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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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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed launches worldwide, on Verizon too

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed launches worldwide, on Verizon too

Hot on the heels of Google announcing official support for independent cellular connectivity on Android Wear, LG has also announced the start of the global rollout of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the first Android Wear smartwatch to boast of that very same feature. And while LG only has a vague "starting this month" schedule, at lesat for the US and South Korea, Verizon has more specific dates. Interested buyers can pre-order the smartwatch starting November 12 while general availability starts on November 19.

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BlackBerry Priv coming to Verizon soon

BlackBerry Priv coming to Verizon soon

Verizon customers need not be too jealous of their AT&T counterparts. At least not when it comes to BlackBerry's latest superstar. Over at its Twitter account, the US carrier revealed that the BlackBerry Priv will indeed be available from its product portfolio. At least soon. Verizon isn't giving much detail aside from that and simply asks interested customers to sign up for updates. Given how the market work this time of year, however, we'll probably see the smartphone in time for the holidays later this month.

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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 GizmoGadget, GizmoPal 2 wean kids on wearables

Verizon GizmoGadget, GizmoPal 2 wean kids on wearables

Who says only adults should get all the hi-tech, almost sci-fi wearable technology fun? LG and Verizon definitely don't think so.That is why the two are launching not one but two wearables made just for kids. The GizmoPal 2 is, as the name clearly says, is the successor to last year's gadget of the same name. The real start of the show, however, might be the GizmoGidget, which practically gives kids a colorful though slightly dumbed down smartwatch that also offers parents some peace of mind.

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Verizon’s new Ellipsis tablet was made for kids

Verizon’s new Ellipsis tablet was made for kids

Although not as popular as some of the top brands in the tablet market, Verizon has regularly put out its own brand of slates aimed at budget conscious customers. Now it's bringing its Ellipsis brand to its youngest demographic yet. Joining the announcement of the new GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget from LG, Verizon is revealing the Ellipsis Kids tablet. The name says it all, delivering an Android tablet that's designed both inside and out for kids, with age-appropriate content, colorful rugged bumpers, and, of course, parental controls.

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DROID Turbo 2 belongs in Top 3, says DxOMark

DROID Turbo 2 belongs in Top 3, says DxOMark

It seems that DxOMark and Motorola are forming a budding friendship. When the Moto X Style was announced, DxOMark was ready with a review of the smartphone's camera features. Now that Verizon has similarly unveiled the DROID Turbo 2, also made by Motorola, of course, DxOMark is once again first on the scene. And it's probably for a good reason too! Based on the scores from one of the most sought after digital photography authorities on the Internet, the new DROID Turbo 2 is right up there in the Top 3 of the list.

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Verizon seeks FCC permission for WiFi calling, following AT&T

Verizon seeks FCC permission for WiFi calling, following AT&T

Following all the hubbub early this month about AT&T requesting formal permission from the FCC to offer WiFi calling, and in turn complaining about rivals' doing so without permission, Verizon is now seeking the same from the regulatory agency. A FCC waiver is technically required, as WiFi calling doesn't support TTY (teletypewriter), an aging technology that helps those with hearing impairments, and is enforced by the FCC.

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Comcast tipped to enter wireless market with Verizon service

Comcast tipped to enter wireless market with Verizon service

Comcast, the internet and cable TV giant, is said to be looking into entering the wireless carrier market by reselling Verizon's cellular service. This information comes from a new Bloomberg report, which states that Comcast could soon begin offering mobile and WiFi service, after a 2011 deal with Verizon Wireless allowing the cable company to resell their service. Bloomberg cites anonymous sources on this, but if true it would put Comcast in competition with the US's other mobile carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

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Samsung Pay brings mobile payments to Verizon

Samsung Pay brings mobile payments to Verizon

Roughly two weeks after the US carrier confirmed it, Verizon subscribers are now able to take advantage of Samsung Pay. This means Samsung's mobile payment system is now available on all of the US's major carriers, having already been available on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular since Samsung Pay first launched in September. Users with compatible Galaxy devices should now be able to download the Samsung Pay app from the Google Play store.

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Shatterproof Droid Turbo 2, long-lasting Droid Maxx 2 leaked

Shatterproof Droid Turbo 2, long-lasting Droid Maxx 2 leaked

It's still a good few days before Halloween and before Verizon reveals its latest exclusive collab with Motorola, but leaks have pretty much spilled all the beans about the Droid Turbo 2 and the Droid Maxx 2. Practically rebranded Moto X Style, known as the Pure Edition in the US, and Moto X Play smartphones, the two new Verizon Droids have unofficially appeared in leaked marketing materials, revealing how Verizon plans to market these devices and to make them stand apart from the competition in the already crowded smartphone market.

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