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Best phones not sold by US carriers (and how to get them)

Best phones not sold by US carriers (and how to get them)

These are all amazing phones that, for whatever reason, the Big Four -- Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile -- don't carry in the US. But you can still buy them unlocked, usually direct from the manufacturer or a retailer, and they'll still work with GSM networks. You just need to check 2G/3G/4G compatibility with your carrier.

March 11, 2019 by

Tech that stole our heart or broke it

Tech that stole our heart or broke it

With Valentine's Day around the corner, ZDNet's contributors and editors were reminded of all the technology they were infatuated with, either in their past or present, as well as anything that might've left them bitter and broken-hearted.

February 12, 2019 by

MWC: The best and worst of the past five years

MWC: The best and worst of the past five years

Mobile World Congress is the premier trade show for mobile hardware, software, accessories and services. We regularly see new smartphones and wearables, some good and some bad, so let's take a glance at the past five years.

January 23, 2019 by

South Korea 5G rollout faces delays

South Korea will likely delay the rollout of 5G networks that was initially planned for this month due to delays in setting the right pricing plan, and smartphone makers and telcos struggling to meet the schedule.

March 11, 2019

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