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Verizon now auto-blocks robocalls for some wireless customers

Verizon now auto-blocks robocalls for some wireless customers

Following the FCC's ruling earlier this summer, Verizon has announced that it is rolling out automatic robocall blocking for Android users and offering similar functionality to iOS customers through its Call Filter app. Once live, customers will see the number of annoying robocalls they receive start to drop, as well as a 'Potential Spam' label on the incoming call screen for certain phone calls.

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Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

New 5G network service was connected in several countries around the world in recent months before all brands had their own 5G smartphone. Some manufacturers have a single smartphone capable of connecting to 5G data speed, while other have no 5G devices whatsoever. Today we're taking a peek at the very few 5G smartphones on the market today - and we look ahead to the future, when 5G covers a much more comprehensive portion of the world.

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This is Verizon’s 2019 basic cellphone

This is Verizon’s 2019 basic cellphone

The Orbic Journey V is Verizon's newest "basic, simple phone" with no smartphone, Android, or iPhone features of which to speak. This is the phone which the average young person, or more likely their dad, will buy in defiance of smartphone trends, and will use for many years to come. Assuming this phone lasts longer than its 2-year monthly payment period, there's a good chance owners will continue making use of this hardware until it's completely worn out.

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Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon is expanding its 5G service to a number of high-traffic areas by partnering with Boingo Wireless. Boingo Wireless has services in distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, and Wi-Fi - which allows them to make cash selling internet access to people in airports. The last time you saw the brand Boingo, it was likely at a location where you'd otherwise have issues getting internet access - now they're working with Verizon to spread 5G internet access to those same arenas.

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Nokia 3 V Verizon phone de-emphasizes cameras

Nokia 3 V Verizon phone de-emphasizes cameras

The cost of the Nokia 3 V for Verizon in the USA is almost more important than the abilities with which it is delivered. If you were to read the documentation with which the device is revealed, you'd find the word "camera" only once, and no mention of what this device's camera is able to capture. This phone is a simple piece of hardware capable of smart functionality.

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Tumblr has been acquired by WordPress owner Automattic

Tumblr has been acquired by WordPress owner Automattic

In May, word surfaced that Verizon was in talks with multiple companies about purchasing Tumblr, the social media platform it acquired with its purchase of Yahoo in 2017. In an announcement today, Automattic, the company that owns Wordpress, revealed that it has agreed to purchase Tumblr from Verizon, though the price it paid hasn't been disclosed.

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Verizon Galaxy Note 10+ 5G price and release confirmed

Verizon Galaxy Note 10+ 5G price and release confirmed

The Galaxy Note 10 may come in two sizes this year, but there's actually a third version of the Android phablet we're arguably most interested in: the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. Launching as a Verizon exclusive to begin with, the 5G-enabled version of the smartphone promises the fastest speeds of the trio.

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Verizon’s Unlimited plans just got messier

Verizon’s Unlimited plans just got messier

Verizon has decided to update its lineup of unlimited plans, and it's making things more complicated in the process. Whereas before Verizon had three different unlimited plans to choose from, there are now four (along with a "Just Kids" plan you can tack on to any unlimited plan). What you get ultimately varies from plan to plan, and Verzion says that you can mix and match these on a line-by-line basis so that everyone has a plan that fits their usage habits.

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DISH as Wireless Carrier: What’s that mean for me and 5G?

DISH as Wireless Carrier: What’s that mean for me and 5G?

Today DISH stood to gain in a BIG way thanks to the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA approved by the United States Department of Justice. T-Mobile USA and Sprint will become one carrier, but they'll need to divest control of a whole lot of STUFF to DISH in order to make that merger possible. DISH will effectively become a "national facilities-based wireless carrier," and will deploy the "Nation's First Standalone 5G Broadband Network."

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Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot shares the next-gen network love

Verizon’s first 5G MiFi mobile hotspot shares the next-gen network love

Verizon has its first 5G hotspot, the Inseego 5G MiFi M1000, promising to share out the speed of fifth-generation networks - assuming, that is, you can find one to use. The new MiFi supports up to fifteen devices connected via WiFi at any one time, though you'll pay handsomely for the privilege.

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Verizon’s 60-day lock approved by FCC, and they’re right

Verizon’s 60-day lock approved by FCC, and they’re right

Once Verizon began to take part in Block C spectrum with the FCC, they became subject to rules which stopped the locking of phones. This meant that if you purchased a phone from Verizon, you could potentially walk right out the door and over to an AT&T, for example, and buy a SIM card that'd work (to some degree). Now, thanks to a new waiver on the part of the FCC, Verizon is allowed to keep their phones locked to their network for 60 days after purchase.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G gets a Verizon release date

LG V50 ThinQ 5G gets a Verizon release date

If you live in one of the areas where Verizon 5G is available but don't want to buy Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G, then good news: you'll soon have another option. Verizon has announced that the LG V50 ThinQ 5G will be launching later this week, after spending a little while as a Sprint exclusive. Verizon, as is usually the case, is also running various promotions in an effort to get customers to take the plunge, so you might be able to save some cash on the V50 5G as well.

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