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Verizon Again Delays Plans to Shut Down 3G Network

Tuesday January 5, 2021 1:02 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 7:45 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. ...
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Apple and Verizon Debut '5G Fleet Swap' Enterprise iPhone Trade-In Program

Thursday November 19, 2020 12:48 pm PST by
Verizon today announced the launch of the "5G Fleet Swap," a new program that's designed to allow enterprise customers to trade in their entire fleet of smartphones and upgrade to an iPhone 12 for zero upfront cost. After the transition, the iPhones used by each business will have zero cost (for the iPhone 12 mini) or a low monthly cost. Customers can choose to trade in smartphones from...
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Chris Rock Sells iPhone 12 and mmWave 5G in New Verizon Ad

Friday October 16, 2020 4:55 am PDT by
During its iPhone 12 event this week, Apple expended an unusually long amount of talk time on pressing home the benefits of 5G, and even gave the chairman and CEO of Verizon, Hans Vestberg, a segment to explain how "5G just got real." "The power of Verizon 5G meets the first iPhone with 5G." That same slogan is at the heart of Verizon's marketing campaign for mmWave 5G on ‌iPhone 12‌, as...
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Verizon Updates Unlimited Plans With New Perks and Access to Apple Music, Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+

Monday August 17, 2020 7:58 am PDT by
Verizon today announced updated Mix & Match Unlimited wireless plans, with access to services like Apple Music and Disney+, and for the first time Hulu (with commercials) and ESPN+ are being added. Verizon calls plans with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ "The Disney Bundle." Plans start with the "Just Kids" option at $35 per line per month, with unlimited 4G LTE data and unlimited talk and text to...
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Verizon Launches 'Silence Junk Callers' Feature for Call Filter Plus Customers With iOS 14

Thursday July 23, 2020 12:12 pm PDT by
Verizon today announced the launch of a new feature called Silence Junk Callers, which is designed to recognize calls identified by Verizon as potential spam or fraud and then automatically send them to voicemail. Verizon says that this feature is available to Verizon customers who have upgraded to the Call Filter Plus service and who are running the iOS 14 beta. Call Filter Plus costs...
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Verizon Keeping Customers Connected and Waiving Late Fees Through June 30

Monday April 27, 2020 2:02 pm PDT by
Verizon today announced that it will not disconnect individual customers and small businesses unable to pay their bills through June 30. Service will not be terminated, and no late fees will be collected, a policy that applies to postpaid wireless, residential, and small business customers that notify Verizon of an inability to pay their bills. Those who are experiencing financial trouble...
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Verizon Giving Customers 15GB Extra Hotspot Data for May

Wednesday April 22, 2020 4:22 pm PDT by
Verizon today announced that it is planning to provide an additional 15GB of LTE data to all consumer and small business plans in May to continue to support its customers who are working from home. The 15GB of data will be automatically added to consumer and small business shared data plans, hotspots, and jetpacks, and can be used from May 1 through May 31.Verizon continues to support...
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Verizon Now Selling Nimble Accessories In Stores and Online as Part of New Eco-Friendly Initiative

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:02 am PDT by
Verizon and Nimble today announced a new partnership that will bring Nimble's eco-friendly accessories to Verizon.com and over 1,600 Verizon retail locations across the United States. The partnership is part of Verizon's new initiative to offer customers low-impact alternatives to popular tech accessories. On Nimble's side, the accessory maker is well known for its environmentally friendly...
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Verizon Offering Customers and Small Businesses 15GB Extra Hotspot Data for Free

Monday March 23, 2020 5:26 pm PDT by
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...
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Major U.S. Internet Providers Agree Not to Terminate Service for Non-Payment, Lift Some Data Caps

Friday March 13, 2020 11:48 am PDT by
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, ...
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U.S. Carriers Facing $200M in Fines for Selling Customer Location Data

Friday February 28, 2020 3:47 pm PST by
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...
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FCC to Propose Fining AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile $200M for Sharing Customer Location Data

Thursday February 27, 2020 1:07 pm PST by
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...
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Verizon Rolls Out 5G Support to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC

Wednesday July 31, 2019 4:03 pm PDT by
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 ...
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AT&T Named 2019's Fastest U.S. Mobile Network in Annual PCMag Carrier Showdown

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:05 pm PDT by
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 ...
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FCC Questions U.S. Carriers on Phone Location Data Sales Practices

Wednesday May 1, 2019 3:34 pm PDT by
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...
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Verizon Takes on T-Mobile With Revamped Loyalty Program

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00 am PDT by
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 ...
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Verizon's 5G Network Launches Starting in Chicago and Minneapolis

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:38 am PDT by
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...
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Verizon Launches 'Just Kids' Plan With Smart Family Parental Control Subscription Included

Tuesday April 2, 2019 7:25 am PDT by
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...
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Verizon Launches Free Version of Call Filter Service for Blocking Spam Calls

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:23 pm PDT by
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, ...