Verizon

  • 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

  • Verizon femtocells AKA Wi-Fi routers coming to a house near you

    Verizon is planning to roll out personal femtocells to users this year, following T-Mobile Wi-Fi UMA and Sprint’s femotcell efforts to offer good reception in areas where it, to put it bluntly, sucks. While I’ve discussed this concept before with some rancor, it’s great for folks in dead zones and, interestingly, great for the carriers. After all, these are basically Wi-Fi… Read More

  • Hands on: Samsung Alias for Verizon

    In case anyone is wondering what the exact difference between the older u740 from Verizon and the new Alias is I decided to snap some photos of the two versions. Like I said before, the keyboard buttons are just different colors, but I really dig the new silver finish. Read More

  • Breaking: Verizon buys AT&T for $25 billion

    The boys are reporting from CTIA that Verizon just announced they’re purchasing AT&T for $25 billion. The news came during the joint Verizon/AT&T luncheon at Piero’s (great pesto) and it means that the flagging CDMA company will now have a GSM presence internationally. The first phone on the new VerizonGSM branded network: the iPhone. More news as we have it. Read More

  • Five new-ish phones for Verizon announced

    Look how big I made this photo of the BlackBerry Curve! It’s one of five sorta new handsets that’ll be available on the Verizon network in the not too distant future. Let’s run through them all one by one, shall we? Read More

  • Verizon announces the updated Samsung u740, Alias

    I’m positive most of you have seen the Verizon commercials for the Samsung u740 that’s now being dubbed the Alias, right? Well, if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that it’s not the original gold and black finish. The u740 not only received a new name, but also a paint job and updated keyboard. All the other great features for the clamshell QWERTY are… Read More

  • Vcast TV turns one year old, gets two new channels as a present

    [photopress:vx9400_official.jpg,full,center] Well what have we here? Just moments — literally moments — after posting about AT&T’s new mobile TV solution I get an email from Verizon about enhancements to their mobile TV solution. Verizon is adding new channels to its Vcast mobile entertainment offerings, including a bilingual version of MTV (Hi, J-Lo!) and ESPN… Read More

  • Verizon pushing FCC to treat all TV suppliers equally

    [photopress:fiostv_multi.jpg,full,center] Verizon’s petitioning the FCC to make it easier for customers locked into cable monopolies to leave in favor of similar services offered by ISPs, such as Verizon itself. Verizon, AT&T, and others offer TV via data, an alternative to cable, and Verizon feels that customers much jump through too many hoops to switch as it is. In essense… Read More

  • Q&A over Verizon Wireless's new open network

    The AP has a Q&A regarding VZW’s new open network, but they fail to mention who is answering the Qs. To be honest this Q&A doesn’t reveal anything. The new network will supposedly take up to 10 years to build. You can’t port any phones from other networks over. Current Verizon Wireless customers will have to wait on VZW to make a decision over whether or not… Read More

  • Moto VU30 spotted at Phone Arena

    [photopress:vu30.jpg,full,center] Phone Arena’s got first pics of a forthcoming Motorola clamshell destined for Verizon this summer called the VU30. We don’t know much about the phone, sadly, though it appears to be a mid-range handset and the design is fairly fresh, at least for Motorola. Let’s hope we never see another phone from the RAZR’s family ever again, and look… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf The best post of the week? Watch some of CG’s staff get zapped by a ridiculous shocking iPod. Warning: Some NSFW language. The week started out with a “square iPod,” the iRiver E100, and some controversy over Wal-Mart pulling Linux PCs from shelves. We weighed in on the terrifying BigDog… Read More

  • Verizon down in NYC?

    Got a tip from some sad-eyed Verizon customers that the service is down completely in Manhattan. We’re trying a few phones here at the office and will try to figure out if this is a tri-state kind of thing or just a local outage. Read More

  • Welcome to the club Verizon, but you're still CDMA

    Verizon’s Open Development Device Conference started this morning and details of the ‘any device, any applications’ were revealed. I have to applaud Verizon for making such bold moves, but the fact remains, CDMA just isn’t worth it. Both Verizon and Sprint have some amazing devices, but I’ll never switch to either network full-time because I can’t take… Read More

  • Verizon embraces legal P2P sharing, saves money

    Verizon’s getting set to share the results of a recent study it conducted showing that “when an ISP cooperates with a file-sharing software maker they can speed downloads an average of 60 percent.” Oh, and it saves Verizon a bunch of money, too. Verizon created the “P4P Working Group” with file-sharing company Pando Networks and developed a system which more or… Read More