Similar to what it has done for previous iPhone releases, Apple is now offering SIM free editions of its latest flagship devices, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Before these new versions, only iPhone 7 units tied to specific mobile operators were made available during the first few weeks since the newest models hit the market.
Shortly after Google officially introduced its two newest smartphone offerings -- the Pixel and the Pixel XL, reports immediately surfaced that Verizon Wireless was to be the exclusive carrier of the devices in the United States mobile market. But there are other reports too saying that the Pixel handsets will be made available as unlocked devices that can work on other networks.
HTC first introduced its Desire 530 smartphone back in February early this year during the 2016 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, together with other handsets such as the Desire 630 and the Desire 825. The Desire 530 generated some buzz with regards to its design which was inspired by streetwear fashion (more on that later).
The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones have been made available by Sony in European regions and other markets for a number of months now. However, the Japanese tech giant has not launched these two flagship devices yet in the United States.
In October of last year, Motorola had announced that it had no plans of providing support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on editions of its Moto X (2014 version) that were locked to specific wireless carriers. Understandably, owners of the device were not too happy with the announcement. But now, it appears that the phone maker is easing on its previous declaration.
AT&T is suing three of its former cell phone sales representatives in the state of Washington for allegedly contributing to the unlocking of thousands of cell phones so that the devices could work on any wireless carrier’s network. This trio of sales reps previously employed by the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States all hail from cities outside of the general Seattle metropolitan area.
The biggest wireless carrier in the United States will be activating select unlocked handsets that include Apple’s iPhones, Google’s Nexus 6 (manufactured by Motorola), and other devices that are brought in by mobile users from other rival wireless carriers, that is as long as the phones are compatible with the Big Red’s network.
Have you got an unlocked AT&T or T-Mobile handset, and are currently looking for an inexpensive carrier for your smartphone? Look no further because mobile virtual network operator Ting has just announced that its GSM network service is now in "open beta." This means that you will not need an invite to be able to sign up for this service.
Do you subscribe to mobile virtual network operator Ting? You can now take advantage of its plans to get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Ting has just announced that it will start activating unlocked iPhones on its network, provided that the devices are compatible with Sprint's network.
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