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T-Mobile tempts Verizon customers to switch with a year’s free Hulu and 50% off selected accessories

It would seem that T-Mobile is once again gunning for Verizon. Back in May, it was with the #NeverSettle promotion that allowed Verizon customers to experience the Un-carrier network via a trial. Now it’s enticing Verizon customers with the lure of a year’s subscription to Hulu and a 50% discount on financed accessories if they switch to T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid plan. With no trade-in necessary. Read more

Verizon goes live with WiFi calling for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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Verizon announced last week that a software update coming to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge would activate WiFi calling for the handsets. Today, the carrier is pushing out the update along with additional features and fixes. Verizon’s variants of the two Samsung devices are also getting Live Broadcast and Hi-Fi audio support.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Verizon managed to make a fully functional smartphone in Minecraft

verizon smartphone minecraftThere’s no shortage of insane creations in Minecraft, but it looks like Verizon might have just made the most insane thing I’ve ever seen in the block building game. Verizon’s engineers managed to build an actual, working smartphone in the game, complete with a web browser and the ability to make video calls to people in the real world. That’s significantly cooler than the wooden huts I usually build in Minecraft. Read more