Go90, Verizon’s new video streaming service, launches mobile apps


Turn that phone sideways. That’s what Verizon is asking you to do with its new video streaming service called Go90. So, yes, the name comes from the fact that you are turning your phone ninety degrees to start watching television shows, live sports and concerts, and other random videos. And today Go90 launched its mobile apps so you can start enjoying content anywhere at any time.

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Boost Mobile rewards responsible customers with extra data


Boost Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid service, has announced some new features for their data plans that will result in “Growing Data” for customers who make their payments on time. Boost Mobile customers will now receive an extra 500MB block of data for every third on-time payment they make for up to 18 months. That means customers could end up with an extra 3GB of high-speed data. Read more

Band 12 disabled in new Nexus phones


Although more smartphone manufacturers are going down the path of selling directly to consumers rather than through carriers, a move welcomed by many consumers, there are some pitfalls to be on the lookout for. One of those concerns band 12 LTE and use of these phones with T-Mobile. Following similar issues for the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, T-Mobile indicates they have managed to get Google to disable band 12 in the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, at least until Google gets the devices certified for VoLTE. Read more

Verizon reports on successful network performance during Papal visit


Verizon has issued a report on how their network held up during the recent Papal visit to the United States. According to the carrier, even though parts of the network saw traffic surges to 12 times normal levels during periods of the Pope’s six-day visit, their network was able to handle the influx of additional usage. The biggest bump from users trying to document and share the visit occurred on Sunday morning for the Papal Mass, which was attended by 850,000 people. Read more

New Nexus phones surface at FCC with clues to features, carrier support


Over the weekend Google’s new Nexus devices surfaced in the FCC database just ahead of their anticipated launch announcement tomorrow. Both the LG manufactured Nexus 5X and the Huawei manufactured Nexus 6P have passed through their FCC certification. One big piece of information that can be gleaned from the information is that the devices have support for all wireless bands, both CDMA and GSM, meaning they should work on any of the major U.S. carriers including Verizon. Read more