Verizon

  • Verizon's "Open" Network Will Really Be Two-Tiered

    Verizon’s newfound openness when it comes to its wireless network is not all that open after all. As I reported yesterday, Verizon Wireless announced that it would allow “any device” and “any app” to operate on its existing network. But that is not exactly so. By “any device” Verizon means you can bring any CDMA device to its network. Verizon has a… Read More

  • Verizon's VX6800: A meta-write-up

    Another day, another hot Windows Mobile-based smartphone made by HTC. This is the sentence where we talk about the QWERTY keyboard. This is where we mention the touchscreen. This is where we talk about the 2-Megapixel camera, the Wi-Fi, and the EV-DO data connection. Now it’s a new paragraph, where we talk about how though the hardware’s neat, we bemoan using Widnows Mobile 6… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless to open up its network next year

    By the end of 2008, you’ll be able to BYO device to Verizon’s high speed wireless network, according to a press release issued today. Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Opens Up Its Network. Who's Next?

    Update: Verizon may end up creating a two-tiered network instead of an open one. Read more here. In what is either a response to Google’s Android mobile operating system or an attempt to butter up the FCC for the upcoming 700 Mhz spectrum auctions or just a smart business move, Verizon Wireless is opening up its cellular network to any device or application that meets the… Read More

  • LG Voyager review

    As you may recall, I was a bit harsh on the Voyager a while back and I really hate when I have to take things I say back. The Voyager has come a long way since the VX9800 and improves over the enV thanks to the touchscreen. I could go on and bash the Verizon UI, but I’m tired, have no idea what time zone I’m in and it’s just not worth it. Is the Voyager a good phone? Yes. Is… Read More

  • Verizon FiOS hits 50 megabits per second in some areas

    I remember my first week of college way back in 1997 and the weird adrenaline rush I got the moment my brand new Pentium 166 (with MMX extensions) first connected to the school’s high speed network. The change from a 33.6 modem to a high speed internet connection was exhilarating. I felt like burning a cigarette into my forearm. I was alive. Read More

  • Samsung announces FlipShot for Verizon

    I really don’t know how Samsung can churn out so many phones week after week. This week is no different. Today, Samsung is announcing the FlipShot aka SCH-u900 for Verizon. The FlipShot is a weird looking phone that rotates and pivots, but its feature set is pretty darn cool. It has a business card scanner! The FlipShot supports multiple Bluetooth profiles including mono headset… Read More

  • Hands on with the LG Venus

    Here’s the Venus. Let’s forgot about the connotation of the name because there’s nothing girly about this phone. I’m pretty sure I like it more than the Voyager. Again, I didn’t have too much time with this one last month so a full review will follow next week. I just wish the entire screen was touch, but you can’t have everything in life. Enjoy the pics in… Read More

  • Hands on with the LG Voyager

    The Voyager is the one on the right Well, it’s been a few weeks since I last saw the LG Voyager and I have to admit that it’s way better than I originally thought. Maybe it was the lighting and the lack of time I had with the device, but I sort of like it now. The touchscreen is pretty responsive and it’s way lighter than you’d think considering its size. Expect a… Read More

  • Verizon is bad at correctly quoting data rates

    Wow. Watch this. Sure, kilobits and kilobytes and fractions of pennies can be confusing but this is amazing. You’d think they’d have this information available. This guy asked 56 Verizon operators the same two questions; "What is the data overage rate for the basic 10MB data plan for $29.99?" and "What is the data roaming rate in Canada on the Core Choice 450… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: No activation fee for LG Voyager


    That’s right, folks. If you’re looking to pre-order the LG Voyager, which you can do now, then you’ll be able to bypass that pesky activation fee. But the deal only lasts through the 12th, so act now and order the Voyager for $299. Product Page [via jkOTR] Read More

  • Verizon Fashion Show: A circle of Hell or a good time with free mojitos?

    You’re a young model, trying to make it in the city. Maybe Kansas wasn’t the place for you. Maybe your peers didn’t understand you. You liked fashion and acting and you were pretty hot and skinny and you thought “Hey, screw the 1st Baptist Church Christmas pageant. My friend Drew lives in New York, someplace called Williams Burg and he said I could stay with him and maybe… Read More

  • LG Voyager goes gangsta

    I’m pretty sure Verizon paid someone to make this video. Heh. I guess it does a decent job of showcasing all the Voyager’s features, though, I’m sick and tired of the ‘iPhone killer’ BS. Can you people please stop comparing the iFones to every new phone that comes out? It’s pretty much the most annoying thing anyone can say and it just makes you look ignorant. Read More

  • Verizon adds a metric ton of HD channels to FIOS

    In just a little bit, we’re going to hear from Vince about his experiences with Time-Warner cable. Here in Seattle, we don’t have that as an option. I’m stuck with Comcast, for better or worse, but I sure do wish I had Verizon. Comcast has a handful of HD channels, and most of them are crap, (I swear I was watching something at 10 frames per second in “HD”… Read More

  • Told you so: CDMA version of F700 hitting Verizon

    Told you so, again. The SCH-U940 is the F700’s CDMA clone, but downgrades the 3-megapixel camera to two. Samsung U940 is the Verizon’s variant of the F700 [Phone Arena] Read More

  • Verizon changes service plans

    Anyone using Verizon should take note that Verizon will be updating its plans and ToS agreement today, meaning you have something like 30 days to opt out of your contract should you want an iPhone bad enough. These new plans are better for the customer though (depending on how you look at it), with Mobile Web becoming free, data connections no longer using minutes, and all the voice plans… Read More

  • Verizon kicking it into high gear thanks to the iPhone

    ZDNet has an article about how, because of the iPhone, “rivals have to generate some kind of cool factor.” And the uncoolest of them all? Verizon. The article’s author, Larry Dignan, gives three examples of Verizon’s recent shift in strategy. Read More

  • LG Voyager data sheet leaked

    Verizon is really gearing up for what it thinks is the CDMA version of the iPhone – the LG Voyager. Although the device really isn’t much of an iPhone, it’s still very feature-rich with its VCAST Live TV, EV-DO and a touchscreen. So if you’re seeking out the 411 on the Voyager, I present you with this data sheet. Yes, this one. I’d hardly call a 2-megapixel… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • 'Unlimited' EVDO ends up costing Verizon $1 million

    Without grabbing a dictionary, it’s pretty safe to say that most people would interpret the term "unlimited" to mean "without limits" or "endless" or "we won’t cut off your service if you download too much stuff." Read More