News tagged: Verizon
Verizon has so far failed to attract content partners for a planned streaming service that'd compete against Sling TV and others. Bloomberg says it has barely signed on broadcasters and therefore the launch is likely being pushed to the fall. Verizon wanted to launch this summer.
Motorola has just announced that its Gamepad Moto Mod is available for pre-order. The gamepad mod, which reminds a lot of the Nintendo switch, is a Verizon exclusive and can be pre-ordered for $79.99. The add-on will go on sale on August 25, and will probably be sold from
A follow-up to last year's Zenpad Z8 is now available from Verizon. The ASUS Zenpad Z8s is priced at $250 and is now available for purchase exclusively via US operator Verizon Wireless, only in Gray color option. The tablet is very similar to the last year's model
The Moto E4 Plus from Lenovo will be available from Verizon this week and it'll also be sold in its unlocked form. It's reaching the carrier on August 3 and will at the same time become available unlocked at Best Buy, Amazon, and others. It'll be sold for $180.
Microsoft might have ceased support for Windows Phone platform, but the Windows 10 Mobile is still alive. While not many customers actually want to purchase Windows 10 Mobile handset, HP is still trying to sell its Elite x3 smartphone and is now trying to get new certifications
After many users complained about throttling on YouTube and Netflix, Verizon Wireless confirmed service had been altered by a "video optimization" system test. Without going into detail, it appears that test throttled download speeds, capping them at 10 Mbps.
A security breach at one of Verizon's partners left millions of Verizon customer records exposed. Nice Systems, which facilitates customer service calls, was breached, impacting 6 million customers. All of the records include a name, PIN, and other details.
New York regulators recently fined Charter for failing to expand its network in the state, but according to the ISP, much of the blame should be placed on Verizon. According to a complaint filed with the New York Public Service Commission, Verizon illegally withheld access.
Tablets are slowly dying and being replaced by the 2-in-1 devices, but some companies are still releasing new tablets. One of them is ASUS, who has partnered with Verizon to bring a new tablet called ASUS ZenPad Z8, which looks to be very similar to its predecessor ZenPad 3S 8.0.
Once Verizon officially owns Yahoo it's going to remove a large portion of the company's staff. It'll cut 15% of employees within Yahoo and Verizon's existing AOL division. With the cuts taking place globally, around 2,100 jobs will be lost due to the merger.
More data is now included with Verizon's prepaid plans. Starting June 6, the plans will either come with a higher monthly data use allowance for the same price or they'll even see their price drop. The most expensive plan now costs $60 rather than $70.
Verizon tried to pick up Charter for more than $100 billion, but the company turned down the offer, reports the New York Post. According to the report, Charter didn't want to accept since it wasn't ready to sell and because the offer was not high enough.
T-Mobile is working hard to attract consumers way from Verizon. Its latest campaign, called "Get Out of the Red," will help people switch without incurring any fees or losing their device purchased from Verizon. T-Mobile is offering to cover people's early termination fees.
Verizon is going to come out with its own TV streaming option, CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed during a telecom conference in Boston. He says the company will leverage AOL and Yahoo's combined user base to test the service. The service is said to include dozens of channels.
Evan Blass is at it again and this time with an alleged render of the upcoming Verizon tablet. The popular leakster shared a render of the upcoming Verizon Ellipsis 10 HD tablet, and considering that he has been very accurate, this is probably the real deal.
A version of the LG Watch Sport is not going to be released for Verizon, reports Droid Life. The LTE-ready model has been entirely cancelled. Initially the Watch Sport was supposed to offer LTE on Verizon and AT&T. The Verizon model was first delayed.
Verizon has reportedly beat AT&T in a bidding war, enabling it to acquire Straight Path and its spectrum for $3.1 billion. The Wall Street Journal reports Verizon sent in the bid after AT&T announced it was buying Straight Path for $1.6 billion in April.
The carrier nicknamed Big Red has just announced that its smartwatch is now available for purchase. Just as promised, the Wear24 is now available in stores and online. If you're willing to sign a contract, the watch will cost you $299. Otherwise, it is priced at $349.
Comcast and Charter have agreed not to compete against each other in the wireless industry. For at least a year, neither company will pursue a merger without asking for the other's permission. This agreement has led to a lot of speculation that a joint acquisition could occur.
Motorola is not the only one that is working on a new tablet. ASUS' unannounced tablet with model number ASUS P00J (ZT582KL) has just cleared the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in the United States and from what we know, it will be a Verizon exclusive model.