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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Verizon Moto X+1 Leaked Images

This is the Moto X+1

By on August 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This is the Moto X+1

Motorola is reportedly going to launch up to eight devices this year, including the company’s upcoming flagship that will be known as the Moto X+1. While we’ve seen plenty of purported leaked pics of the X+1 in the past, the best Moto X+1 leak came on Thursday from @evleaks, who posted it as a retirement gift from his leaking career. More →

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Verizon App Store Vs. Google Play

Why can’t carriers just accept we want them to be ‘dumb pipes?’

By on August 20, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Why can’t carriers just accept we want them to be ‘dumb pipes?’

I’ve been a Verizon subscriber for years now, even though I’ve long suspected that they don’t think much of their customers’ intelligence. However, when I read today that Verizon is thinking of actually trying to create a rival app store to compete with Google Play, I realized that Verizon doesn’t just think we’re stupid, it thinks we’re the kid who made himself sick in kindergarden every day by gorging himself on paste. More →

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Verizon Mobile App Store

Verizon still thinks you’re stupid

By on August 20, 2014 at 11:57 AM.

Verizon still thinks you’re stupid

One of the most difficult parts of getting a new phone is deciding which of the preinstalled bloatware apps might actually serve a purpose at some point in the future and which of the apps to delete. Android is most notorious for this practice, but we all have software on our phones that doesn’t belong there, which makes this report from The Information all the more baffling. More →

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Verizon Moto X+1 Release Date

Motorola’s next Moto X phone already has a rumored launch date for Verizon

By on August 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Motorola’s next Moto X phone already has a rumored launch date for Verizon

Motorola is not ready to say anything about the Moto X+1, its next-gen Moto X version that has only appeared in various leaks so far. However, Droid-Life has now learned from some of its sources that Verizon is “currently expecting the new Moto X by September 25th.” More →

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Verizon Unlimited Data Throttling

FCC chief slams Verizon’s lame excuse for throttling your supposedly ‘unlimited’ data

By on August 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

FCC chief slams Verizon’s lame excuse for throttling your supposedly ‘unlimited’ data

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is not impressed with Verizon’s reason for throttling users’ LTE data speeds even though they supposedly have grandfathered “unlimited” data plans. Per The Hill, Wheeler ripped into Verizon’s response from earlier this week in which the carrier said that it was justified in throttling customers’ “unlimited” data because, hey, everyone other carrier is doing the same thing. More →

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Verizon Two-Year Contracts

Verizon thinks you’re stupid

By on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Verizon thinks you’re stupid

Although T-Mobile’s assorted “Uncarrier” moves have done a lot to undermine the wireless industry’s traditional two-year contract business model, Verizon still thinks two-year contracts are a wonderful thing, mostly because they’re guaranteed revenue for a fixed period of time. Because of this, it’s not surprising to see Verizon is doing its best to keep the two-year contract model alive by shamelessly trying to convince users that signing a two-year deal is in their best interests. However, Droid Life points us to a new Verizon promotion that really takes things to a whole new level of stupid. More →

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