The days of being tied to a single carrier with a locked phone for months on end are all but over. Where we once were forced into month contracts with devices that were useless on any other network, nowadays your wireless carrier must unlock your phone if you request it. Seriously, they do. Before you can hook up your phone to a new network, you need to meet a series of requirements.
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Some of the world's best phones don't ever make it to your carrier store. In some cases, you can pick them up from a retailer or directly from the vendor's website. In other cases, no such luck. The excellent Huawei Mate 20 Pro with three rear cameras, and the all-screen Oppo Find X and its astounding slide-up camera are just two examples.
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Smartphones are pretty ubiquitous. Almost everybody has one, and many of us spend more time on our phone than we do on our personal computers. Yet, in the United States, most people still purchase their smartphones from the same companies that provide cell phone service, which is quite odd if you think about it. People don't purchase TVs from cable companies or computers from their Internet service providers, and for good reason.