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go90 is Verizon’s tone-deaf attempt at a video app

go90 is Verizon’s tone-deaf attempt at a video app

Today Verizon Media revealed go90, a video app for iOS and Android devices. This app can be run on devices from any data network, but some content may be limited to Verizon Wireless customers. The app's presentation begins with a sign-in/sign-up screen after you've downloaded it, then presents a "free" multimedia experience that Verizon Media says is "thanks [to their] super cool ad partners!" Verizon Media also suggests that they've been "cooking it up" in their "Silicone Valley labs" for months.

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Samsung Pay may land for Verizon users soon

Samsung Pay may land for Verizon users soon

Samsung's Will Graylin made a tweet recently that indicates Verizon users might soon get access to Samsung Pay mobile payments. Graylin is the co-GM of Samsung Pay so he should be in the know enough to say when and if the service will spread to other users. Graylin said in the tweet that Samsung pay for Verizon should be available in the next week or so.

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Verizon outs Samsung Galaxy Tab E for some family fun

Verizon outs Samsung Galaxy Tab E for some family fun

Today, all eyes are probably on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch (or on the Pope), but there's always room for more than just Apple's devices. While Verizon has just revealed its own strategy for keeping iPhone owners updated on the latest release year after year, the carrier is also announcing an Android tablet for its customers. The Samsung Galaxy Tab E is no iPad, for sure, but it offers a potentially enticing combination of a budget tablet that can be used by anyone in the family.

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Verizon now also has an iPhone yearly upgrade scheme

Verizon now also has an iPhone yearly upgrade scheme

Considering a new iPhone lands every year, it seems ideal, if not lucrative, to get consumers to get to upgrade to the latest iDevice every year as well. Thanks to Apple pushing its own annual upgrade plan without the help of carriers, those carriers are now also trying to win back subscribers hearts by ensuring that they too will get a fresh new iPhone yearly without having to ditch their plan. Joining and competing with T-Mobile, Verizon has revealed its own pricing plan to help its subscribers get the latest iPhones every year.

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Verizon DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming October with Moto Maker

Verizon DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming October with Moto Maker

Word about the DROID Turbo 2, otherwise known as the Moto X Force outside the US, has seemingly been eclipsed by all the leaks surrounding the new Nexus smartphones due next week. But when all that's said and done, the DROID Turbo 2 might come out as a more interesting option for those not so keen on a pure Nexus device. With very high end specs and Moto Maker customization, this upcoming Motorola smartphone might again make some wish they were indeed on Verizon's network.

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Verizon offers first US roaming coverage in Cuba

Verizon offers first US roaming coverage in Cuba

No, this isn't how Cuba is planning to improve its Internet accessibility. Taking advantage of the new found political relationship between the two countries, US carriers are starting to set their eyes on the country, opening the doors for better communication, both across countries and when within the Cuba. In this vein, Verizon is announcing its latest achievement, which is becoming the first US wireless company to offer roaming services in the previously isolated nation, boosting not only Verizon's territories but potentially also makes it for Americans to visit the country.

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Nextbit Robin gets Verizon version too

Nextbit Robin gets Verizon version too

Following the news that Nextbit's Robin smartphone had reached double its campaign goal on Kickstarter, topping $1 million, the makers announced that they will be adding a Verizon-compatible model to the purchasing options. Prior to this, the cloud-connected device was only available for the carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. Nextbit CEO Tom Moss explained that the Verizon model will be specifically designed for that carrier's network, so users shouldn't expect to switch after purchasing that version of the phone.

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Verizon and AT&T to bring their tiny stores to Best Buy

Verizon and AT&T to bring their tiny stores to Best Buy

It's become apparent that Best Buy will soon become more of a mini-mall than it will a big box store as Verizon and AT&T add to the fray. Word is that Verizon and AT&T will soon both have their own tiny storefronts inside Best Buy, much in the same way Apple and Samsung have their own miniature stores in the big yellow tag. At this rate, we'll see Best Buy with less store space of its own, renting out floor space to big brand after big brand, each of them striving for an up-close and personal presentation of their own.

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E FUN’s new Nextbook Ares tablets tout Verizon 4G LTE

E FUN’s new Nextbook Ares tablets tout Verizon 4G LTE

We are all growing more connected these days, so much that even users of budget tablets sometimes expect Internet connectivity anywhere they go. That combination is exactly what E FUN, who claims to be the second largest vendor of detachables or 2-in-1 tablets, is promising to offer with its two new Android-powered Nextbook Ares tablets. Though coming in different sizes, the Nextbook Ares 8L and Nextbook Ares 10L are like peas in a pod, sharing many features together, including connectivity with Verizon's 4G LTE network.

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Verizon LTE-U trial targets death to deadspots in 2016

Verizon LTE-U trial targets death to deadspots in 2016

Verizon is kicking off LTE-U trials in the US, testing out how using unlicensed 4G spectrum could fill in gaps in its traditional LTE network. The pilot, expected to run until the end of the year, will use Samsung LTE-U femtocells - each will create a bubble of LTE service to which smartphones can connect, and be bridged with Verizon's official network.

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DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming to Verizon stripped of “Moto X Force”

DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming to Verizon stripped of “Moto X Force”

The device code-named Moto X Force - a leaked device thus far - has appeared with Verizon branding this afternoon. This device appears to have a new textured triangle shape backing, a metal (or hard plastic) rim, and a backside not unlike the 2015 Moto X. This device has both DROID and Verizon branding - but a surprising lack of the new OR old Verizon logo. This new version of the device will likely have customization - but not on the level of the Moto X Style or Pure Edition.

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Verizon debuts new XXL plan with 18GB of data per month

Verizon debuts new XXL plan with 18GB of data per month

It was just over a month ago when Verizon announced it was moving away from contracts with phone subsidies and instead shifting to plans with straightforward prices and data caps. The four plans come in S, M, L, and XL sizes, offering between 1GB and 12GB of data. Verizon has just added a fifth option for those who still weren't getting enough data, the XXL plan with 18GB of data for $100 per month.

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