Verizon

  • Verizon: If You Want To Keep Your Unlimited Data, Pay Full Price For Your Next Smartphone

    Verizon: If You Want To Keep Your Unlimited Data, Pay Full Price For Your Next Smartphone

    Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ruffled a few feathers yesterday when he mentioned at an investor conference that every one of their customers would be on one of the carrier’s new data share plans. In an effort to clarify his meaning, Verizon sent a statement to a handful of news outlets today that shines a bit more light on how they plan to make this situation work. Read More

  • Verizon To Axe Unlimited Data Once Their New Data Share Plans Go Live

    Verizon To Axe Unlimited Data Once Their New Data Share Plans Go Live

    Verizon Wireless has been working on bringing shared data plans to market for months now, but it turns out not everyone will enjoy making that transition. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said at an investor conference earlier today that users on those wonderful old grandfathered unlimited data plans will soon have to give them up if they want to move into a 4G device. Read More

  • Color Partners With Verizon To Bring Livestreaming Audio and Video to iPhone, Android

    Color Partners With Verizon To Bring Livestreaming Audio and Video to iPhone, Android

    After a disastrous launch¬†and a not-so stellar pivot, Color may finally have found its stride and a rather large core user base. Today,¬†Color and Verizon Wireless have entered a three year deal to bring live streaming video and audio to its fleet of 4G LTE smartphones, including all compatible Android devices and even the iPhone. Read More

  • HTC Reveals The Verizon-Bound Droid Incredible 4G LTE

    HTC Reveals The Verizon-Bound Droid Incredible 4G LTE

    When we first took a look at the HTC One S, we felt that it was just another Android phone, despite the quality hardware. With today’s introduction of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, the same sentiment rings true. All the specs you’d expect are present and accounted for, including Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC’s Sense 4 overlay, but I have yet to find a really… Read More

  • Pusher Man: Verizon Reps Will Push Android Over iPhone? Not So Fast

    Pusher Man: Verizon Reps Will Push Android Over iPhone? Not So Fast

    A post on CNN Money found that during a quick assessment of 10 Verizon stores and reps in New York – arguably a small sample size – the representatives would pitch Verizon’s Android’s 4G phones over the “old fashioned” 3G iPhone. Said one rep: “The iPhone is a great phone, but it’s on 3G. I’m not going to recommend a phone that’s… Read More

  • Android Is Either “Winning” Because Apple Is Letting It, Or Losing

    Android Is Either “Winning” Because Apple Is Letting It, Or Losing

    In September 2010, I wrote a post that ignited an absolute shitstorm around these parts. “Shitstorm” in this case meaning a post with a thousand comments, the majority of which were spewed up by rabid Android fanatics. The title of that post: Is Android Surging Only Because Apple Is Letting It? At the time, we were in the midst of a massive Android surge to the top of the… Read More

  • Droid Incredible 4G LTE Appears On Verizon Promo Site With $299 Price Tag

    Droid Incredible 4G LTE Appears On Verizon Promo Site With $299 Price Tag

    It’s been spotted in leaked press renders and blurry photos before, but Verizon has just recently (and perhaps inadvertently) made the new Droid Incredible nice and official. The Droid Incredible 4G LTE just popped up on Verizon’s Droid Does promotional site, and while you can’t have one just yet, it’s comforting to know that it’ll see the light of say sooner… Read More

  • Verizon LG Lucid 4G Spec Sheet Leaked, Elicits A Resounding ‘Meh’

    Verizon LG Lucid 4G Spec Sheet Leaked, Elicits A Resounding ‘Meh’

    I’m personally waiting for some of LG’s, shall we say, more ambitious handsets to make to their way to our shores, but until that happens, we’ll have to make do with devices like the LG Lucid 4G. This Verizon-bound handset was first spotted a few weeks back a long with an unconfirmed list of specs, but a newly-leaked LG document has confirmed the goodies to come nestled in… Read More

  • Verizon Could Be Biting Off More Than They Chew With Their LTE Plans

    Verizon Could Be Biting Off More Than They Chew With Their LTE Plans

    There’s been more than a little bit of Verizon news making the rounds today, and on the surface, it all seems like good stuff. Verizon will cover 200 more markets with LTE by the end of the year? Awesome! The next iPhone Verizon carries will probably have LTE? Not exactly a huge leap there, considering a LTE-packing iPad will hit Verizon shelves this Friday, but what the hell —… Read More

  • These Are The New iPad LTE Data Plans

    These Are The New iPad LTE Data Plans

    Many of us have been confused over the past 24 hours about what exactly is happening with the new iPad data plans. First Apple screwed up and said AT&T would offer 2GB for $30 instead of 3GB, and one of Verizon’s plans was missing altogether from the site. It was kind of a mess. But we’ve finally got things nailed down for you so this is the deal: Read More

  • LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1

    LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1

    For those of you who feel that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is too big and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is too small, the LTE-packing Galaxy Tab 7.7 should feel just right. And according to Verizon, the little 7-incher should be available March 1 on the big red network, just as we expected. The GalTab 7.7 was announced way back in September alongside the international Galaxy Note, and as my controversial… Read More

  • Verizon CFO: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-Year

    Verizon CFO: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-Year

    We’ve been hearing about Verizon’s forthcoming shared data plans for quite a while, but it’s possible that we’ve finally been given a timeline, albeit a vague one. At an investors conference Verizon CTO Fran Shammo said that family data plans will probably be offered around the middle of this year. But it won’t be as simple as a launch date. Mr. Shammo explained… Read More

  • Verizon Tempts Employees With Limited Edition Droid RAZRs

    Verizon Tempts Employees With Limited Edition Droid RAZRs

    A life spent caught up in the drudgery of retail is usually pretty free of frills, but Verizon Wireless employees may soon be getting a shot at some swanky hardware if some newly-leaked images hold true. According to Android And Me, Verizon has reached out to their employees with an offer they may not be able to refuse: limited edition Droid RAZRs and Droid RAZR MAXXs. Read More

  • Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head With The Droid 3 And iPhone 4S

    Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head With The Droid 3 And iPhone 4S

    As you’ll notice quite quickly from this infographic, we’re pitting the Droid 4 against its predecessor, the Droid 3, along with the iPhone 4S. For anyone who isn’t a die-hard Android fan, the iPhone 4S usually comes into the equation when it comes time to upgrade hardware. Since many of our reviews will be of Android devices (and Windows Phone) rather than iOS, we wanted to… Read More

  • Verizon’s Latest LTE Smartphone Leaked: Is This The HTC Incredible 3?

    Verizon’s Latest LTE Smartphone Leaked: Is This The HTC Incredible 3?

    With MWC drawing ever closer, new handset leaks are hitting the wires hard and fast. Today alone we’ve seen the Galaxy Mini 2 break cover and new images of the LG Miracle Windows Phone emerge, and now HTC’s latest LTE-friendly Android phone has been caught on film. As PhoneArena notes, this mysterious handset sports the same sort of curvaceous back that gave devices like… Read More

  • $199 Motorola Droid 4 To Grace Verizon Shelves On February 10

    $199 Motorola Droid 4 To Grace Verizon Shelves On February 10

    It’s been nearly a month since Verizon officially spilled the beans on the QWERTY-packing, LTE-sporting Motorola Droid 4, and now we finally have a release date to go with it. According to the nation’s largest wireless provider, the oft-delayed Droid 4 is due to hit sales channels on February 10 complete with a $199 price tag. Read More

  • Verizon And Redbox Taking On Netflix With New Joint Venture

    Verizon And Redbox Taking On Netflix With New Joint Venture

    Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the mysterious Project Zoetrope will soon be seeing the light of day. Verizon and Redbox owner Coinstar have just taken to the wires today to announce their new joint venture in video entertainment, with their subscription services poised to launch in the second half of this year. Details are still light at the moment (though a 9:30 AM conference call… Read More

  • $299 Droid RAZR MAXX To Hit Verizon Shelves On January 26

    $299 Droid RAZR MAXX To Hit Verizon Shelves On January 26

    Looks like that flubbed product page turned out to be right after all — Verizon Wireless has just announced that the ever-so-slightly-tweaked Droid RAZR MAXX will indeed be hitting store shelves on January 26. Read More

  • Verizon Posts A Net Loss Of $2.02B In Q4 2011

    Verizon Posts A Net Loss Of $2.02B In Q4 2011

    Ever since the AT&T/T-Mobile saga came to a grinding halt, you’d think that Verizon would be enjoying its reign in peace. But it would seem that the company has posted a net loss of $2.02 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. At the same time a year earlier, Verizon was seeing a profit of $2.64 billion. Read More

  • Verizon To Light Up Five New LTE Markets Tomorrow

    Verizon To Light Up Five New LTE Markets Tomorrow

    While AT&T may be hitting a roadblock on their path to 4G LTE expansion, Verizon LTE seems to be spreading like wildfire. It feels like just yesterday that Verizon rolled out 4G LTE service to its first batch of U.S. markets, and now over a year later 200 million Americans are enjoying higher speeds. In fact, tomorrow Verizon will expand its high-speed network into five new markets… Read More