Verizon Data Plans

Study finds Verizon is the best in the business at banking on your data plans

By on July 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

Study finds Verizon is the best in the business at banking on your data plans

Over the past few years, the two top wireless carriers in the United States have been working tirelessly to push subscribers away from unlimited data plans and onto capped plans that provide a certain amount of data each month, after which overages are charged. The reasons for the shift are fairly obvious — as more data hungry mobile services proliferate, carriers make more money. Which carrier has been the best so far when it comes to monetizing data and shifting subscribers over to tiered data plans? According to a new study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Verizon is the leader by a fairly substantial margin. More →

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AT&T Verizon Comcast Net Neutrality

This is what AT&T, Verizon and Comcast told the FCC about net neutrality

By on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

This is what AT&T, Verizon and Comcast told the FCC about net neutrality

After a last minute extension last week, the FCC has finally stopped taking comments regarding the controversial net neutrality proposal. We don’t know what effect over 1 million comments will have on the decision, but we do know what the public is saying: fast lanes are not acceptable and corporations shouldn’t control access to the Internet. More →

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Verizon Smart Rewards Program

Verizon’s new loyalty program will reward subscribers with big discounts

By on July 21, 2014 at 8:05 PM.

Verizon’s new loyalty program will reward subscribers with big discounts

Verizon announced on Monday that it would be initiating a loyalty program dubbed Smart Rewards later this month. With Smart Rewards, Verizon subscribers will be able to earn points by completing various actions, such as logging into their online account, paying their bills, using the Verizon Trade-In program and choosing paperless billing. More →

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Verizon Netflix Congestion Issues Response

Verizon calls out Netflix partner for ‘selective amnesia’ on streaming issues

By on July 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM.

Verizon calls out Netflix partner for ‘selective amnesia’ on streaming issues

The heated back and forth between Netflix and Verizon has gone on for long enough that other companies are beginning to throw their hats into the ring. Level 3, a Netflix network operator, came forward with evidence last week which seemed to indicate that Verizon had the capacity to cheaply and quickly upgrade its network to improve streaming quality for customers, but was consciously deciding not to do so. Verizon, unwilling let these accusations go unaccounted for, has responded with a snippy blog post of its own. More →

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Verizon FiOS Data Speeds

Verizon FiOS customers just got a massive upgrade for free

By on July 21, 2014 at 2:16 PM.

Verizon FiOS customers just got a massive upgrade for free

You know that 15Mbps, 30Mbps or 50Mbps Internet service you pay your cable TV provider way too much for each month? That lightning fast figure likely only refers to your peak download speeds, and your upload speeds are probably much slower. For example, the 30Mbps Internet service I pay Time Warner Cable more than $60 for each month only provides upload speeds of up to 5Mbps. This is likely fine for some users, but many people need faster upload speeds to avoid getting bogged down. Now, thanks to a huge free upgrade Verizon is currently rolling out, FiOS customers are about to get a pleasant surprise. More →

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How to Fix Netflix Streaming on Verizon

What one savvy Verizon customer did to get decent Netflix streaming

By on July 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

What one savvy Verizon customer did to get decent Netflix streaming

The Net Neutrality-related Netflix vs Verizon fight over service quality continues with a new episode, as one FiOS customer managed to prove that Verizon may indeed be toying with Netflix streaming speeds, Ars Technica reports. More →

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Verizon Netflix Congestion Issues

Was Verizon lying to us about Netflix congestion issues?

By on July 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM.

Was Verizon lying to us about Netflix congestion issues?

For months, Netflix has been adamant that Verizon is the root cause of streaming slowdowns on its service, but Verizon countered last week with an accusation of its own: Netflix itself is responsible for the nosedive in streaming quality. Verizon Regulatory Affairs VP David Young shared the evidence on the Verizon Policy Blog, concluding that Netflix could solve the issue by making a few simple adjustments, but Netflix network operator Level 3 has now joined in the fight to try to catch Verizon in a lie. More →

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Verizon Customer Service Social Influencers

This is how you can get Verizon customer service to cater to your every whim

By on July 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

This is how you can get Verizon customer service to cater to your every whim

Have you found yourself frustrated by Verizon’s customer service? Well don’t worry, there’s now an easy way to get Verizon to cater to your every whim — you just have to get more than 1 million followers on Twitter. More →

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Verizon Netflix Streaming Speed

Netflix streaming on Verizon just keeps getting worse

By on July 14, 2014 at 1:57 PM.

Netflix streaming on Verizon just keeps getting worse

So now we know why Verizon decided to come out and accuse Netflix of essentially choosing to make its own traffic slow on its network — it seemingly wanted to preempt some more bad news in the most recent Netflix ISP rankings. Ars Technica notices that Netflix’s performance on Verizon’s FiOS network tanked by another 17% over the last month, which is a major embarrassment for Verizon given that it had already come to an agreement with Netflix months ago to improve the connections that Netflix used to send traffic through its network. More →

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Verizon Vs. Netflix Traffic

Verizon accuses Netflix of intentionally slowing its own traffic

By on July 10, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Verizon accuses Netflix of intentionally slowing its own traffic

This is something we’ve certainly never thought of before: What if Netflix is intentionally make its own streaming services slow for some inexplicable reason? That’s what Verizon is telling us in a new blog post that was written in response to a customer who complained about getting poor Netflix performance on his home connection even though it was a 75Mbps FiOS connection. Verizon says that there was absolutely no congestion in its last-mile infrastructure, which only leaves one plausible explanation: Netflix and its transit provider partners were intentionally choosing suboptimal connections through which to send traffic. More →

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LG G3 Release Date Verizon

LG G3 coming to Verizon on July 17th, preorder now for $99

By on July 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM.

LG G3 coming to Verizon on July 17th, preorder now for $99

Verizon customers won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on one of the best looking Android phones of the year as the carrier revealed on Thursday that the LG G3 will be available starting July 17th. If you’re already sold on the latest LG flagship, you can preorder the G3 right now on Verizon’s website. More →

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Xperia Z2 Tablet 4G LTE

Verizon scores an exclusive Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE

By on July 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Verizon scores an exclusive Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE

One of the lightest, most durable tablets we’ve ever reviewed is back with some new tricks up its sleeve. In coordination with Sony, Verizon will be the exclusive carrier of the Xperia Z2 Tablet with 4G LTE when it releases later this month.  More →

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Verizon Vs. T-Mobile Free Trial Offers

T-Mobile might not be quite the trendsetter we thought it was

By on July 8, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

T-Mobile might not be quite the trendsetter we thought it was

T-Mobile has definitely become a wireless trendsetter but it can’t claim sole responsibility for the latest hot trend in the wireless industry. FierceWireless reports that Verizon has actually been offering a free trial service to potential customers in a limited number of markets for the past year, long before T-Mobile unleashed its Test Drive program onto the world that let prospective customers try out its network free for seven days. More →

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