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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW brings mmWave to “affordable” tier

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW brings mmWave to “affordable” tier

This week the folks at Samsung and Verizon revealed the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW. This device is now the least expensive way to access Verizon's own Ultra Wideband 5G connectivity. With this device, users get a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, four cameras (and a fifth on the front), 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for potential storage expansion.

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Some Verizon customers now get Hulu and Disney+ for free

Some Verizon customers now get Hulu and Disney+ for free

Verizon is offering some of its customers free access to Hulu and Disney+, two of the three streaming services that Disney offers under its own Disney+ streaming bundle for $12.99/month. If someone signed up for Hulu and Disney+ as standalone services, they'd end up paying the same amount. Under this new Verizon promotion, however, the services are added to the subscriber's account at no extra cost.

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Motorola Edge+ display issues may need replacement

Motorola Edge+ display issues may need replacement

Today we're taking a peek at the Motorola Edge+ and its "waterfall" curved-edge display. There's a lot of goodness here, but it seems to depend on whether you're one of the unlucky few to get a bad unit. Some Motorola Edge+ displays are misbehaving in ways that are not relegated to software. If you're one of the people with extreme display issues, you should be able to speak with Verizon to get a replacement unit with relative ease.

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Phone service issues appear across USA: T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon

Phone service issues appear across USA: T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon

On the afternoon of June 15, 2020, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint appeared to be having issues with connectivity. Phone voice calls and data connections seemed to be extremely slow and/or broken entirely for several hours. At 3:18 PM Central Time, CEO Neville Ray posted a Twitter message suggesting the network was being fixed.

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Verizon Galaxy S20 5G UW is missing these two things

Verizon Galaxy S20 5G UW is missing these two things

For all the marketing and hype phone makers and network operators make around 5G, few of them will tell you upfront that not all 5G networks are equal. And, no, we're not simply talking about which carrier as the fastest 5G in town. 5G bands also differ, with some carriers supporting only one or the other. It also turns out that phones supporting those 5G bands are also different in some ways that neither parties will readily inform you unless you read the spec sheet.

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Galaxy A71 5G could be coming to Verizon and challenge Pixel 5

Galaxy A71 5G could be coming to Verizon and challenge Pixel 5

Smartphones have become even more critical than ever before but the rising prices of high-end flagships are giving consumers pause when buying a new one. In the US, the previous quarter proved that the best-selling phone is a mid-ranger and Apple's launch of the new iPhone SE could tip the balance in its favor this quarter. It seems that Samsung will be trying to keep its lead in the US by soon launching the Galaxy A71 5G in the US, including on Verizon's mmWave 5G network.

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Verizon 5G extenders will bring mmWave speed indoors

Verizon 5G extenders will bring mmWave speed indoors

Verizon's mmWave 5G is one of the fastest ways to get online right now, but that's assuming you can actually find it. The carrier is aiming to make its 5G Ultra Wideband service more useable - particularly indoors, where mmWave struggles to penetrate - by offering extenders that will help bring its highest speeds to more locations.

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The Galaxy S20 5G UW with full Verizon 5G support drops June 4

The Galaxy S20 5G UW with full Verizon 5G support drops June 4

Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G UW is headed to Verizon's 5G network on June 4, the carrier has confirmed, supporting both mmWave and sub-6 for the maximum speeds. Although all versions of Samsung's Galaxy S20 series supported 5G out of the box this year, the type of 5G networks they could use actually varied by device.

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Motorola Edge+ will get two Android updates as if that was extraordinary

Motorola Edge+ will get two Android updates as if that was extraordinary

On the surface, or at least based on its specs, the Motorola Edge+ definitely qualifies as Motorola's first true premium flagship in a long while. Not only does it have the guts to show for it but it also has the premium price (more on that later). What it doesn't have, among other things, is the same level of commitment that its competitors have with their latest and greatest. The company has suddenly changed its tune and is promising two Android updates for the Motorola Edge+ as if it was going out of its way to generously provide something it should have right from the start.

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Motorola RAZR update delivers Android 10: Is it enough?

Motorola RAZR update delivers Android 10: Is it enough?

Today Motorola released the Motorola RAZR software update to Android 10. This is the full version of Android 10, on the device for the first time in full release form. This update allows the user some access to several new features enacted by Motorola, as well as several features only available to Android 10 devices as enabled by Google. Does this update make the device desirable enough to purchase?

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Verizon and Stadia partnership extended to 5G Home customers

Verizon and Stadia partnership extended to 5G Home customers

For all the promised benefits of game streaming services, it really only makes sense if you have a stable, reliable, and fast Internet connection. That's why Google partnered with some network operators earlier this year to package Stadia together with some ISP plan that would, in theory, be optimized for game streaming. That campaign period may be coming to a close so Verizon is expanding its Stadia perks beyond its Fios service and into its 5G Home Internet subscriptions.

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OnePlus 8 unlocked and Verizon models differ in more than just 5G

OnePlus 8 unlocked and Verizon models differ in more than just 5G

Back in the days, OnePlus' product story was so much simpler with one or at most two models to choose from that's consistent in all markets. Now those in the US have a few decisions to make, although Verizon subscribers have not much choice in the matter anyway. That, however, also presents some problems because the differences between the unlocked OnePlus 8 5G and the Verizon-locked OnePlus 8 5G UW go beyond the 5G bands they use. They also need to have different cases.

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