Verizon

  • "Can You Hear Me Now?"

    Verizon is looking to topple Cingular as the nation’s largest carrier and Alltel is standing in their way. So what does a big bully do in this situation? They buy ‘em out. Word on the street is that Verizon is putting in a bid to swoop up Alltel and beat out Cingular/AT&T by about 10 million users. If the FCC gives them the thumbs up we’ll have to hear that annoying… Read More

  • V Cast Mobile TV Gets Official


    Less than a week ago I filled you on the upcoming launch of the Samsung u620 which will be the first to sport Verizon’s V Cast Mobile TV. Now the official launch of both the phone and service has been sparse, but a quick tinker on the testman page has revealed a firm date. March 1 will be the official launch date, but a listing of cities is no where to be found. Plug in your zip and see… Read More

  • Samsung u620 Sees Light Of Day


    Verizon’s Testman webpage has given us a glimpse of the forthcoming Samsung SCH-u620. Verizon’s Mobile TV will finally be set free, and the u620 will be the first device to showcase it. All other features are pretty ho-hum, nothing to get excited about. But it will have V Cast Music, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD slot and EVDO. Pricing is set at $149.99 with a two… Read More

  • Verizon's New Samsung Bends, Twirls, Rocks

    The Samsung SCH-u740 is now available from Verizon Wireless. It’s a great phone for those of you who can’t decide between small flip form factors and QWERTY-txting convenience, as it flips and transforms. In addition, it’s V-Cast capable, with external music controls. What’s really great is that this full-featured phone is only $149 (with 2-years in bondage), a great… Read More

  • Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Shame on you Verizon. First you run out on your wife, then get into a bitter battle over alimony. Now the telecom giant is going to jail for failure to appear in court. Some guy named “Poodleman” was hosed by Verizon when they double-billed him, messed up his credit and didn’t do anything to fix it. Verizon was sued, Poodleman won and he was supposed to be paid. Well Verizon… Read More

  • Verizon Ready for Battle

    Michael McKeehan, Verizon director of Internet and technology, declared today at FTTH that Verizon’s FiOS is ready for whatever bandwidths its competitors ramp up to. “If they offer 6Mbps, we go a bit better. We don’t see the need to ramp up the speeds just yet,” said McKeehan. The problem that I see, is an availability that comparatively is more limited than other… Read More

  • LG And Moto Barf Up V-Day Phones


    It definitely is that time of the year…again. LG and Motorola have both decided to update the Chocolate and KRZR for V-Day. The LG Strawberry Chocolate and Motorola KRZR Fire will hit Verizon shelves February 4th. Nothing new under the hood except these delightful yet barf inducing colors. V-Day Surprise From Verizon [New Launches] Read More

  • Verizon Rolls Out Rev. A EV-DO

    for its various services, Verizon today announced the launch of its EV-DO Revision A network. To start, the Rev. A network will work in-and-around Boston, Richmond, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and throughout Florida. The upgrade will allow subscribers of Verizon’s wireless data plans to download at speeds of 400 – 800kbps. Quite nice. To usher in the launch, Verizon also announced… Read More

  • 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

    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!)

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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