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.
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 →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Awesome news, Android fans: You’ll be able to preorder Samsung’s red-hot new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones from Verizon starting on April 1st. Verizon announced the official preorder dates on its Twitter feed, although it sadly hasn’t yet given out pricing information on what the devices will cost with or without a contract. More →
Many reports have claimed that Verizon is preparing to launch the Nexus 6, and the carrier has all but confirmed that plans are in motion by releasing late on Thursday a promo video on YouTube called “Nexus 6 | Demo | Verizon Wireless.” That video is now private, but the cat is out of the bag, and an announcement is probably pending — Phandroid has learned even more details about the phablet’s launch. More →
Verizon predictably lashed out against the FCC’s big net neutrality vote on Thursday, which isn’t too surprising since a lot of telecom and cable companies were unhappy with the result. However, Verizon more than any other company should take a good long look in the mirror if it wants to find someone to blame for the FCC’s decision to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. After all, it was Verizon’s decision to sue the FCC over its previous regulations that made this possible in the first place. More →
Your wireless carrier will probably tempt you with the offer of a cheap smartphone the next time your wireless contract expires. As The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern explains, however, you shouldn’t even think about taking them up on it. More →
Last week, legislation from the U.S. government requiring carriers to unlock their customers’ phones went into effect. There are still some restrictions, but unlocking your phone should be easier than ever before. Unfortunately, only one of the four major carriers is actually abiding by all of the requirements a week after the new rules were set in place. More →