Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile vs the world, do phone choices and updates limit American freedom?

With the world’s second-largest phone maker Huawei and brands like Sony, HTC or Nokia all but missing in the US carriers’ phone portfolio, it’s not hard to fathom why the popular opinion is that American users have less freedom of choice than carrier subscribers abroad. Not only that, but we also love to complain how the rigorous FCC and carrier testing procedures in the US are holding back timely software updates for our phones.

That’s why we decided to plot the number of models on each major US carrier – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint – against …

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