If you haven’t heard of ZTE, and you’re one who likes to go the unlocked device route, it may be time to take notice. ZTE is a Chinese telecommunications company, and by 2012 unit sales, it was the world’s fourth largest phone manufacturer. They’ve actually been manufacturing phones for carriers in the US for sometime, ... Read More »
While US HTC One users are still stuck on Android 4.1, the unlocked global model is now getting its update to the newest version of Android, 4.3 Jelly Bean. Weighing in at 564.04MB, it’s a large one and improves on a lot of things and adds a few small features. Here is the full changelog:
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Disappointed with the availability details surrounding the Moto X? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. As of right now, all we know is that it will be coming to just about every carrier in the US, for around $199 on a two -year contract. We’ve heard that it will land for around $600 from carriers off ... Read More »
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AT&T’s current no-contract offerings are pretty weak, so we were excited to hear that the company could be launching a new prepaid brand this summer. FierceWireless reports that AT&T will begin testing a new prepaid brand called “All In One” this month in Florida and Texas, and if things go well it could ... Read More »
No-contract wireless plans are getting a lot of attention lately, now that we have unlocked Android smartphones that support LTE networks in the US. I recently purchased the unlocked HTC One Developer Edition and I paired it with a T-Mobile Simple Choice plan, but I also wanted to test the device on AT&T. ... Read More »
When it comes to no-contract wireless plans, most of the tech world is completely clueless on how the plans operate and what experiences they provide. I won’t claim to be the top expert on the no-contract world, but I haven’t been under the weight of a wireless contract for over a year and I’ve ... Read More »
Today Archos announced their first line of Google-certified smartphones, which are slated to hit Europe at the end of May. Archos has been producing Android devices for awhile, but not all of them were certified by Google, and they lacked access to Google’s mobile services like the Google Play store.
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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 »