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Your Verizon bill will be more expensive from June 16th onwards

Verizon must have heard you saying that you had way too much disposable cash the other day (well someone must have said it) and has responded by announcing that it’s going to increase your bill starting from June 16th onwards. Why? Well, it’s because the carrier is following the trend or its execs can’t afford […]

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I tested AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile’s 5G with 70,000 people

I tested AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile’s 5G networks in a sports arena with 70,000 people.
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TCL’s 30V 5G is coming to Verizon for $300

TCL’s new big-screened and affordable 5G phone is launching on Verizon for $ 300, the company announced today.
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Verizon might collect your browsing data even if you previously opted out

The changes Verizon has made to its Selects program also changed at least some subscribers' privacy settings. Verizon (Engadget's former parent company) collected users' location, web browsing and mobile application usage data to send them marketing messages or offers under Selects, though subscribers could opt out if they wanted to. As Ars Technica notes, the carrier recently replaced its Selects program with the Verizon Custom Experience Plus and Custom Experience programs. And that's all well and good, except users have been receiving emails to tell them that they'd been automatically enrolled.

In the email, Verizon stated that they will be included in the programs, which means their data will be collected, even if they previously opted out of participating in Selects. Custom Experience only collects browsing and app usage history, while the Plus version also collects location information and data about the numbers that users call and call them. 

In its FAQ page, Verizon said it doesn't sell user information, but it shares them with the service providers that work with them. "These service providers are required to use the information only for the purposes Verizon defines and not for their own or others' marketing or advertising purposes," the company wrote. The carrier also wrote that it keeps browsing information for no more than 6 months. It keeps location and phone number information for approximately one year. 

To remove themselves from the program, users will have to opt out again. While we're sure a lot of subscribers wouldn't appreciate being enrolled into marketing programs they previously chose not to participate in, it's at least easy to unsubscribe. They can go to their Verizon account's privacy preferences page or "My Verizon" in their mobile app and head to "Manage Settings" or "Manage Privacy Settings" to toggle off both programs. 

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Best Verizon Fios new customer deals for December 2021

Looking to save by bundling your internet, landline, and TV plans? We’ve got the best Verizon Fios deals here.
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Best Verizon new customer deals for September 2021

Are your monthly cell phone bills bleeding you dry? Save some cash with these Verizon new customer deals.
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The Android 11 and One UI 3.0 update is rolling out to the Galaxy S20 series on Verizon

Samsung has been running an Android 11/ One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series over the past month or so and now it’s showing some love for the Verizon versions of the handsets in the form of a stable release of the new software. Yup, this isn’t a beta, it’s the real […]

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[Deal] You can pick up the TCL 10 5G UW from Verizon for just $120

If the Pixel 4a 5G is a tad expensive for your tastes, we’ve got what could be the cheapest way to buy a new 5G smartphone in the US in the form of the TCL 10 5G UW from Verizon for a grand total of $ 120. This means you save $ 280 on a phone with […]

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Verizon Stream TV puts a customized spin on Android TV, but it’s lacking some major features

Verizon may not be making major acquisitions like AT&T and DirecTV, but that doesn’t mean they’re not trying to muscle into the streaming game. Today the carrier has announced Verizon Stream TV, a streaming device that seems pretty solid and not terribly expensive. Verizon Stream TV So what’s up with this new Android TV box? […]

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[Update: Now on sale at AT&T and Verizon] The LG Wing goes on sale at T-Mobile on November 6 with BOGO offer

LG stirred up the pot with its dual-screened, swiveling Wing smartphone that shows the Korean handset maker is still passionate about making intriguing phones, as it did with the modular G5 and the self-healing Flex from yesteryear. As Jared gets to grips with our review unit, T-Mobile has announced that the LG Wing will be […]

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Verizon and Yahoo Mobile team up to bring you an extremely purple handset for $50

Verizon and Yahoo Mobile have teamed up to bring you the ZTE Blade A3Y with budget-level specs and a matching $ 50 price tag. Sporting a vivid purple finish, the Yahoo phone manages to look both garish and appealing at the same time. For just $ 50 the Yahoo phone can hardly disappoint, and to be perfectly […]

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The LG Wing goes up for pre-order from Verizon this week for $999

In a world where foldable smartphones are fast becoming a ‘thing’, LG’s Explorer Program has led it down a different path that has culminated in the Wing, a phone with a secondary display that swivels to produce a ‘T’ shape. Powered by the popular Snapdragon 765G processor with 5G connectivity and gimbal camera technology, Verizon […]

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Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu streaming to some Fios packages

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Veri…
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Samsung and Verizon launch the affordable new Galaxy Tab A 8.4 LTE

Samsung has announced a brand new Galaxy Tab A 8.4 in an LTE flavor, and this model’s headed exclusively for Verizon. While LTE tablets can be a little pricey, Samsung and Verizon are trying to keep this a little more budget-friendly. You’re only paying $ 279 for a tablet that seems like a pretty decent option […]

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Huawei sues Verizon after patent talks break down

Huawei and Verizon's not-very-public feud has escalated into courtroom warfare as the telecoms company files lawsuits across Texas. Huawei is alleging that Verizon is infringing on its networking patents without paying the proper fees, and it wants "…
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Verizon is selling the original LG G Watch, but you can’t buy it

Here’s an interesting one. Verizon Wireless has suddenly listed a ghost from the past among its fleet of modern smartwatches, including the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. The original Android Wear smartwatch (along with Samsung’s Gear Live) debuted way back in 2014, but for just $ 49.99, you can now snag that pioneering […]

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AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon team up to push next-gen RCS texting

For years we've been hearing about the potential of RCS, a protocol replacement for SMS that would bring iMessage and Whatsapp-like features to texting. Unfortunately there's been very little to show for it, with spotty support among carriers, and on…
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Motorola RAZR and Motorola One Vision both break cover on their way to Verizon

The rebirth of the Motorola Razr looks like it’s just around the corner, as the device has just cleared Bluetooth SIG certification on its way to eventually be sold to the masses. This obviously isn’t the only certification that it needs, but it does confirm that it’s more likely than not that Lenovo will be […]

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One UI begins rolling out to the Samsung’s Galaxy S9/S9+ on Verizon

  It’s pretty rare that we ever see Verizon deploy Android updates before other carriers, but it looks like they’ve worked with Samsung to give the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ a timely experience with the latest One UI updates. Both of those devices are reportedly receiving OTA updates from the carrier right now. This […]

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Google Pixel 3 Lite set to release on Verizon in Spring 2019

Remember that plasticky Pixel 3 Lite that leaked not too long ago? Well, since Google is the worst at keeping their plans hidden, it looks like we might see that phone sooner rather than later. The latest rumor pegs the Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 XL Lite heading to Verizon in early spring […]

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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?

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