Tag: Verizon Wireless

Tizen 4.0 rolling out to Verizon’s Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier

Verizon is pushing an update to the LTE variants of the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier that brings Tizen version 4 as well as some cool new features. This update aligns the smartwatches with the non-LTE counterparts that got the update last week. The OTA packages for the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 […]

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[Update: AT&T joins the party] Verizon, Sprint get Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android 9 Pie update

Samsung started rolling Android 9 Pie out to some variants of the Galaxy S9 across the globe this month, but scant few phones in the US have the update. That changes today with the Verizon variant, which is getting a taste of Pie as we speak. Samsung usually keeps a phone’s UI consistent from one […]

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[Update: Sprint too] Verizon’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ get the Android 9 Pie update

Samsung started rolling Android 9 Pie out to some variants of the Galaxy S9 across the globe this month, but scant few phones in the US have the update. That changes today with the Verizon variant, which is getting a taste of Pie as we speak. Samsung usually keeps a phone’s UI consistent from one […]

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HMD gets serious about Nokia in America, inks deals with Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers

Smartphone shoppers have lots of choices out there, and the increased accessibility of unlocked devices has made it easier for users to select their handsets and carriers independently. But while it’s possible for an informed consumer to take that route, there’s no denying the one-stop appeal of showing up at your carrier store and going […]

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PSA: Verizon’s Free Apple Music Subscription Isn’t Available for the Grandfathered ‘Verizon Plan Unlimited’

Verizon and Apple have collaborated on a nice deal for Apple Music subscribers, with the carrier opting to cover the cost of a monthly subscription for some. That started as a six-month free stretch for all Verizon customers on compatible devices. In that case, after six months was up the […]

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Verizon to offer free spam and robocalling protection to all customers, starting in March

Following on the heels of T-Mobile’s similar announcement last week, Verizon is set to roll out robocall and spam call protection to all of its customers starting in March. It will be available to all users who have “smartphones [that] support these features,” including iPhones and Android devices.  Much like Tmo and its Caller Verified, […]

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Verizon now includes free Apple Music subscription with its Beyond and Above Unlimited plans

Verizon announced yesterday that its expanding its partnership with Apple. The carrier is now offering a gratis premium subscription to the latter’s music streaming service to all Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited users — those on the Go Unlimited tier get a free six-month trial. Normally, an Apple Music subscription would run the fairly standard […]

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Sprint joins competitors in offering a rewards app full of mediocre coupon deals

As T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger sits on hold during the government shutdown, Sprint has taken a leaf from its future business partner and launched a rewards program. My Sprint Rewards, much like T-Mobile Tuesdays and the similar offerings from Verizon and AT&T, is essentially a coupon app, offering discounts on things like clothing and fast food, […]

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Verizon May be Adding a Full Apple Music Subscription at no Additional Cost to Some Unlimited Plans

Verizon may not have as many bundled perks as some of the other carriers out there, but it does, at the very least, offer up a six month free trial period of Apple Music. So that’s something. But it looks like the partnership between Verizon and Apple is going to […]

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Verizon is testing a cloud gaming platform on Nvidia Shield

Following its failed venture in video streaming with the ill-fated Go90 service, Verizon is moving on to new streaming pastures. According to The Verge, the telecom giant is currently testing a cloud gaming service called Verizon Gaming with a small group of Nvidia Shield users. Testers have apparently each been given a free Nvidia Shield […]

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Every product with Google Assistant announced at CES 2019

Article Contents Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Last year’s Consumer Electronics Show brought some of the first third-party devices with Google Assistant — Google’s virtual helper had only been released a few months prior. This year, we saw a wide variety of devices running Assisant. Beyond the usual mix of smart lights and speakers, […]

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Carriers Say They Will Close Access to Customer Geo-Location Data to Third-Parties

One of the pieces of the giant data puzzle that carriers are able to routinely obtain from a smartphone on its network is geo-location, but unfortunately for customers that data hasn’t been handled all that well. In a report from The Verge, two of the three wireless carriers that were […]

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Source: Google will launch the Pixel 3 and 3 XL “Lite” on Verizon in spring 2019

Speaking to a source familiar with the company’s plans, we’ve learned that Google intends to launch two new Pixel smartphones on Verizon in early spring 2019 – the Pixel 3 and 3 XL “Lite.” An exact announcement date and pricing are not yet known. A Pixel 3 Lite prototype was leaked on a Russian tech […]

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Verizon V30 update brings handful of new camera features, always-on display tweaks, and recent monthly patches

The V30 may be over a year old at this point, but the Verizon version was updated just yesterday with a handful of new features, including some camera functionality tweaks and additional always-on display modes inherited from the newer G7. The security patch level has also been bumped up to November 2018. The full changelog […]

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Verizon Now Offering Support for eSIM in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

While AT&T was the first wireless carrier in the United States to switch on eSIM support for Apple’s newest iPhones, Verizon isn’t too far behind. Verizon has since confirmed that it is indeed switching on support for the electronic SIM card (or eSIM) in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, […]

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Verizon brings next-gen RCS messaging to Pixel 3 and 3 XL, starting today

RCS has been a long time coming, but the last few carrier holdouts in the US are finally starting to push out support for the “enhanced messaging” standard. Earlier this year, T-Mobile rolled the feature out to the Galaxy S7, then the S8, and now Verizon is joining in on the fun a bit earlier […]

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JBL Link View smart display is just $150 at Verizon ($100 off)

Google’s Home Hub and the Lenovo’s Smart Display might be the most popular Assistant-based smart displays this Black Friday — we figured the hardest decision people would have was between the two — but they’re not the only Assistant-game in town. JBL’s Link View is an option for those that prioritize audio over video. And if you […]

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