Though the ZTE ZMax has some design flaws, they're minor enough to overlook if you want an incredibly inexpensive phablet off-contract.
The Personal CellSpot is an all-around excellent home Wi-Fi router with no monthly fees that also works very well with Wi-Fi calling.
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The T-Mobile 768 is a good option for those with modest needs and budgets, but don't expect anything more than making calls.
Though it doesn't have LTE and takes unimpressive photos, the LG Optimus L90 remains a worthy midrange contender that you should look at if you're on a budget.
Fans of messaging phones will appreciate that the reasonably-priced Optimus F3Q carries out the basics without breaking a sweat. Its unfortunately scant on-board storage is not a deal-breaker.
Both carriers have similar programs that allow customers to carry unused data from one month to the next, but it's not as simple as it sounds. This is how these rollover data plans really work.
In a segment on his show, sponsored by T-Mobile US, Colbert suggests that its phones be inserted up rear ends to alleviate constipation. Now that's a product endorsement.
Though it still lags in overall number of subscribers, the carrier beat rivals last quarter in terms of gaining new customers and keeping old ones, according to a research firm.
Even if you're on a tight budget, you should skip Alcatel's One Touch Fierce in favor of a better prepaid phone.
CNET's Dan Graziano explains the difference between T-Mobile and AT&T's rollover data programs.