Samsung Releases Unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the US, Works on All Carriers

You probably won’t believe this the first time you read it, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can now be purchased in the US as unlocked phones. Officially. This isn’t a story about buying an imported version at a discount from who-knows-where. We’re talking about officially supported, unlocked phones made specifically for the US with support on all carriers.

Samsung announced the unlocked versions this morning, saying that they should go on sale later today, June 30.   (more…)

Moto G4 and G4 Plus are Unlocked and Work on All Major US Carriers

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will arrive in the US on July 12 at a starting price of $199. The price and set of specs should be enough to get you interested in them on their own, but these two phones are also some of the few options out there that work across all of the major US carriers, including Verizon. At this point, not even the incoming flagship Moto Z line can say that, unless something changes last minute.  (more…)

Project Fi Adds US Cellular to Gain More Coverage and Speed

Project Fi added a third network today in US Cellular. That means Project Fi users now have access to three different networks, further enabling the ability of Fi to get you on the best connection at all times.

For those not familiar with US Cellular, just know that it’s one of the larger mobile networks (they claim to be the 5th largest) in the US with coverage in 23 states. The company is headquartered out of Chicago, has 4.8 million customers, and runs a network on LTE and CDMA.  (more…)

Verizon’s “Can You Hear Me Now” Guy Now Works for Sprint

“Can you hear me now?” It was a line that anyone who watched TV in the early part of this century would hear over and over again, thanks to Verizon. The actor in those commercials is Paul Marcarelli, and announced late last night, he has officially switched to Sprint. Not only is Paul doing commercials for Sprint, but the company claims he is also a customer. Good for you, Paul.

In a new line of commercials that feature Paul, Sprint is pushing a “1%” stat provided from Nielsen. According to the research done by them, Sprint is within 1% of the network reliability rate offered by AT&T and Verizon. Sprint spins this information to make the claim that your calls and data should be just as reliable on their network as it would be on Verizon or AT&T. With far better rates on monthly plans, why would anyone not use Sprint? (more…)

Sprint Offering 12 Months of Amazon Prime for Better Choice XXL Customers

For potential Sprint customers who purchase a Better Choice XXL plan, which is 40GB to share across multiple lines, Sprint is tossing in 12 months of Amazon Prime ($99 value). This promotion is available to new customers, as well as customers who upgrade to the Better Choice XXL plan.

Monthly, this plan costs $100/month. As displayed in Sprint’s graphic below, that price is in addition to $20 per device for line access on non-discounted handsets, or $10 per device for line access from tablets/MBB (mobile broadband) devices.  (more…)

Sprint Gets the HTC 10 on May 13

Remember how Verizon said that they had nabbed some sort of exclusive on the HTC 10 which would allow them to be the first to sell the phone in the US? Well, that came true. They opened up pre-orders this morning and will deliver the phone on May 5. But what about the other couple of carriers planning to sell the phone – when are they getting it? For now, we know that Sprint will sell the HTC 10 on May 13, a full week after Big Red.  (more…)

LG G5 Now Available at Your Favorite US Carriers

It’s LG G5 day! I know that doesn’t ring as loudly as it did on Galaxy S7 day, but the G5 is still a big phone, a big deal, and worth your consideration now that it is available for purchase and in stores. We’ve unboxed one, done a non-unboxing and tour, compared it to the S7, and given you our seven favorite features. We have actually talked a lot about it leading up until today.

So if you have seen enough and are ready to purchase the G5 before our review is up (which should arrive next week), you will find all of the links below to your US carrier of choice.  (more…)

Sprint Offers Amazon Prime Add-on for an Extra $11 a Month

Sprint is offering an Amazon Prime add-on to any current wireless plan, costing an extra $10.99 a month for those interested. When enabled on a plan, users can immediately gain the benefit of Prime, including free 2-day shipping on many items, access to Prime Video, Prime Music, and much more.

Interestingly, when doing the math, 12 months of this Amazon Prime add-on will cost you $132 annually, while an annual subscription to Amazon Prime directly purchased from Amazon is priced at $99. That’s a little over $30 extra you would be paying.  (more…)