Tag: Verizon

Report: Verizon 5G Home service too expensive to scale, attracts few users

Verizon may have been the world’s first major carrier to launch a commercial 5G network, but a new report suggests that its 5G Home service isn’t practically scalable — its short-range 5G “small cells” are expensive to install, reach too few customers, and might not be economically feasible for a nationwide rollout. That’s the harsh […]

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AT&T’s “5G E” is actually slower than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, study finds

Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. reader comments 7 with 7 posters participating Share this story AT&T’s “5G E” service is slightly slower than Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s advanced 4G LTE networks, a study by OpenSignal has found. As Ars readers know, AT&T renamed a large portion of its 4G network, calling it “5G E,” […]

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Verizon outage is stopping ‘a ton of customers’ from sending and receiving texts

A widespread Verizon Wireless outage is affecting thousands of customers up and down the East Coast on Tuesday morning. The first reports appeared on social media early Tuesday morning, and Verizon’s official support account on Twitter confirmed the outage at around 8 a.m. ET. According to the account, Verizon’s technicians are aware that “a ton […]

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Galaxy S10 family getting day one update on T-Mobile and Verizon

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, or Galaxy S10e on the way from Verizon or T-Mobile, you’re going to find a day one update when you first turn on the device. This update supposedly addresses issues with both the camera and the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. This is interesting because both […]

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Verizon wants to lock new phones for 60 days to prevent black-market resale

reader comments 10 with 8 posters participating Share this story Verizon—the only major US mobile carrier that routinely sells unlocked 4G LTE phones to consumers—last week asked for government permission to lock its phones for 60 days after purchase. An unlocked phone can be used by a consumer on any carrier’s network (as long as […]

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Verizon says mobile 5G network will cover over 30 U.S. cities in 2019

One day after confirming that it will be the first carrier to offer Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G phone, Verizon today announced that it will launch its mobile 5G network in over 30 U.S. cities during 2019. The announcement represents the first quantification of the carrier’s 5G expansion plans after it […]

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Samsung and Verizon just flubbed 5G’s biggest chance to shine

Yesterday was a great day for Samsung: Galaxy Unpacked 2019 let the South Korean company flex its engineering and design skills while kicking off global sales of multiple flagship devices. This wasn’t a typical Unpacked event, as Samsung unveiled a folding phone, a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, and next-generation […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G debuts with a 6.7-inch screen and 3D cameras

Advance leaks revealed most of the new Galaxy S10 lineup before Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event today, but one version — the Galaxy S10 5G — is decidedly unlike the others. It’s a little larger, considerably more powerful, and arriving later than the rest: late in the first half of 2019, […]

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Lawsuit claims Verizon promised subscribers free Echo devices, but failed to deliver

Verizon was recently hit with a new lawsuit from the Pennsylvania attorney general over allegations that it promised but failed to deliver Amazon Echo devices and Prime subscriptions to new subscribers. Filed yesterday, and originally brought to light by Ars Technica, the lawsuit alleges that Verizon in November of 2018 began enticing new subscribers with […]

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Texas lawmaker wants to ban mobile throttling in disaster areas

Enlarge / Texas’ state flag. reader comments 8 with 6 posters participating Share this story A Texas lawmaker is proposing a state law that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling mobile Internet service in disaster areas. Bobby Guerra, a Democratic member of the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives, filed the bill last week. “A mobile […]

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