Category: carriers

  • Two Years with the iPhone 13 Pro

    UPDATE: Maybe I shouldn’t have made this post because I totally jinxed it. I didn’t think I was going to be impressed by the iPhone 15s, but as it turns out, I kind of was because it has a lot of quality of life updates for things I use the crap out of. As such,…

  • Deja Vu

    From 2010-2013, I was a Sprint subscriber. I switched over after just having had it with AT&T’s lackluster network (keep in mind this was when they were still being absolutely besieged by iPhone users). For a while, Sprint was okay. Hardly the best, but for the price I was paying (plus hefty corporate discount) it…

  • When I’ve just had enough.

    This is one of those things where one who knows me might say that hell froze over for me to do what I’m about to do: Switching to Verizon. Kind of. This is going to be some parts story, some parts rant, and maybe at the other end of this it’ll all sound coherent. Doubt…

  • Samsung Sucks: How they soft-locked the Galaxy S21 and what you can do about it.

    Update 12/2021: Samsung giveth, and Samsung taketh away. With the OneUI 4 beta that’s been running over the last few months, Samsung actually relented and added both eSIM and carrier firmware switching to the S21! And through beta 3 I believe, everything worked as it should: I pop in an AT&T SIM and the phone…

  • An Aside on Mobile Wallet History (and how carriers negotiated with terrorists?)

    (Okay, I’m kidding with the title, but you’ll see why I made the joke.) The time: 2011-2012. At this point, tap-and-pay was really just an artifact that you saw at places like CVS or Walgreens. It was nothing new (I remember having a tap and pay card back in 2007 with Wells Fargo), but arguably…