• Verizon To Shut Off Amp'd Mobile?

    With Amp’d Mobile filing for Chapter 11 protection and owing Verizon a lot of cash, things in the future could not get any worse for the dying MVNO. But I suppose Verizon threatening to shut off your network, effectively slowing your business to a grinding halt, is a bit worse. Verizon recently asked Amp’d to cough up $4.5 million within 10 days or face a shut off. When your… Read More

  • Verizon Customers Could Get Blackberry 8830 on Memorial Day

    I’m tempted to drop T-Mobile as my service provider and switch to Sprint or Verizon because their respective networks blow T-Mo out of the water. EDGE can bite me; EVDO is where it’s at, folks. Anyways, Engadget Mobile claims to have it from the source that the 8830 will finally be launched this coming Memorial Day. Hmmm, makes me wonder how this one will turn out. Verizon to… Read More

  • Casio G'zOne Type-S Sounds Like A Pasta Dish

    Those of you who are rugged lumberjacks out there will be happy to know that Verizon will be releasing an updated version of Casio’s rugged phone, the G’zOne. Dubbed the G’zOne Type-S, this phone not only is tough and sounds like a bad italian dish, it also features a round, rubber antenna to pick up chicks with. For a rugged phone though, the Type-S has a pretty nice design. Read More

  • Vonage May Skirt Patent Horrors

    Another day, another Vonage store. It seems that there are some workarounds that Vonage is planning on using to let users call landlines over VoIP. For those not in the know, Verizon has been hounding Vonage for infringing on a number of patents dealing with VoIP call transfers. The updates/improvements should be software based and sufficiently obtuse enough to ensure that judges become… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Verizon Voice Activated Call Routing, Makes Mom Happy

    , Verizon revealed a means for using not only time for call routing it currently offers, but also a name recognition routing system. Knowing your Mom wants to be sure you are safe, this is just the technology to be sure she reaches you. Read More

  • Laptop Looks at Verizon's VX8700: Shiny + Metallic

    While it’s not branded as a member of the Shine family, there’s plenty of bling surrounding the VX8700 from LG on Verizon. The phone has a brushed metal case, but a very slim, RAZR-like form factor. On the front of the camera, you’ll find a 2-Megapixel camera that actually takes decent quality snaps. Inside is a large 320×240 color display, almost smartphone like. Read More

  • Verizon Officially Announces Blackberry 8830

    Been drooling over the Blackberry 8800 lately? Have no fear, kind Verizon user, as you’ll soon be getting your paws on the 8830 very, very soon. Verizon has officially announced that RIM’s Blackberry 8830 will become available to business users and on it’s website May 14th. Two weeks later on the 28th, it drops nationwide into the retail market. So what makes the 8830 so special? Read More

  • The Futurist: Is Verizon Trying To Destroy Our Nation's Telephone Infrastructure?

    It wasn’t so long ago that the only way you could talk to your friend down the block was over a landline. In a flash, nearly the entire world became blessed with the gift of wireless, and cell phones became standard procedure. Today, if one so desires, they can eschew their rotary phone altogether, and go VoIP (if having just a mobile doesn’t cut it.) Such diversity and choice is… Read More

  • Sprint Sniffing Vonage

    Following the verdict of a catastrophic patent infringement suit from Verizon, one that likely signals the end of Vonage as we know it, word comes that Sprint could be exploring a buyout of the ill-fated VoIP provider. Although Vonage is also embroiled in a patent dispute with Sprint, sources indicate that Sprint is keen on the possibility of acquiring Vonage’s 2.4 million customers at… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Crossed Wires Edition

    Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones
    Sony Patents 3D Virtual Reality Controller For The PS3
    Konami Characters And Their 1980s Counterparts
    The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball
    The Great Skype Contest of 2007, Day 5 Read More

  • Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones

    I can’t see this having much effect on anyone but the manufacturers of the phones, but Verizon today announced that it has stopped selling the LG Migo, a phone made for kids. Meanwhile, Cingular also announced that it would no longer sell the Firefly phone in its retail stores. The main feature of both of these devices is that they lack 10-digit keypads. Mom and dad can program in a… Read More

  • Samsung SCH-i760 Gets FCC Approval

    Those of you with Verizon should stop, take a moment, and gander at the next phone you might be getting: the Samsung SCH-i760. With a design that looks like an HTC phone had sex with a Blackjack and features like Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, WiFi, and a touchscreen, most of you will be happy that a decent phone is coming your way. The i760 will also run Windows Mobile 6.0 and will… Read More

  • Verizon Offering Unlimited Messaging Plan

    Those of you who avoid texting (I know quite a few of you) because Verizon beats you on the charges can stop shivering in fear. According to initial reports, come April 15th, Verizon customers will be able to add on a $20 plan for single lines that will give the user unlimited texts, pix messages, flix messages, and free VCAST. Those with family plans will be able to shell out $100 for an… Read More

  • Verizon Gets the BlackBerry 8830 World Phone

    Today isn’t a bad day to be a Verizon customer. It just announced that it would be carrying the new BlackBerry 8830 Cyclone. The new device features CDMA and GSM capabilities, making it functional in both the US and Europe. The phone features a QVGA screen, microSD and EV-DO. No camera, but don’t know many people who actually takes shots with their phones so that… Read More

  • Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Not So Unlimited

    Having EVDO on a notebook when you’re out and about is certainly a treat. But all good things must come to an end and in this case, it just so happens to be the word “unlimited”. For over a year now, Verizon has been touting its EVDO data plan as “unlimited,” when in reality, if you went over 5GB of downloads a month, your service would be cancelled for fear that… Read More

  • Vonage Stays Afloat With New Deal

    After rumors of Vonage folding and Verizon’s infamous patent infringement case, things just weren’t looking good for the popular VoIP provider. But now, thanks to a new two-year deal with VoIP Inc., Vonage can now stay alive and win back some customers. The deal between Vonage and VoIP Inc. will allow Vonage to basically outsource calls placed by customers. This way, Vonage can… Read More

  • Create Your Own MVNO With Sonopia

    This idea may seem a bit bold at first, but with the right execution, it could end up being a smash hit. Sonopia has purchased minutes and service from Verizon and will now let you create a personalized MVNO. No need to deal with companies like Sprint or Helio anymore — now you’re the boss. You can build plans, add services, and have friends, groups, or whoever you want join in. Read More

  • LG's U.S. Shine: The Verizon VX8700

    This shine doesn’t have the “I can kill you with this thing” styling of the Korean LG Shine, but I suppose thin is in here across the pond and clearly that’s where LG is headed. This diminutive CDMA clamshell is pretty styling with punched metal buttons and brushed metal stylin’. Is it good for the road warrior. Nah. Would I kick it out of bed for eating toffee? Read More

  • LG Announces Coupla' CDMA Clams

    With CTIA in full effect and John full of Captain Morgan, phones are being released and announced every few seconds it seems. The latest batch includes two new LG clamshell-style phones: the VX-8700 and LX-570. The VX-8700 is part of the “Shine” series of phones LG has been working on and includes EV-DO, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, microSD, and all that jazz. It also… Read More

  • TiVo Remote Scheduling Launches On Verizon

    Finally! God knows TiVo owners have wanted to record shows remotely for the longest time and now, thanks to Verizon Wireless, it’s completely possible. A downloadable app is available for Verizon customers who also own a Series 2 or Series 3 TiVo box and want to record shows while on the go. All “Get It Now” phones are compatible with the service, including favorites like… Read More