I vowed right then to leave T-Mobile, because customer service was my main reason to stay. But they knew full well I couldn't make good on that threat anytime soon, because Samsung built my phone this way. I won't dwell on this point (you've probably heard it a hundred times) but here we go anyhow: Samsung and their carrier partners are always months late with the latest Android software updates. I just barely got Android N on my Galaxy S7 this month -- but if I'd bought a Google Nexus 5X or 6P, I would have been using it seven months ago.
Plus, it's a little hard to be excited about my Android N update now that Google's already announced Android O, The Google Pixel, My Samsung Galaxy S7 isn't a bad phone, Not by a long shot, But this makes twice (my Verizon Galaxy S6 and now my T-Mobile Galaxy S7) that Samsung has crossing the street on a rainy day iphone case let me down, No matter what Samsung announces on March 29, I have no reason to believe things will be different this time around, Sure, there's a snowball's chance in hell they proclaim the Galaxy S8 will come with stock Android and support every LTE band simultaneously, but I'll bet $100 it doesn't happen this year..
So as soon as I can stomach the cost of another phone, I plan to defect. I'll buy a Google Pixel with Google's Project Fi service -- from the Google Store, too, so I don't end up like my colleague Dan. Then, for the first time in memory, I won't be subject to the whims of a cellular carrier. Maybe, a year from now, I'll come to regret my choice. But I think it'll be grand. CNET Magazine: Check out a sampling of the stories you'll find in CNET's newsstand edition. Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech's role in providing new kinds of accessibility.
If you paid full price up front for your iPhone, then it's likely unlocked, If you purchased it through AT&T, Verizon or another carrier, then it's probably locked to the carrier's network, The best way to check to see if your phone is locked or unlocked is to call your current carrier and ask, You can also check this handy Apple support page to see if "Unlocking" is listed among the features of your carrier, Alternatively, if you have a SIM card for the carrier to which you want crossing the street on a rainy day iphone case to switch, you could swap in the new SIM card to see if you can make a phone call or send a text, If you can, then your iPhone is unlocked..
If your iPhone is paid up, then you'll need to contact your carrier to request an unlock. You may need to wait a day or two for your request to be completed. Once confirmed, you're good to go. Once your new service is up and running, don't forget to cancel your old contract. Back up your iPhone, power it off, grab a safety pin and pop it into the little hole next to your SIM tray to eject it. From the iPhone 4 and onward, the SIM tray is located on the right edge of the device. All that's left to do now is to put your new SIM card in the tray and slide it back into your phone.