Results: unlocked phones rule

Yesterday, Huawei lamented the loss of an AT&T deal, which meant the Mate 10 Pro would be launching in the USA without any carrier backing. Anyone that wants it will have to go to a tech store and cough up the full $799 price, or at least get a payment plan that’s not stuffed with carrier-provided perks and discounts.

Anyway, that got us thinking — how much do a smartphone’s sales get hurt if said device is not sold by any carrier? Surely, that puts a dent in shipments, but is it a huge one? We thought we’d ask.

So, poll results are in and, apparently, 95% of voters would have …


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