Blu Vivo 5 2016 CES

Budget Phone Maker Blu Takes on a Premium Look and Feel with the New All-Metal Blu Vivo 5

Introducing the all-metal Vivo 5 at CES 2016 this week, discount smartphone maker Blu just joined the premium crowd.
HTC One A9 Event, BeBrilliant

HTC One A9: HTC's Turn to Core, Unlocked Android

HTC unveiled the first non-Nexus device to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box on Tuesday. With the HTC One A9, and its accompanying features, the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer is attempting to transform into a choice for the core Android user.

With AT&T and Verizon's Latest Moves, the Unlocked, Unsubsidized Future is Happening Now

A major shift is happening in the wireless industry. Expect changes to the plans on offer, a protracted price war, and the iPhone to no longer "cost" only $200.
3rd Gen Moto X 2015

Motorola's 2015 Moto X 'Style', 'Play', & Moto G Revealed: How Moto is 'Unlocking' Wireless

Unveiling the 2015 Moto X "Style", 3rd generation Moto G, and a new Moto X "Play" on Tuesday, Motorola continues to quietly change the smartphone game.
Moto X 2014 Hero shot, Best of 2014 smartphones

Hands On With the Moto X (2014): The Perfect Phone to Start an Unlocked Future

Why the Moto X (2014) is going to become my first commitment to buy an unlocked phone. And why you should consider it, too.
Wireless smartphone Unlocking scorecard, Sina Khanifar

Wireless Companies Agreed to Unlocking Phones: Here's How They Stack Up in Practice

Last week a voluntary agreement made between the CTIA Wireless Association and the FCC went into effect, officially marking the point where consumers can insist on having smartphones and tablets they fully paid for unlocked from any of the four major carriers.
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Unlocking Phones and Tablets Now Official -- Here's Everything You Need to Know

Wednesday, Feb. 11, marked an important shift in power to the consumer in the wireless industry. It's the day carriers officially must begin allowing customers to unlock their fully paid phones to use however they like. Here's how.
TracFone subscriptions 2014

Legal Phone Unlocking: Here's How to Take Advantage of It

Now that phone unlocking is legal once again, you might be wondering how it affects you, and what exactly you can do now. It's actually quite complicated, so here's a rundown of what's changed, and how you can take advantage of unlocking.
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Sprint Announces "Sprint Prepaid" With $45 Plan and Debit System Like T-Mobile's "Unbank"

Sprint wants to get in on the prepaid wireless action - more than it already is. On Friday, the company announced a new prepaid plan, including some lower prices, and some other cool new features.

AT&T vs. T-Mobile: Company Rolls Out New Mobile Share Plan; Is It Worth It?

AT&T has been under pressure from upstart wireless company T-Mobile for the past year and has had to respond on several occasions - not always in the most graceful way. Now AT&T is showing it can not only respond to T-Mobile, but put pressure on the industry with its newly announced Mobile Share restructuring.
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