• Verizon in talks to buy Alltel

    Alltel, the little carrier that could, is in talks with Verizon to merge this year. Verizon is expected to pay eight times Alltel’s EBITDA (“Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization”). How much that is we do not know but it’s definitely more than fifty dollars. UPDATE – The deal could be about $27 billion, according to Reuters. Read More

  • LG Decoy launching June 16 with Verizon

    I know nothing of the LG Decoy, but the slider appears to have a built-in Bluetooth headset, which is kind of cool. It also comes with a 2-megapixel camera and microSD slot. The Decoy will be available on June 16 for $179 after a $50 rebate with a 2-year contract. Read More

  • Image: Verizon pushing 4G handsets already? Nope!

    Verizon Wireless is running a large, nation-wide 3G network. This much is known. They don’t yet have a 4G network, though we know they’re doing trials now of LTE, or Long Term Evolution, a GSM variant, but it’s not open to the public. Reader Jonathan snapped this shot of a Verizon Wireless reseller advertising 4G service. “4G Premium Retailer,” it says. Of… Read More

  • CrunchGear Exclusive: First Samsung Glyde commercial This TV spot for the Glyde doesn’t go live until Monday, but we thought we’d share it with you today. Read More

  • WSJ reveals launch date for BlackBerry Thunder

    After the BGR first announced to the world that Verizon and Vodafone would have exclusivity to the Thunder, the WSJ did a little more digging and managed to find out that the device will launch in Q3. That’s it for now. Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold dated, priced for every carrier

    High res available here. While everyone else in the free world is geeking over the iPhone 2, I’m giddy for the BlackBerry Bold. Everyone I’ve spoken to that currently uses a BlackBerry is psyched for this device and 90 percent scoff at the Thunder because we all know how much touchscreen phones SUCK (this goes for all of them not just the iPhone). I’m bummed I have to wait… Read More

  • Verizon joins open Linux mobile group 'LiMo'

    Verizon has signed up as the final member on the board of directors of the LiMo Foundation, a group founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung, and Vodafone “to deliver an open and globally consistent software platform based upon Mobile Linux for use by the whole industry to catalyze next-generation mobile consumer experiences.” I’m all for openness, but… Read More

  • AT&T has best 3G network in tri-state area

    Computer World decided to trial the three major 3G networks to see who was king. Dongles from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were used with a Lenovo X300 across 500 data points in eight different locations throughout NY, NJ and CT within 50 miles of midtown Manhattan. AT&T averaged 755kbps download and 484kbps upload speeds with a peak of 1.6Mbps using a Sierra Wireless’ USBConnect… Read More

  • Hands on with Verizon Curve

    By now we’ve beaten the Curve into the ground but that doesn’t mean Verizon can’t try their hand at selling it. The 8330 on Da Big V has VZ Navigator, BroadbandAccess, and a 2 megapixel camera with flash. Thrill to Mobility Today’s rousing video review. Read More

  • Accessories for Samsung Glyde show up on Verizon's site, launch imminent

    Well, look at that. Everyone remembers the Glyde, right? Maybe you remember it as the u940 or the CDMA variant of the F700 that we broke last year? Anyway, it looks like the Glyde is getting closer and closer to launch on Verizon as evidence of its existence has shown up on Verizon’s site. There’s a slew of accessories available for it and most of them are generic, but the photo… Read More

  • [Updated] Google: Verizon not playing fair with newly won bandwidth

    Google is calling out Verizon to the FCC in regards to the V’s recent win in the 700MHz bandwidth auction. One of the rules the winners have to abide by is the open access portion, stating that the bandwidth the carrier uses would have to be open to any application on any device, not just those supplied by the winner. The Goog thinks that Verizon’s reading of the rule is more along… Read More

  • Qwest dumps Sprint in favor of Verizon for cell service

    For the three of you that get your cell phone service through Qwest, it seems that the sun is slowly setting on its relationship with Sprint. Qwest has found a new beau in Verizon Wireless and starting next February, “Customers will have access to the full line of Verizon phones and devices, PC cards and multimedia services, and even be able to choose a ‘wireless only’… Read More

  • Jammed Shut: Google Is Worried What Verizon Might Have For Future Customers Behind Door No. 2

    During the FCC’s recent auctions of the 700MHz wireless spectrum, Google risked owing the government slightly more than $4.6 billion simply to ensure that the open access rules it fought for would be imposed on whoever won. Verizon won, and now it must allow allow any device and any application to run on the future wireless broadband network it will build on top of that spectrum. Or… Read More

  • FiOS quite possibly maybe coming to New York at some point soon

    Verizon released some b-roll of FiOS being prepared in New York with the promise that as soon as “city officials” approve of the service we’re going to get some sweet, sweet downstream speed. Until FiOS arrives in your area, however, Verizon suggests doing one or more of the following: 1. Reorganizing your wallet.
    2. Finally calling the 311 on the man who keeps putting… Read More

  • Verizon sues Sprint, Sprint goes after AT&T

    Verizon is suing Sprint Nextel for $10 million over non-payment of interconnection charges while Sprint is going after AT&T via the FCC to ensure AT&T abides by an interconnection condition it agreed to when it merged with BellSouth in 2006. AT&T says Sprint and others are misinterpreting the whole merger commitment. “Verizon has repeatedly attempted to resolve this… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless XV6900 (HTC Touch) now available

    The HTC Touch is now available through Verizon Wireless, although it’s called the XV6900 which we can all agree sounds much, much cooler. It’ll set you back $299 for the device itself and then you’ll enjoy paying at least $80 per month for data service and 450 anytime minutes, which you might find to be an absurd amount for voice and data service. I know I do. Oh, you can… Read More

  • LG Voyager coming to AT&T, Sprint

    Why carriers love recycling old models from other carriers is beyond me. Especially when said old models suck so hard like LG’s Voyager. The Vu is a much better device though; it’s not that great, either. However, the Voyager has done commercially well selling over 1.1 million units since November. And now they’re bringing it to AT&T and Sprint or so says an LG… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless offers overpriced data-only plans

    Verizon Wireless has announced some new data-only plans that “are designed to meet the needs of customers who primarily rely on messaging to communicate with others.” Now replace “customers” with “Verizon” and “communicate with others” to “make an ass-load of money.” Far be it for me to tell you how to spend your hard-earned cash, but… Read More

  • Verizon sues Time Warner over misleading anti-FiOS commercial: See it for yourself

    Cable companies’ ads are typically woeful, but misleading? That’s unthinkable. Or is it? Not if you ask Verizon. And, please, do, they’d love to hear from you. Verizon filed suit today against Time Warner, Internet darling, claiming that one of its ads is a pack of lies. You can see the ad for yourself right up there. Verizon says the ad misrepresents its FTTP service, FiOS… Read More

  • Review: Palm Treo 755p

    The Treo Verizon is the latest CDMA carrier to land the Palm Treo 755p, a high-end smartphone for the business user who’s tired of Windows Mobile but still wants all the connectivity and email options a smartphone provides. While pricey, it’s a pretty impressive device worth considering. Read More