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Where can I get 5G data? Verizon’s 11 cities, and soon

Where can I get 5G data? Verizon’s 11 cities, and soon

Verizon's start of 5G-speed data for mobile devices - smartphones, that is - begins in the first half of this year. The company has been careful not to be too specific in giving the exact time and date of the roll-out for 5G data speeds, but has given a set of 11 markets where it'll start. In these 11 markets, 5G will be coming to pilot customers soon.

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Verizon’s Unlimited plan: Everything you need to know

Verizon’s Unlimited plan: Everything you need to know

In case you missed the news, Verizon has decided to bring back unlimited data plans. The largest wireless carrier in the US has likely been feeling the pressure from T-Mobile and Sprint's own unlimited plans. Of course, these days "unlimited" seems to mean "limited in these specific and annoying ways," so is the same true for Verizon's plan? Here's everything you need to know.

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Verizon resurrects “unlimited” data plan

Verizon resurrects “unlimited” data plan

The word "unlimited" no longer meant what it used to mean. At least not if you use it in the context of Internet data plans. Due to both technical and business considerations, carriers have often put caps on previously labeled "unlimited" plans, technically making them limited. Verizon, however, is unexpectedly changing courses a bit. After actually putting limits on its older unlimited plans, it is introducing a new Unlimited 4G LTE data plan in addition to its bucket-based plans. But, naturally, there are always some caveats.

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Stubborn Verizon Galaxy Note 7 users won’t turn in their phones

Stubborn Verizon Galaxy Note 7 users won’t turn in their phones

Some Galaxy Note 7 owners love their handsets, so much so that they’ve taken steps to dodge the killer update that would render the handset useless, and they continue to use the phone despite the risks. Verizon has revealed that "thousands" of its Galaxy Note 7 customers are still using the recalled Samsung handset, and as a result the carrier is implementing more drastic steps to cripple the phones.

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The Google Pixel shipping nightmare (and Verizon’s XL role)

The Google Pixel shipping nightmare (and Verizon’s XL role)

Google and Verizon are not doing a very good job handling supply and demand with the Pixel. In a Reddit thread 2,888 messages long (at publication time), potential Google Pixel smartphone users discuss delays in shipment and inconsistencies in stories from Google and Verizon. This situation is unique in that Verizon is selling the same phone as Google is supplying AND selling. What we're asking here is why there's an issue with shipping at all with what should be a well-oiled machine.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield has launched at Verizon, giving Big Red’s subscribers a new durable phone option. Unlike most Kyocera phones, the DuraForce PRO is fairly pricey at $408 USD, but it does have some notable features, including an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating and the Sapphire Shield display. The handset is targeted at outdoorsy users, military members, and more.

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Why Yahoo’s latest hack doesn’t matter

Why Yahoo’s latest hack doesn’t matter

It's my opinion that Yahoo's biggest account breach ever does not matter in the grand scheme of things. Yahoo Mail users don't seem to care - they're still searching for "yahoo mail" about 10x as much as any other term according to today's Google Trends. After the query Yahoo Mail, the most popular search term related to Yahoo is Yahoo Finance. This hack is not a big deal to Yahoo users, and I don't expect that it will be any time soon.

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How to stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 live

How to stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 live

This upcoming Thanksgiving will usher in the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a notable anniversary for the long-running event, and so it's not surprising that many people are interested in watching. In the past, watching the parade live (televised, that is) without cable or satellite was tricky. Thankfully, life has gotten a lot easier for cable-cutters and others without cable, and you'll have a new -- and rare -- option for livestreaming the parade this year.

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Verizon adds 5GB / 10GB prepaid plans: here are four alternatives

Verizon adds 5GB / 10GB prepaid plans: here are four alternatives

Verizon Wireless has added two new data-heavy plans for its prepaid customers, one with 5GB of 4G LTE data and the other with 10GB. The plans bring various perks with them, including hotspot support, carryover data, and more. Still, and per typical with Verizon, the plans are a little more pricey than you'd pay elsewhere, and it may be worth shopping around if you don't have to have Big Red. Here are some other prepaid plans with similar data options.

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T-Mobile offers unlocked Pixel credit, one ups Verizon

T-Mobile offers unlocked Pixel credit, one ups Verizon

T-Mobile has decided to one up Verizon: bring an unlocked Pixel handset to the Uncarrier, and you’ll get a $325 credit automatically. This is in comparison to Verizon, which is offering up to a $300 credit to those who get the Pixel. The catch here is that you have to sign up for T-Mobile ONE, the carrier's 'unlimited everything' plan, which may not be a big deal for most converts. Speaking about this, CEO John Legere said, “I’m a huge fan of what Google has done with the Pixel…"

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Verizon really wants you to trade your iPhone for a Google Pixel

Verizon really wants you to trade your iPhone for a Google Pixel

You can grab the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones from Verizon Wireless now, and you’ll get up to a $300 credit for your new phone. Only some phones are eligible for that $300 credit, of course, included among them being the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+, the Note 5, LG V10 or G4, and the HTC One M9. The Daydream VR headset is also available from the carrier.

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Verizon used drones to inspect cell sites hit by hurricane

Verizon used drones to inspect cell sites hit by hurricane

Verizon is one of the latest companies to use drones for site inspects, the carrier has announced. Only hours after Hurricane Matthew’s exit, Verizon deployed drones to inspect sites for possible damage, doing so despite severe regional flooding. Without the drones, these cell site inspections may have taken days rather than hours due to the severity of the flooding, and potential cell service outages may have lasted longer.

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