Black Friday iPhone 7 Deals

Verizon takes on T-Mobile with great iPhone 7 Black Friday sale of its own

November 24th at 3:09 PM

Verizon takes on T-Mobile with great iPhone 7 Black Friday sale of its own

T-Mobile came out with a great iPhone 7 Black Friday sale earlier this week, and Sprint was quick to respond with its own special sale. Verizon, which already announced a great Google Pixel deal the other day, is now back with an iPhone 7 offer to take on its rivals. More →

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Google Pixel Black Friday Deals

Verizon has an incredible Black Friday Google Pixel deal

November 23rd at 1:59 PM

Verizon has an incredible Black Friday Google Pixel deal

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the best Android smartphones money can buy right now. Well, it’s essentially the same phone that comes in two distinct sizes, competing directly against the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — and yes, both handsets are iPhone-grade expensive. The Pixels can be purchased directly from Google, or from Verizon, which is still the exclusive carrier for the Pixel phones in America.

But if you want to buy the Pixel on the cheap, you really need to check out Verizon’s amazing Black Friday deal that covers both handsets. More →

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Verizon iPhone 7 devices aren’t as fast as they should be

November 18th at 3:17 PM

Verizon iPhone 7 devices aren’t as fast as they should be

If you’re an iPhone 7 user on Verizon and don’t think your phone is quite as speedy as it should be, it might not just be your imagination; new performance tests show that despite the speedier network, Apple’s newest smartphone is only barely faster on Verizon than its AT&T counterpart.

The tests, which were carried out by Twin Prime Inc. and Cellular Insights, show only marginally faster LTE speeds for the Verizon version of the iPhone 7, which as we know should easily outpace its AT&T twinMore →

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T-Mobile Unlimited Data

Don’t buy the crap T-Mobile (or anyone else) is selling

November 4th at 1:58 PM

Don’t buy the crap T-Mobile (or anyone else) is selling

T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to YouTube today to unleash one of his patented down-with-the-kids tirades against Verizon. The subject? Verizon’s recent ad campaign against T-Mobile, which Legere claims to be a bunch of misleading lies.

That may well be true, but T-Mobile is no better. In his four-minute rant, Legere manages to cherry-pick his way around a number of issues without actually telling the truth about his own company’s data plans.

It’s not his fault. Cell plans and mobile data are currently a twisted mess of half-truths and fudged definitions that are all supposed to hide the same fact: no carrier is actually pro-consumer, because no carrier offers actual unlimited data. Anyone saying otherwise — no matter how hip their hoodie — is lying.

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T-Mobile Google Pixel Offer

T-Mobile frees Google’s Pixel from Verizon and gives you half your money back

October 27th at 11:23 AM

T-Mobile frees Google’s Pixel from Verizon and gives you half your money back

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are Verizon exclusives in the US for the time being when it comes to carrier sales, but T-Mobile won’t let that slide. The “Uncarrier” on Thursday announced a Pixel promotion that targets Verizon customers specifically. If you purchased a Google phone from Big Red, just bring it over to T-Mobile and the carrier will give you half of the purchase price back.

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Verizon Unlimited Data

New Verizon plan provides unlimited data if you’re willing to pay for it by the hour

October 16th at 1:08 PM

New Verizon plan provides unlimited data if you’re willing to pay for it by the hour

The holy grail of any carrier plan is unlimited data. Especially in today’s day and age where one can reasonably spend hours upon hours streaming HD video, it’s remarkably easy for even the most prudent smartphone user to go over his or her allotted data. Of course, the carriers themselves welcome this because there’s a lot of money to be made with overage charges. As we reported just a few days ago, AT&T and Verizon, in 2016 alone, have already generated upwards of $600 million in revenue on overage charges alone.

Without question, the trend today is moving towards unlimited data, a selling point that Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T all now get behind, albeit with some qualifications. Nonetheless, the lone outlier with respect to unlimited data remains Verizon.

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Verizon Data Overage Charges

Verizon billing complaints skyrocketed last month

October 14th at 10:55 AM

Verizon billing complaints skyrocketed last month

Consumers complaining about their mobile service providers is nothing new, but last month, the FCC received more complaints from Verizon subscribers than it had in the previous 8 months combined. After recording an average of 180 complaints a month, the agency received an astounding 2,079 complaints in September.

So what the heck happened in September?

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Verizon and AT&T have already made $600 million from overage fees this year

October 12th at 5:57 PM

Verizon and AT&T have already made $600 million from overage fees this year

According to a new study from Nerdwallet, U.S.-based telecos are still making bank on smartphone overage fees. Over the past few years, data plans have undoubtedly become more user-friendly with respect to the amount of data offered. However, because we use our smartphones for more data-intensive activities than ever before — such as streaming Netflix for hours on end — many users are still finding themselves penalized for going over.

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Verizon Pixel Android Updates

Verizon won’t ruin Google’s Pixel phones as badly as everyone thought

October 12th at 1:30 PM

Verizon won’t ruin Google’s Pixel phones as badly as everyone thought

Verizon will be the exclusive carrier of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones in the US, and up until now, we thought that might be a bad deal for any hardcore Android fans looking to always run Google’s latest operating system on their phones. Reports last week said that Verizon would preload some bloatware on the phones. They also said that Verizon, not Google, will be in charge of Android update releases. According to some new claims though, that might not be the case.

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Verizon: blame networks, not cable companies, for stupid cable prices

October 11th at 6:01 PM

Verizon: blame networks, not cable companies, for stupid cable prices

The stupidly high (and still rising!) price of cable television is driving a mass migration to internet streaming. But according to the cable companies — yep, those same companies that have been fined for deceptive billing, and that are instituting internet caps across the country — it’s the networks that you should blame.

At least, that’s what Verizon says.

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Verizon said to be launching data plans for drones

October 7th at 8:22 PM

Verizon said to be launching data plans for drones

People buy data plans for their smartphones so they can send email, check Facebook, and more, but what about a data plan for your drone?

Wireless carrier Verizon will start selling such plans, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The plans reportedly will begin at 1 GB of data for $25 a month.

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Google Pixel Phone Release Date

Google is letting Verizon ruin its new Pixel phones

October 7th at 4:54 PM

Google is letting Verizon ruin its new Pixel phones

If you can get past the hardware design, which we’ll politely call “an acquired taste,” Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are shaping up to be two of the hottest smartphones of the year. Google unveiled the new handsets earlier this week and from start to finish, they sound like a hardcore Android fan’s dream. The phones pack cutting-edge specs, premium hardware, class-leading cameras, the latest and greatest Nougat software from Google, and so much more. You can read all about the new Pixel phones’ 10 best features right here.

Sadly, it’s not all good news for Android fans. As Google tries to get its footing in the increasingly competitive US smartphone market, it may have made some deals with the devil that ruin the user experience for many people who end up buying the phones. More →

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Verizon is ruining the one good thing about Google’s Pixel

October 6th at 5:46 PM

Verizon is ruining the one good thing about Google’s Pixel

The Google Pixel phones are good, though overpriced and underwhelming, smartphones. But the one fantastic thing about buying an Android phone straight from Google is that it gets immediate upgrades to the latest version of Android.

Lol nope.

Google has apparently confirmed to 9to5Google that for any Pixel phones bought from Verizon, the network (and not Google) will be in charge of system software upgrades. Forget all your dreams of Android 8.0, Pixel-owners.

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