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Have you every wondered whether your cell phone is living up to its full potential? There are so many special features on each smartphone these days that there may be super useful shortcuts that you don't even know about. Have you ever wondered how to track your phone if you've misplaced it? What about taking a video screen recording on your phone? Or how to unlock your phone that's locked to a network? We'll show you how to to all of this and more in our helpful "How To" guides.

If your questions are more about cell phone plans themselves, then we've got you covered there also. If you're not sure how to pick a cell phone plan, how to translate confusing fine print, how to check how much data you're using, then look no further.

If you need help with something that we haven't covered here, then don't hesitate to contact us.

How to Unlock Your Cell Phone

Did you know that each cell phone carrier has a different policy on phone unlocking? While some carriers like Verizon don't lock phones to their network, other carriers like Boost Mobile and Metro lock your phone and won't unlock it until you've had an account with them for a minimum period of time. Carrier phone unlocking policies are usually hidden and not something that many of us think about when buying a new phone, but it's actually one of the most important things to consider.

Our team of experts have written carrier-specific guides on how to unlock your phone, detailing the specific fine print and eligibility requirements you have to meet. If you don't qualify for a phone unlock from your carrier, unfortunately your only other option would be to pay a third-party company to unlock your phone.

How to Switch Carriers

With cell phone carriers no longer locking us into contracts, switching carriers is easier than ever. If you don't want to buy a new phone, but are over your current carrier, you always have the option of bringing your current phone with you. When you choose this option, it's important that you make sure your phone is unlocked and compatible with your new carrier.

We have various guides detailing exactly what you need to do to switch to a new carrier while bringing your own phone and keeping your current number. Make sure you understand the entire process before canceling your current phone plan.