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Verizon Offering Customers and Small Businesses 15GB Extra Hotspot Data for Free

Monday March 23, 2020 4:26 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced that it is adding an additional 15GB of LTE data to all consumer and small business plans automatically to support its customers who are currently working from home. The 15GB of data will be available from March 25 to April 30, with Verizon adding 15GB of data to postpaid metered customers, prepaid customers, and Jetpack owners automatically. For those with an...

Major U.S. Internet Providers Agree Not to Terminate Service for Non-Payment, Lift Some Data Caps

Friday March 13, 2020 10:48 am PDT by Juli Clover
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in the United States, people are relying heavily on home internet connections for work and school as many employers have asked employees to work from home and schools have canceled classes for the next few weeks. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today said [PDF] that major U.S. internet providers, including Comcast, AT&T, CenturyLink, ...

U.S. Carriers Facing $200M in Fines for Selling Customer Location Data

Friday February 28, 2020 2:47 pm PST by Juli Clover
As expected, the United States Federal Communications Commission today proposed fines against the four major wireless carriers in the United States for improperly sharing and selling real-time customer location information without taking "reasonable measures" to protect against unauthorized access to the data. In a statement [PDF] released today, the FCC says that T-Mobile should pay the...

FCC to Propose Fining AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for Sharing Customer Location Data

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:07 pm PST by Juli Clover
The United States Federal Communication Commission is expected to propose fining AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint $200 million in total for improperly disclosing real-time customer location data, reports Reuters. Proposed fines for the four major carriers in the United States could be announced as soon as tomorrow, and the carriers would have the chance to challenge the fines before they...

Verizon Rolls Out 5G Support to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC

Wednesday July 31, 2019 3:03 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced that it is rolling out 5G service in select areas of four new cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. As with the current cities where Verizon is working on 5G (Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Providence), the 5G service is limited in scope and has been made available in "dense, urban areas where people tend to congregate," such as public ...

AT&T Named 2019's Fastest U.S. Mobile Network in Annual PCMag Carrier Showdown

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:05 pm PDT by Juli Clover
AT&T is the fastest mobile network in the United States according to PCMag's latest annual mobile network comparison, which was released this morning. For the test, PCMag employees drove through 30 cities and 25 states across the U.S. and ran more than 60,000 mobile speed tests to determine the speediest mobile network. The tests were conducted using Samsung Galaxy S10 devices on networks from ...

FCC Questions U.S. Carriers on Phone Location Data Sales Practices

Wednesday May 1, 2019 2:34 pm PDT by Juli Clover
The United States Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday sent out letters to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint questioning the carriers about their data selling practices, reports Motherboard. The carriers have been found selling real-time location information from customer devices to data aggregators, leading the location data to end up in the hands of private investigators, bounty...

Verizon Takes on T-Mobile With Revamped Loyalty Program

Wednesday May 1, 2019 7:00 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Verizon today announced a revamped version of its Verizon Up loyalty program with new and more frequent rewards for customers. Verizon customers will now receive a reward credit every month after paying their bill, instead of after every $300 spent, which they can use towards things like a future smartphone purchase, Starbucks coffee, Uber rides, and "Super Tickets" for exclusive experiences ...

Verizon's 5G Network Launches Starting in Chicago and Minneapolis

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:38 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Verizon today announced it has turned on its commercial 5G network, starting in select areas of Minneapolis and Chicago. Verizon had originally targeted an April 11 launch, so the rollout is a week ahead of schedule. Verizon customers can access the 5G network with the Moto Z3 smartphone paired with the 5G-enabled Moto Mod accessory, providing the "world's first commercial 5G mobile service...

Verizon Launches 'Just Kids' Plan With Smart Family Parental Control Subscription Included

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:25 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Verizon today announced a new cellular plan that's designed for kids, with parental controls built in that will help parents keep track of their kids' activity. Just Kids includes Verizon's Smart Family Premium parental controls (a $9.99/month value), which lets parents keep track of where their kids are, limit screen time and time spent online, and set content filters through one app. The...

Verizon Launches Free Version of Call Filter Service for Blocking Spam Calls

Thursday March 28, 2019 11:23 am PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon, one of the four major cellular carriers in the United States, today announced the launch of a new free version of its Call Filter service that will identify, filter, and block incoming spam phone calls. Verizon has offered its Call Filter service for some time now, but prior to today, all of the filtering technology required a $2.99 per month fee. As of today, the spam detection, ...

Verizon-Owned Network Visible Begins Selling iPhones, Offers $40/Month Unlimited Data Up to 5 Mbps

Thursday January 24, 2019 5:39 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Verizon-owned network Visible today announced it has started selling iPhones with zero-percent-interest financing in partnership with Affirm. The available models include the iPhone 6s, ‌iPhone‌ 6s Plus, ‌iPhone‌ 7, ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus, iPhone 8, ‌iPhone 8‌ Plus, ‌iPhone‌ X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, and ‌iPhone‌ SE, with device payments ranging from $10 to $60 per month. Visible ...

Verizon Reportedly Adding Apple Music as Free Perk on Select Unlimited Data Plans [Update: Confirmed]

Tuesday January 15, 2019 6:39 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Verizon subscribers with an iPhone or Android smartphone and a Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited data plan will soon have unlimited access to Apple Music at no additional cost, according to documentation obtained by 9to5Mac. The report claims the free Apple Music subscription is not simply a trial but rather will be offered on an ongoing basis. Verizon's lower-priced Go Unlimited plan with ...

Verizon App Now Allows eSIM Activation on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:26 pm PST by Joe Rossignol
It is now possible to use the My Verizon app to activate eSIM service on an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR in the United States. The app was updated today to allow Verizon customers to purchase a cellular plan for the eSIM line of an iPhone without needing to visit a Verizon store. The in-app process should be more straightforward and convenient. "My Verizon" changelog via Gabriel ...

Verizon Expected to Implement eSIM Support for iPhone XR and XS on December 7

Wednesday December 5, 2018 7:54 pm PST by Juli Clover
Verizon is expected to implement support for the eSIM in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR on December 7, according to an internal employee memo that was shared with MacRumors. Apple's newest iPhones have supported eSIM functionality since the October release of iOS 12.1, but to use the feature, carriers also needed to add support. At the time iOS 12.1 was released, U.S. carriers that include...

Verizon Launches New 'My Numbers' Feature for Adding Up to 5 Numbers to a Single Smartphone

Friday November 16, 2018 11:44 am PST by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced the launch of a new "My Numbers" feature designed to let you add up to four additional numbers to a smartphone with unlimited calling and texting, for a total of five phone numbers connected to one device. To add additional numbers to a Verizon account, customers will need to download the My Numbers app from the iOS App Store. From there, Verizon users can choose...

Verizon's $50 5G Home Internet Service Launched Today

Monday October 1, 2018 10:23 am PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon's 5G home broadband service is today launching in parts of Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, Verizon announced this morning. Verizon began accepting pre-orders for the 5G Home service on Thursday, September 13, and customers who signed up will now be able to access their 5G connections. "The world's first commercial 5G service is here," said Ronan Dunne, President, ...

Verizon Throttled California Fire Department's Data Speeds During Wildfire Response [Updated]

Tuesday August 21, 2018 3:49 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon recently throttled the data used by a Santa Clara, California fire department that was in the midst of fighting wildfires, reports Ars Technica. Verizon's actions were outlined this week in an addendum to a brief filed by 22 state attorneys challenging the recent repeal of net neutrality rules. According to Santa Clara County Fire Department Fire Chief Anthony Bowden, the fire...

Verizon Subscribers With Unlimited Plan Can Now Sign Up for Six Free Months of Apple Music

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:31 am PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon and Apple last week announced a partnership that provides six free months of Apple Music service to new and existing customers with a Verizon Unlimited plan, and as of today, Verizon customers can sign up for their free Apple Music subscriptions. Verizon subscribers who have an unlimited plan can visit the Apple Music section on the Verizon website to begin the sign up process. Logging ...

Verizon to Offer Free Apple TV 4K in 5G Residential Broadband Package

Tuesday August 14, 2018 4:20 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced that it will offer the Apple TV 4K as part of its 5G residential broadband package that's set to launch in four markets this year, including Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. A free Apple TV 4K will be provided to Verizon 5G broadband customers in lieu of a traditional cable box. Several other cable providers have also been offering the Apple TV 4K as...