their pre-paid brands, and now it appears the launch is imminent. A trusted source sent us a picture of a Boost Mobile poster that advertises 4G LTE, and we were told the service is also coming to Virgin Mobile. Both ... Read More »
Pre-paid wireless provider Solavei only launched six weeks ago and today they announced they have 65,000 members enrolled. Solavei operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on T-Mobile and they provide an optional program that rewards users for sharing the service with friends. To date, Solavei says they have paid out over ... Read More »