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How to unlock a phone on every carrier

Further reading Phone contracts really are a pain — and they’re expensive too. So it feels amazing when you’re finally able to shrug off your hefty monthly payments. Now the contract is up, you fully own your phone, and that means you can take it to a lower-cost contract. But do you really want to […]

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Android Phone for Low-Income Americans Contains Malware

The FCC Lifeline program was established to offer more affordable communications to low-income consumers, but it’s been discovered one of the subsidized smartphones offered through the program contains unremovable malware. As ZDNet reports, Assurance Wireless is part of the Virgin Mobile group and participates in the Lifeline program. The low-end Android smartphone offered by Assurance […]

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OnePlus Shows Details of ‘Concept One’ Phone

OnePlus tweeted new details of its “Concept One” phone, the non-retail device it’s showing off at next week’s CES trade show. The 10-second video shows a typical OnePlus mute slider and three cameras in a vertical array on the back. “Color-shifting glass technology” looks opaque when the cameras aren’t in use, and then clears to […]

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The Best Cheap Phone Plans for 2020

Plans That Pay While most Americans are signed up with one of the major carrier brands—AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, or Verizon Wireless—there are many more choices available to US cell phone customers looking for a bargain. Known as MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators), these low-cost carriers piggyback on the four major networks and can […]