Fastest LTE Network America

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

By on February 2, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

Verizon has long been thought of as the nation’s broadest network, with coverage that always seems to stretch to areas where other networks don’t. AT&T is no stranger to vast network coverage either, and T-Mobile constantly touts the improvements made recently to its always-expanding 4G LTE network in TV commercials. Meanwhile Sprint continues to build out its network as well, still recovering from the WiMax mistake it made early on.

With all of this 4G coverage all over the country, one question still remains: Which carrier has the fastest 4G LTE network? More →

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Verizon 5G

Verizon says it will be the first U.S. carrier to deliver 5G speeds

By on January 22, 2016 at 10:22 PM.

Verizon says it will be the first U.S. carrier to deliver 5G speeds

If you thought the leap from 3G to 4G LTE was a nice bump, just wait until 5G rolls out in just a few years. When that happens, imagine a mobile world where you can download data at a blistering 20 gigabits per second, fast enough to download HD movies in a span of seconds.

With 5G networks not slated to roll out until 2020, we still have a ways to go before we can enjoy futuristic transfer speeds on our mobile devices. Nonetheless, Verizon is already trying to stake its claim as the 5G mobile king, recently proclaiming that they’re going to be the first U.S.-based carrier to support the standard.

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Verizon Net Neutrality

Verizon, one of net neutrality’s biggest foes, says it’s ready to test sponsored data

By on January 19, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Verizon, one of net neutrality’s biggest foes, says it’s ready to test sponsored data

Of all the companies that have opposed net neutrality over the years, Verizon is likely the most outspoken and shameless among them. As consumers fought to support guidelines that would ensure a level playing field on the web, Verizon spent big money lobbying against net neutrality for fear that it might eat into the company’s bottom line. Then, in an ironic twist, the Federal Communications Commission ended up green-lighting net neutrality rules that were even more consumer friendly than the ones Verizon spent the most time and energy lobbying against.

We all knew that the new rules wouldn’t stop Verizon from finding and taking advantage of loopholes in the new net neutrality laws though, and now the company has confirmed that it’s ready to give net neutrality a nice big slap in the face. More →

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Verizon Vs. T-Mobile No Regrets Promotion

Verizon makes a bold new move to win you back from T-Mobile

By on December 28, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Verizon makes a bold new move to win you back from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has been absolutely torching wireless rivals over the last couple of years but Verizon isn’t about to take it laying down anymore. Verizon on Monday unveiled a new “no regrets” promotion where it will give you up to $650 so you can pay off either the rest of your wireless contract or the remaining device payments you owe to your current carrier. More →

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Verizon Sprint Cramming Charges Refund Deadline

You only have one week left to claim ‘cramming’ refunds from Verizon and Sprint

By on December 24, 2015 at 9:13 AM.

You only have one week left to claim ‘cramming’ refunds from Verizon and Sprint

Did you get overcharged by Sprint or Verizon for subscription services that you never signed up for and never used? If so then you should know that you have only a week left to reclaim the money that’s rightfully yours. If you’ve been hit with “cramming” fees by Verizon and Sprint, the deadline to get your money back is coming up on December 31st. After that, you’ll lose the opportunity to make a claim for refunds. More →

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Verizon Net Neutrality Violation

Verizon, longtime enemy of net neutrality, may soon exempt its video app from data caps

By on December 24, 2015 at 8:42 AM.

Verizon, longtime enemy of net neutrality, may soon exempt its video app from data caps

Verizon has spent a tremendous amount of money and other resources over the years lobbying against net neutrality. It should be no surprise then that the carrier will reportedly soon follow the lead of rivals T-Mobile and Comcast, which have recently begun casting the spirit and letter of net neutrality laws aside in launching programs that give preferential treatment to some Web services by allowing them to stream music and videos that do not count against users’ data caps.

T-Mobile does it with “Binge On,” Comcast does it with its own video service “Stream TV,” and now it looks like Verizon will soon do it with its Go90 video app and any other service partners willing to cough up some cash. More →

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T-Mobile Verizon Offer

T-Mobile goes after Verizon subscribers with new Un-carrier promo

By on December 10, 2015 at 10:03 AM.

T-Mobile goes after Verizon subscribers with new Un-carrier promo

If you’re a Verizon Wireless subscriber, you clearly don’t mind paying a premium for the comfort of knowing your carrier offers coverage just about everywhere in the country you could possibly want to go. After all, Verizon customers’ average cell phone bills are higher than they are at any other carrier in the United States. But in the back of your mind, you know that rival carriers have much better coverage than they did a few years ago, and every now and then you wonder if you should switch and save some money.

T-Mobile hopes that it’s latest “Un-carrier” promotion, which is aimed exclusively at Verizon customers, is good enough to push you over the edge. More →

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Opinions
Verizon Sponsored Data Plans Net Neutrality

Verizon is about to ruin the Internet

By on December 9, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

Verizon is about to ruin the Internet

One thing that’s traditionally been great about the Internet is the way anyone with a great idea and good business sense can launch an app or a service that can disrupt incumbent businesses practically overnight. This model has served us well over the years but Verizon doesn’t think it’s good enough anymore since it’s not making Verizon enough money. As Re/code reports, Verizon is going to start rolling out its own “sponsored data” program next year in which companies can pay money to have their data not count against customers’ monthly data limits. More →

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TV
Cord Cutting Options

Verizon exec in charge of FiOS TV confesses that she cut the cord

By on December 9, 2015 at 8:51 AM.

Verizon exec in charge of FiOS TV confesses that she cut the cord

When the executive in charge of your pay TV product admits publicly that she no longer pays for TV, it’s probably time to accept the fact that cable’s best days are behind it. While larger pay TV providers like Comcast and Time Warner Cable continue their attempts to lure cord cutters back to pay TV bundles, Verizon’s top FiOS brass appear ready and willing to embrace the future. Either that, or director of FiOS TV Maitreyi Krishnaswamy had a momentary lapse last week when she admitted publicly that the cord in her household has been snipped. More →

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Verizon Wi-Fi Calling

Verizon Wi-Fi calling rolling out for Samsung devices this week, iPhone support expected in 2016

By on December 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Verizon Wi-Fi calling rolling out for Samsung devices this week, iPhone support expected in 2016

Just before the weekend hit, Verizon quietly announced that it will finally begin rolling out support for Wi-Fi calling on select Samsung devices — the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge — this coming week. Unfortunately, iPhone users hoping to take advantage of Wi-Fi calling will have to wait a bit longer as the nation’s largest carrier said iOS support is slated to roll out sometime in early 2016.

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Star Wars Google Cardboard Viewers

Verizon is giving customers free Star Wars-themed Google Cardboard VR viewers

By on December 2, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Verizon is giving customers free Star Wars-themed Google Cardboard VR viewers

As 2015 comes to a close, we find ourselves looking ahead to the new year and all the technology it’s sure to bring. At the top of many lists is the virtual reality headset, which is set to enter the mainstream with the launch of the Oculus VR, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR all slated for the first half of next year.

But if you just can’t wait that long (and you happen to be a Verizon customer), there’s a fun alternative available for free over the holiday season. More →

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Verizon Black Friday Full Ad Deals

Verizon’s full Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals revealed: Galaxy S6 and Note 5 sales

By on November 23, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Verizon’s full Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals revealed: Galaxy S6 and Note 5 sales

Looking to score more affordable mobile devices this Black Friday season? Various retailers have already included special deals on smartphones and tablets for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but they’re not the only ones discounting some of the most popular devices this holiday season. Mobile operators will have Black Friday deals in stores for smartphones and tablets, with Verizon having already revealed its promotions for the upcoming sales weekend.

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Verizon Data Plans

How to get 2GB of free data from Verizon right now

By on November 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM.

How to get 2GB of free data from Verizon right now

Our Black Friday 2015 hub is boiling over with great holiday deals that will save you tons of money on everything from electronics and appliances to clothing and more, but now it’s time to shift focus to a deal that won’t cost you a dime. If you’re a Verizon Wireless subscriber with an eligible plan, Verizon will give you 2GB of data for free right now as part of its “Thanksgetting” promotion. More →

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