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Verizon rolls out LTE Advanced across the US

Verizon rolls out LTE Advanced across the US

T-Mobile isn't the only carrier with announcements to make today, as Verizon has rolled out increased LTE speeds across the United States. This new initiative is being called Verizon LTE Advanced (otherwise known as LTE-A), which is essentially just another phrase for carrier aggregation, and Verizon says it's now live in 461 locations from coast-to-coast.

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Apple and Google team up with FCC to fight robocalls

Apple and Google team up with FCC to fight robocalls

Remember back in July when we told you that the FCC had called on carriers and device makers to help in the fight against robocalls? You'd be forgiven if you thought nothing would come of the FCC's urging, but the very next day, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he was ready to lead a "strike force" to help the FCC put an end to the robocall problem. It turns out that strike force is real and it had meeting with the FCC today, kicking off its efforts to make robocalls a thing of the past.

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“Colorful” HTC Desire 530 now also on Verizon

“Colorful” HTC Desire 530 now also on Verizon

There really is no stopping HTC from pushing its "micro splash design" to the masses. After finally making available the HTC Desire 530, both unlocked and from T-Mobile, it's Verizon's turn to offer the entry level smartphone to its customers. At a very low price, even lower if you activate a new line on Verizon, you can get this handy Android smartphone that will make people take a second look. And probably not always in a good way.

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Average US internet speeds make significant rise in first half of 2016

Average US internet speeds make significant rise in first half of 2016

With the rise of fiber internet and the amount of recognition companies like Google Fiber are getting, you'd be forgiven for feeling a little disappointed in your broadband connection. However, a new report from Ookla is showing us that the wider availability of fiber options may just be a good thing for those with fixed broadband connections, as average broadband speeds have taken a rather large jump year-over-year in the first half of 2016.

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Galaxy Note 7 release date, pricing, and carrier pre-order details

Galaxy Note 7 release date, pricing, and carrier pre-order details

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been revealed and priced and released, all at once. While the device won't be immediately available, each of the top carriers in the United States have begun issuing information about when and where the device will be able to be placed in users' hands, physically. The release today marks the first time Samsung has released the headliner "phablet" smartphone Galaxy Note without a "flat" version - it's decidedly part of the "Edge" collection without the namesake.

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Verizon confirms Yahoo acquisition to the tune of $4.8 billion

Verizon confirms Yahoo acquisition to the tune of $4.8 billion

What was once a rumor is now confirmed, with Verizon announcing today that it will acquire Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion. We heard the two companies were closing in on deal last week, as Verizon was said to be in one-to-one talks with the internet company. Not only does this acquisition put Verizon in a position where it can compete with Google and Facebook on the mobile advertising side of things, but after last year's purchase of AOL, it also makes Verizon quite the presence in the online media world.

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Verizon closing in on $5 billion Yahoo purchase

Verizon closing in on $5 billion Yahoo purchase

Verizon may soon be vastly increasing its content and advertising business, as it's said to be in one-on-one talks to purchase Yahoo. Sources close to the deal say that Verizon could pay around $5 billion to purchase Yahoo's core business, which would essentially disqualify other interested buyers. Indeed, what was once a number of bidders now seems to have been whittled down to just Verizon, which is now apparently trying to hammer out a deal.

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Verizon Moto Z release date details set for USA

Verizon Moto Z release date details set for USA

Both the Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be launching at Verizon this month. These devices will both be branded with Motorola's "Droid Edition" moniker when sold through Verizon - and as of now, they'll only be available through Verizon in the USA. Around the world they'll still have the same name, minus the DROID bit. Verizon will be selling these on pre-order starting on the 21st of July, 2016.

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Verizon to cut off “extraordinary” unlimited data users [UPDATE]

Verizon to cut off “extraordinary” unlimited data users [UPDATE]

It's not exactly surprising that there would be some humans who would abuse an unlimited supply of resources. That's especially true when it comes to unlimited data plans, which has normally been cited as the reason why ISPs are suddenly removing their unlimited data offers. Now Verizon is reported to be preparing for a somewhat drastic move to weed out abusers. By August 31, it will disconnect unlimited data subscribers deemed to have used up an "extraordinary" amount of data. That is, unless they migrate to one of Verizon's newer, and pricier, plans.

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Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Cameras have become a critical aspect of smartphones for the past year or so, to the point that now almost every new flagship is waiting in line for a DxOMark verdict. While definitely not the only game in town, the name has become synonymous with digital camera benchmarks. Which is why Lenovo, Moto, and Verizon should count themselves fortunate that the site has just given the Moto Z Force Droid the second highest score so far, second only to the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and surpassing any of Apple's iPhones.

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Verizon 2G CDMA 1X network shutdown set for late 2019

Verizon 2G CDMA 1X network shutdown set for late 2019

Verizon will be shutting down its 2G CDMA 1X network by the last day of 2019, assuming it can get all of its subscribers who are using it switched over to LTE. The company says it will be working with subscribers who are using devices on the 2G network, and that it will delay the shutdown into 2020 if more time is needed to get everyone switched over. In its present form, some Verizon subscribers depend on this network for their voice calling feature; VoLTE will, in due time, take over that task.

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Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is truly near, seeing as how all these model variants are popping up left and right, especially on benchmarking websites. That said, we are nowhere near the final word on the specs for Samsung's next phablet. This time, we spot on Geekbench a certain SM-N930V, the usual indicator of a Verizon-bound model. What is curious about it, however, is how it is indicated to have only 4 GB of RAM, again defying earlier leaks and expectations of a 6 GB RAM flagship.

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