Verizon to start offering special deals on #WhyNotWednesday


You may think it would be hard to re-orient Wednesday from being known as anything other than Hump Day, which you probably say in your head using the voice of a certain camel, but Verizon thinks they can do that. They have announced they are launching a new campaign called #WhyNotWednesday in which they will offer samples of “the best of the digital world.”

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Ditch carrier contracts with these smartphones


Carriers are expensive, and they’re only getting worse. Two-year contracts are on their way out in favor of device payment plans, thanks to revolutionary initiatives from T-Mobile. These payment plans, however, are essentially the same thing as the two-year contract options, only more expensive.

It looks cheaper on surface level, but carriers are making up for those lower prices through additional charges, upgrade fees, and so on. That begs the question: how can you ditch your carrier and save thousands of dollars on your phone bill?

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Verizon simplifies its BYOD process, allows compatible unlocked phones to be activated on its network

Verizon_glass-Verizon has made some effort to become a little more friendly towards unlocked devices, which means getting on their network is easier than ever. Now any compatible, unlocked iPhone 6 or Nexus 6 can be brought to Verizon’s network with little effort. You’ll just need to punch your phone’s device ID into Verizon’s site and purchase a Verizon SIM card to get started.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to take any unlocked phone to Verizon’s network, since there aren’t many phones that have the required CDMA and LTE radios to work properly. That might change as LTE becomes more prevalent, but as of right now, you’re pretty much locked to the handful of devices that include tons of radios. Read more

Verizon might be planning to re-brand the Motorola Moto X Play as the Motorola DROID MAXX 2

Moto_X_Play_Blue_White_LifestylePrevious rumors that the Moto X Play wouldn’t make it to the United States might not be true after all. A Motorola tipster said the company will indeed sell the Moto X Play in the United States as a Verizon exclusive. The Moto X Play will apparently be re-branded to the DROID MAXX 2 on Verizon. Nothing is official, so take this rumor with a grain of salt.

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BlackBerry ‘Venice’ allegedly coming to the Big Four U.S. carriers in November


BlackBerry’s upcoming Android-powered phone, codename Venice, is starting to unofficial make appearances on a frequent basis. Alleged images of the device, including a new one showing the curved display and physical keyboard (seen above), have been appearing online since early July. Between Tuesday night and today, Evan Blass has shared an abundance of information regarding BlackBerry’s product that is tasked with turning around the company’s misfortunes.

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Verizon starts rolling out Android 5.1.1 update with Stagefright fix for the Nexus 7


Verizon has finally started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1.1 update to its carrier-branded variant of the second-generation Nexus 7. In addition to the latest consumer build of the open-source operating system, this upgrade also transports a much-needed patch for the device’s ever-so-scary Stagefright vulnerability.

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