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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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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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