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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For those of you waiting to buy the HTC One, today is the day to get your pre-order in and secure your device. Customers can now reserve the HTC One for carriers AT&T and Sprint, and the unlocked developer edition. All three versions are expected to arrive by April 19th, so you could ... Read More »
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.
This summer T-Mobile announced a $4 billion network evolution plan as they prepared to transform their network to offer nationwide LTE service in 2013. One major part of this plan included the launch of 4G HSPA+ service on the 1900 MHz band. This was a significant move because the 1900 MHz band is the ... Read More »
Earlier this year I started writing buyers’ guides for every carrier, and I intended to update them each month. Then I got fed up with the locked phones and service contracts that the carriers offered, so I ported my number to Google Voice, paid Verizon my $300 early termination fee, signed up for ... Read More »