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Verizon and Apple Team Up to Offer VZW Unlimited Subscribers Six Free Months of Apple Music

Wednesday August 8, 2018 3:45 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon and Apple today announced a new partnership which will see Verizon Unlimited customers able to sign up to receive six months of Apple Music for free. Starting on Thursday, August 16, both new and existing customers who have one of Verizon's Unlimited wireless plans can access a special offer for six months of Apple Music at no cost. Following this period, the subscription will be...

Verizon Launches Third 'Unlimited' Plan With 75GB of LTE Data

Thursday June 14, 2018 11:46 am PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced the launch of a third "Unlimited" data plan option, which provides users with 75GB of LTE data, 20GB of LTE hotspot access, 720p video streaming, 5 TravelPass sessions per month, and 500GB of Verizon Cloud storage. The new "Above Unlimited" plan joins Verizon's two other "Unlimited" plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. While Verizon calls these plans unlimited, all ...

Verizon Named 2018's Fastest Mobile Network in PCMag's Annual Carrier Showdown

Tuesday June 12, 2018 6:00 am PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon Wireless was awarded the title of the fastest nationwide mobile network in PCMag's annual mobile network comparison, the results of which were released this morning. For its test, PCMag analysts drove within and between 30 cities in the United States to test mobile network speeds using four Samsung Galaxy S9 phones. More than a dozen locations in each city were tested, with the site...

Verizon Dialing Back Standalone Live TV Service Plans, Will Partner With Existing OTT Provider Instead

Thursday May 24, 2018 8:48 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
In March 2017, a report from Bloomberg stated that Verizon Communications was preparing to launch its own live streaming television service, entering as a competitor to DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PS Vue, and more. Later in October, the service was delayed to 2018, and now company CEO Lowell McAdam has hinted that plans for the OTT platform will shift to a partnership-focused model. Speaking with Ya...

Apple Watch Boosts Verizon Activations Amid Phone and Tablet Subscriber Loss

Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:12 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon, the largest carrier in the United States by subscriber count, saw a monthly subscriber increase of 260,000 during the first quarter of 2018, reports Bloomberg, largely due to an increased number of smart watch activations. The company actually lost phone and tablet subscribers last quarter, but the dip in subscribers did not hurt its bottom line because of smart watches, wearables,...

Verizon Announces Updated 'Smart Family' iOS App With Screen Time Management, Content Filters, and More

Thursday April 19, 2018 7:43 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Verizon today announced the evolution of its existing "FamilyBase" parental controls product into "Smart Family," a redesigned app that lets parents track screen time, set content filters, monitor whereabouts, and more. With the Verizon Smart Family app, parents can instantly pause the internet to manage their kids' screen time, check the battery status of their phone, and look at a summary...

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Detail Plans for 'Next-Generation Mobile Authentication Platform'

Thursday March 1, 2018 7:05 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Last September, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile announced a team-up with the mission of developing a mobile authentication solution for both businesses and consumers. One of the main reasons the carriers created the "Mobile Authentication Taskforce" was to help users who have to manage "dozens of difficult-to-remember passwords" for numerous apps. Today at Mobile World Congress, the...

Verizon No Longer Plans to Sell Unlocked iPhones

Monday February 12, 2018 8:59 am PST by Juli Clover
Verizon plans to stop selling unlocked smartphones as a way to deter criminals from stealing the devices, the company told CNET. As of today, Verizon devices will be locked to the Verizon network and unlocked as soon as a customer signs up for service and activates the phone. Later in the spring, though, smartphones will remain locked until unlocked by Verizon, and Verizon has not yet shared...

Verizon Details New BOGO Deal: Buy One iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X and Get $699 Off Second

Friday January 26, 2018 9:55 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Verizon this morning announced an offer coming for both existing customers and new customers who are switching to a Verizon line, which will go live on Monday, January 29. With the deal, if you trade in an eligible smartphone and then purchase an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X, you'll get $699 off a second iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X. The offer is available when purchasing any combination of...

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Tout Boosted Cellular Capacity Across Twin Cities in Anticipation of Super Bowl LII

Thursday January 18, 2018 8:11 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
In November, AT&T shared its plans to launch its "5G Evolution" network -- which isn't true 5G -- in select areas of Minneapolis as part of its overall plan to boost cellular coverage in the city during Super Bowl LII. This week, three of the major United States cellular carriers -- AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile -- each outlined their own plans to ensure that customers retain quality coverage in...

Refreshed Five-Year Deal Between Verizon and NFL Allows for Mobile Streaming of Games on Any Carrier

Monday December 11, 2017 6:21 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Verizon and the NFL this morning announced that the carrier will no longer be the exclusive home for mobile streaming of NFL games in the United States, with anyone able to stream the games to their smartphone "regardless of mobile network" beginning next year. The announcement comes within a new five-year deal struck between the two companies, which will see Verizon pay around $2 billion...

Verizon to Lift Video Streaming Restrictions for Unlimited Plans With Extra $10/Month Payment

Wednesday October 25, 2017 12:47 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon in August limited video quality on all of its unlimited data plans to a maximum of 720p on smartphones, but starting in November, the carrier is allowing customers to pay an additional $10 per month for higher-quality video streaming, reports CNET. With $10/month payment per line, Verizon customers can stream video at the maximum quality available on any VZW device, up to 4K, removing...

Verizon Delays Streaming TV Service Until 2018

Thursday October 19, 2017 3:01 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon is working on a streaming television service that was originally meant to debut in 2017, but its launch date has been pushed back to 2018, reports Bloomberg. Verizon is now said to be aiming to launch its online TV service in the spring of 2018, marking yet another delay as the company struggles to find a way to compete with the many existing services on the market. Staff shuffling,...

Verizon Lowering Cracked Screen Repair Fee to $29 for Customers Enrolled in Total Mobile Protection

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:07 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Verizon today announced it is lowering its deductible for cracked screen repairs for customers signed up for its Total Mobile Protection plan. Starting on Thursday, October 19, the fee will be reduced from $49 to $29. Total Mobile Protection itself costs $11 per month for smartphones and $9 per month for tablets. Enrolling in Total Mobile Protection is typically only allowed within 30 days...

T-Mobile Continues to Advertise Fastest 4G LTE Network Despite Verizon Complaint

Monday October 2, 2017 4:21 pm PDT by Juli Clover
T-Mobile plans to continue advertisements where it claims to have the fastest 4G LTE network in the United States despite complaints from Verizon and a recommendation to stop from the National Advertising Division (NAD), the company told Ars Technica in a statement today. The National Advertising Division, which aims to review advertisements for truthfulness and accuracy to settle disputes...

Apple Watch Series 3: LTE Plan Prices on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell, EE, and Deutsche Telekom

Thursday September 14, 2017 9:52 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Watch Series 3 is available with built-in cellular capabilities, allowing you to make phone calls, send and receive text messages, stream music, get directions with Apple Maps, use Siri, and more without a paired iPhone. The freedom comes at a cost, however, as Apple Watch Series 3 models with cellular are priced $70 higher than those with Wi-Fi and GPS only. Also, to access LTE, the...

T-Mobile Offered Fastest LTE Speeds in the First Half of 2017

Thursday September 7, 2017 5:00 am PDT by Juli Clover
T-Mobile was the carrier with the fastest mobile network in the United States during the first half of 2017, according to a new U.S. Market Report for Mobile Broadband shared this morning by Ookla. The carrier scored a 23.17 using Ookla's new "Speed Score" metric that combines low-end, median, and top-end performance for both upload and download speeds. Ookla says this is a comprehensive...

Verizon Introduces New Unlimited Data Plans, Limits Video to 720p For All Smartphone Customers

Tuesday August 22, 2017 8:45 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Verizon today split its unlimited talk, text, and data plan into three tiers: Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Business Unlimited. The plans go into effect for new customers starting Wednesday, August 23. Go Unlimited starts at $75 per month, which is $5 cheaper than the original Verizon Unlimited plan introduced in February. However, while Verizon Unlimited allowed for full HD video...

Verizon Introduces New 'Up' Rewards Program With Perks Including Free Months of Apple Music

Monday August 7, 2017 6:09 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Verizon today introduced a new Verizon Up rewards program that offers customers perks for paying their monthly bills. For every $300 spent towards Verizon products and services, including a phone bill, customers will receive one credit, which can be exchanged for one reward. Every month, there are six new customized rewards to choose from, with the selection changing on the first day of each ...

Study Finds AT&T and Verizon Have Slower LTE Speeds After Launching Unlimited Data Plans

Friday August 4, 2017 10:30 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
In its semi-annual State of Mobile Networks report this week, OpenSignal claims that both AT&T and Verizon have experienced a decline in 4G LTE speeds since each carrier reintroduced an unlimited data plan in February. OpenSignal blames the slowdown on an increase in data demand now that caps have been removed. From April through June, AT&T's average LTE download speed was 12.92 Mbps, while...