Earlier today, Verizon Wireless announced that it will start selling HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the One (M9), in store and online starting Friday, April 10, with pre-orders kicking off on Wednesday, April 1. The handset will be available in either Gold-on-Silver or Metal Gray colorways with a down payment of $199.99 on a new 2-year contract or for $24.99 per month for 24-months with Edge.
If you’re looking for a great deal on a prepaid phone, than look no further than the Moto E LTE (2015). It’s now available at Verizon for only $99 complete with Verizon branding. That’s $99 without a contract. Let me repeat…..That’s $99 without a contract.
The Moto E is no kids toy either as it sports a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD for up to an additional 32 GB of extra storage, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 2,390 mAh battery, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right out of the box. Plus, it’s compatible with Big Red’s fast 4G LTE network. You simply cannot go wrong.
Here we have Verizon announcing that the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime handset will become available online from February 26th and in Verizon Wireless Stores from March 5th. This entry-level smartphone will available for $29 with a two-year contract or $8 per month for eligible customers on Verizon Edge.
The Google Nexus 6 smartphone has been available for over two months through carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. However, the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless has been somewhat absent from the action. It seems like that could change over the coming weeks, with the smartphone going up on the carrier’s website with a “coming soon” sign.
Verizon is notorious for being the slowest for releasing updates, but today they are the fastest, at least in the U.S. The Verizon Galaxy S 5 is receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop right now. The software version is LRX21T.G900VVRU1BNLC and will of course get Material Design themes such as notifications on the lock screen and floating action buttons. TouchWiz has a brighter look and feel with bold colors and fluid animation.
Good news for Verizon prepaid customers: the company has increased the data allowance on their prepaid plans, so now $45 will net you unlimited talk and text, plus 1 GB of data. The plan previously offered 500 MB, so you’re getting the double the data for the same amount.
Considering you can still grab an extra 500 GB for signing up for auto-pay and you’ll get full access to Verizon’s LTE network, their prepaid network is a great option for someone who’s looking to avoid contracts.
Everyone is sick of the data caps that cell phone companies have imposed on us. It’s one thing to cap data, but it’s another to over charge for services rendered. I have been saying all long that Google will fix this mess and they are already making steps toward it.
They are lobbying with regulators to free up vacant spectrum that is not only low cost, but useless to the U.S. carriers. They would like to see as much as 150 megahertz of specturm around the 3.5 gigahertz band. The idea is to leave it open to anyone without a license, but set aside some of it for companies to use exclusively.
While adults are getting excited for the Android Wear and the upcoming Apple Watch, let’s not forget about the kids. Back in July, LG announced a new kid-friendly wearable for children ages 4 and up, called the KizOn. Last month, we got wind that it would be coming to Verizon Wireless, and the rumor came true today. However, it has been re-branded into the GizmoPal. You knew Verizon couldn’t just release a product without messing with it did ya?