Verizon

  • Verizon to publish open initiative spec sheet in March

    [photopress:verizon_logo.jpg,full,left]We know that Verizon’s been working towards a BYOH (Bring Your Own Handset) model for a little while now, and word is its set to publish the first version of its specs on the service on March 19th at the Open Device Development Conference. No word yet on when it will launch the service itself, though it has promised to light up the open… Read More

  • When will Sprint announce their unlimited voice plan and how much will it be?


    So three of the four major carriers in the US have announced unlimited voice plans for $100 and everyone is waiting to see what Sprint does. Don’t expect them to announce a $100 voice plan though, thinks UBS analyst John Hodulik. It’s going to be much cheaper than that if Sprint really wants to compete with the big dogs and gain some customers. Read More

  • Samsung u550 launches on Verizon


    Is brown the new black? Apparently so. Today, Samsung launched the brown clamshell, SCH-u550, on the Verizon wireless network. It looks boring from the outside, but it doesn’t seem too bad if you’re looking for a phone with a few extras. I typically scoff at camera phones with anything less than 2-megapixels, but this whole Night Shot feature intrigues me even though the u550… Read More

  • Verizon's rumored Samsung U940 appears at FCC

    [photopress:u940.jpg,full,center] Verizon Wireless users, meet the U940. The sliding-QWERTY, EV-DO phone showed up recently on the FCC’s certification site and all signs point to it passing muster, paving the way for a possible late summer release. Coupled with VZN’s new all-you-can-eat voice plan, this text-friendly phone could be a new flagship for the youth marketplace. Samsung… Read More

  • Rumor: Verizon adding $99 unlimited voice

    [photopress:verizonguy.jpg,full,left]Verizon is setting to offer an all-you-can-talk voice plan for $99. Word is it’s to launch on Tuesday, with ads popping up randomly on USA Today’s website, among others. This is hardly surprising as unlimited plans are the next logical step for carriers if they want to stay competitive. If you’re a power-talker, and on Verizon, you might… Read More

  • CDMA BlackBerry Curve emerges

    I realize not everyone is into BlackBerries, but for those with Verizon or Sprint, you may be interested in the recent emergence of the CDMA Curve. There are no specific details other than these photos, but the 8330 is out there and it’s coming sometime down the road. It supposedly has GPS we won’t know for sure. My T-Mobile Curve shows GPS in the menu as well, but it… Read More

  • Verizon's Q1 handsets get outed


    Verizon is looking to refresh the line up sometime this month or next month. Of the possible candidates we can be sure to see the white Touch from HTC and the U940 from Samsung. You remember that one, right? We told you it’d be coming. Motorola will also be offering a couple new handsets with the W755, and V750. Verizon’s rumored 2008 phone introductions [Gadgetell] Read More

  • Verizon says it has no plans to filter Internet, looks like an angel compared to AT&T (Updated)

    [photopress:vvzwha.jpg,full,right] It’s been the “in” thing to do to bash Verizon and its related companies, including Verizon Wireless, since I’ve been around, but its latest stance may sway some of our opinions of it. You know how AT&T wants to filter our Internet traffic in the name of fighting piracy? Well Verizon wants nothing to do with that. Verizon, holy… Read More

  • Regional Bets Pull Ahead in Wireless Spectrum Auction

    A notable turn of events just happened in the FCC’s auction for 700 MHz wireless spectrum that began on January 24. Throughout most of the auction, the highest bid has been for the nationwide C-block, which topped out at $4.7 billion last week. But that just changed in round 30 of the auction that closed less than an hour ago. Now, the cumulative bids for the regional licenses are… Read More

  • Wireless Spectrum Auction Might Be Over For Coveted C-Block. But Who Won, Google or Verizon?

    Update: It looks like some of us jumped the gun on calling this, including the New York Times. It turns out that there are still enough bidding units left in the C-Block for one or two deep-pocketed companies to still make a bid. So it is not necessarily over yet. Because of the secrecy surrounding the auctions—companies are not allowed to talk about it until it is over—we can… Read More

  • LG Voyager owner's help needed

    I don’t have access to a Voyager at the moment and I’m not sure if this was apart of the firmware upgrade that went out last month. Can any Voyager owners comment? K. Thx. Read More

  • HTC Touch coming to Verizon: People who liked the Sprint Touch had better switch carriers, shave their bodies, prepare for His coming

    Actually, I’m just joking. The Verizon Touch is a little slimmer than the Sprint version and it’s all white, but it’s really not the second coming of the great corn god Centeotl. It is, in fact, slim PDA with featuring a fairly cool UI trick bolted onto the a rat turd baked into a loaf of German black bread and then eaten inadvertently by a five year old boy who then throws up… Read More

  • AT&T U-verse boxes may contain exploding batteries made by a company that doesn't exist anymore

    Guess what? There are 17,000 outdoor U-verse boxes containing backup batteries made by Quebecois company Avestor, a company that no longer exists due to bankruptcy. Wait there’s more. These batteries are exploding and catching on fire. Nobody’s been injured yet but if you see one of those boxes on the side of the road, treat it as though it were a giant bear. This setback might… Read More

  • Take a Break(.com) on VCAST

    Break.com, following in the footsteps of YouTube, is coming to Verizon’s V-Cast. Break.com is social video site targeted at men who like funny videos, games, and apparently inane banter in long comment threads. Although web standards are making a push onto your mobile phone (i.e. Safari, Android), V Cast, MobiTV, and SlingBox remain the few reliable ways to get video on your mobile phone. Read More

  • Boston gets cellphone reception on T, thinks Yankees suck


    One of InSite’s cellular repeaters. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are now offering cellular reception in T tunnels in downtown Boston, ensuring that your once-quiet ride will be interrupted by the loud, nasal squawking of a died-in-the-wool Southie or the charming, JFK-esque inflection of a member of the New England gentry. A company called InSite installed and will maintain the… Read More

  • Verizon Updates LG Voyager Firmware

    The LG Voyager’s firmware has been upgraded. Know what doesn’t need to be upgraded? The girl’s pony from the Verizon commercials. I wonder how she’s doing with her new pony, besides being an ungrateful brat that wants a cell phone instead of a pony. She probably asked for both and then just started pouting when she only got a pony. So the pony bites and you’re… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Carriers Roundup

    Smartphones and not-so-smartphones are gaining popularity and the necessity of finding a decent plan is becoming more and more important. Not every carrier is really providing a good price point for first adopters or really, even slightly economically-minded smartphone users. What we’re looking at today is what the Big Four carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) have on offer. Read More

  • Verizon's Venus: Now in pink

    Remember when Peter said a couple weeks ago that the Venus from Verizon wasn’t just a shiny accessory for women? Apparently it’s supposed to be, as Verizon today has released a pink version of the same phone. Same specs, same prices, just in pink. Available now from the website below, or on January 11th in retail stores. Pink Venus [Not the porn star] Read More

  • Motorola Z6c trots the globe

    I’ve gotta commend Verizon for their efforts to make global roaming a little easier for CDMA users. The Motorola Z6c slider is touting itself as a multimedia device with stereo Bluetooth, 2-megapixel camera, OTA music downloads, V CAST video, microSD with support up to 4GB and a 2-inch QVGA display. Meh. It’s available now on-line and in stores on the 12th for $179.99 after a… Read More

  • Verizon loves Google: "Android is an enabler of what we do."

    Verizon appears to be turning over a new leaf. Formerly, the monster mobile company has been criticized for being overly restrictive with its hardware, network, and even pricing. When Google revealed Android, I figured that Verizon would be the last one to want a piece of it – but lo and behold, after Verizon announced their new, open stance last week, they have also shown an interest… Read More