Last week we told you that Verizon would be selling the iPhone 5 for 50% off later this month. The promotion has now begun, and the iPhone 5 is being offered for $ 99 with a carrier contract instead of the normal $ 199 retail price.
But there’s a catch that severely limits eligibility.
Verizon toldÂ Gotta Be Mobile that this deal will only be offered to select customers who areÂ â€œidentified as being [Read More...]
If you’re in the market for an iPhone 5, this is intriguing: Twitter user evleaks, who has good sources on upcoming Android devices and carrier deals, is saying that Verizon will start offering the iPhone 5 for $ 100 off starting in the middle of this month. That means that instead of paying $ 199 upfront for a 16GB iPhone 5 on two year contract, it would only cost $ 99. Not [Read More...]
It might *look* like Android is winning, but they’re really not.
Benedict Evans, a tech and telecom analysis firm in London, compiled some stats from the last couple of years for US smartphone sales from both AT&T and Verizon. They found three interesting things in the data.
One, Android isn’t growing at all in the US at the two big carriers, showing [Read More...]
Here’s an interesting tidbit for you: even as Apple’s stock price has plunged below $ 400 as twitchy Wall Street investors panic upon rumors that iPhone and iPad demand has slowed, Verizon Wireless has reported that they activated 4 million iPhones in the last quarter. That’s 500,000 more than was estimated, an 84% increase year-over-year in iPhones activated: overall, it means that almost 56% of all phones Verizon sold last quarter were [Read More...]
Even as companies like T-Mobile try to loosen the restrictions and obligations you sign up for when you get an iPhone, Verizon is tightening them up. The nation’s largest wireless carrier has just announced that they are ending their early upgrade eligibility program, which allowed customers on a two-year contract to upgrade their devices every twenty months. Instead, you’ll have to wait until your contract expires.
The announcement was made in [Read More...]
Not altruism: this is why Verizon wanted LTE on the iPhone.
Speaking at a conference for the National Association of Broadcasters conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam mentioned that he had talked to Steve Jobs about the power of LTE in a meeting with the late Apple CEO. McAdam said that he spent some time trying to convince Jobs to add an LTE [Read More...]
Siri wasn’t always baked into iOS. It started out as a standalone iPhone app that launched in the App Store almost three years ago. Three weeks after it went live to the public, Apple showed interest. Siri was bought by Apple a few weeks later for hundreds of millions of dollars. The personal assistant was then reborn in the iPhone 4S in October 2011.
Many don’t know the fascinating history [Read More...]
Verizon has today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012, which has been its best yet in terms of subscriber growth. The company added 2.1 million new customers during the three-month period, bringing its total number of subscribers up to 98.2 million, with 58% of those customers using a smartphone.
Verizon’s fourth quarter consolidated revenues totaled $ 30 billion for the first time, but the carrier still recorded a [Read More...]