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Verizon's Black Friday 2017 Sale Shaves Up To 50 Percent Off Pixel 2, Galaxy S8, Note 8 And More

Verizon has revealed what it has in store for its Black Friday 2017 sale. You can get up to 50 percent off the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, Moto Z2 Force, and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 22, 2017

Verizon's Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Trade-In Deal Lets You Shave 50 Percent Off The Google Phone

Verizon wants you to trade in your phone for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, offering a discount of 25 percent to 50 percent on the Google handsets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 10, 2017

Verizon Won't Throttle Video On Your Unlimited Plan If You Pay An Extra $10 A Month

Sick of Verizon throttling the video quality in your unlimited data plan? Well, you now have the option to lift those restrictions. You just have to pay $10 extra each month per line.

Internet October 26, 2017

iPhone X Trade In Programs Offered By Sprint, Verizon, And T-Mobile: Here Are The Important Details

Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile have released their respective iPhone X trade-in programs. Here are all the important details that potential customers need to know when deciding from which carrier to purchase Apple's premium smartphone.

Apple October 24, 2017

Verizon To Let You Take The New Pixel 2 Out For A Spin Early Across Its Stores

Verizon will let you get your hands on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in its physical stores starting on Oct. 12, building up the hype until the phone's official Oct. 19 release date.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2017

T-Mobile's Pixel 2 Deal Offers $325 Cash Back To Verizon Subscribers, But Should You Switch Carriers?

T-Mobile is heating up the carrier competition in the United States, offering a deal that lets unlocked Pixel 2 owners $325 cash back, while undercutting Verizon's offering.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 11, 2017

Nobody Will Miss The Verizon Wear24 Smartwatch: Wearable Device Discontinued After Just 4 Months

Verizon has quietly discontinued its Wear24 smartwatch, a $300 wearable device that never really took off. Sales of the Verizon Wear24 languished amid a struggling market that has failed to gain mass-market traction.

Wearable Tech September 26, 2017

Verizon Is Dropping 8,500 Rural Customers From Its Network: Here's Why

Verizon will drop 8,500 customers by Oct. 17, offering them no options to continue their plans. The company says these customers are using more data than they’re paying for.

Internet September 18, 2017

A Mistake By Google Literally Broke The Internet For Half Of Japan

An error by Google literally broke the internet for half of Japan, with disruptions lasting for hours after connectivity was restored. The incident shows the fragility of the internet in a world that is increasingly becoming dependent on being online.

Google August 29, 2017

New Verizon Unlimited Data Plans Will Throttle All Videos: Net Neutrality On Its Way Out The Door

Verizon replaced its $80 unlimited data plan with new ones that throttle videos. Quality is capped at 480p for smartphones under the $75 Verizon Go Unlimited plan, while the cap is at 720p for the $85 Verizon Beyond Unlimited plan.

Internet August 23, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date Rumored For Next Week, But Does It Really Matter?

A new rumor claims that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8 in the United States as soon as next week. However, does the Galaxy Note 8 release date really matter, as it goes up against Apple's iPhone 8?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 14, 2017

T-Mobile Reigns Supreme In State Of Mobile Networks Report By OpenSignal: Verizon, AT&T Slowed Down After Unlimited Plans Launch

T-Mobile dominated OpenSignal's latest State of Mobile Networks, as the Un-Carrier won all six categories in the report. Rivals Verizon and AT&T played a part in handing over the crown to T-Mobile as they both slowed down.

Internet August 3, 2017

Verizon Throttled Netflix And YouTube Due To 'Video Optimization Test,' Company Admits

Verizon has officially admitted to capping speeds of video services on its network, shrinking it down to 10 Mbps for some customers. Though it calls them optimization tests, people have expressed how this is one effect of net neutrality’s dissolution.

Internet July 23, 2017

Users Claim Verizon Is Throttling Their Streaming Speeds On Netflix And YouTube

Is Verizon placing data caps on users who use Netflix and YouTube? Verizon says no, but some users have reported speed caps when accessing Netflix or YouTube.

Internet July 22, 2017

Verizon Customer Service Partner Exposes Data Of 6 Million Accounts: Here's What Subscribers Should Do

Data belonging to at least 6 million Verizon subscribers were leaked online due to an unprotected Amazon Web Services server. Verizon customers who recently contacted the carrier's customer services should take certain steps to protect their accounts from being compromised.

Security July 13, 2017

Verizon Is The Fastest Mobile Network In The US

According to an in-depth study by PCMag, Verizon is the fastest U.S. network, but not exactly by a mile. The results come as all major carriers fight to be on top, especially with the promise of 5G inching closer.

Internet June 20, 2017

Verizon Brings Back The Basic Flip Phone With 4G-Only LG Exalt LTE

Verizon has launched its first 4G LTE flip phone with HD voice and Wi-Fi calling. Meet the LG Exalt LTE, available now on Verizon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 17, 2017

Sprint Offers New Customers Unlimited Data For An Entire Year: Here's What You Need To Know

As part of its plan to take on Verizon, Sprint has a new promotion meant to entice new customers. Until the end of June, new Sprint customers can get free unlimited data for one year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

It's Official: Verizon Purchases Yahoo For $4.5 Billion, Marissa Mayer Resigns From The Company

After months of negotiations, Verizon has completed its purchase of Yahoo. The wireless cell phone carrier purchased Yahoo for $4.5 billion, with plans to include it as part of its Oath brand.

Business Tech June 13, 2017

Verizon Acquires Yahoo And Plans To Cut 2,000 Jobs

Yahoo has finalized the sale of its assets to Verizon which could result in the loss of 15 percent of its workforce. Verizon intends to use Yahoo and AOL to create a new company known as Oath.

Business Tech June 8, 2017

Verizon Planning Revenge On T-Mobile: Port Your Number And Get Massive Discount On iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus

A report indicated that Verizon may try to exact revenge on T-Mobile for starting the #GetOutofTheRed campaign. Verizon may give $300 discounts on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to existing T-Mobile subscribers who decide to port over.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 4, 2017

T-Mobile Makes Tempting Offer To iPhone, Pixel Owners On Verizon: Answers Remaining Device Payments

T-Mobile has made a tempting offer for Verizon subscribers with iPhones or Pixel smartphones to switch to the Un-Carrier. T-Mobile is offering to answer all the remaining payments on iPhones and Pixel smartphones, allowing customers to save thousands of dollars.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2017

Verizon Outbids AT&T To Buy Straight Path For More Than $3B: 5G Race Heating Up

AT&T announced back in April that it entered an agreement to acquire Straight Path, but that's no longer the case. Verizon outbid AT&T and snapped the company, getting a notable edge in the 5G race.

Business Tech May 11, 2017

T-Mobile Aims To Launch 5G Network Across The US By 2020, Emphasizes It's Not Fake 5G

T-Mobile has now launched a counterattack against AT&T’s 5G Evolution network, announcing plans to build a 'true' 5G network. If it delivers on its word, T-Mobile might roll out the network as soon as 2020.

Internet May 3, 2017

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Will Not Join Oath After Verizon Acquisition, But She Will Be $186 Million Richer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will make her departure in June, as she was not tapped to join the executive team of Oath. Mayer, however, will make $186 million upon the completion of Yahoo's sale to Verizon.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Verizon Inks Agreement With Corning For Optical Fiber Deal Worth $1.05 Billion

Verizon is banking on Corning’s fiber optics technology to improve its wireless broadband infrastructure. The deal will last from 2018 until 2020.

Business Tech April 19, 2017

T-Mobile Bids $8 Billion At FCC Airwaves Auction: Un-Carrier Now In Position To Topple AT&T, Verizon

T-Mobile bid nearly $8 billion at the recently concluded auction for broadcast airwaves spectrum by the FCC. The wireless licenses that the Un-Carrier acquired would allow it to further challenge, and possibly outmuscle, AT&T and Verizon.

Business Tech April 14, 2017

Verizon Takes An 'Oath' For Yahoo-AOL Merger, Internet Explodes With Funny Comments

The whole internet was shaken when Verizon announced its acquisition of Yahoo. Now the internet universe is once more in frenzy, and this time, it's over the merged Yahoo and AOL divisions' name Oath.

Internet April 5, 2017

Yahoo, AOL To Merge Into New Company Named 'Oath' After Verizon Acquisition

After the completion of the acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo and AOL will merge to form a new company named Oath. The name, first reported by Business Insider, was later confirmed by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.

Business Tech April 3, 2017

Verizon Has No Plans To Install Spyware On All Android Phones Or Track Data

Following the outrage caused by reports of Verizon’s plans to install spyware on Android phones, the carrier has now clarified a few things. The spyware won’t be installed on all Android phones, and it’s possible to opt it, Verizon confirmed.

Security April 2, 2017

Verizon AppFlash Launcher Baked Into Its Smartphones Is Basically Spyware, Warns EFF

Verizon teamed up with Evie for a new app launcher called AppFlash, which will be preinstalled on Verizon devices. U.S. privacy advocate EFF warns that AppFlash is essentially spyware and deals a heavy blow to user privacy and security.

Apps/Software March 31, 2017

Android Nougat Update For Verizon HTC 10 Arrives March 30

The HTC 10 from Verizon network is finally getting a Nougat software update. The update will roll out on March 30.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 29, 2017

AT&T And Verizon Pull Ads Off YouTube Over Videos Promoting Terrorism And Hate

AT&T and Verizon have decided to remove their ads from YouTube over videos promoting hateful speech and terrorism. Google pledged to give advertisers more control over ad placement, but apparently it didn't move fast enough.

Internet March 23, 2017

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Variant Gets FCC Certification

The T-Mobile variant of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) has received FCC certification. This device is expected to be targeted at customers with medium budgets and, therefore, will likely boast low-end specs.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 18, 2017

Marissa Mayer Out, Thomas McInerney In As Yahoo CEO After Verizon Acquisition

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer is being replaced by Thomas McInerney, a member of the Yahoo board of directors since 2012, after Yahoo sold its digital services to Verizon. The latter acquired Yahoo in a mega-deal worth $4.8 billion.

Business Tech March 15, 2017

New York City Upset With Verizon, Sues The Carrier: Here's Why

New York City officials filed a lawsuit against Verizon claiming that the company failed to fulfill the terms of an agreement signed with the city nine years ago. Company officials, however, denied these charges made against them.

Internet March 14, 2017

AT&T Launches 'Unlimited' GoPhone Prepaid Plan For $60, 6 GB For Just $40

AT&T has come up with a cheaper unlimited data plan offer under its GoPhone initiative. The new prepaid plan offers unlimited data for $60 per month with a data speed of 3 Mbps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 11, 2017

Verizon Now Lets Customers Stream TV Data-Free With Its Fios Mobile App

Verizon is now offering data-free streaming for customers that have both Fios and a wireless plan via its Fios Mobile App.

Apps/Software March 10, 2017

Verizon Announces First Fios Prepaid Plan With Internet And TV Bundle For $100

Verizon is now offering a month-to-month plan for its Fios services that features no annual contract an no deposit, with an Internet and TV bundle for about $100.

Internet March 7, 2017

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge Start Getting Android 7.0 Nougat Update At Last

Verizon has finally released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, becoming the last of the four major U.S. carriers to do so. The update brings a slew of neat features and improvements, so here's what to expect.

Apps/Software March 6, 2017

Smartphone Deal: LG G5 On Sale For $120 With Free Accessory Bundle For Verizon, Sprint, Or AT&T At Best Buy

As LG prepares to launch the LG G6, retailers are looking to clear out inventory of the LG G5. Best Buy is offering a new deal that scores you the smartphone for $120 and includes a three-piece accessory bundle.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 5, 2017

LG G6 Pricing Information Confirmed By Mobile Chief

LG has just unveiled its 2017 flagship smartphone the LG G6 at Mobile World Congress, and now, the company has revealed the handset's pricing information.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Deal: Get $100 Gift Card, Memory Card And Charger Free

Best Buy has introduced a new promotion on the purchase of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The deal offers free $100 gift card, a 256 GB memory card and a wireless charger to anyone buying these devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 28, 2017

LG G6: Carrier Availability, Release Date, And Pricing Details For AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, And Sprint [Video]

LG just launched its latest flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The LG G6 will be offered by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the coming weeks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2017

AT&T Overhauls Unlimited Plan, Offers Lower Price, New Perks In Bid To Be More Competitive

Faced with more attractive data bundles from competitors, AT&T reworked its unlimited data offerings. The carrier now offers two unlimited plans with lower prices, HD video, and tethering.

Business Tech February 27, 2017

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