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AT&T and Verizon Now Rolling Out C-Band 5G Spectrum

Wednesday January 19, 2022 11:11 am PST by
Following weeks of delays due to concerns from the aviation industry, Verizon and AT&T were today able to begin deploying C-Band 5G spectrum to improve the availability of 5G connectivity for users across the United States. AT&T's C-Band spectrum is live in limited parts of eight metro areas that include Austin, Chicago, Dallas Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Orlando, and South...
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U.S. Airlines Warn of 'Catastrophic' Crisis With Impending 5G Rollout, AT&T and Verizon Agree to Delay Around Airports

Tuesday January 18, 2022 9:35 am PST by
Verizon and AT&T's upcoming rollout of new C-Band 5G technology could cause chaos and lead to widespread delays of passenger and cargo flights, major U.S. airlines said on Monday in a letter sent to the White House National Economic Council, the FAA, and the FCC (via Reuters). "Unless our major hubs are cleared to fly, the vast majority of the traveling and shipping public will essentially...
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Verizon Announces Plans to Expand 5G Ultra Wideband to 1,700 Cities in January, Offers Improved 5G Plans

Tuesday January 4, 2022 4:13 pm PST by
Verizon today announced plans to expand its 5G Ultra Wideband technology to more than 100 million people across 1,700 cities in the United States, offering 5G speeds that are up to 10x faster than 4G LTE speeds and that can hit up to one gigabit per second. According to Verizon, "nearly one in three Americans" will be living in areas where faster 5G speeds are available, but while the...
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Verizon and T-Mobile Discontinue iPad Rebate Program Following Widespread Customer Complaints [Updated]

Monday January 3, 2022 4:02 am PST by
Verizon and T-Mobile have discontinued their iPad rebate program in partnership with Apple following widespread customer complaints that the program was ineffective, flawed, and rarely worked as intended. In recent weeks, complaints from customers have emerged across social media regarding Verizon's and T-Mobile's rebate programs. If it worked according to plan, the program would give...
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AT&T and Verizon Delay 5G Expansion to Address Aircraft Interference Concerns

Thursday November 4, 2021 1:50 pm PDT by
AT&T and Verizon are delaying the rollout of a new 5G band in order to address concerns about interference with aircraft safety systems, reports The Wall Street Journal. The two companies were set to launch C-Band spectrum on December 5. The C-band covers radio frequencies between 3.7GHz and 4.2GHz, and it is key for the expansion of 5G networks. AT&T and Verizon are now working with the...
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Deals: Verizon Discounting Apple Accessories, MagSafe Chargers, iPhones, iPads, and More

Friday October 29, 2021 8:28 am PDT by
There are a wide variety of deals expiring soon at Verizon, with solid last-chance offers on MagSafe accessories, the Apple Pencil 2, iPhones, and more. Most of these deals are dated to expire on Monday, November 1, so be sure to browse each sale below before next week. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive ...
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Deals: Verizon Discounting the MagSafe Battery Pack ($74.24), MagSafe Duo Charger ($96.74), and Other Apple Accessories

Wednesday October 20, 2021 6:56 am PDT by
Verizon's sale from earlier this month remains ongoing as we near the end of October, and it still has the all-around best deals online across Apple's collection of MagSafe accessories. This includes discounts on products like the MagSafe Charger, MagSafe Duo Charger, MagSafe Battery Pack, and a few non-MagSafe accessories. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a ...
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Deals: Verizon Discounts MagSafe Charger ($29.99), MagSafe Battery Pack ($74.24), and More

Tuesday October 12, 2021 7:09 am PDT by
Verizon this week kicked off a new accessory sale, including discounts on a wide range of Apple accessories like the MagSafe Charger, MagSafe Duo Charger, new Siri Remote, iPhone cases, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Notably, for the ...
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Deals: Verizon Offering Up to 30% Off MagSafe Accessory Bundles, iPhone 13 Cases, and More

Monday September 27, 2021 10:53 am PDT by
Today we're tracking a handful of solid accessory discounts offered by Verizon, offering a chance to save on a new case or screen protector for your iPhone 13, MagSafe bundles, and more. Verizon offers free two day shipping across the board on orders over $49, even if you don't use Verizon as a carrier. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link...
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T-Mobile Wins Title of Fastest U.S. Carrier in 2021 5G Test

Tuesday August 24, 2021 9:56 am PDT by
With its mid-band 5G network that's widely available, T-Mobile has earned the title of fastest U.S. mobile network in 2021, according to testing conducted by PCMag. Each year, PCMag sends drivers to traverse thousands of miles of the United States. This year, drivers traveled over 10,000 miles and surveyed network speeds in 30 major metro areas and six rural regions to find the fastest...
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Deals: Verizon's New Sale Lets You Build Your Own Accessory Bundle and Get Up to 50% Off

Monday August 2, 2021 10:09 am PDT by
Verizon today has a "Buy more, save more" sale that is offering up to 50 percent off five or more regularly priced accessories. This includes iPhone cases, Qi wireless chargers, screen protectors, iPad cases, audio accessories, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site...
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Verizon Releasing Fios TV App for Apple TV Tomorrow

Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:37 am PDT by
Verizon this week announced that it will be releasing a Fios TV app for the Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, and Amazon Fire TV tomorrow, July 22, providing Fios TV subscribers with additional platforms to watch live television. All new Fios TV plans will come with Verizon's voice-powered Fios TV One box at no additional charge, and instead of subscribers having to pay a fee for a second Fios TV...
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All Three Major U.S. Carriers and Google Adopt Rich Communication Services, But No Sign of Apple Interest

Tuesday July 20, 2021 1:15 pm PDT by
For the last several years, Google has been pushing a new communications protocol called Rich Communication Services, or RCS. RCS is designed to replace SMS, the current text message standard, and it offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file sizes, better encryption, improved group chat, and more. Verizon today announced that it is planning to adopt...
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Eligible Verizon Customers Will Get up to a Year of Apple Arcade Free

Monday May 24, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
Verizon today announced that customers with unlimited, "Play More," or "Get More" plans will receive up to a year of Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass for free. Starting May 25, new and existing Verizon customers will be eligible to get six months of ‌Apple Arcade‌ or Google Play Pass for free with any unlimited plan, or 12 months of ‌Apple Arcade‌ or Google Play Pass with "Play More" or "Get ...
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Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Hotspots Due to Fire Risk

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:13 pm PDT by
Verizon is recalling 2.5 million hotspot devices that it sold because of a faulty lithium ion battery that can overheat, resulting in a fire and burn hazard. Affected devices include Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspots with model numbers MHS900L, MHS900LS, and MHS900LPP. Verizon said on Thursday that it is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on the recall. Verizon ...
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Verizon Shutting Down 3G Network on December 31, 2022

Tuesday March 30, 2021 10:53 am PDT by
Verizon is planning to shut down its 3G network at the end of 2022, effectively ending 3G support, the company announced today. Verizon has pushed back the sunsetting of its 3G network several times now, but it sounds like a concrete end date has finally been established. We will turn off the last of the 3G CDMA network on December 31, 2022, months after our competitors have shut off their...
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Apple More Prominently Highlighting iPhone Trade-In Deals From Carriers

Wednesday March 10, 2021 12:48 pm PST by
Apple today introduced a new "iPhone Carrier Offers" website in the United States, with the site more prominently highlighting carrier deals offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. A banner on Apple's iPhone purchase pages also points out various carrier discounts that are available, with "Special Offers Available" wording also included when choosing a carrier during the purchase...
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Verizon Launches $75 mmWave 5G Plan for Prepaid Customers

Monday January 25, 2021 12:10 pm PST by
Verizon today unveiled a new unlimited plan designed to allow prepaid customers to access Verizon's fastest 5G network for $75 per month. As noted by The Verge, the plan is priced at $10 more than the standard unlimited prepaid plan and provides access to Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network, which is the fastest available 5G that can be accessed in a limited number of cities. It also...
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Verizon Again Delays Plans to Shut Down 3G Network

Tuesday January 5, 2021 12:02 pm PST by
Verizon does not plan to shut down its 3G network in the near future, a Verizon spokesperson told Light Reading this week (via The Verge). "Our 3G network is operational and we don't have a plan to shut it down at this time," said the spokesperson, who also added that Verizon will "work with customers to move them to newer technology." Verizon's decision to leave its 3G network functional is ...
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Verizon Listing AirPods Max in Silver and Space Gray as Shipping Next Week [Updated]

Thursday December 10, 2020 6:45 pm PST by
With Apple and several other vendors quoting shipping estimates for the new AirPods Max of well into 2021, those looking to get their hands on Apple's new $549 over-ear headphones sooner than that might want to check out Verizon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. ...