Droid Turbo Release Date

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

Motorola has been through a lot over the past few years as it struggled to find its place in a world after flip phones. The company’s future looked promising as it helped put Android on the map with Verizon’s original Droid, but then Samsung began throwing billions of dollars into marketing its own Android phones and Motorola was basically buried in the process. Following a sale to Google… and then another sale to Lenovo, Motorola appears to have finally hit its stride with impressive entry-level phones like the new Moto G and incredible flagship devices like the brand new Moto X.

But Motorola isn’t done just yet. More →

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Netflix Verizon Streaming Increase Jump

It’s about time: Verizon’s Netflix streaming is finally getting faster after payouts

By on October 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

It’s about time: Verizon’s Netflix streaming is finally getting faster after payouts

On Monday, Netflix updated its ISP-shaming speed index, and it revealed the average streaming speeds for Verizon FiOS, which rose 31.5% last month to 3.17 Mbps during peak hours, up from 2.41 Mbps in August.

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Why Are There Data Caps

Wireless data caps are a massive crock, and carriers know it

By on October 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Wireless data caps are a massive crock, and carriers know it

Pretty much everyone hates wireless data caps, particularly the ones that get you slapped with huge overage fees for going over them. However, Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin has taken a look at some of the recent changes that carriers have implemented to their wireless data cap policies and has concluded that they never needed to implement such strict caps on their customers in the first place. More →

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Verizon Redbox Instant Vs. Netflix

Verizon’s attempt to compete with Netflix ends in hilarious failure

By on October 6, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Verizon’s attempt to compete with Netflix ends in hilarious failure

Remember Redbox Instant, Verizon’s video streaming service that was created to compete with Netflix? Personally, we’d completely forgotten about it until this morning when we stumbled across a piece from Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin that reported Verizon is shutting down Redbox Instant after a year and a half of hilarious failure. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs

Nexus 6 leak spills new details

By on October 3, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Nexus 6 leak spills new details

Google is getting ready to unveil a new Nexus handset this fall, a huge 6-inch Nexus 6 smartphone that is supposed to launch once Android L is ready for its commercial release. Interestingly, in addition to selling directly from the Google’s Play Store, the Nexus 6 may also be stocked by certain carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, which didn’t sell any of the most recent Nexus smartphones. More →

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Verizon Sprint Data Plans Pricing Promotion

Verizon and Sprint follow AT&T’s lead with new double data offers

By on October 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Verizon and Sprint follow AT&T’s lead with new double data offers

Over the weekend, AT&T announced a data plan promotion which would allow customers to sign up for double the data at the same price as their current plans. Not to be outdone, both Verizon and Sprint announced their own promotions on Wednesday for customers on MORE Everything plans and Family Share Pack plans, respectively. More →

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Verizon Unlimited Data Throttling

Verizon cancels plans to throttle subscribers with unlimited data

By on October 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM.

Verizon cancels plans to throttle subscribers with unlimited data

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday announced that it is cancelling plans to throttle subscribers with grandfathered unlimited data plans. Back in July, the nation’s top carrier had said it would being slowing data speeds for the top 5% of data users in congested areas, and the new policy was set to go into effect on October 1st. According to a statement released on Wednesday afternoon — the same day throttling was set to begin — Verizon will no longer take any measures to limit data speeds. More →

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Verizon HD Voice Video Calling

Verizon starts turning on HD Voice and Video Calling just in time for the iPhone 6

By on September 15, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Verizon starts turning on HD Voice and Video Calling just in time for the iPhone 6

If you were one of the millions of people who preordered the iPhone 6 last week, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll soon be able to take advantage of another cool feature if you’re also a Verizon subscriber. Verizon announced on Monday that it’s started offering its Advanced Calling 1.0 feature across its entire network for select smartphones, which should provide a significant boost to both voice and video calling quality. More →

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Verizon iPhone 6 Upgrade

Verizon will let you upgrade to an iPhone 6 up to two months early

By on September 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM.

Verizon will let you upgrade to an iPhone 6 up to two months early

For the early adopters among us who can’t wait to get our hands on the latest technology, two-year contracts can be endlessly frustrating. It’s even worse when you miss a new release by a month, or even a few weeks, but Verizon feels your pain as the iPhone 6 begins to ship to customers all around the world. In order to alleviate some of that pain, Verizon is allowing anyone with an upgrade date on or before November 15th to upgrade to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus starting this Monday. More →

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Verizon Internet Pay TV Service 2015

Cord cutters’ unlikely new ally: Verizon?

By on September 11, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Cord cutters’ unlikely new ally: Verizon?

Verizon has famously gotten into multiple spats with Netflix but the telecom giant might soon find itself in the middle of peering disputes of its own with incumbent ISPs. Deadline Hollywood reports that Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said on Thursday that his company is working to get an Internet pay television service up and running sometime in 2015 that will include the four major TV networks plus other “custom channels.” The big news, however, is that McAdam also made arguments about the future of TV that will make bundle-loving cable executives’ hearts seize. More →

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Verizon FCC Customer Privacy Fine

Verizon pays $7.4 million fine for violating customers’ privacy

By on September 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Verizon pays $7.4 million fine for violating customers’ privacy

Verizon for years violated its customers’ privacy by using their personal information to market them services without giving them the option to opt out… and it will only cost the company $7.4 million. More →

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BlackBerry Verizon Upgrade Offers

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

By on August 27, 2014 at 4:56 PM.

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

BlackBerry hasn’t had too much luck with its recovery efforts over the past several months, but there are still plenty of businesses that depend on the Canadian company’s devices and services in order to function. As BlackBerry struggles to regain momentum in the smartphone market, it is looking for ways to hold on to its existing clients, which is why a partnership with Verizon could be huge for enterprise customers. More →

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Galaxy S5 Price

You can now buy the best flagship phone Samsung has ever made for just $79

By on August 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

You can now buy the best flagship phone Samsung has ever made for just $79

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 might not be the most exciting smartphone the world has ever seen, but it’s still easily the best flagship phone Samsung has ever made. It has a gorgeous full HD display, a lightning-fast processor, a shockingly good camera and plenty more that make the Galaxy S5 one of the most capable handsets to date. Sales haven’t been terribly impressive and Samsung’s stock is down more than 12.5% over the past 3 months as a result, but that certainly doesn’t make the device any less appealing to smartphone buyers — and if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, now is the perfect time to consider the S5. More →

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