1. ikissfutebol's Avatar
    I have a Moto G6 unlocked on Cricket (so US-based). I understand Moto doesn't have the best track record with updates to begin with. I am in the market for a new phone now and will likely change services as there are days where I do not get any reception in the basement anymore. This never used to be the case with the same phone in the same basement.

    So my multi-layered question is this - What carrier, likely an MVNO since I have very low data needs, has the best track record of releasing OS updates, firmware/device patches, and security patches to unlocked devices? As the second layer to this, which ones offer wifi calling for unlocked devices as well?

    I am currently on the $30/month Cricket plan. My wife will more than likely join me some place in May after her employer stopped their reimbursement program mid-contract. So that is something else for me to consider is if there is a 2-person pricing discount. My wife is a big time iPhone fan so I don't think she should be impacted by any carrier at this point. I don't know if all ATT-based MVNOs would be nixed if they allowed wifi calling on my next device - either a Nokia 6.3 or a Pixel 4a, if I splurge. We have a mesh home network and the basement has full wifi strength all over.

    Thank you 3,000!
    09-03-2020 12:49 PM
  2. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Only carrier branded phones get updates from the carrier, an unlocked phone gets them direct from the manufacturer.
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    09-03-2020 01:10 PM
  3. ikissfutebol's Avatar
    So they cannot block them at all?? That is terrible news for Moto then. Wow. Thank you
    09-03-2020 01:33 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    On my Google pixel 4xl unlock model gets update by which Sim (carrier) in the phone.
    Same with my unlock model Samsung. Only one that I haven't seen carrier mess with updates is my one plus yet.
    09-03-2020 01:45 PM

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