Earlier this week Netflix made a point of calling out Verizon for what they suggest was the wireless company’s slow network speeds. In a message to users whenever their smart device on a Verizon network was going slow, Netflix suggested that "The Verizon network is crowded right now." Today, Verizon fires back.
This week Verizon is stepping up with devices like the Moto G in a prepaid play they’re calling ALLSET PLANS. As the market expands with low-cost, high-quality devices this season, Verizon has decided to make a play for this often-disregarded ecosystem. Working with new plans for each different kind of device, Verizon isn’t going to let the off-contract world leave without them.
Just this morning a set of photos of the box for the Verizon version of the Nexus 7 were leaked, now here in the afternoon we're seeing the real deal. Verizon will be releasing the Nexus 7 (2013) starting on the 13th of February where the device will be available for the cool $349.99 online and in real-life store locations. This price is off-contract, while attached to a 2-year contract the device will cost $249.99 USD - placing it in a rather interesting place amongst the rest of the Verizon-bound tablets today.
The major US telecoms delivered at minimum 1.1 million cell phone records to law enforcement at all levels of government in 2012. The records include voicemail and text content. The telecoms earned $26 million from the transactions. Many of the fulfilled information requests legally required no warrant, no subpoena, and no probable cause. These and other irresistible revelations come compliments of US Sen. Edward Markey, whose voluminous correspondence with the involved telecoms revealed the information. They include US Cellular, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless/Cricket Communications, MetroPCS, Verizon, AT&T and C Spire Wireless.
The FCC has granted Verizon Communications approval to acquire the remainder of Verizon Wireless from UK wireless provider Vodafone. The approval comes two months after announcements from both companies that the deal is expected to close in early 2014 for $130 billion. Currently Verizon Communications owns 55% of Verizon Wireless, while Vodafone owns 45%.
Reuters is reporting that an unnamed source "familiar with the matter" is saying T-Mobile is looking to buy $3 billion worth of wireless airwave spectrum from Verizon. T-Mobile, which is majority-owned by German telecom Deutsche Telekom, is the fourth-largest mobile carrier in the US. Its rapidly expanding wireless services operation is in need of more spectrum.
Back in January of this year, Delphi unveiled a new vehicle diagnostics and connectivity service designed to plug into the OBD II port in your vehicle to keep an eye on engine health and lots more. At the time it launched we knew the device would be available on Verizon Wireless, and the original version has been available for a while. An updated version of the device, called the Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is now available at Verizon Wireless in the US.
Coming off some earlier rumors and leaks of a US release, Samsung has officially announced the availability of the Galaxy S4 mini. The handset will be coming to four US carriers and it is set to arrive next month. While Samsung has confirmed the phone will be arriving in November, we do still need specific release dates and prices from the carriers.
Verizon Wireless, along with Novatel Wireless have announced the immediate availability of the 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice. Similar to older model LTE routers, this one will allow the user to share Verizon LTE connectivity throughout their home. This router, as the name implies, brings the additional voice support. And in this case, Verizon and Novatel are referring to landline voice support.
Even with quite a number of criticisms and detractors, there are still those who can't wait to get their hands on Apple's new smartphones. That wait is almost done for some as Apple and major US carriers start opening their doors to pre-orders for the colorful iPhone 5c.