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Verizon prepaid plans get more data and mobile hotspot

Verizon prepaid plans get more data and mobile hotspot

Verizon has announced some changes to its prepaid phone plans, saying that subscribers will soon get more data across the prepaid plan spectrum. Those with the $40/month plan, for example, will get 3GB of data, while the $60/month plan will give a much higher 10GB/month. In addition to giving its subscribers more data, Verizon is also loosening its grip on how subscribers can use those gigabytes, namely letting prepaid customers use their phone's mobile hotspot feature for tethering with other devices.

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Verizon SmartHub is a 4G LTE router for your smart home

Verizon SmartHub is a 4G LTE router for your smart home

Verizon has introduced SmartHub, a new 4G LTE router designed for your smart home devices. This hub taps the carrier's own network, of course, to offer high-speed Internet access for a variety of WiFi products, including your phone, tablets and laptop. Verizon says that the SmartHub, when used with the related app, can be used to control a variety of smart devices, including thermostats, connected lights, security cameras, door locks, and similar.

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Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon be testing an over-the-top service of its own, the company's CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam has revealed. This streaming service may take on other OTT offerings like DirecTV NOW, assuming the company goes so far as to launch a product, though McAdams wasn't specific about the nature of the service. The testing will be performed with the combined user bases of AOL and Yahoo, according to McAdam, once the company's Yahoo acquisition is finished.

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LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

The LG Watch Sport smartwatch designed for Verizon Wireless has been cancelled, leaving those who preordered with questions and disappointment. Verizon has confirmed the cancellation and has removed all of the product pages from its website, though LG itself doesn't appear to have issued any statements on the matter; the maker likewise removed the Verizon variant from its own website. Customers who preordered aren't being left entirely empty-handed, however.

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Verizon Unlimited Prepaid plan launched: three things to know

Verizon Unlimited Prepaid plan launched: three things to know

Verizon has announced the launch of a new Unlimited Plan for its prepaid customers. This builds upon the company's recent launch of an Unlimited plan for post-paid customers; through it, Verizon prepaid subscribers receive unlimited data, text and minutes. The service isn't without fine print, however, and those contemplating a transition to this new prepaid plan should read carefully before signing up. Here are three big things to know.

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Verizon was hemorrhaging subscribers until unlimited data launched

Verizon was hemorrhaging subscribers until unlimited data launched

Do wireless customers really care about unlimited data on their cellphone plans? Verizon Wireless discovered they absolutely do, as confirmed in the carrier's financial results for Q1 2017, released today. Turns out, it took bringing back truly unlimited data from the dead to step a gush of subscribers from the network.

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Verizon Wear24 4G LTE smartwatch launches on May 11

Verizon Wear24 4G LTE smartwatch launches on May 11

The Wear24, a Verizon-exclusive smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0, will be available from the carrier starting on May 11. The Wear24 features 4G LTE support, enabling users to use the wearable in a connected fashion without using their smartphone as a tether. This includes streaming music directly with the smartwatch, says Verizon, as well as searching Google using voice commands, downloading apps, and more.

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LG K20 V and Galaxy J7 V budget phones launch at Verizon

LG K20 V and Galaxy J7 V budget phones launch at Verizon

Verizon has launched a pair of budget-tier Android smartphones, the LG K20 V and the Samsung Galaxy J7 V. Both bring moderate features for a budget-tier price, with the Galaxy handset being a slightly higher-end model versus the LG offering. Both models are available to purchase from Big Red now outright or for a monthly price.

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LG G6 prices and dates for US carriers now official

LG G6 prices and dates for US carriers now official

Yesterday we saw a leak revealing the pricing, date, and promos for the LG G6 as far as Verizon is concerned. With the cat out of the bag, carriers have now gone public with their own availability details and promos. Curiously, Verizon is still being coy about the promos attached to the smartphone but AT&T and T-Mobile pretty much confirm the deal. You practically get a free Google Home if you order an LG G6 early.

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LG G6 Verizon pre-order date and price leaked, promos too

LG G6 Verizon pre-order date and price leaked, promos too

The LG G6 is arguably one of the most interesting smartphones of late, though we’re barely three months into 2017. It’s 18:9 FullVision screen, which is leading the pack of near bezel-free smartphones coming later this year, has many people re-thinking current conventions in smartphone displays. The G6 has exchanged eccentricity for sensibility and practicality, ending up with a solid smartphone that promises to deliver was almost all users want. The biggest question, however, is how much all of that will cost. Based on this leaked Verizon info sheet, surprisingly not that much.

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Verizon launches data-free streaming for FiOS subscribers

Verizon launches data-free streaming for FiOS subscribers

Verizon FiOS subscribers can now stream content through the FiOS Mobile App without using up their high-speed mobile phone data, assuming Verizon is their phone provider. The mobile app gives users access to their DVR recordings, more than 140 live channels, and also the service’s thousands of on-demand titles. The move follows T-Mobile’s own data-free streaming, which covers content from many services including music and movie destinations.

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Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

If you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on Verizon, you've had to sit by and watch as users on other carriers receive their Nougat updates. While that can be pretty frustrating, there's finally some good news to report: Your wait is finally over, as Verizon has started rolling out Nougat to both devices.

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