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Verizon Throttling Netflix Traffic as Part of Temporary Video Optimization Test

Friday July 21, 2017 11:01 am PDT by Juli Clover
Some Verizon Wireless users this week began noticing throttled streaming speeds when watching content from streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, and Verizon today confirmed to Ars Technica that it has indeed been throttling speeds as "part of a temporary test" of a "new video optimization system.""We've been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video...

AirPods In Stock at AT&T and Verizon With Free 2-5 Day Delivery

Friday July 14, 2017 10:44 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
AirPods continue to have a 6-week shipping estimate when purchased through Apple's online store, but AT&T and Verizon currently have the wireless earphones in stock online with free delivery in 2-5 business days. AT&T and Verizon sell AirPods for $159, the same price as Apple charges, but the carriers only ship to addresses within the United States, excluding P.O. boxes. AirPods...

Verizon Partner Exposes Data of Millions of Customers Who Called Customer Service [Updated]

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:30 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Up to 14 million Verizon subscribers may have had their sensitive data exposed by Nice Systems, a partner of Verizon, reports ZDNet. Subscriber records from users who called customer service over the past six months were located on an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server controlled by Verizon partner Nice Systems. The data, which included customer names, phone numbers, home addresses, email...

T-Mobile Will Pay Off Your iPhone If You Switch From Verizon

Wednesday May 24, 2017 6:41 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
T-Mobile today introduced a limited time promotion to encourage Verizon customers with select iPhone models to switch to their network. Starting May 31, when a Verizon customer with an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE brings their smartphone to T-Mobile, they'll be able to keep the device, and have any remaining monthly payments owing towards it paid off in...

Verizon Launches New Prepaid Unlimited Data Plan

Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:24 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced the launch of a new unlimited data plan for its prepaid customers, which offers unlimited data, talk, and text across the United States for $80. The plan includes unlimited text messages to more than 200 countries, along with unlimited talk in Mexico and Canada. Video streaming, is, however, limited to 480p, and no tethering is included. Verizon also says it "may...

Verizon to Take on DirecTV Now and Sling TV With New Streaming TV Package Launching This Summer

Friday March 31, 2017 5:14 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Verizon Communications is gearing up to enter the ever-growing online streaming TV market, alongside competitors like DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, as well as soon-to-launch bundles from Hulu and YouTube. Verizon is currently securing streaming rights from TV networks ahead of a nationwide launch of its cord-cutting service, which is said to show up for customers as soon as this summer, ...

Verizon Offering Up to $500 Back in New VZW and Fios Cross-Promotion

Tuesday February 28, 2017 2:08 pm PST by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced a new promotion that’s designed to encourage its customers to sign up for both Verizon Wireless cellular service and Verizon Fios internet and TV plans. Verizon Fios customers who activate a new service on Verizon Unlimited will receive $250 in bill credits (applied as a $10 discount over 25 months), while Verizon Wireless customers can get a $250 Verizon Wireless...

Data Plan Comparison: Unlimited Options From T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint

Tuesday February 21, 2017 2:24 pm PST by Juli Clover
T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, the four major carriers in the United States, all offer unlimited data plan options as of last week, allowing customers to forget about traditional data caps. With so many options now available for unlimited data, we thought we'd do an in-depth video comparing the plans offered by the four companies to figure out the best value based on price and coverage. ...

Verizon Has Fastest LTE Network in the West, While T-Mobile Tops the East in Latest Study

Thursday February 16, 2017 7:53 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Verizon has the fastest LTE network in western regions of the United States, while its up-and-coming rival T-Mobile has the top speeds throughout the east coast, according to a recent study by OpenSignal, which crowdsourced signal data from nearly 170,000 smartphone users who downloaded the OpenSignal app. OpenSignal divided the United States into five regions—the Midwest, Northeast,...

Verizon Introduces $80 Unlimited Data Plan With 10GB of 4G LTE Tethering

Sunday February 12, 2017 2:04 pm PST by Joe Rossignol
Verizon today introduced its first unlimited data plan since 2011. Verizon Unlimited, which includes unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data, will cost $80 per month for a single smartphone or tablet, or $45 per month for four lines. The plan will be available to new and existing customers starting Monday. Verizon on Monday confirmed that $80 per month for a single line includes its $20 line...

T-Mobile and Verizon Are Basically Tied in Network Speeds and So-Called 'Availability'

Wednesday February 8, 2017 5:46 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Verizon is fighting back against T-Mobile's recent attempts to steal the network spotlight as the so-called "Un-carrier," according to the results of OpenSignal's latest State of Mobile Networks report published today. Verizon regained a statistical tie with T-Mobile in overall network speeds, with an average download speed of 14.63 Mbps versus 14.7 Mbps for T-Mobile, according to...

Verizon Will Support Wi-Fi Calling on Other iCloud Devices on iOS 10.3

Wednesday January 25, 2017 6:37 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Verizon customers running the new iOS 10.3 beta have discovered that the carrier has added an option for Integrated Calling (Calls on Other Devices). The feature enables iPhone users to make and receive Wi-Fi calls on other iCloud-connected devices, including the iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and most 2012 or later Macs, even if the iPhone is turned off or not on the same Wi-Fi network. The ...

Verizon Cracking Down on Customers Still Using Faulty Galaxy Note 7 Devices

Tuesday January 17, 2017 12:02 pm PST by Juli Clover
Though Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been discontinued for several months because of battery issues, there are still "thousands" of Verizon customers who are continuing to use the devices against the company's advice. To put a stop to the rogue Note 7 users, Verizon tells Fortune that it's prepared to take more extreme steps to disable the devices. Verizon has already issued a carrier update...

Verizon Raises Smartphone Upgrade Fee to $30

Monday January 9, 2017 2:07 pm PST by Juli Clover
Less than a year after introducing a fee for customers upgrading their smartphones, Verizon has raised the the price of said fee from $20 to $30, reports The Verge. The fee change was quietly implemented last week alongside the discontinuation of two-year contracts for existing customers. Those customers previously had to pay a $40 fee when activating a new contract and purchasing a new...

Verizon Decides to Support Galaxy Note7 Brick Update, But Not Until After Holidays

Friday December 16, 2016 5:51 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Verizon has announced that it will support an incoming update for potentially dangerous Galaxy Note7 devices that will effectively render the smartphones useless, after originally stating that it would not roll out the update "because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note7 users that do not have another device to switch to" (via The Verge). Samsung's update is aimed at the remaining...

AT&T and Verizon Facing FCC Scrutiny After Exempting Their Own Apps From Data Caps

Friday December 2, 2016 12:23 pm PST by Juli Clover
Both AT&T and Verizon offer apps and streaming services that don't count against the data cap they impose on customers, a practice that the United States Federal Communications Commission does not approve of. The FCC this week sent letters (via The Verge) to both Verizon and AT&T, claiming that the data cap exemptions, called "zero rating," raise net neutrality concerns and could impact...

Verizon Offering iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for $0 With Eligible Trade-In for Black Friday

Wednesday November 23, 2016 11:37 am PST by Juli Clover
Verizon today announced its Black Friday deals, introducing a discount that will give customers a chance to purchase an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for as little as $0 when trading in an eligible smartphone and selecting a device payment plan. Verizon customers will be able to get an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus at a reduced cost and with no money down when trading in one of thirteen eligible...

Verizon Adds 5GB and 10GB Prepaid Plans

Monday November 7, 2016 12:04 pm PST by Joe Rossignol
Verizon has introduced two new prepaid data plans with 5GB for $50 per month and 10GB for $70 per month. Both plans include unlimited talk and text in the United States, Always-On Data, Carryover Data, Mobile Hotspot for 4G LTE tethering, and messaging to more than 200 countries at no additional cost. Carryover Data allows Verizon customers to keep their unused data for an additional month....

Verizon iPhone 7 Users Afflicted With LTE Connectivity Problems

Thursday September 29, 2016 11:02 am PDT by Juli Clover
A growing number of Verizon subscribers are complaining about a serious issue that causes them to regularly lose LTE connectivity on their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, suggesting a major bug that needs to be resolved by either Apple or Verizon. There are dozens of complaints from Verizon customers who have purchased either an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus on the MacRumors forums, Reddit, ...

iPhone 7 Models From AT&T and T-Mobile Do Not Support CDMA Networks

Thursday September 8, 2016 10:30 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Choosing which iPhone model to purchase this year should be more carefully considered, as both AT&T and T-Mobile models of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do not support CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint in the United States. Apple confirmed the matter in fine print in the iPhone 7 tech specs and on its LTE page. A customer that purchases an iPhone 7 from Apple's website and selects...