We have heard so many stories about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Plus, but here is another. A new leaked document from Costco confirms their names and shows they are gearing up to launch Verizon variants of the Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Earlier today, an unannounced HTC-branded smartphone carrying the model number 0PM9310 passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we’re looking a mid-range handset with a removable backplate that’s heading to Verizon.
The FCC met again today to consider rules to use for an upcoming auction of 600MHz wireless spectrum after delaying the decision at a meeting a couple weeks ago. On the table was a request from T-Mobile to modify the proposed rules to help smaller carriers, T-Mobile included, obtain some of this spectrum instead of seeing all of it being bought up by big carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Unfortunately for T-Mobile and fans of the little guys, the FCC decided to move forward with the proposed reserve of only 30MHz for bidders who may be smaller and struggle with raising necessary capital. Read more
This is not the first time we are hearing about a deal on the LG G4. LG has teamed up with many partners in the past offering a variety of deals associated with buying an LG G4. This time around, LG is partnering with Verizon.
Verizon has identified a niche market, but it is definitely a big niche – utility companies. In an announcement today, Verizon is offering a new Grid Wide Utility Solutions platform as an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to help utility companies modernize their service delivery grids. The new service offers smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control. Read more
Verizon has announced that its XLTE service is now available in six additional markets. The telecommunications company has over 400 XLTE markets available, said to double the speed of 4G LTE.
The wireless industry is getting increasingly competitive, so we’re starting to see carriers branch out into other markets to try to look for other avenues of making money. AT&T wants DirecTV, and it looks like Verizon wants to throw their hat into the ring for video streaming services. Read more
Verizon announced financial results for the second quarter today and things are looking good for the carrier. Verizon experienced double-digit percentage growth in year-over-year earnings and they had strong cash flow results. Earnings per share for the second quarter came up to $1.04 per share, a 14.3 percent increase compared to last year’s 91 cents per share for the same period. Read more
In a bid to poach customer from other networks, US Cellular has launched a promotion that guarantees lower bills to new customers who move from Verizon and AT&T. In case, it fails to deliver on the aforementioned promise, US Cellular will give you a $50 gift card absolutely free.
Bolstering claims that Samsung will release two new top-tier devices in August, variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have both appeared in the FCC database. This is a good sign that the devices are very close to being ready to hit the market and the appearance in July hints that their release will be before Samsung’s traditional September launch date. The latest indications are that Samsung will announce the devices on August 12th and sales will commence on August 21st. Read more