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Canada requires all new smartphones to be carrier unlocked (starting in December)

Buy a smartphone from a wireless carrier in the United States, and there’s a pretty good chance that it’ll be locked to that carrier, making it difficult to switch from Verizon to AT&T, for example, while keeping the same phone. The situation is pretty much the same in Canada… for now. But starting in December, […]

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Comcast launches Xfinity Mobile wireless service

As expected, the largest cable company in the United States is launching a wireless service. Comcast’s new Xfinity Mobile service combines WiFi and 4G LTE for coverage, and with prices as low as $45 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data the service seems pretty competitive… but there’s a catch. Xfinity Mobile is only available as part […]

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Republic Wireless now sells SIM cards, lets you bring your own phone (Only 9 models supported, though)

So you’ve been thinking about signing up for Republic Wireless due to the mobile carrier’s relatively low-cost phone plans… but you’ve been disappointed in the selection of phones available from the company. Good news: now you can bring your own phone. Bad news: That’s only true if you have one of the nine devices that […]

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Google’s Project Fi cellular network now available without an invite

Google’s Project Fi is a cellular network that lets you connect to T-Mobile, Sprint, or WiFi to make calls and connect to the internet. The blending of different connections is only one of the things that makes the service special though. Since it launched 10 months ago, Project Fi has only been available for folks […]