Verizon Security Vulnerability

Massive Verizon security hole made accessing private customer information a breeze

By on May 13, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

Massive Verizon security hole made accessing private customer information a breeze

Verizon made headlines this week with the surprise $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, but a new report from BuzzFeed reveals that a major security flaw could have made this a much more challenging week for the telecommunications giant.

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Verizon Sprint $158 Million Cramming Settlement

Did Verizon and Sprint hit you with bogus cramming charges? How to get your money back

By on May 12, 2015 at 4:46 PM.

Did Verizon and Sprint hit you with bogus cramming charges? How to get your money back

Like their rivals AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have also agreed pay back their customers who got hit with bogus cramming charges. The Federal Communications Commission announced on Monday that Sprint and Verizon would fork over a combined total of $158 million to settle the matter and most of that money will be going directly back to consumers. More →

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Lyft App

Being a Lyft driver can now lower your Verizon bill

By on May 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Being a Lyft driver can now lower your Verizon bill

Lyft this week announced a new strategic partnership with Verizon that it hopes will give it some added firepower in its ongoing battle against Uber for ridesharing supremacy.

Under the newly formed partnership, Lyft’s mobile app will come pre-installed on select Android smartphones on Verizon. This type of strategy is of course nothing new as carriers have, for years now, gladly littered cellphone homescreens with apps from anyone willing to pay for that level of placement.

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T-Mobile Never Settle for Verizon

Your move, Verizon: T-Mobile targets Verizon subscribers with new daring ‘uncarrier’ move

By on May 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Your move, Verizon: T-Mobile targets Verizon subscribers with new daring ‘uncarrier’ move

T-Mobile is determined to continue stealing customers from its main competitors, and the company early on Tuesday kicked off a brand new campaign that’s targeted specifically at Verizon subscribers. More →

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Verizon Netflix Slow

Verizon caught lying in effort to upgrade customers to more expensive broadband plans

By on May 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Verizon caught lying in effort to upgrade customers to more expensive broadband plans

The idea that an Internet service provider might lie to subscribers in an effort to get them to upgrade to a more expensive broadband plan will shock no one. These companies are notorious for pulling the wool over subscribers’ eyes and maintaining close relationships with regulators, who often turn a blind eye. For example, can you believe that some ISPs are still getting away with charging customers an additional monthly fee to use Wi-Fi in their homes? We’ve even heard cases of customers being charged for Wi-Fi while using their own wireless equipment.

But the latest example of an ISP trying to pull the wool over a customer’s eyes has a hilarious twist: Verizon tried to convince a subscriber that he needed a pricy 75Mbps plan instead of a 50Mbps plan in order to make Netflix smoother. That subscriber, however, turned out to be one of the most widely respected streaming media experts in the country.

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Verizon More Everything Plan

Verizon’s shared data plans are cheap once again on the heels of a rough quarter

By on April 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Verizon’s shared data plans are cheap once again on the heels of a rough quarter

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to sign up for one of Verizon’s shared data plans, the time to act is now. FierceWireless confirmed with Verizon on Friday that the More Everything shared data plan is available at a cheaper promotional pricing for a limited time — 10GB for $80 per month and 15GB for $100 per month.

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ESPN Vs. Verizon FiOS Lawsuit

ESPN has achieved the impossible: It’s made me root for Verizon

By on April 27, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

ESPN has achieved the impossible: It’s made me root for Verizon

Verizon isn’t a company that we normally think of as a champion for consumers. However, it deserves a good deal of credit recently for its bold decision to start offering its FiOS customers slimmer bundles of channels that may or may not include ESPN on them. As Re/code reports, ESPN has now sued Verizon for allegedly violating its agreements to not break up its channels into smaller bundles. While ESPN may very well be in the right legally, I still can’t help but root for Verizon here. More →

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Verizon Vs. Sprint Vs. T-Mobile Prices

Verizon has a message to customers who want lower prices: Go away

By on April 22, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Verizon has a message to customers who want lower prices: Go away

Are you worried about the increasing chunk that your monthly wireless bill is taking out of your budget? Too bad, says Verizon. Per Bloomberg, Verizon CFO Francis Shammo said during Verizon’s quarterly earnings call this week that the company didn’t mind losing customers who want to have lower prices for their mobile voice and data services. In fact, Shammo said Verizon basically wasn’t going to put any effort into keeping them. More →

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Verizon Vs. T-Mobile Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon tries to convince customers they don’t really want unlimited data

By on April 13, 2015 at 10:27 AM.

Verizon tries to convince customers they don’t really want unlimited data

“War is peace.” “Freedom is slavery.” “Ignorance is strength.” And now thanks to Verizon, we have a brand new Orwellian slogan: “Unlimited data plans are limiting.” More →

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Verizon Supercookie Opt Out

You can finally stop Verizon’s supercookies from tracking you – here’s how

By on April 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

You can finally stop Verizon’s supercookies from tracking you – here’s how

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard of Verizon’s “supercookies,” the unstoppable tracking cookies that Verizon uses to track every single unencrypted website you visit on your mobile device, whether you like it or not. After taking a tremendous amount of heat from users and even consumer rights organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Verizon said back in January that it would create a means for users to opt out of its supercookie tracking.

Now, Verizon has finally created three ways for users to opt out of this invasive tracking technique — here’s everything you need to know. More →

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Verizon Video Service Net Neutrality

Verizon is reportedly working on a sneaky plan to undermine net neutrality using data caps

By on April 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Verizon is reportedly working on a sneaky plan to undermine net neutrality using data caps

The Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules ensure that Verizon won’t be able to intentionally slow down competitors’ video streaming services in the name of speeding up its own offerings. However, Verizon has shown itself to be nothing if not creative over the years and a new report from Investor’s Business Daily claims that the carrier is working on a sneaky plan to undermine net neutrality that may not even run afoul of the FCC’s regulations. More →

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Galaxy S6 Verizon Sprint Pricing

Verizon is late to the game again with the Galaxy S6, while Sprint is giving it away for free

By on March 26, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Verizon is late to the game again with the Galaxy S6, while Sprint is giving it away for free

Starting tomorrow, nearly everyone will be able to preorder the highly anticipated Galaxy S6. I say “nearly everyone” because Verizon has revealed that it will not begin offering preorders to its customers until April 1st, 5 days after preorders begin at most of the other major service providers in the United States. More →

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Droid Turbo Sale

My favorite Android phone in the world just had its price slashed by 25%

By on March 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM.

My favorite Android phone in the world just had its price slashed by 25%

HTC’s new One M9 and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones all seem fantastic, and we were thoroughly impressed by each and every one when we previewed them at Mobile World Congress. But if you need a new smartphone right now, unfortunately none of these new phones are available for sale yet.

If you’re a smartphone shopper with an urgent need to upgrade, however, don’t despair — my favorite Android phone on the planet just had its price slashed by 25%. More →

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