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Verizon adds $20 fee to all smartphone upgrades

Verizon will soon start charging a $ 20 fee for anyone upgrading their smartphone with pretty much no loopholes to get out of it. Yes, a carrier is introducing a new fee without much explanation and customers are forced to deal with it. Shocking, I know. The new fee goes into effect April 4. Verizon currently […]

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Netflix admits to throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon

AT&T and Verizon usually get all the blame when it comes to throttling mobile data speeds, but in the case of Netflix, the service has revealed that it is to blame for lowering the video quality on mobile streaming videos. Netflix says it has been limiting video speaks on AT&T, Verizon, and most other wireless […]

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Verizon will test free “sponsored” data soon

Verizon is planning to bring free sponsored data to the masses according to a scoop from Re/code which found out the testimg phase is just days away. In an interview with the site, Verizon VP Marni Walden revealed the network is working with a few partners during the testing phase and intends to make the […]

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Verizon customers to get Wi-Fi calling on iPhone and Android starting next week

If you’re a Verizon customer who wants to be able to make Wi-Fi calls on your Android or iPhone like your brethren over at Ma Bell, you’ll soon be able to. But if you’re on an iPhone, you’ll have to wait until 2016. Verizon announced it will launch Wi-Fi Calling on the Samsung Galaxy S6 […]

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Verizon creates a working iPhone in ‘Minecraft’

We’ve seen so-called ‘working’ iPhones created in Minecraft before, but they pale in comparison to this one, created by Verizon: it’s a towering, skyscraper-sized smartphone that allows you to make video calls, and even browse the web! Minecraft allows you to create a lot of computer-like things, through use of the game’s programming blocks, called […]

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Verizon to begin field testing its super speedy 5G network in 2016

Verizon has confirmed plans to begin testing the first super speedy 5G network in the U.S. next year. Its new service will have 50 times the throughput of existing 4G LTE networks, and Verizon is working with a number of partners, including Samsung, to accelerate its development. “By nearly all accounts, 5G technology should be introduced […]

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Why Verizon killing subsidized phones is good for Apple

Verizon Wireless announced today that it’s killing subsidized phones for good, and will streamline its data offerings to just four plans. New subscribers will no longer have the option to get their iPhone subsidized when signing up for two-year contract, starting on August 13th. In order to get a new iPhone on Verizon, you’ll now have […]

T-Mobile outdoes Verizon with new family deal

T-Mobile introduced a new family plan that’s directly targeting Verizon Wireless and isn’t shying away from it. The new plan, which offers 10GB of 4G LTE data to each family member plus unlimited talk and text starting at $ 100 per… Read more ›

Verizon snaps up AOL for a cool $4.4 billion

Mobile giant Verizon has announced that it will acquire the former media kingpin AOL in an all-cash deal worth $ 4.4 billion. Although AOL is virtually an afterthought these days, Verizon has said that it will use the deal to help… Read more ›

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus finally allow for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon

One of the cons of owning a smartphone on Verizon has been the inability to make a call and use data at the same time. The old restriction is finally going away with the introduction of Voice over LTE (VoLTE)… Read more ›