Verizon Wireless

ACLU asks feds to investigate major carriers over infrequent Android updates

ACLU asks feds to investigate major carriers over infrequent Android updates

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, has filed a request for investigation and complaint for injunctive relief against the 4 major carriers in the United States. In the 16-page document submitted, it complained that the Android phones these carriers sell will rarely, if ever, receive any major updates. While many of us are just annoyed that we don't get the latest Android updates, the ACLU's main issue with the infrequent updates is that non-updated devices are more prone to hacks and malware.

Continue Reading

Verizon introduces $35 prepaid plans for feature phones

Verizon introduces $35 prepaid plans for feature phones

While smartphones may be the way of the dragon for a lot of subscribers nowadays, there are still plenty of luddites to go around. It turns out that feature phones (a.k.a. not smartphones) are still fairly prevalent in today's world, and Verizon just announced a new plan for those types of users to take advantage of. $35 per month will land you 500 voice minutes and unlimited texting and mobile web data.

Continue Reading

SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

This week is finally almost over, and there were tons of news stories published everyday. At the beginning of the week, we learned that there was an iMessage DDoS attack going around that would lag your device and inhibit its capabilities. More bad news for Apple followed when the USPTO denied its iPad Mini trademark. April Fools was a blast this year with many companies perfectly executing their well thought-out pranks.

Continue Reading

Verizon 4G LTE Router available now for $99

Verizon 4G LTE Router available now for $99

If you're wanting to take advantage of Verizon's 4G LTE in your home, and are wanting a device that both wired and wireless devices can connect to, Verizon just released a new router that does the trick. Simply named the 4G LTE Router, this bad boy can take on ethernet connections and WiFi connections at the same time. It can support up to a whopping 20 WiFi connections, and has four ethernet ports on the back.

Continue Reading

Verizon Wireless to preload Games Portal onto its Android phones

Verizon Wireless to preload Games Portal onto its Android phones

Verizon Wireless is teaming up with PlayPhone, a social gaming network, to preload all of its future Android smartphones with Games Portal. Games Portal (like PlayPhone's current iOS/Android app) will be a social gaming platform that allows you to easily connect to your online friends in order to play mobile games together. There will also be many social aspects such as leaderboards, message boards, and achievements included with the service.

Continue Reading

Verizon BlackBerry Z10 available March 28, pre-orders start tomorrow

Verizon BlackBerry Z10 available March 28, pre-orders start tomorrow

Last month, BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) unveiled the BlackBerry Z10, the company's latest smartphone that looks to take on the flagship devices of other major mobile platforms. We already know that the new device will be making its way to Verizon, but we weren't sure of the exact date. However, Verizon has come out and said that the Z10 will be available starting on March 28, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow morning at 8 am ET.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next