Verizon

  • Verizon Unifies Wireless, Landline, DSL Billing

    . Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for Verizon local and long-distance will receive unlimited calling between their phones and other on-network customers, from their mobiles or home phones. This is an incentive for Verizon users to unify their communications packages into what VZN is calling Freedom ONE-BILL (their caps, not ours). In addition to landline and mobile calling, the… Read More

  • BGR Plays With The Motorola MAXX Ve

    BGR Plays With The Motorola MAXX Ve

    They’ve done it again! Our peeps over at Boy Genius Report got their paws on on a spankin’ new Verizon MAXX Ve from Motorola. Equipped with an auto-focusing 2MP camera and MP3 playback, the MAXX looked like a promising phone until I scrolled down and saw this… Read More

  • Verizon Ditching V-Cast for PlaysForSure for Musicphones?

    . According to the manual, the new high-end RAZR utilizes Windows Media 11 and PlaysForSure, meaning your Yahoo! music subscription will work with the phone. The idea of carriers opening up their hardware to music from other services isn’t new, Cingular started the trend way back when with its super-sleek, sexy, slender, desirable ROKR, an iTunes-compatible musicphone. The thing was a… Read More

  • Verizon G'zOne Gets Reviewed (Verdict: Toasty!)

    Verizon G'zOne Gets Reviewed (Verdict: Toasty!)

    If you haven’t heard much about Verizon’s oddly named G’zOne phone, then you rugged outdoorsmen are missing out big time. Made to be compliant with military standards and general ass-kickings, the G’zOne is supposed to be able to take a lot of punishment without failing on the user. Some dude named Andy got his hands on one and really put it to the test. The phone… Read More

  • Verizon Turned Down iPhone Deal, Now Cries, Cries, Cries

    Verizon Turned Down iPhone Deal, Now Cries, Cries, Cries

    Let’s take a look at this first paragraph. Ahem… Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cellphone carrier, passed on the chance to be the exclusive distributor of the iPhone almost two years ago, balking at Apple’s rich financial terms and other demands. Let’s read that again… Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cellphone carrier, passed on the chance to be the… Read More

  • HTC Titan In The Wild

    HTC Titan In The Wild

    Check it. The picture you see is apparently the upcoming HTC Titan, the follow up to the HTC Apache. Yet another boring looking HTC device with a slide out keyboard, the Titan is rumored to carry EV-DO, 256MB of storage, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 2-megapixel camera. Not too shabby, but nothing too exciting here. Obviously if it drops in the US, Verizon or Sprint are bound to carry it. So keep a… Read More

  • The Futurist: Can The Mobile TV Industry Survive The Slingbox?

    The Futurist: Can The Mobile TV Industry Survive The Slingbox?

    After years of infrastructure building and billions of dollars of investment, the United States is finally ready to join the ranks of our Eastern neighbors who have long had watchable streaming TV service. CES announcements by companies such as MediaFlo and Verizon made as much clear, and competing services aren’t that far off. However, standing in the way of these corporate Goliaths… Read More

  • An Open Letter to Verizon Wireless, From Yours Truly (and David Letterman)

    Dear Verizon Wireless, I know it’s maybe been a tough year, breaking ground on your new 3G network, losing some traction to Sprint and T-Mobile, watching competitor Cingular make inroads towards stealing some of your high-speed data thunder. What you need is some hip, edgy marketing to lift you spirits, and I think Dave Letterman’s crew has just the right idea: I sincerely hope… Read More

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    If you’re looking for some sweet speeds for cruising the Internet on your laptop and you’re a Verizon customer, be sure to check out the AirCard 595 from Sierra Wireless. Available for $99 from the Verizon store (or $50 with two-year agreement), this bad boy is one of the first EV-DO Rev. A cards available to Verizon customers. The card can also be used on Verizon Wireless’… Read More

  • Panasonic Adds Verizon 3G Service To ToughBooks


    Earlier in the week, HP announced a partnership with Cingular Wireless to bring 3G HSDPA service to its Compaq nc6400 notebook. Today, Panasonic announced the direct selling and activation of Verizon Wireless’ 3G Wireless Broadband service on its durable Panasonic Toughbooks. What does this mean for you? Buy a ToughBook and you won’t need to work at a HotSpot anymore. You’ll… Read More

  • EV-DO Rev. A Coming to Verizon Very Soon

    Verizon users jealous of the high-speed EV-DO Revision A power that Sprint has been handing down from on high can take heart; VZN has announced that it has already stealthily rolled out its Rev. A network in several American markets, and has plans to light it up soon. There have been rumors to this extent recently, but a spokesman just confirmed them as fact to GigaOM. Though none of the… Read More

  • Black Q: It's What's Inside That Counts

    , but it’s come to our attention that this black Q actually has differences that are more than skin deep. Besides a rubberized exterior for a better grip, the new Q offers a software upgrade that includes improved power management for longer battery life and a unique (and, we think, useless) feature allowing the user to control the jog wheel with the volume buttons on a Bluetooth headset. Read More

  • The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them

    The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them


    It may come as a shock to some people that tech companies are corporations–charged first and foremost with making money. Still, it sometimes seems like it wouldn’t hurt Big Tech to treat us just a little bit better. Here are some of the ways companies try to screw you… and how a savvy customer can avoid them. Read More

  • Verizon Censoring Youtube Content On VCAST

    Verizon Censoring Youtube Content On VCAST

    Big surprise here folks: Verizon is going to be censoring Youtube content when it brings it to VCAST in late December. For that $15 a month you shell out for VCAST, (which, truth be told, isn’t too terrible a service), you get “selected and approved videos that have the broadest appeal and highest entertainment value.” Oh hell yeah, videos of mentos and diet coke and cats… Read More

  • What Will YouTube Be Like On Your Mobile Phone?

    What Will YouTube Be Like On Your Mobile Phone?

    YouTube and Verizon have partnered up to bring video clips to the mobile phone. The feature will launch in December as part of the Vcast $15 per month service. Verizon customers will be able to view “select” video content, as well as post videos from their mobile phones. Given that most mobile-generated content, videos or photos, lives and dies on the mobile phone, this may be a… Read More

  • Verizon's QWERTY Phone enV of Others

    . The enV is Verizon’s follow-up to its popular V QWERTY flip-phone. The basic features are the same: you have a candybar-style phone that opens on the side to display a full keyboard and a secondary screen for texting or emailing. The OS, however, is Verizon’s standard phone system, no smarts there. Some of the hardware, however, has been upgraded. Read More

  • Verizon Gets Windows Mobile for New Clamshell Smartphone

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Star Trek, the 802 has most of the same features as the GSM phone: a 320×240 main screen, full color secondary screen, Bluetooth, microSD, 1.3-megapixel camera, and a slim flip form factor. The Pantech, however, also includes EV-DO for wireless broadband, at speeds that smoke the 3125's EDGE speeds. While a… Read More

  • LG VX9900 enV Coming to Verizon

    LG VX9900 enV Coming to Verizon


    According to Gizmodo, the LG VX9900, apparently dubbed the enV, is set to drop on November 27. The smartphone features a 2.0-megapixel camera, EV-DO, VZNavigator, microSD and dual stereo speakers. Rumors set retail price at $320, but you can knock that down to a more realistic $150 if you’re willing to pawn off two years of your life to Verizon. LG VX9900 QWERTY Smartphone… [Gizmodo] Read More

  • LG VX8600 Chocolate Flips Onto Verizon

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/3GP video playback, and Bluetooth A2DP support. The Chocolate flip is available now for $129.99 with a two year contract. Product Page [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • YouTube To Go Mobile With Verizon?

    YouTube To Go Mobile With Verizon?


    I reported last week that YouTube founder Chad Hurley stated his ambitions for making YouTube mobile by the end of 2007. Well it now appears that the internet video giant might be inching closer to that goal quicker than it had anticipated. Reuters this morning ran a piece speculating that YouTube might soon be penning a deal with Verizon to deliver its videos to Verizon phones. It does… Read More