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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

Verizon's New Smartwatch Wear24 Will Be Available For Purchase Starting May 11

Verizon revealed that it will begin retailing its Wear24 smartwatch starting May 11. The Verizon smartwatch runs on Android Wear 2.0 and comes with IP67 certification.

Wearable Tech April 18, 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

Verizon Will Sell LG G6 For $672: Preorders To Start Soon

The preorders for the Verizon variant of the LG G6 will reportedly begin March 17. Verizon will also offer several freebies such as a Smart TV and Google Home speaker with the LG G6, which will be priced at $672.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 16, 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

Verizon Google Pixel XL Works Better Than T-Mobile Variant: Here's Why

A research was conducted where the Google Pixel XL was tested to determine under which carrier network it performed the best. The results revealed that the Verizon variant of the device routed the T-Mobile version.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2017

Best Smartphone Deals: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 BOGO Offer, Best Buy Slashes LG G5 Price By $340

The excitement builds up as MWC 2017 opens its gates, but if you want to enjoy a BOGO Galaxy S7 deal from AT&T or an LG G5 with a big discount, here are the details.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 25, 2017

Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Getting Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Verizon exclusive Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has finally started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update. The OTA update is rolling out now and brings several new enhancements and fixes.

Apps/Software February 25, 2017

US Cellular Launches Unlimited Data Plans, Knocks Off 'Hidden Fees Once And For All'

U.S. Cellular has unveiled its new unlimited data plan boasting that it includes no hidden costs. The carrier is offering unlimited data in different categories starting at $60 per month for one connection.

Internet February 25, 2017

Verizon Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Carrier Lags As AT&T, Sprint, And T-Mobile Release Upgrade

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on Verizon are frustrated that they have yet to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Competitors AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all released the software upgrade.

Apps/Software February 25, 2017

Verizon Ranks Top In Latest RootMetrics Report: Most Reliable Network In US

RootMetrics published its latest report on Thursday, Feb. 23, revealing that Verizon is still the most reliable network in the United States. The report ranks AT&T second, followed by Sprint and T-Mobile.

Business Tech February 23, 2017

5G Steps Closer To Reality: Verizon To Offer 5G Trial Service In 11 Cities This Year

Verizon has announced plans to commence 5G trial services in 11 cities by mid-2017. If reports are correct, the technology could end up being 10 to 100 times faster than present-day 4G connectivity.

Internet February 22, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Heading To Verizon As Galaxy J7 V

Famous leakster Evan Blass tweeted that Samsung's Galaxy J7 (2017) will be available in the U.S. with Verizon. He also claimed that the Verizon variant of the smartphone will be launched as Galaxy J7 V.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 22, 2017

Verizon Variant Of Moto G5 Plus Leaks Online, Coming Soon To US?

The Moto G5 Plus has leaked online yet again but this time it is the Verizon variant of the smartphone. The leaked image suggests that the Moto G5 Plus is set to make its way to the U.S. soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 22, 2017

Verizon Yahoo Deal Amended: $350M Lower Price After Data Breaches Lowered Yahoo's Valuation

The Verizon-Yahoo deal will go through with amended terms and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year, Verizon has announced. Yahoo's data breaches lowered its valuation, however, as Verizon knocked $350 million off its initial offer.

Business Tech February 21, 2017

Sensorly App Launches Crowdsourcing Feature For Tracking And Sharing Carrier Coverage And Speed

The app Sensorly that provides unbiased wireless carrier information launched a new feature called Map Trip that has users tracking their carrier coverage and network speeds.

Apps/Software February 21, 2017

Verizon's Latest Salvo In Carrier Price War: New Cheap Prepaid Plan

Verizon announced a new prepaid data plan designed to lure new subscribers to its network. It seems part of the current rumble among the leading U.S. carriers that began with the flurry of new unlimited plans launched.

Internet February 21, 2017

New AT&T Unlimited Data Plan Available Even To Non-DirecTV Customers Starting Feb. 17

AT&T new unlimited data plan rolls out Feb. 17. Will it be good enough to compete with the unlimited data offerings of Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 17, 2017

Sprint Steps Up Its Game To Now Offer The Cheapest Unlimited Plan For Multiple Lines With HD Video

Sprint announced an improvement to its recently launched unlimited plan that now includes HD video and 10 GB of hotspot data for $50 per line, $90 for two lines and $22.50 per line for four lines.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2017

T-Mobile Has The Fastest 4G Speed In The Northeast, Verizon In The West, OpenSignal Report Says

According to a deeper look into OpenSignal’s latest report, the company found that T-Mobile and Verizon are tied when when it comes to 4G speeds in the U.S. nationally, but T-Mobile dominates in the Northeast.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2017

Yahoo-Verizon Deal Nearly Done But Verizon Lowers Offer By $250 to $350 Million: Report

Verizon wants a big discount from Yahoo, and the latter might have no option but to see it as a good deal following the biggest data breaches in history. Here's the latest about the Yahoo-Verizon deal.

Business Tech February 15, 2017

Verizon Unlimited Plan: The Caveats You Probably Missed

Verizon Wireless recently launched its unlimited data plan in the U.S. Although the plan says unlimited, there are quite a few terms and conditions which suggests otherwise.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 15, 2017

Unlimited Plans From AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint And Verizon: How Do They Compare?

To cater to consumer’s thirst for unlimited data, mobile network carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T have all come up with their own unlimited data plans. Here's a look at all the plans, to see who offers what.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 15, 2017

Verizon Offers Free iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, And More With Trade-In If You Switch To Verizon Unlimited

Verizon sweetens the Verizon Unlimited deal with free smartphones for customers of other carriers who are willing to switch. Want a free iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Google Pixel? Here's what you should know.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 14, 2017

Unlimited Data Plan Price War: T-Mobile One Upgrades Offering To Knockout Verizon Unlimited

John Legere has announced that T-Mobile One is upping the ante in response to Verizon's new unlimited data plan. Here are the details you should know.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 14, 2017

Verizon Unlimited vs. T-Mobile One: Which Unlimited Data Plan Is Best For You?

Here’s how Verizon’s new unlimited data plan compares against T-Mobile’s One Plan.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 13, 2017

Verizon Unlimited Plan: Here’s How Much It Will Cost And Everything You Need To Know

Verizon has announced a new unlimited data plan. Here’s how much it will cost you and how it compares to unlimited data plan of T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2017

Verizon Protection Plan Will Replace Your Smartphone Screen On The Same Day

Verizon has announced the enrollment for its Total Mobile Protection plan. This plan will enable users to get the damaged screen of their smartphone replaced the same day.

Business Tech February 12, 2017

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