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Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon has unveiled the Inseego 5G hotspot, the first of its kind that will be offered by the wireless carrier. The hotspot will launch at Verizon in 2019, enabling customers to access the carrier's 5G mobile network for use with other mobile devices. The hotspot was introduced today during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui today.

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Moto Z4 ODIN leaked as Motorola’s next hero phone

Moto Z4 ODIN leaked as Motorola’s next hero phone

The next major smartphone release from Motorola was tipped this afternoon in the form of a codename "Odin." This is the father of Thor in Norse mythology, and indeed the ruler of the 9 realms. Given the rumor that this smartphone has the ability to work with the Motorola 5G Moto Mod, it only makes sense that this would be the next-generation Moto Z. The last Moto Z was the Moto Z3. This next Moto Z is probably the Moto Z4.

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Verizon puts 5 phone numbers on a single handset

Verizon puts 5 phone numbers on a single handset

Verizon revealed a program called My Numbers today. This program allows the user to add up to four numbers to a single device, allowing up to five in total. If the user chooses to add additional lines to their device, they'll get unlimited domestic calling and texting and will have to pay a fee per extra line. As noted by Keena Grigsby, director of product marketing for Verizon, My Numbers is a great solution for "customers with side hustles."

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Palm Phone (2018) Review: A sign of future greatness

Palm Phone (2018) Review: A sign of future greatness

The resurrected Palm brand had an idea for a very tiny smartphone-like device that was more like a smartwatch than it was a mobile phone. They created a device just called Palm, and they've made this device exclusive to Verizon. Verizon will sell this device to users who already have a phone or are looking to buy a phone and will pair it with said phone. This is basically a smaller version of your primary smartphone.

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Verizon vows to stop throttling first responder data during emergencies

Verizon vows to stop throttling first responder data during emergencies

Following controversy last week, Verizon has issued a statement vowing that it will no longer throttle data used by first responders. The restriction will be lifted for public safety customers during future disasters and has likewise been removed for first responders dealing with the Hurricane Lane and wildfire situations.

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Verizon Safe Wi-Fi VPN launched for Android, iOS at $3.99/month

Verizon Safe Wi-Fi VPN launched for Android, iOS at $3.99/month

Verizon is launching its own VPN app for Android and iOS, offering it to customers at the price of $3.99/month. The service, which Verizon calls Safe Wi-Fi, is presented as a way to block advertisement trackers and protect one's privacy without having to sign up with a third-party VPN company. The subscription is only available for certain Verizon customers, though.

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Verizon ends 3G phone activations before next year’s big change

Verizon ends 3G phone activations before next year’s big change

The days of 3G are nearing their end. Verizon has confirmed that it will no longer activate 3G-only phones, meaning new customers or those in need of an upgrade will need to purchase a handset with 4G support. This shouldn't come as a surprise -- the carrier has been saying for years that its 3G network is on the way out, though slowly, giving everyone more than enough time to upgrade.

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Verizon offers military families cheaper unlimited and prepaid Mastercard

Verizon offers military families cheaper unlimited and prepaid Mastercard

Verizon has some new perks just for military families, the most notable being cheaper unlimited lines to help everyone stay in touch. The carrier announced the new rate today, explaining that families with an active military service member, veteran or similar can get the Verizon Go Unlimited plan for $30/line, depending on the number of lines, with a mix-and-match option.

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Carriers promise to stop selling your location to data brokers

Carriers promise to stop selling your location to data brokers

Our smartphones have practically become extensions of our bodies and lives, holding the keys not just to our captured memories but, often, also to online accounts and even money. Most users take for granted how much of our data we let companies access through our smartphones but, sometimes, the long arm of the law does finally catch up with the times. Responding to inquiries by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore), AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon all pledged to stop selling phone location data to data brokers. That promise, however, comes with a big “but”.

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Verizon NBA deal brings AR content, live games, and originals

Verizon NBA deal brings AR content, live games, and originals

Verizon and the NBA have entered a new multi-year partnership that will bring content and live games to Yahoo Sports. This content will include NBA League Pass live games, as well as a daily show with highlights, lifestyle programming, and more. As well, this partnership will kick off the development of AR content, plus "other forms of content" that weren't detailed.

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NFL live games will be available on any mobile carrier in 2018

NFL live games will be available on any mobile carrier in 2018

Verizon subscribers have long had the perk of live NFL mobile game streaming, but that will change next year. Verizon and the National Football League have announced a new deal that will bring live game streaming to any carrier in the US starting in 2018, including the Super Bowl. Streaming access will be available via Yahoo and Yahoo Sports in addition to the NFL app and Verizon's go90.

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Verizon Black Friday 2017 deals revealed: starts Thanksgiving day

Verizon Black Friday 2017 deals revealed: starts Thanksgiving day

Starting on Thanksgiving Day (that's this Thursday), Verizon will unleash its Black Friday deals through its online site. If you're in the market for one of the biggest phones currently available, this Black Friday deal has you covered. The deals go live on the company's website on Thursday, but the stores won't kick off the deals until Friday.

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