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Verizon outs revamped simple prepaid plans

Verizon outs revamped simple prepaid plans

On Thursday, Verizon introduced a new array of “simple prepaid service plans,” which includes three plans for smartphones and two plans for basic phones, as well as various data options for those who need more data. This makes five plans total ranging from $15 to $60 per month, making the carrier more suitable for a wider variety of consumer needs. As with any prepaid plan, there’s no credit check or contract required.

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No contract, but a $20 fee for new Verizon phone lines

No contract, but a $20 fee for new Verizon phone lines

Pesky fees are nothing new in the cell phone industry. It seems like for every action you take, there is some kind of fee attached to it. When Verizon first announced their new contract-free plans, it was refreshing to see a lack of activation fees attached to them. Unfortunately it looks like that is no longer the case.

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Verizon TravelPass axes roaming charges for globetrotters

Verizon TravelPass axes roaming charges for globetrotters

This week Verizon has announced a plan that traveling Verizon device owners can use to dismiss overage fees. This system is called TravelPass, and it'll cost $2 per day in Canada and Mexico, or $10 per day in a variety of countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Caribbean and Central and South America. Each minute of time you call, each text you send, and each MB of data you use will then be deducted from your current domestic plan instead of being knocked out with massive overseas charges.

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Verizon nixes deal with school WiFi program OmniLynx

Verizon nixes deal with school WiFi program OmniLynx

In an unfortunate turn of events, those who receive affordable Internet access through OmniLynx, a Huntsville, Alabama school system effort to provide low-cost WiFi in partnership Verizon, will have their service cut off on November 30. Why? Despite the program having only operated since this past January, Verizon has cancelled the partnership, citing some violation of the terms of agreement.

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Verizon Wireless launches five new prepaid data plans

Verizon Wireless launches five new prepaid data plans

Buying data plans is sometimes harder than it really needs to be with lots of options and at times confusing pricing structures. Verizon Wireless has announced new simplified pre-paid data plan options that give users five different plans to choose from with no annual contract or credit checks.

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Verizon Go90 streaming app aims at millennials with free mobile TV

Verizon Go90 streaming app aims at millennials with free mobile TV

If you are wanting more options for streaming TV content on your mobile phone that Hulu and Netflix, Verizon Wireless has a new offering that is on its way. The new service is called Go90, the name eludes to the act of rotating your phone 90-degrees to watch content in landscape format. The service is aiming directly at 18-34 year olds.

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HTC Desire 526 and 626 head to Verizon Wireless

HTC Desire 526 and 626 head to Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless has announced that it will have a couple new budget smartphone offerings landing online and in stores in the coming weeks. Exactly how many weeks we are talking about before the Desire 626 lands Verizon isn’t saying. The two new smartphones include the HTC Desire 526 and the HTC Desire 626. Both devices are 4G smartphones.

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Verizon XLTE expands into half a dozen new markets

Verizon XLTE expands into half a dozen new markets

Verizon has announced an expansion of its XLTE market. With XLTE, the wireless carrier says it has essentially doubled “the number of lanes on a freeway … all traffic can move faster but we haven’t change the speed limit”. It brings faster peak speeds and a higher capacity to 4G LTE markets getting service via the AWS spectrum, and XLTE-ready devices can use both the AWS spectrum and the original 700MHz 4G LTE spectrum that spans the nation, among other things.

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MiFi 4G LTE global USB modem U620L keeps you connected on the go

MiFi 4G LTE global USB modem U620L keeps you connected on the go

It's hard to stay connected to the internet when you are on the go in your home country; it's even harder if you travel around the world for business or pleasure. 4G service requires different frequencies to work depending on what country you are in and some normal 4G modems or hotspots won't work everywhere. Verizon has a new device called the MiFi 4G LTE Global USB modem U620L that will work anywhere your travels take you.

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Verizon tweaks Edge to simplify monthly device payments

Verizon tweaks Edge to simplify monthly device payments

If you want a smartphone nowadays but you don’t want to pay the full amount for it, you’ve got an extra option on top of the traditional contracts (though in some places those contracts are becoming harder to get). They involves making monthly payments for the smartphone over a specific timeframe, such as 24 months, allowing the subscriber to pay off the phone in small chucks monthly. The big-name carriers offer such features, including Verizon which hawks the option as “Verizon Edge”.

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Sprint and Verizon settle FCC’s cramming charges for $158 million

Sprint and Verizon settle FCC’s cramming charges for $158 million

Verizon and Sprint have settled with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over a series of unauthorized customer charges. The government probe alleged that Sprint and Verizon charged customers subscription fees for third-party services such as horoscope, or daily humor services. Although the lawsuits have only just now been settled, the companies were asked to halt their dubious "premium short message services" back in late 2013. The unauthorized subscriptions were about $9.99 per month, and Sprint and Verizon typically took a forty percent cut from each "crammed" charge.

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Lyft lures drivers and riders with new Verizon partnership

Lyft lures drivers and riders with new Verizon partnership

While Uber is busy battling away in some places and leaving others, its biggest competitor Lyft is slowly expanding its own presence, and part of that expansion is hinged on drawing in drivers and riders...and then keeping them. The company has announced its latest incentive in that regards, a partnership with Verizon Wireless that gets part of drivers' mobile bills reduced. Perhaps more import, however, is that under this partnership Verizon will start selling some Android handsets with the Lyft app pre-installed, getting it directly into the hands of potential riders.

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