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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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Verizon 5G: What is it and why does it matter?

Verizon 5G: What is it and why does it matter?

The first company to bring 4G LTE to the United States - Verizon - is now testing 5G. This is a name for a faster sort of mobile internet. That's wireless internet that brings data to your smartphone. What's the difference between 4G and 5G? Speed, mostly. Verizon suggests that though "by nearly all accounts, 5G technology should be introduced in the U.S. sometime after 2020," they'll be starting field technology trials next year. The mobile internet will get faster, and this new wave of faster internet will be brought to market faster than expected thanks to Verizon.

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Verizon Go90 pay TV will have limited choices at launch

Verizon Go90 pay TV will have limited choices at launch

With the competition between the top US carriers becoming even more pronounced, almost vicious, Verizon is looking for new sources of profit. Earlier this year, it revealed plans to have its own subscription-based mobile TV service, which it would later name as Go90, after the 90-degree turn we do on our smartphones to watch video content. While sources claim that the service is already in its testing phases, Go90 might not have the grand launch and channel choices that Verizon might have envisioned and hoped for.

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Verizon’s new logo is simple, clean and incredibly boring

Verizon’s new logo is simple, clean and incredibly boring

Verizon has, like certain other companies in recent weeks, introduced a newly redesigned logo that it feels better suits its modern-day self. While there's nothing wrong with that, there is something wrong with the new logo...it is a giant step backward, and while cleaner, it is also considerably more boring. The checkmark is still there, but it's not even trying anymore. And the word "Verizon"? It is now content merely existing as a shell of its former self.

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How wireless carriers are trying to get into your car

How wireless carriers are trying to get into your car

The car business is changing at a rapid rate, due in no small part to more technology integration. Companies like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are all vying for control over the car business, reasoning that people are in cars, desiring of services, and with their networks, they can provide it. For years, T-Mobile and AT&T have made their play for the car industry by partnering with carmakers and delivering in-car Wi-Fi. T-Mobile, for instance, provides in-car Wi-Fi for Audi, allowing users who want to pay each month the ability to have a built-in Wi-Fi experience from within their vehicle. AT&T offers similar options with its own contracts with carmakers.

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Verizon makes it easier to bring your own smartphone

Verizon makes it easier to bring your own smartphone

If you already own a smartphone that you want to activate on the Verizon Wireless network, in the past it hasn't been that easy to get activated. AT&T and T-Mobile make it easy to bring your own device. Verizon has worked hard to make it simpler to bring your own device and if you have a compatible phone, you can now activate on Verizon in a streamlined manner.

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