News tagged: Verizon
Net neutrality rules are potentially being violated by AT&T and Verizon's zero-rating, says the FCC. According to the agency, those carriers may not be following the Open Internet Order by treating their streaming services differently from other services.
Verizon customers who still have an unlimited data plan have a strict limit of 200 GB per month, the carrier has confirmed. Anyone averaging more than that will either need to leave the carrier or accept a regular data tier plan. This is only the latest warning for those users.
Once Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo is entirely finished, filings reveal Yahoo will change its name and Marissa Mayer will step down from the board. The board size will drop to five directors and it'll also lose Yahoo co-founder David Filo.
Verizon Wireless is upping its phone upgrade fee from $20 to $30. Customers must pay that fee whenever they "purchase a new device at retail price or through Verizon's device payment program." In addition to changing the upgrade fee, the carrier has eliminated 2-year contracts.
Verizon is currently running a promotion for Google's latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. Both phones have been available so far with up to 128 GB of storage, but according to Verizon, there is also a 256 GB model. Whether this is just a mistake or maybe Google
T-Mobile's coverage in the United States is nearly as high as Verizon's. It claims to now cover 313 million people, just one million less than Verizon. When it comes to actual subscribers, it's still in third place. T-Mobile also says it has the fastest LTE network.
With the increasing number of security threats, manufacturers have started taking Android security patches seriously. Just a few weeks after Google released the latest Android security patch, Verizon has started sending out over-the-air updates for dozens of Android smartphones.
A few days ago, we got a chance to see the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone that will be manufactured by TCL. The smartphone, codenamed Mercury BBB100, features improved physical keyboard along with high-end specs. The exact release date is unknown at the moment, but it should be
Motorola's second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch can currently be purchased for $100 less than usual through Verizon. The carrier has listed it for $200 with free shipping. It's one of the smartwatches that will receive Android Wear 2.0 when it's released by Google.
Verizon has changed its position on Samsung's update for the Note 7 that'll render all remaining units in the United States useless. It originally said it wouldn't roll out the update, which prevents the phone from charging, but now it plans to let the software update go out.
Now that two massive breaches have been confirmed by Yahoo, Verizon is reportedly considering an abandonment of its $4.8 billion acquisition. Yahoo revealed a hack in September that affected 500 million users and another breach was revealed this week affecting 1 billion accounts.
Unreturned Galaxy Note 7 units have only a few weeks left before they get useless. Not only they are discontinued, but they will also be disconnected soon. All major carriers in the United States, except Verizon, have announced that they will disconnect the handset by the end of
Some smartphones have already received Android Nougat update, but first Samsung handset to get it will be Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Its Galaxy Beta Program was running in several countries, where users can test it and improve it before the update goes public.
Although it was expected that Google will start rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices on December 6, the company has just confirmed that the rollout has already begun and that some users have already started receiving the update.
Companies are slowly preparing for the roll out of Android 7.0 Nougat, and yet some phones are still waiting for the promised Marshmallow update. One of those phones is Motorola DROID Turbo, which has finally started receiving the Marshmallow update.
The FCC believes some of the free data schemes introduced by wireless carriers are "harming consumers." It has sent letters to AT&T and Verizon in regards to their offers, which allow people to use certain services without their activity counting against their data limit.
If you are looking for a new tablet for your kids, then Verizon has something new for you. The carrier has now announced a new tablet called GizmoTab that is specifically designed for children aged between 3 and 8. The tablet has specifically design user interface so kids can
Google underestimated the demand for its flagship Pixel handsets and Verizon had to delay the Pixel XL 128 GB variant for two weeks. Following the original delay of two weeks, the carrier postponed the shipments even further, and won't ship the phone until December 26.
Google is discounting its major devices in time for Black Friday. Retailers will be selling the Chromecast, Home, and the Google Pixel and Pixel XL at a discount. In the case of the phones, the only retailer authorized to sell them in the United States is Verizon.
A study of wireless network performance in the US by Rootmetrics has found Verizon Wireless is the best option 93% of the time. It came in first in 83 of 89 metro areas, based on a fairly scientific evaluation of the networks and some crowdsourced data.