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5G may spur the return of smartphones locked to specific carriers

1 day ago   |   By Digital Trends

5G is set to bring faster speeds and higher data caps to our smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, those smartphones and tablets may be locked to the carrier they are originally purchased from.
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AT&T expects 5G to bring back carrier-locked smartphones

AT&T expects 5G to bring back carrier-locked smartphones

2 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

5G networks are expected to bring a whole host of benefits such as faster speeds and much higher network capacities. But according to AT&T's VP of radio networks and device, Gordon Mansfield, some unfortunate setbacks will also arrive.
For years now, US consumers have become accustomed to owning carrier-transferable 4G LTE smartphones - this removes the need to purchase a new device every time you switch carriers. But with the next-generation technology, this liberty may be taken away from consumers. As expected, not all carriers will be relying on the same frequency bands initially ...
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