If you’re waiting to lock in a pre-order for your HTC 10, Verizon is going to be opening up shop at the end of this month. You’ll be able to place your order for HTC’s 2016 flagship on April 29th through Verizon directly. Read more
Device financing is all the rage with carriers lately, which also helps customers get earlier and quicker upgrades. Verizon is launching a new program that will allow anyone that’s financing a Galaxy device to upgrade yearly to stay current with Samsung’s flagship offerings. Read more
Altair Semiconductor, who make LTE chipsets, announced a new partnership with Verizon Wireless to accelerate the development of new LTE-based, commercial Internet of Things (IoT) products. Altair is currently showing LTE’s Release 12 PSM functionality at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas. This keeps their promise of a 10-year battery-life LTE connection.
Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE is getting the upgrade to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. It adds yet another device to the small percentage running Lollipop.
The mobile carriers always seem to be in a little bit of hot water don’t they? Maybe it’s because they are always playing games with billing, throttling, and anything else shady they can think of.
This time around it’s a practice called “cramming” which is when customers are billed for third-party services they didn’t request. In most cases, it resulted in a $10 monthly charge in which Verizon and Sprint declined to offer refunds. According to the Federal Communications Commission, both carriers received roughly 30% of the charges.
Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about what Motorola has in store. They usually announce their products in the late summer to early fall. Of course, we know there will be a new Moto X and a new Moto 360, but let’s not forget about the Verizon exclusive DROIDs. Last year, Verizon chose to go with one DROID, the DROID Turbo. In previous years, they did offer multiple models, and it looks like they might adopt that strategy again this year.
Verizon Wireless and Lyft have partnered up in a multi-tiered fashion that will benefit Verizon customers and both Lyft passengers and drivers. What this means for us is we’ll get yet another app preloaded onto our phones carried by Big Red and that starts today followed a discount offered next week.