Lock Your Phone. Discourage Bad Guys!

Lock your phone. It's quick and simple. Read this post, then invest the five minutes it takes to do it. OK, I understand. This seems to directly contradict our last post, but it doesn't, actually. Last time we were talking about Carrier locks, which prevent your phone from being used on other Carriers' networks. This time [...]

By |2018-08-15T12:53:17+00:00August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lock Your Phone. Discourage Bad Guys!

Unlock Your Phone. Unlock Its Value!

Unlock your phone. It's quick and simple. Read this post, then invest the ten minutes it takes to do it. Cell phone locking is one of the least understood and most anti-competitive practices around. Locking is done to ensure that a phone can be used on only one carrier's network. One very negative effect of [...]

By |2018-05-04T16:00:20+00:00May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unlock Your Phone. Unlock Its Value!

Better iPhone Performance? Get in Line. Or Not!

Apple Gets Bitten Tell me it ain’t so Apple. Throttling the device I own due to “battery issues”? Apple recently confirmed what iPhone users have long suspected: older generation phones experience a significant decrease in performance when upgraded to newer Operating System versions. Things aren't always as they appear on the surface, however, and Apple's intentions might [...]

By |2018-05-04T16:04:09+00:00January 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Better iPhone Performance? Get in Line. Or Not!

Smarter Business Buying and Selling Used Smartphones

At Cellbie, we think it’s time to Free the Phones! Deloitte Global has tabled some stats and predictions that support the burgeoning market for used smartphones by 2020 and beyond. Businesses and consumers deserve a trusted and efficient marketplace provided by Cellbie. The recent Deloitte study predicts that at least 10 percent of premium smartphones [...]

By |2017-10-15T13:31:25+00:00October 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Smarter Business Buying and Selling Used Smartphones

Free the Phones!

While toiling diligently in the back rooms of the wireless industry, we learned an interesting thing. Most people who sign a service contract with a mobility provider don’t realize that at the end of the term (typically two years) their phone could have substantial residual value. A startling percentage of us just excitedly pick out [...]

By |2017-05-11T12:46:17+00:00May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free the Phones!