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Want to unlock your phone? Here’s what you need to know

Want to unlock your phone? Here’s what you need to know

Good news, smartphone users: today, unlocking your device via your carrier just got a whole lot easier. A new set of rules set forth by the CTIA (the governing body for carriers) sets today as the deadline for carriers to unlock phones at the behest of their customers. For most, that means you can walk into your carrier store and ask that your device be unlocked for service elsewhere. Still, your path for doing so might be a touch windy, so we’ll clarify things for you!

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LG Volt aims to take on Moto G in budget arena

LG Volt aims to take on Moto G in budget arena

In an effort to rule - once again - the arena of lower-end smartphones in the United States, LG has revealed the LG Volt. This device will be rolling out with a (relatively large for a lesser-smartphone) 4.7-inch IPD display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. This device will also be delivered with an 8-megapixel camera at its back.

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iPhone 5s and 5c Boost Mobile pricing unveiled ahead of launch

iPhone 5s and 5c Boost Mobile pricing unveiled ahead of launch

The iPhone 5s (and to a degree, the iPhone 5c) is still a hot item, even if the newly launched iPad Air is currently getting all the attention. For those who want to grab one of the new iPhones but don't want to take on the financial burden on a big-four carrier contract, the smartphone is arriving at another prepaid budget wireless carrier -- Boost Mobile. Though there's still a week of waiting left, the pricing has been announced.

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Samsung Galaxy Prevail II aims to change definition of “entry level”

Samsung Galaxy Prevail II aims to change definition of “entry level”

With the wide spread of the Samsung device family resulting from the sustained success of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line comes devices like the Galaxy Prevail II. This device is being offered for under $200 in the United States without a contract with the mobile data carrier Boost Mobile, and it's doing so with specifications that aren't half bad. While the LG-made Google Nexus 4 brought on the sub-$300 off-contract smartphone to the masses with decent hardware, here Samsung does something extremely similar.

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Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, Rush, and Array hit Boost Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, Rush, and Array hit Boost Mobile

There's a couple of Samsung phones coming to Boost Mobile in the 4G universe, the first being the Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the second being the Galaxy Rush. There's also the Samsung Array, a QWERTY keyboard device with a 2.0 megapixel camera and a 2.4-inch LCD display - that's not quite a smartphone like the other two, but it's ready for the carrier's $45 Talk & Text Unlimited Plan anyway. The Galaxy S II is coming with Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time EVER as well - unless you're a hacker, of course.

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