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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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 →
Because your cell phone bill wasn’t outrageous enough already — Verizon’s Q3 revenue totaled $33.2 billion and net income rose nearly 10% to $4.2 billion — Verizon has decided to tack something else on and start charging its customers a $20 activation fee to add a new line to their service when signing up for a contract-free plan starting on November 15th. More →
At an event in New York City today, Motorola and Verizon debuted two new devices: the flagship Droid Turbo 2 and the budget-minded Droid Maxx 2. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our hands-on preview of the Turbo 2, but although Motorola’s flagship is sure to steal the spotlight, the Maxx 2 is a solid midrange device in a market full of subpar offerings. More →
Around this time of year, when users are swamped with countless new smartphones to choose from, vendors have to find some way to distinguish themselves. This can be especially difficult for an Android device released at the end of October, but Verizon and Motorola found a way to pique my interest with the unveiling of the Droid Turbo 2 on Tuesday. More →
We’re in the midst of one of the most crowded holiday seasons for smartphones in recent memory, but we’re still not out of the woods yet. Today at 11 a.m. ET, Motorola and Verizon will be hosting a live event in New York City to unveil its latest slate of Droid smartphones, which many expect to be the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2. More →