A few days ago, my HTC One (M8) purchased through Verizon started experiencing difficulties opening an app or two. Select apps crash immediately after launching and other force close when hitting the back button. I had initially thought it was an issue for those apps and didn’t think much of it. Then, as we progressed into this weekend, it became more prevalent.
With its round face and sophisticated design, it’s easy to see why many of us think that LG’s Watch Urbane is arguably one of the most stylish looking smartwatches around. LG’s latest smartwatch only became available in Korea yesterday, and now we have news that the US carrier, Verizon, will be offering the Watch Urbane soon.
Although Verizon CFO Francis Shammo just recently indicated the carrier was not planning to chase after price-sensitive consumers in response to pressure from T-Mobile and Sprint, the company is still making moves to entice new subscribers with some special promotions. The company is bringing back a couple promotions for their More Everything shared data plans. Read more
As wireless services, especially high-speed data service, increasingly become a commodity with the corresponding race to the bottom in terms of price, Verizon has largely avoided being sucked into the price wars. Despite the goading of T-Mobile’s John Legere and Sprint’s pricing moves, Verizon has resisted making wholesale changes to the way it does business. According to the latest financial report for Verizon, shared by Verizon CFO Francis Shammo today, the company lost 138,000 postpaid customers in the last quarter and they seem to be okay with that. Read more
The recent Twitter flap with Donald Trump must have really gotten John Legere’s hackles raised. However, the T-Mobile CEO decided to take out his wrath on his competitors through a new video he posted slamming them for their overage charge policies. The video comes a year after Legere challenged AT&T, Sprint and Verizon to abolish “predatory” overage charges. Read more
Surprise, surprise. AT&T and Verizon are altering what software ships on the Galaxy S6, limiting some of the preloaded Microsoft apps available. When it was first announced, the S6 was supposed to ship with Skype, OneNote, and OneDrive pre-installed. No one likes bloatware, but Skype and OneNote are actually pretty useful apps, and Samsung and Microsoft were tossing in 100 GB of free space of OneDrive storage, so it wasn’t an awful deal. In fact, it was probably one of the better app/service partnerships we’ve seen on a device. Read more
Verizon has been busy recently with rollouts of the Android Lollipop operating system to many devices in their portfolio. The latest device to join the list is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The update for the Galaxy Note 3 brings all of the expected Lollipop improvements like Material Design for apps and some under the hood optimizations to help with battery life. Verizon indicates they have incorporated Samsung’s tweaks to the Touchwiz interface as well. Read more
If you’ve been a Verizon customer for any amount of time, you’ve might have already been received a perk or two as a reward for your loyalty. Now it seems that loyal customers are being offered a special early upgrade to the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. Read more
Verizon and Samsung have finally gotten around to pushing out the Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4, and hopefully all of the bugs that have been plaguing other Samsung devices have been stomped out.
In addition to bringing all of the updates Google introduced in Lollipop to Samsung’s phablet, you’ll also see support for Verizon’s VoLTE, plus Material Design aesthetics to most of Samsung’s interface and apps. S Health is getting three new widgets, and a new Galaxy Gifts link has been introduced in one of Samsung’s integrated widgets. Read more
Starting today, Verizon customers have the option to remove themselves from the Relevant Mobile Advertising program. The carrier describes the program as a way for marketers to reach audiences with relevant content. However, it was discovered that this form of cookies was undeletable and stuck with individual users. Some labeled them ‘supercookies’ because of their permanence.