Verizon 5G: Specifications

Verizon’s 5G wireless will be Google Fiber in your pocket

By on July 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Verizon’s 5G wireless will be Google Fiber in your pocket

Large parts of this country are still languishing with cable internet speeds that give them 10 megabits down. So it’s equal parts absurd and awesome that Verizon is actively making plans to bring gigabit speeds — 100 times faster than cheap cable internet — to cellphones nationwide.

The announcement of gigabit speeds came as part of a wider Verizon announcement of its plans for 5G. The next gen of wireless technology is still some way off — the FCC only recently outlined the regulatory framework — but mobile carriers are already rushing to be the first players in the next big thing.

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Verizon Raises Prices Plans

Verizon confirms plans to raise prices by up to $10 per month

By on July 6, 2016 at 1:34 PM.

Verizon confirms plans to raise prices by up to $10 per month

As reported earlier this week, Verizon has confirmed that it will be raising prices for its wireless customers by $5 to $10 per month, depending on the size of the plan.

It’s not all bad news though, as the carrier has also announced that customers will be able to carry unused data over to the following month and will have to option to pay $5 for a Safety Mode feature which will slow data speeds in order to help customers stay under their monthly limits.

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Verizon Data Plans

Verizon, America’s most expensive carrier, is about to get even more expensive

By on July 5, 2016 at 8:42 AM.

Verizon, America’s most expensive carrier, is about to get even more expensive

Verizon has long been the nation’s most expensive wireless carrier. Why is Verizon so expensive? Because people are willing to pay. The networking giant pulled in $7.9 billion in operating income during the first quarter this year, and it did so on revenue that totaled $32.2 billion. But even as ridiculous as those numbers are, it’s apparently not enough. It’s never enough, is it?

According to a new report, Verizon is getting ready to increase the cost of its wireless plans across the board. More →

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Can You Hear Me Now Sprint

Struggling Sprint takes Verizon’s ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ sloppy seconds

By on June 6, 2016 at 11:40 AM.

Struggling Sprint takes Verizon’s ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ sloppy seconds

On Sunday night, the unthinkable happened.

No, it wasn’t when the Golden State Warriors dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers to the tune of 110-77. And it wasn’t when that crazy thing happened on Game of Thrones (no spoilers). It was when a commercial aired featuring Paul Marcarelli, best known as the “Can you hear me now?” Test Man for Verizon.

But the commercial was for Sprint.

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How To Lower Your Phone And Internet Bills

The magic words you can use to lower your phone and internet bills

By on May 11, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

The magic words you can use to lower your phone and internet bills

Would you like to pay less for your monthly phone and internet bills? Of course you would — but you shouldn’t assume the same tactics for negotiating lower bills will work across all different carriers and ISPs. Expert shopper Kyle James has written a post over at WiseBread that gives you the lowdown on different strategies to use at some of the major ISPs out there including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. More →

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Verizon Free Data

How to get 2GB of free data from Verizon in just a few seconds

By on April 15, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

How to get 2GB of free data from Verizon in just a few seconds

If you’re a Verizon Wireless subscriber, there is a new promotion available until the middle of next month that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of. There’s a whole bunch of great new content hitting Netflix over the next 30 days, and it began this morning when season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was made available in its entirety. Binge watching eats up a whole lot of data though, so you’ll want to do everything you can to stretch your data plan as far as it will go.

As it turns out, there’s a simple way to earn an extra 2GB of data that will only take you a few seconds all together. More →

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HBO Now Game Of Thrones Season 6

How to stream every episode of Game of Thrones season 6 for free

By on April 11, 2016 at 10:54 AM.

How to stream every episode of Game of Thrones season 6 for free

HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones is set to return with new episodes in less than two weeks. Can you believe it? The first episode of season 6 premieres on April 24th at 9:00 p.m. EDT, and it’s set to be one of the most widely watched premieres in history — which is fairly impressive when you consider the fact that HBO is a premium channel. Of course, you can still watch the premiere episode of Game of Thrones season 6 for free by signing up for a free trial of HBO Now, the network’s online-only streaming service that doesn’t even require a pay TV subscription. Everyone knows that.

What you might not know, however, is that there’s a perfectly legal way to stream each and every episode of Game of Thrones season 6 as soon as they air. More →

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Verizon $20 Smartphone Upgrade Fee

Starting next week, Verizon will charge a $20 fee for smartphone upgrades

By on March 31, 2016 at 12:45 PM.

Starting next week, Verizon will charge a $20 fee for smartphone upgrades

Verizon is about to make its customers very unhappy.

MacRumors obtained a memo on Thursday that outlines plans for a new $20 upgrade fee the carrier is expected to introduce next week. According to the memo, Verizon will add a new $20 flat rate fee for any smartphone upgrade on a device payment plan or purchased at full retail price. More →

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T-Mobile Vs AT&T Verizon Customer Complaints

T-Mobile unleashes its most ambitious plan to troll AT&T and Verizon yet

By on March 28, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

T-Mobile unleashes its most ambitious plan to troll AT&T and Verizon yet

If there’s one thing T-Mobile loves to do, it’s trolling rivals. Whether this trolling comes in the form of Twitter feuds with rival CEOs or silly skywriting stunts, T-Mobile just can’t help ridiculing its rivals in ways that are equal parts amusing and juvenile. The “Un-carrier” is at it again this week and is pledging bombard AT&T and Verizon with graffiti of customer complaints that will be written outside their stores with magenta chalk. More →

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Netflix AT&T Verizon Video Throttling

Netflix’s throttling was wrong, but don’t let AT&T and Verizon off the hook

By on March 25, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Netflix’s throttling was wrong, but don’t let AT&T and Verizon off the hook

Let’s get this out of the way: Netflix should not intentionally degrade the quality of its videos for subscribers who use Verizon and AT&T, especially if Netflix is not being transparent about what it’s really doing.

In case you haven’t heard, Netflix has been limiting video streams over AT&T and Verizon’s mobile networks to just 600 kilobits per second, which is the kind of speed you expect from a 3G connection and not a 4G connection. This slow delivery rate ensures that the picture quality on the video is far below what you’re used to getting when you watch Netflix over your home Internet connection, and Netflix should have at least told its customers up front about how it slowed down their streaming rates on purpose.

That said, let’s not let AT&T and Verizon off the hook. More →

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Netflix Throttling Video AT&T Verizon

It’s Netflix that’s throttling your video, not AT&T or Verizon

By on March 25, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

It’s Netflix that’s throttling your video, not AT&T or Verizon

It turns out that neither AT&T nor Verizon are throttling Netflix videos, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere suggested last week. If you’re an AT&T or Verizon subscriber, you will indeed get worse Netflix streaming than others, but that’s because Netflix applies the throttling, not the carriers. More →

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Verizon FiOS Double Data Promotion

Live in the Northeast? Verizon will double your mobile data if you sign up for FiOS

By on March 15, 2016 at 6:50 PM.

Live in the Northeast? Verizon will double your mobile data if you sign up for FiOS

If there were ever a time to consider dumping your ISP in favor of Verizon’s FiOS service, this might be it. According to FierceWireless, Verizon is running a limited-time promotion in the Northeastern United States that will give customers a chance to double their mobile data allotment when they sign up for FiOS. More →

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Verizon Vs ATT Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon is desperate to convince us that unlimited data plans are dead

By on March 9, 2016 at 11:15 PM.

Verizon is desperate to convince us that unlimited data plans are dead

With even AT&T bringing back unlimited data plans on a limited basis, does this mean Verizon will soon cave and bring back unlimited data plans in some form? Sadly, you shouldn’t count on it. Via DSLReports, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo told attendees at an investor conference this week that there is no way his company will ever offer unlimited plans again because the economics of unlimited data just don’t work. More →

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