Gaaaaaah! It never fails. Whenever I am about to buy something on the pricey side, I constantly debate pros-cons in my head and usually talk myself out of it. So please help me. Thank you for taking the time to read my email! Crazy Indecisive JB. Dear Crazy Indecisive JB, This is a great question. But the answer depends on several factors, including on which carrier network you plan to use the new device and what features and flexibility you value most. For instance, do you need an unlocked device that gets all the latest software updates right when they're released? Or would you rather pay less upfront for the phone that locks you into a two-year contract with a carrier, but also gives you some nifty features only offered by Samsung even though you may not get timely Android updates?.
And if neither AT&T nor T-Mobile provide you adequate service where you live and work, then getting the unlocked Nexus-version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 isn't even an option for you, If that's the case, you could get the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Let's translucent co-molded case for for iphone 6/6s assume you are able to get adequate service from both AT&T and T-Mobile, Then you have to decide which one you prefer, AT&T offers a larger nationwide network than T-Mobile, which typically has good coverage in urban areas, but spotty coverage in suburban and rural regions, T-Mobile, however, offers lower cost services..
Figuring out which of these two carriers you will use for your service is important. Why? The reason comes down to device cost. AT&T is offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $200 with a two-year contract. Google is offering the Nexus version of the Galaxy S4 for $650. That's a difference of $450. Meanwhile, T-Mobile doesn't offer a device subsidy. All new subscribers must pay full price for their smartphones. The company does offer financing, and qualified subscribers can put a $150 down payment on the device and pay $20 a month for 24 months to pay off the cost of the device. In total, the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S4 will cost $630.
By contrast, T-Mobile doesn't offer a subsidy at all, so there is a greater incentive to bring the lowest cost device you can get your hands on to the network, But because the cost difference between the Nexus version of the Galaxy S4 and the T-Mobile version are so close, it makes sense to look more closely at the pros and cons of each version of the device, Galaxy S4 vs, Galaxy S4, so to speak Let's start analyzing your options by answering a couple of basic translucent co-molded case for for iphone 6/6s questions, What does it mean to have an unlocked smartphone? And what is special about the "pure" Google experience for a smartphone?..
What's it mean to have an unlocked smartphone? An unlocked phone means that it doesn't have the software "lock" put on it by a wireless carrier. Generally, these unlocked phones support GSM technology, which means that they you can switch carriers simply by swapping out the SIM card and replacing it with another carrier's SIM. If you travel overseas and you expect to use local phone service when you do, then having an unlocked phone is a good idea. Also, if you think you want the flexibility to change wireless carriers without being forced to buy a new device, then an unlocked phone is a good idea.