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Verizon waives voice and text charges for Sandy victims

Verizon waives voice and text charges for Sandy victims

Verizon has done a lot of great things to help with the recovery effort after Hurricane Sandy, and today it added one more altruistic thing to its list. The company announced that customers living in some areas hit hard by Sandy won't be charged for voice and text usage for the period spanning October 29 to November 16. This means Verizon customers have about a two-and-a-half week period where they don't have to worry about incurring text or voice charges, which will surely be nice for those who were hit hardest by Sandy.

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Google Play carrier billing comes to Verizon Wireless

Google Play carrier billing comes to Verizon Wireless

Android users on AT&T and T-Mobile have been able to purchase apps from Google Play and have them billed to their mobile account for a while. Customers on Verizon Wireless didn't have that capability, they instead have to use a credit card to pay for apps. We mentioned a few weeks ago that carrier billing was coming to Verizon Wireless for Google Play purchases.

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iPhone 5 to remain GSM unlocked at Verizon

iPhone 5 to remain GSM unlocked at Verizon

Last week, we told you that the iPhone 5 comes with a special little bonus if you're buying from Verizon. The massive carrier's version of the iPhone 5 is GSM unlocked, meaning that users could potentially pop in a SIM card from another carrier, say AT&T for example, and use the phone on its network. This feature will definitely be appreciated by travelers, and today we have even more good news to share: Verizon says that it has no plans to lock down its iPhone 5.

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