Verizon

  • CG Exclusive: Samsung F700-variant coming to Verizon


    Don’t ask us when or where or how we know this, but Samsung’s much-drooled-after F700 will be hitting Verizon (so, yes, a CDMA version, which is smaller we’ve been told), probably by year’s end. As Peter Ha said so eloquently, I WANT THIS PHONE! It has a fullscreen touchscreen and fold-out QWERTY keyboard. Read More

  • Verizon announces another USB dongle

    USB EV-DO dongles are getting slimmer and trimmer by the day and I’m getting jealous. Fat kids don’t like skinny kids and I’m one of the fat ones, rather, my Sprint 595U dongle is one of the fat ones. The latest skinny ninny is available on Verizon’s wicked fast network and takes advantage of its Rev. A capabilities. With 32MB of RAM and 14MB of internal storage plus… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless serves up blitz of smartphones

    Heads up! It’s smartphone day at Verizon Wireless, where the carrier has today launched not one, not two, but four new smartphones today. Read More

  • Attention all Verizon Wireless customers: Read this now

    Verizon Wireless customers have 30 days to opt-out of a controversial data-sharing initiative the wireless carrier is starting. The customer’s proprietary network information (CPNI) is basically the phone records of your mobile; it’s a detailed list of who you called, who called you, and how long you talked. It’s not the kind of information most people want floating around… Read More

  • Verizon Debuts Samsung Gleam

    What do Verizon and shining a flashlight into a mirror have in common? They each have a gleam. Cheesy? You betcha, ’cause like my failed joke, the Samsung Gleam is packed full of cheesy features (and some decent ones). Inside, you’ll find EV-DO with a VCAST interface, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD, etc. – all the stuff you’d find in a Verizon phone for the… Read More

  • Beware: The Verizon Voyager will apparently kill the iPhone


    The Voyager is so awesome, your hand will tremble in fear Oh you heard right my friends. You better watch the hell out come this Autumn, ’cause Verizon has a phone coming out that is going to show that iPhone who’s boss. According to Verizon’s Wireless CMO, the Voyager is not only the “best” phone, but it’s also going to “kill the iPhone”. Read More

  • Hands on with Verizon's latest batch [Updated]

    Earlier today I spent some time with Verizon’s latest devices. Was I impressed? Sort of. Was I disappointed? Sort of. We pretty much knew what to expect, but the hands on with all the devices wasn’t that bad. The Samsung Juke was pretty cool. It’s a tiny and slim phone with a 180 degrees keypad. It does have 2GB of internal storage, which is pretty neat. Stereo Bluetooth… Read More

  • Verizon trying not to screw customers

    Well, if I were a Verizon customer I’d probably think this was great news, but I’m not, so I don’t. I think they’ll try and screw you in some other way. Anyways, if you’re an existing customer or you’re planning to switch to Verizon then you should be aware that you can switch your calling plan without fear of extending your contract. It’s being called… Read More

  • World's smallest EV-DO Rev. A modem dongle

    Novatel went ahead and released a new USB EV-DO dongle on Verizon and Sprint. The Ovation U727 is the world’s smallest dongle and features an integrated microSD slot. Those are pretty much all the details you really need. Road warriors will probably appreciate this more than most because they know how much real estate previous dongles take up near the ports. My AirCard 595U is one… Read More

  • Four mystery phones appear on Verizon's Website [UPDATE]

    It’s common knowledge round these parts that Verizon probably has the best coverage, but their devices have been so-so. Oh, who am I kidding? The phones available on that network are about as atrocious as their customer service and rate plans. But their device lineup is certainly shaping up to take on the likes of T-Mobile. Well, actually, every major service provider is getting a… Read More

  • Verizon's Motorola Q 9m: First Look


    They’re doing it again. After years of disappointing phones, I can honestly say that I’m excited about the Moto Q 9m. This phone, aimed at the youth market, is primarily a music phone and takes advantage of Verizon’s V Cast music service (*cough $1.99 for tracks cough* WTF? *ahem*) in a package that is far removed from the original Q. Read More

  • Verizon Wireless (Casio) G’zOne Type-S Review


    Will it blend?
    We’ve all dropped our phones once, twice, or every other five minutes, right? I know I have on multiple occasions and I wince with every drop. The battery or some part seems to dislodge itself without fail every time and it just doesn’t work the same afterwards. I’ve gotten away with sending my phone in for replacement without the watermark stickers revealing… Read More

  • Slim Samsung Clamshells Hit Verizon, Helio

    Two of Samsung’s anorexic offspring are saying hello to the world a little prematurely, but we’re ok with that. The Gleam aka SCH-U700 will launch on VZW covered in gold. All we know other than network are the camera and external music controls and display. Hooray! The skinnier of the two Samsungs is the SPH-A513 aka Fin. It will be the thinnest clamshell on the market with a… Read More

  • Verizon Acquires Ramcell

    Hey do you live on Kentucky or Oregon like Peter did? Oh you don’t? Well then this won’t really concern you, but it’s worth a mention because Peter will chase me with a broom if I don’t post about Oregon. Verizon today acquired Ramcell, a regional network operator based out of Kentucky and Oregon. Verizon’s acquisition will help over 500,000 people achieve… Read More

  • FiOS: Not Just for 5 People Anymore

    Om is quoting a study on Verizon FiOS in the wild and came away with a starling realization: fiber optics will probably tear cable Internet and TV a new poop hole. Although only a few places have FiOS now, when Verizon rolled it out in Massachusetts: Comcast lost 5,216 subscribers across a base of 204,160, a drop of 2.6%. RCN lost 1,813 subscribers, or 7% off its base of 25,895… Read More

  • Google In Talks With Cellphone Carriers, Manufacturers

    With the FCC 700MHz auction looming over our heads, Google has been talking to various cellphone carriers about carrying Google-customized handsets. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all be contacted about the deal and no word yet on whether anyone is considering it, although Deutsche Telekom (T-Mo Germany) is considering the proposal. As for manufacturers, only LG has been contacted, which… Read More

  • AC/DC Snubs iTunes, Joins Verizon

    AC/DC announced today that they’ve given Jobs and iTunes the big FU and they’ve signed an exclusive deal with Verizon. It’s probably a good move for them, but we, the consumers, are getting the shaft on this one. Care for another reason to loathe Verizon? Unlike iTunes where you can purchase one single track or an entire album you have to purchase the entire album from… Read More

  • Amp'd Mobile Customers Get Another Option

    A small Maine-based mobile company is opening its arms to Amp’d Mobile refugees. Prexar Mobile has secured the right to offer contract-free monthly plans to former Amp’d customers who, until now, had to choose between switching to Verizon or using their phones as decorative lumps of useless crap. Read More

  • Verizon Set To Terrorize 700k New Users In 2008


    Listen to this guy If any of our readers are Rural Cellular subscribers then get out NOW! We don’t have time for questions. Just do it. Verizon is taking the necessary steps to make your life a living hell in the first half of 2008 with the announcement today that they would be purchasing Rural Cellular for $757 million in cash to save a few bucks ($1 billion) on roaming. The $45 per… Read More

  • FCC To Vote On How To Handle Upcoming Spectrum Auction: Google vs. AT&T, Verizon

    Google doesn’t want to do any evil. Google, does, however, want to buy up a large swath of the public airwaves in order to A) become richer and B) prevent the likes of AT&T and Verizon from gouging us, the consumer, any further. The Federal Communications Commission will vote tomorrow, Tuesday, on how to handle the upcoming auction of unlicensed, unused spectrum. Google wants the… Read More