Verizon

  • 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

  • Verizon Hates Amp'd Customers, You

    On my way home from dinner I decided to stop by the Verizon store below my apartment to ask about an Amp’d Motorola Q in my possession. I just wanted to know if I could port an existing Verizon number to the Q. Amp’d does piggyback on Verizon’s network, so I figured I’d get a yes. The Q&A section of Amp’d’s site states that I can take my phone to… Read More

  • Verizon Pioneers MMS Uploading…NOT!!!

    Verizon may be able to call themselves the most reliable voice and data network in the country, but they’re certainly not the first to allow users to upload videos to YouTube via MMS. The fact that they’re releasing a press release touting such a feat is pretty ridiculous and embarrassing. Verizon, pay close attention to what I’m about to say. Helio was the first provider in… Read More

  • Verizon's FiOS TV 2.0 Begins Its Slow Rollout


    Groundbreaking! Hey, John, I like FiOS. Nuts to your crazy, East Asian “technology,” OK? Now, thanks to Zatz, I can look (no touching!) at FiOS TV 2.0, what the kids will call IMG. The jazzed up interface++, which now includes super helpful widgets and a free hard drive space indicator(!), is currently available in select FiOS neighborhoods. Verizon is expected to announce… Read More

  • Vodafone Denies Verizon Takeover Rumors

    Early this morning, news of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Communications started to percolate. Now Vodafone is denying that it’s interested in a $160 billion takeover of the company, which would give it a market cap of near $300 billion. FYI, Vodafone is a partner with Verizon Communications. They formed this little company you may have heard of mdash; Verizon Wireless, in… Read More

  • Verizon Makes Bold Move With Mobile E-mail


    Verizon has finally pulled its head out of its butt and added a new e-mail client that supports Yahoo!, AIM, AOL, Windows Live Hotmail, Verizon.net and POP3/IMAP. Oh wait. Did I say they pulled their heads out of their butt? I meant they’ve shoved it even further up there because they’re charging $5 for this service when other carriers don’t charge a dime. The service is… Read More

  • Verizon Goes Crazy and Upgrades Everything to EV-DO Rev. A

    Is iDay over yet? Soon enough we can all go back to our daily lives without having to hear about the biggest flop of all time ever again. If you’re on Verizon, then I feel sorry for you. But you’ll be happy to know that the “nation’s most reliable network” just got faster. Everyone in the country now has EV-DO Rev. A coverage, meaning you can now download… Read More

  • Verizon Knows Where You'll Be Friday Night


    Verizon: Come to our party or we’ll shoot this dog. You’ll be standing in line for the new LG VX 9400 multimedia and TV phone plus some kind of music kit with 2GB memory card for only $99, right? That’s why all of the New York area Verizon stores will be open late on Friday night in anticipation of the hordes who will be beating down their doors hunting for a phone that is… Read More

  • Verizon Talkin' Trash About the iPhone


    As it turns out, the iPhone really is “all that,” making AT&T’s rivals a little nervous. Verizon Wireless, which counts me as a subscriber, put together a list of things that’ll make you wish you never heard of the iPhone, let alone—gasp!—cancel your VZW contact and switch to AT&T. VZW hates on the touchscreen, saying “And how are you going… Read More

  • Verizon To Offer Mobile Payments

    Slowly, mobile payments are starting to creep their way into the US. Though foreign countries tend to use the service more, the US will eventually catch on when we all realize that paying your bills while out and about can be easy. Verizon has now announced that it will be using Obopay’s service to allow customers to send mobile payments to each other and stores by using their… Read More

  • Verizon Reaffirms Commitment to High-Def On-Demand, Refuses to Give Launch Date

    Don’t expect it any time soon, but Verizon reiterated yesterday that it plans to offer high-definition video on-demand via its FiOS network. Saying that the network “could support it now,” a Verizon suit said the company already has an internal timeline for the service’s launch, but that nothing will be revealed publicly yet. No, this news isn’t exactly shiny… Read More

  • Skype Thinks Phones that Can't Run Skype Are Bad

    USA Today is running a little piece about how Skype is totally Pee Oooed about how some carriers won’t let phone owners run outside applications on their handsets. They were so angry, in fact, they wrote a sternly worded letter to the FCC about it and they intend to take this all the way to … zzzzzz… what? Oh, sorry. Read More

  • Verizon To Shut Off Amp'd Mobile?

    With Amp’d Mobile filing for Chapter 11 protection and owing Verizon a lot of cash, things in the future could not get any worse for the dying MVNO. But I suppose Verizon threatening to shut off your network, effectively slowing your business to a grinding halt, is a bit worse. Verizon recently asked Amp’d to cough up $4.5 million within 10 days or face a shut off. When your… Read More

  • Verizon Customers Could Get Blackberry 8830 on Memorial Day


    I’m tempted to drop T-Mobile as my service provider and switch to Sprint or Verizon because their respective networks blow T-Mo out of the water. EDGE can bite me; EVDO is where it’s at, folks. Anyways, Engadget Mobile claims to have it from the source that the 8830 will finally be launched this coming Memorial Day. Hmmm, makes me wonder how this one will turn out. Verizon to… Read More

  • Casio G'zOne Type-S Sounds Like A Pasta Dish

    Those of you who are rugged lumberjacks out there will be happy to know that Verizon will be releasing an updated version of Casio’s rugged phone, the G’zOne. Dubbed the G’zOne Type-S, this phone not only is tough and sounds like a bad italian dish, it also features a round, rubber antenna to pick up chicks with. For a rugged phone though, the Type-S has a pretty nice design. Read More

  • Vonage May Skirt Patent Horrors

    Another day, another Vonage store. It seems that there are some workarounds that Vonage is planning on using to let users call landlines over VoIP. For those not in the know, Verizon has been hounding Vonage for infringing on a number of patents dealing with VoIP call transfers. The updates/improvements should be software based and sufficiently obtuse enough to ensure that judges become… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Verizon Voice Activated Call Routing, Makes Mom Happy

    , Verizon revealed a means for using not only time for call routing it currently offers, but also a name recognition routing system. Knowing your Mom wants to be sure you are safe, this is just the technology to be sure she reaches you. Read More

  • Laptop Looks at Verizon's VX8700: Shiny + Metallic

    While it’s not branded as a member of the Shine family, there’s plenty of bling surrounding the VX8700 from LG on Verizon. The phone has a brushed metal case, but a very slim, RAZR-like form factor. On the front of the camera, you’ll find a 2-Megapixel camera that actually takes decent quality snaps. Inside is a large 320×240 color display, almost smartphone like. Read More

  • Verizon Officially Announces Blackberry 8830

    Been drooling over the Blackberry 8800 lately? Have no fear, kind Verizon user, as you’ll soon be getting your paws on the 8830 very, very soon. Verizon has officially announced that RIM’s Blackberry 8830 will become available to business users and on it’s website May 14th. Two weeks later on the 28th, it drops nationwide into the retail market. So what makes the 8830 so special? Read More

  • The Futurist: Is Verizon Trying To Destroy Our Nation's Telephone Infrastructure?

    It wasn’t so long ago that the only way you could talk to your friend down the block was over a landline. In a flash, nearly the entire world became blessed with the gift of wireless, and cell phones became standard procedure. Today, if one so desires, they can eschew their rotary phone altogether, and go VoIP (if having just a mobile doesn’t cut it.) Such diversity and choice is… Read More