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Verizon Galaxy S10 5G pre-orders start next week

Verizon Galaxy S10 5G pre-orders start next week

There's no stopping 5G and it's really only a question of when and on what phone. The actual nationwide rollout of the next-gen cellular network isn't expected until next year, or later this year at the earliest, but that doesn't mean you can't start preparing for it this month. That, of course, means getting a brand new, 5G-compatible phone of which the Galaxy S10 5G will be one of the first to land on shelves, starting with Verizon.

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Verizon 5G for phones goes live: Where you can get it and what you need

Verizon 5G for phones goes live: Where you can get it and what you need

Verizon has turned on its first 5G smartphone service in the US, going live a week earlier than expected, though subscribers will need a new device in order to actually access the swifter speeds. The 5G Ultra Wideband Network has gone live in two locations - "select areas" of Minneapolis and Chicago - Verizon said this morning.

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Verizon Just Kids plan is both cynical and safe

Verizon Just Kids plan is both cynical and safe

Verizon today launched a new plan aimed directly at families with children. Appropriately dubbed "Just Kids," Verizon is offering this new plan as an alternative to its standard unlimited plans, as it serves up additional parental controls and restrictions. Essentially, Verizon wants this plan to accompany your child's first smartphone.

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Verizon Call Filter goes free to fight robocalls

Verizon Call Filter goes free to fight robocalls

It definitely isn't controversial to say that robocalls are one of the most annoying things about living in the information age. Slowly but surely, carriers are finally starting to do something about it, with Verizon announcing back in January that it would make its Call Filter service free for all users later on in the year. The company is flipping the switch this week, so if you've been plagued by robocalls like so many of us, maybe this will help curb them a little bit.

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Verizon mobile 5G launches April with extra fees: 5G Moto Mod dated

Verizon mobile 5G launches April with extra fees: 5G Moto Mod dated

Last month, Verizon gave us a fairly vague timeline for its 5G plans in 2019, saying that mobile 5G would launch in 30 cities across the US throughout the year but not really getting specific about the "where" or "when." Today, Verizon is starting to pull back the veil on its 5G Mobility plans a little bit, announcing launch dates for two cities. It also revealed when Motorola's 5G Moto Mod will be launching and how much it'll cost.

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Motorola foldable RAZR spec leak suggests a tough decision

Motorola foldable RAZR spec leak suggests a tough decision

The foldable Motorola RAZR was already believed to be taking an alternative route than Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X, but a new leak suggests the differences may be even more fundamental. The smartphone is expected to launch as a Verizon exclusive, bringing back the RAZR brand from the archives and using a folding screen in a different orientation to rivals.

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Verizon Galaxy Note 9 Android 9 Pie release arrives today

Verizon Galaxy Note 9 Android 9 Pie release arrives today

Ever since the calendar rolled over into 2019, major carriers here in the US have been slowly updating the Galaxy Note 9 to Android 9 Pie. AT&T was the first out of the gate with its Pie update, followed by Sprint and then by T-Mobile. Verizon, however, has been lagging behind its competition, but thankfully that's all changing today with the arrival of the carrier's Note 9 Pie update.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G won’t be coming to all US carriers

LG V50 ThinQ 5G won’t be coming to all US carriers

Whenever a new flagship smartphone from an internationally famous brand gets announced, carriers in the US usually race to announce their support for it. With the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, however, almost the opposite has happened. It was already expected to land on Sprint first since LG and the operator have been working closely on this handset. The other giants, however, has mostly been silent though now Verizon is proud to say that it, too, will be getting one of the US's first 5G phones.

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Is Verizon right to temp-lock their phones?

Is Verizon right to temp-lock their phones?

Temporary locks for all new phones released by Verizon will go into effect soon if OK'ed by the FCC. A message was released today publicly, but addressed toward the FCC, from Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless. In this message, Dunne suggests that it is because of identity thieves that Verizon is requesting that the FCC allow them to lock phones to their network for 60 days after purchase.

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Verizon 5G in 2019: Over 30 cities, S10 5G, and some surprises

Verizon 5G in 2019: Over 30 cities, S10 5G, and some surprises

Verizon has lifted the lid on its 5G deployment, confirming it plans to light up the high-speed next-generation network in more than 30 US cities this year. The service will begin with what the carrier is calling Verizon 5G Mobility, intended for smartphones like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

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ZTE US comeback is a budget phone on Verizon’s Visible [UPDATE]

ZTE US comeback is a budget phone on Verizon’s Visible [UPDATE]

The heat is on Huawei this time around and ZTE, who barely dodged the bullet, is taking its time to slowly crawl back into the market's good graces. It isn't ready to make a big splash just yet, though. In fact, it's practically a tiny drop in the smartphone ocean. It first ever smartphone to arrive in the US after a nearly fatal export ban isn't just a budget phone. It's also exclusive to one slightly niche carrier: Visible.

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Nokia 2 V is a $70 Verizon Android Oreo Go phone

Nokia 2 V is a $70 Verizon Android Oreo Go phone

HMD promised a new range of affordable Nokia Android phones for US buyers, and now they're delivering on that promise with the first Verizon smartphone. The Nokia 2 V may not cast too great a shadow on the Samsung Galaxy S10 this year, but at a fraction of the price of most flagship phones that may not matter.

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