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Verizon Wireless has been collecting information about its customers' geographical locations, app use, and Web browsing activities. Now, the wireless carrier is looking to sell that information to marketers with its Precision Market Insights initiative. Verizon Wireless has also said it may link the data it has collected to third-party databases that contain information about a user's gender, age, and interests. Although the Precision Market Insights initiative is sure to raise concerns among users, Verizon Wireless claims it is not violating any laws since the information being collected doesn't reveal customer's identities. Verizon Wireless gives customers the choice to opt out of this data... Read more...
On October 18, Verizon Wireless will launch two additional DROID RAZR smartphones: the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola. Both new phones are exclusive to Verizon Wireless.   Verizon Wireless touts the new DROID RAZR HD as the most compact 4.7-inch smartphone. This phone features Corning Gorilla Glass and DuPont KEVLAR fiber for durability as well as a protective layer of water-repellant nanocoating. Key specifications of the DROID RAZR HD include the4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 4G LTE connectivity, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera, and 40 percent greater battery capacity than the original DROID RAZR. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD comes with the same features... Read more...
Taking a note from its Galaxy S III playbook, it appears Samsung may be preparing to launch the Galaxy Note II on all of the major US wireless carriers. Unlike the original Galaxy Note which initially launched on AT&T's network and later became available on T-Mobile's network, reports on the Web suggest the Galaxy Note II could be made available through AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular. All of the US variants are said to offer the same specifications as the international version which features a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 4G LTE connectivity (carrier specific, of course), and a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display. Screenshots from the purported AT&T Galaxy... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and Motorola announced three new DROID RAZR smartphones today. All three of the new phones—the DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD, and DROID RAZR MAXX HD—offer 4G LTE connectivity to Verizon Wireless' network. The DROID RAZR M features an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display. This smartphone is significantly shorter and narrower than the original DROID RAZR even though it has the same size display. Thanks to its design, the DROID RAZR M claims to be the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone. The DROID RAZR HD features a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display that offers 78 percent more pixels and 40 percent greater battery capacity than the original DROID RAZR.... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced a new budget-friendly smartphone that comes with a good amount of features and respectable specs. The new Samsung Galaxy Stellar will be available starting September 6. This smartphone comes with 4G LTE connectivity as well as dual interfaces to cater to everyone—whether you're a first-time smartphone user or a more advanced Android user. Recognizing that even novice users may need to meet strict security requirements for their business, Samsung made the Galaxy Stellar a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) approved device, meaning it has on-device AES 256-bit encryption, support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and support for leading VPN and... Read more...
With increasingly sophisticated smartphones featuring 4G connectivity littering the mobile landscape, wireless carriers are jockeying for position trying to build out the best network, and it appears Verizon Wireless is out in front, according to J.D. Powers and Associates' latest biannual study. J.D. Power and Associates examines network performance from a variety of viewpoints, focusing on 10 different problem areas that can affect the customer experience. These include (in order of importance): Dropped calls Calls not connected Audio issues Failed/late voicemails Lost cast Text transmission failures Late text message notifications Web connection errors Email connection errors Slow downloads... Read more...
Verizon Wireless is bringing 4G LTE mobile broadband to 24 new markets starting today. With this addition, Verizon Wireless claims it is offering 4G LTE to more than 75 percent of the U.S. population. In all, Verizon Wireless now offers 4G LTE in 371 markets across the country. “Our 4G LTE network is currently in more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers combined, and our team is continuing to expand the network so that more customers across the nation can take advantage of 4G LTE speed and capabilities,” said Nicola Palmer, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.  “We are ahead of schedule with our 4G LTE market roll out and will provide 4G LTE network coverage... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is crashing Verizon's 4G LTE party starting on August 17, which is when you'll be able to buy the tablet outright from Big Red for $350 with no data contract required. Of course, if you want to take advantage of the 4G LTE radio embedded inside, you'll need to pair it with a data plan, though that's totally optional. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the successor to Samsung's first-gen model and ranks as the least expensive tablet in Verizon's lineup. It's not a half-bad slate, either. Samsung's 4G LTE device is built around the increasingly popular 7-inch form factor and wields a 1024x600 TFT display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot with... Read more...
Other than a two-year contract, what reasons do you have for sticking with your wireless carrier? For some, that two-year contract can't expire soon enough. Others are perfectly happy with their wireless carrier. On which side of the spectrum do you fall? Although no carrier is immune to unhappy customers and all carriers loose customers and gain new ones regularly, Verizon Wireless has had the lowest churn rate in the industry for nine consecutive quarters.  To put some numbers to this claim, Verizon Wireless had a postpaid turnover of 0.84 percent in the second quarter of 2012 while three of the other major wireless carriers in the US had churn rates of 0.97, 1.79, and 2.10 percent for... Read more...
Verizon Wireless customers have reason to celebrate today, at least the ones using Android devices. Following an investigation, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that VZW is not allowed to block third-party tethering apps on Android devices, and must also pay a $1.25 million fine to settle the investigation. "Today’s action demonstrates that compliance with FCC obligations is not optional. The open device and application obligations were core conditions when Verizon purchased the C-block spectrum," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement. "The massive innovation and investment fueled by the Internet have been driven by consumer choice in both devices and applications.... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and Pantech are targeting first-time smartphone customers with the new Pantech Marauder. This smartphone features 4G LTE connectivity as well as a dual-interface option that is designed to make it easier for customers to transition to a smartphone. This dual-interface offers a Starter Mode and a Standard Mode. In Starter Mode, customers will get a simplified experience. Standard Mode is designed for users who are more familiar with Android and want the full experience. The Pantech Marauder has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Other key features include a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, mobile hotspot capabilities, and microSD card slot. The Pantech Marauder... Read more...
Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless set out to cover more than 400 markets with its 4G LTE network by the end of the year. With the addition of 33 new markets and the expansion in 32 additional markets, the wireless carrier appears to be right on track to reach that goal. Starting today, Verizon Wireless customers in a total of 337 markets will have access to 4G LTE service. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network offers average data rates of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. “Our rollout of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE in the United States is on track and we are confident we will meet our target of providing 4G LTE to our customers in more than 400 markets by the end of the... Read more...
Business is good for Verizon Wireless (VZW). Real good. For the second consecutive quarter, Big Red posted double-digit percentage growth in year-over-year earnings, which went up 12.3 percent. Verizon's Wireless division generated record-high margins, thanks in part to millions of smartphone sales. CFO Fran Shammo stated in a conference call that the carrier sold 2.7 million iPhone devices in the second quarter, which is up from 2.3 million one year prior, but down from 3.2 million the first quarter. Droid handsets sold even better to the tune of 2.9 million devices, and of those, 2.5 million were 4G LTE handsets. Combined with other platforms, VZW sold 5.9 million smartphones in Q2. Image Source:... Read more...
Verizon Wireless launched a new mobile game subscription service for Android called GameTanium. This service provides access to more than 100 Android smartphone games and more than 50 tablet games for $5.99 per month per device. GameTanium comes from a digital entertainment company called Exent. Some of the titles you'll find on GameTanium include Doodle God, Fruit Ninja, and World of Goo. Users can view parental ratings and reviews for the games and the games won't display advertisements. GameTanium is compatible with more than 30 Android smartphones and two Android tablets including the DROID RAZR, DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE, and DROID XYBOARD 8.2. A three day free trial of the service is available.... Read more...
Just yesterday, we told you about AT&T's plan to offer the Galaxy S III in stores on July 6. Not wanting to leave its customers hanging, Verizon Wireless also announced availability of this hot new smartphone. The Galaxy S III will be available in Verizon Wireless stores and online starting July 10. The Galaxy S III offers high-speed mobile browsing through the carrier's 4G LTE network which is currently available in 304 markets across the United States. By the end of this year, Verizon Wireless plans to offer 4G LTE service in 400 markets covering 260 million people. Verizon Wireless customers will also be able to take advantage of LTE-optimized apps such as Color on the Galaxy S III. Color... Read more...
Rivals T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have inked a deal to exchange spectrum in the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) band in 218 markets across the U.S. The mutually beneficial deal will improve T-Mobile's spectrum position in 15 of the top 25 markets throughout the country as it looks to launch 4G LTE service next year, in exchange for spectrum covering 22 million people and "certain cash considerations" paid to Verizon. "This agreement will provide T-Mobile with critical AWS spectrum, enhancing both network capacity and performance and allowing us to meet the growing consumer demand for 4G mobile broadband," T-Mobile CEO and President Philipp Humm said. "This is good for T-Mobile and good for... Read more...
Verizon Wireless is turning on 4G LTE service in 46 new markets today and expanding coverage in an addition 22 markets. With this announcement, Verizon Wireless will now offer 4G LTE coverage in more than 300 markets throughout the United States. Although Verizon Wireless already has a large 4G network, they're not stopping yet. By the end of this year, Verizon Wireless plans to cover more than 400 markets. By the end of 2013, the wireless carrier plans to offer full nationwide coverage everywhere it has 3G coverage today. A list of the new and expanded markets can be found in the press release below. VERIZON WIRELESS 4G LTE NETWORK AVAILABLE IN MORE THAN 300 MARKETS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES... Read more...
Verizon Wireless announced a new portal known as viewdini that acts as a mobile video aggregator and provides access to movies, television shows, and other video from a variety of content providers. Viewdini operates using Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, so you'll want to be careful of bandwidth caps, but assuming that's not an issue, you'll be able to access content from Comcast Xfinity, Hulu Plus, mSpot, and Netflix when the service launches on Android devices later this month. Verizon Wireless also plans to support its own FiOS video at some point, though no definite timeframe has been announced. The free Viewdini app can be downloaded from the Google Play store. Verizon Wireless Introduces... Read more...
Verizon Wireless stirred up a hornet's nest of sorts when word got out earlier this week that Big Red was planning to shove grandfathered users off of their $30/month unlimited data plans that they signed up for prior to VZW rolling out tiered price plans. As you can imagine, news of the nixed data buffet for existing customers didn't sit well with John Q. Public, but before you pick up pitchfork and torch, Verizon wants to make some points clear. In a statement emailed to The New York Times, a VZW spokesperson clarified that "Customers will not be automatically moved to new shared data plans. If a 3G or 4G smartphone customer is on an unlimited plan now and they do not want to change their plan,... Read more...
Those of you who are Verizon 3G customers feasting on an unlimited data plan, enjoy your time at the all-you-can-consume data buffet while you still can because the end is nigh. According to reports, Verizon plans to eradicate the $30 per month unlimited plan that some customers signed up for before Big Red rolled out its tiered price plans last year, and all those people who are currently grandfathered in will be pushed off. "Everyone will be on data share," Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said during a telecom conference, according to FierceWireless. Shammo was referencing Verizon's upcoming shared data plans that are supposed to come out later this summer. Barring a PR backlash significant enough... Read more...
HTC and Verizon Wireless announced the new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE. This latest generation DROID Incredible features an 8-megapixel camera with advanced camera capabilities, Beats Audio integration, and 4G LTE. The smartphone runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense 4. Other key features include a 4-inch super LCD qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and NFC capabilities. The new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC is expected to be available in the coming weeks.    HTC and Verizon Wireless Reveal DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE New DROID INCREDIBLE Offers Advanced Camera Capabilities, Beats Audio and 4G LTE Speeds from Verizon Wireless NEW ORLEANS and BASKING... Read more...
Starting today, Verizon Wireless will begin offering HomeFusion Broadband service throughout the country. This service provides high-speed in-home Internet access via the company's 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless says customers should expect average data rates of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. At $60 per month for 10GB of data, the service isn't cheap, but it does offer an alternative for people who have limited broadband choices. Additional plan options are also available. The HomeFusion Broadband is now available in 230 markets which cover more than two-thirds of the population in the United States. HomeFusion broadband FROM VERIZON NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE On... Read more...
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