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Verizon launches RCS Chat for the Google Pixel 3 today

Verizon is finally deploying RCS Chat for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today, December 6th, marking the first devices on Verizon’s network to get the feature. The carrier says they want to keep bringing the new feature to other Android devices soon, but don’t hold your breath on that being a quick […]

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Verizon and Samsung tease a 5G smartphone for the first half of 2019

Verizon and Samsung have announced that they’ll be collaborating on a 5G smartphone for Big Red’s network in the first half of 2019, which will most likely be the second 5G capable device on their network behind the Moto Z3. You won’t have to wait until next year to see it, though, as both companies […]

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Verizon ready to turn on 5G, taking customer sign-ups now

Earlier this week Verizon announced they are preparing to turn on their new 5G service on October 1st. For those who are interested in being among the first to get this new service, Verizon has opened up the process to sign-up for their Verizon 5G Home product. There are some limitations for interested consumers, the […]

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Smaller Google Pixel 3 leaks without a notch, hints at end of Verizon exclusivity

We’ve had no shortage of Google Pixel 3 XL leaks in the past couple of months, but the smaller, regular version of the phone has done a much better job of staying hidden. It’s finally breaking cover, though, showing off the slimmer design that isn’t using a controversial notch in the display. These photos popped […]

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RED Hydrogen One phone coming this summer on AT&T and Verizon

One of the more mysterious smartphones that has been under development for the past year is the RED Hydrogen One device. RED originally started taking pre-orders for the smartphone last summer and then slid off the radar until January of this year when company president Jim Jannard provided an update. In the latest bit of […]

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Samsung and Oath agree to deal to put apps on Verizon phones

Oath Inc., the digital content subsidiary of Verizon as announced a deal to pre-load several apps on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ purchased through Verizon. Eventually other Samsung devices sold through Verizon will likely see the same treatment. The initial apps included in the announcement include Newsroom, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Go90, […]

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Verizon updated the Galaxy S7 to Android 8.0 Oreo this weekend, except they didn’t

If you’re still using a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge on Verizon, you might have noticed that you were notified about an update to Android 8.0 Oreo this weekend. You might have also noticed that, despite that notification and the changelog with it, you didn’t actually get the Oreo update. What happened? Well, it […]

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Galaxy Note 8 is getting its Android 8.0 Oreo update on Verizon and Sprint

Good news, Galaxy Note 8 owners. You might be getting an OTA update soon, at least if you’re on Verizon or Sprint. Both carriers are currently rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to Samsung’s late-2017 flagship, bringing a ton of new features and a more advanced OS to your device, catching both of those […]

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Verizon plans to start locking new smartphones this spring

In a move that brings Verizon in line with the rest of the wireless carrier industry, the company says they will start locking smartphones that it sells to consumers. By locking the devices, consumers will not be able to just pop in a SIM card from another carrier and have a working phone. The reason […]

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Verizon follows AT&T in dropping Huawei smartphones

Verizon is the latest carrier to drop its plans to sell phones from Chinese handset maker Huawei, according to sources cited in Bloomberg. The move follows a similar decision from AT&T earlier this month, supposedly prompted by pressure from the…
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Asus Zenfone AR will cost $648 from Verizon whenever it’s available

Back at CES, we were impressed with Asus' new smartphone, the ZenFone AR, but it wasn't clear exactly how much it would be. Now, the Verizon-exclusive smartphone is available for preorder; it will cost $ 648. Qualified buyers can pay in installments o…
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Sprint jabs Verizon with opening of Twice the Price store

This almost feels like it should be April Fools Day and maybe that is what Sprint is hoping Verizon customers feel about their wireless plans. In a pointed announcement accompanied by a spoof advertisement video, Sprint is inviting shoppers to visit a pop-up Twice the Price store in Flushing, New York today only from 10:00 […]

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The DROIDs you are looking for will be back on Verizon

Earlier this week Motorola launched the new Moto Z2 Play and for the U.S. market, the exclusive carrier will be Verizon, although an unlocked version is described as being available “later this summer.” Normally one would expect a Verizon exclusive phone from Motorola to be adorned with DROID branding, but that is not the case […]

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Verizon tweaks pricing, available data on prepaid plans

At the end of April, Verizon updated their prepaid offerings for customers who were not interested in committing to an ongoing service contract or who wanted to avoid a credit check. The big headline at the time was the inclusion of an $ 80 per month unlimited data plan to match what they offer on the […]

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Which Verizon plan is best for you? We check out the family, individual, and prepaid plans

Verizon offers lots of plans for individuals, your family, and folks who want prepaid service. Here is everything you need to know about Verizon’s plans, from data packages and smartphones to Big Red’s prepaid plans.

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That was quick! Verizon to install adware on phones after privacy rules repealed

Verizon’s AppFlash, a new app rolling out to the carrier’s customers in the coming weeks, can track app usage and use it to target ads. The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that it could, too, be used by hackers as a common point of attack.

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It’s finally back — Verizon re-offers its unlimited plan to eager customers

Guess peer pressure really works. Or at least, healthy competition among the leading phone service providers does. After enduring what seems like years of ridicule from T-Mobile and Sprint, Verizon is finally back in the unlimited game.

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Verizon snags an exclusive Wear24 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

The LG Watch Sport isn’t the only new Android Wear 2.0 watch today; Verizon has also announced that they’ll exclusively be carrying the Wear24 smartwatch that managed to fly under the radar up until now. The watch offers a slim, modern design that might be a little boring compared to some other options, but it […]

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Verizon and EE Google Pixels get a bootloader unlock trick

Google Pixel has all but replaced the Nexus line while keeping most of the same features, including the easily unlocked bootloader and ability to tinker with the phone and use it for development purposes. All models that Google sells directly can be unlocked quickly without any hurdles to jump through, but if you didn’t buy […]

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Verizon alters its Galaxy Note 7 in the strangest of ways

Surprise, surprise, Verizon’s variant of the Galaxy Note 7 is a little bit different than most other models out there. Droid-Life’s Kellex reports that Big Red has made some subtle and very unnecessary changes to Samsung’s latest handset. There’s actually quite a few frustrating changes made to the handset, the first change being Samsung Cloud. […]

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Verizon will throttle prepaid customers’ data for usage above allotment

Verizon announced Always-On Data, a version of Safety Mode for its prepaid customers that will not involve an extra cost, regardless of which prepaid plan you might have. Always-On Data will be available on July 17.

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Verizon will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019

Verizon has announced that it will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019. It’ll work to transition the service’s remaining users to LTE in the intervening years.

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Asus might get back in the tablet game with the Zenpad Z8 for Verizon

It’s rumored that Verizon may sell the Asus Zenpad Z8 sometime in the near future. Interestingly enough, Asus has yet to officially unveil the tablet, with a possible announcement coming sometime next week.

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Google and Verizon connecting Japan and Ecuador earthquake victims with loved ones

Google and Verizon have, with a combination of tools and fee waivers, made it easier to contact victims of the Japan and Ecuador earthquakes. They’re also contributing to the relief efforts in both countries.

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You can finally reply from your Pebble watch with you Verizon iPhone

Own a Verizon iPhone and a Pebble Time watch? To date Pebble users have been unable to text from their wrist if they have an iPhone from anyone other than AT&T, however that feature is thankfully now available for Verizon users, too.

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Verizon updates the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Marshmallow

Verizon releases Android Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners in the USA. That, and an unexpectedly fast security patch along with a few stability improvements and the like.

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The BlackBerry Priv is now available at Verizon with its QWERTY keyboard

The BlackBerry Priv is now available from Verizon, essentially meaning that the device is now available to 80 percent of U.S. customers. The device’s main draw is the fact that it is one of the few to offer a physical keyboard.

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Get ready for 5G: T-Mobile joins AT&T and Verizon with 5G testing plans

T-Mobile announced that it will begin testing 5G service later this year, but doesn’t expect to commercially deploy it for some time. 5G promises speeds of up to 1Gbps — fast enough to download a Blu-ray movie in 3 minutes.

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LG V10 launches on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon this week

LG took the wraps off its V10 smartphone, which, in addition to sporting dual screens, packs twin front-facing shooters and high-end hardware. It’s ready for sale through AT&T from Oct. 27, but there’s no word on the 2nd Generation Watch Urbane yet.

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DROID Turbo 2 leak shows overkill Verizon branding on the front of the device

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The upcoming DROID Turbo 2 has been subject to a variety of leaks, giving us all sorts of details–shatterproof display, massive battery, and so on–before the unveiling in a couple of days. This next leak shows just how outrageous the branding is going to be on this device, as we have become accustom to on DROID products.

Pictured above is a gallery of devices. The first three units are the allegedly the DROID Turbo 2, and the following two are the DROID MAXX.

For some reason, on the DROID Turbo 2, Verizon has decided to slap its signature check mark logo at the base device between two split speakers. This is, of course, not the first time Verizon has gone with this in-your-face branding. It was subject to the Galaxy S4 Mini years ago as well:

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There was quite a bit of outrage surrounding this branding on the Galaxy S4 Mini way back when, and we haven’t really seen it since, until now.

Keep in mind that leaks like these aren’t always accurate, so it’s wise to take it with a grain of salt. However, the leakster, Evan Blass, is a credible source and has been right in the past, making us think this could very possibly be the final device. It’s also very similar to the image Verizon leaked just yesterday.

What do you think of Big Red’s giant check mark on the DROID Turbo 2? Is it overkill?

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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New leak hints Verizon thinks you want a 10-inch version of its Ellipsis Android tablet

Verizon may be working on a 10-inch tablet for its Ellipsis range, according to a new leak. Details on the new model are scant at the moment, but here’s everything we think we know about it.

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PSA: Samsung Pay finally works with select phones on Verizon

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The long wait for Verizon to allow customers with select Samsung phones to use the company’s mobile payments service is finally over. Owners of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ can start using Samsung Pay right now.

Upon downloading a software update that is currently rolling out, the Samsung Pay app will be available to install from Google Play. Then you can start using your phone to pay for goods and services from your phone at more locations than any other mobile payments service.

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It’s time to celebrate!

The software update also includes security patches, likely fixing the recent Stagefright issues.

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You’ll need patience, but Verizon says Samsung Pay is coming to its phones

Samsung Pay aims to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet in the mobile payment space. The system works with NFC and verifies payments with your fingerprint. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Verizon quietly introduces the Samsung Galaxy Tab E, thought we wouldn’t notice

Verizon quietly introduced the Samsung Galaxy Tab E earlier today. Unfortunately, looking at the specifications and its $ 330 price tag, we’re inclined to believe there’s a good reason why Big Red didn’t make a big deal about the tablet.

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Verizon becomes first US carrier to offer roaming in Cuba

Verizon announced on Thursday that it will begin offering call, text and data access to customers visiting the Caribbean nation as part of its Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option. The plan will charge $ 3 a minute for voice, standard internati…
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Verizon is now rolling out the Lollipop update for the first-generation Moto X

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Contrary to popular belief, Verizon is currently in the process of rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to the first-generation Moto X. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a much-needed patch for the Stagefright vulnerability.

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  • Material Design: You will quickly notice a whole new colorful look and feel to your device – from fluid animations to new application and system themes, colors and widgets.
  • Notifications UI & Priorities: In order to alert you to the mosttimely and relevant information, the format and behavior of notifications have evolved:
    • notifications will appear on the lock screen and are intelligently ranked by type and who sent them.
    • you double-tap to open one, swipe left or right to clear one, or clear all notifications from the bottom of the list.
    • you can set the priority and privacy of notifications for each application.
    • very high priority notifications will pop up briefly over other applications so that you can take action.
    • when you dismiss a notification on one device it will be dismissed on your other Android devices, if they are connected to the Internet.
    • you can further tailor how notifications behave with the new Downtime and Ambient Display settings (see below).
  • New Interruptions & Downtime Settings: You can tailor how interruptions behave, choosing to allow all, none, or only priority interruptions.  You can personalize what counts as a priority interruption (reminders, events, calls, messages) and even tailor them to be from only contacts you specify.  The Downtime setting will allow only priority interruptions during the times and days that you specify.  e.g. allow only priority interruptions on the weekend.
  • Recent Apps (Multi-tasking): The redesigned Overview space (formerly called Recents) will include both applications and separate activities within those applications.  For instance, each open tab in Chrome will also appear here along with recent applications; both your Gmail Inbox and a draft email message will appear as separate cards.  This provides a consistent way to switch amongst tasks.
  • Flashlight: Lollipop includes a new flashlight option as part of Quick settings (swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to see it).
  • Pin a view/app: Screen pinning allows you to keep a specific app or screen in view. For example, you can ‘pin’ a game and your child will not be able to navigate anywhere else on your phone.
  • Battery: The Battery settings panel now shows an estimated projection for how much time you have left while discharging or charging.  You can also enable a new battery saver mode that will save power by reducing performance and most background data operations to extend your battery life.
  • Smarter Internet Connections: With Android Lollipop, your phone will not connect to a Wi-Fi access point unless there is a verified Internet connection. This feature improves hand-offs between Wi-Fi and cellular connections, helping to maintain your video chat or voice-over-IP (VoIP) call as you switch.
  • Performance: Your phone now uses the new Android Runtime to help optimize application performance.  After upgrading to Lollipop, your applications will undergo a one-time optimization process.  Note that the optimization for ART requires more space.
  • Security: Encryption can now use a stronger 256-bit key to help protect your data.  Note that the stronger key willonly be used after you perform a factory reset on Android Lollipop.  Otherwise encryption will continue to use 128-bit key.  You can turn on encryption in the Security settings menu.

If you don’t feel like waiting for a notification confirming that the update is ready for your device, you could always search for the upgrade manually. To do so simply follow the four steps below:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap on “About Device”
  • Hit “System Updates”
  • Tap on “Check for update”

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Verizon Droid 2015 rumors: Leaked Droid Maxx 2 back cover looks identical to the Moto X Play

It’s time to start looking into what Verizon Wireless and Motorola are cooking up for this year’s Droid lineup. Early rumors indicate that we will get second generations of the Droid Maxx and Droid Turbo.

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