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Verizon will start blocking spam calls for free this year

Verizon will start blocking spam calls for free this year

For a lot of us, spam calls and robocalls have gone from being an occasional annoyance to a frequent problem. Some carriers are attempting to do something about that, and today Verizon is hopping on that train. The company announced today that it will soon make its spam and robocall protection tools free for all of its customers to use (as long as they have a phone that supports these features).

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The foldable screen RAZR reboot has a rare opportunity

The foldable screen RAZR reboot has a rare opportunity

The Motorola RAZR is reportedly returning, the iconic flip-phone rebooted as a cutting-edge foldable screen smartphone, but there's the potential for something far more interesting than just a cynical branding revival. It's fair to say that Motorola has never returned to the dizzying heights it attained on the success of the RAZR and its successors. What better way to pay homage to its innovation by bucking the trend in foldable phones today?

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Motorola RAZR could return as Verizon foldable smartphone

Motorola RAZR could return as Verizon foldable smartphone

The Motorola RAZR could return as a flagship folding smartphone, rebooting the iconic cellphone name within months. Epitomizing the mid-2000s phone market, the RAZR V3 launched in 2004 as the spiritual successor to Motorola's StarTAC, and went on to make the company millions with numerous iterations and color variants.

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Verizon adds Apple Music as free perk on two Unlimited plans

Verizon adds Apple Music as free perk on two Unlimited plans

Back in August, Verizon brought Apple Music to its Unlimited subscribers as a free offering for six months. The company is back with an announcement about that perk, saying that Apple Music will now be included with a couple of its plans as a permanent free fixture. The change will take place on January 17, but it'll only be applicable to Verizon customers who subscribe to one of two Unlimited plans.

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Verizon Gaming streaming service appears in early testing

Verizon Gaming streaming service appears in early testing

Verizon is alpha testing a game streaming service, according to a new report, which comes only days after Amazon was tipped in a similar project. Based on the leak, the Verizon Gaming service is already up and running on NVIDIA Shield devices with plans allegedly in place to expand it to Android smartphones. The service has not been officially announced at this time.

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Cat S48c ultra-durable Android smartphone launches at Verizon

Cat S48c ultra-durable Android smartphone launches at Verizon

Cat, maker of durable smartphones, has teamed up with Verizon to offer its S48c, a rugged handset designed for use in tough environments. The phone is being offered to Verizon customers under a two-year contract or for outright purchase, the ideal customer being one who spends time in places where smartphones fear to tread. Construction workers, park rangers, and others in similar professions would benefit from the device's features.

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T-Mobile, Verizon take shots at AT&T’s bogus 5G logo

T-Mobile, Verizon take shots at AT&T’s bogus 5G logo

Yesterday, AT&T began rolling out an update to some Android phones that replaced the "LTE" icon users typically see with a new icon that shows "5G E." The problem, of course, is that customers aren't really tapping into AT&T's 5G network - instead, they're simply getting a 4G LTE connection that has been bolstered by things like 4x4 MIMO, three-way carrier aggregation, and 256 QAM.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music heads to Verizon for 4G LTE connectivity

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music heads to Verizon for 4G LTE connectivity

Garmin has announced that the Vivoactive 3 Music, which was first introduced back in June, is getting a new model with some improved connectivity options. The primary draw of this new Vivoactive 3 Music is compatibility with Verizon's 4G LTE network. This enables new functionality such as music downloads that don't require a phone and features aimed at keeping people safe while they're working out.

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Pixel 3 Lite phones release date range leaked

Pixel 3 Lite phones release date range leaked

The Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite came up in a leak this morning with a release date range in tow. Both of these devices are likely to take on the rest of the midrange phones that've become prominent of late, what with their low prices and not-half-bad specs. Why pay a thousand dollars for a new phone with features you don't need when a phone that costs half as much will do the trick?

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T-Mobile, Verizon eSIM support happening real soon

T-Mobile, Verizon eSIM support happening real soon

Apple’s support for dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) on this year’s iPhone generation was a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it finally gave what some iPhone owners have been requesting for years. On the other than, its implementation is based on a normal, physical SIM and a digital eSIM. The latter requires carriers to support the feature and as of yesterday, only AT&T does in the US. That, however, is changing soon with both Verizon and T-Mobile following not far behind.

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Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon’s first 5G mobile hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon has unveiled the Inseego 5G hotspot, the first of its kind that will be offered by the wireless carrier. The hotspot will launch at Verizon in 2019, enabling customers to access the carrier's 5G mobile network for use with other mobile devices. The hotspot was introduced today during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui today.

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Verizon 5G smartphone details: Samsung onboard

Verizon 5G smartphone details: Samsung onboard

Samsung and Verizon today announced that they've teamed up to launch one of the first 5G smartphones. Specific details are still fairly slim at this point, but the clear goal is to get a smartphone capable of leveraging 5G's enhanced capabilities on shelves as early as possible. Such a move would have obvious benefits for both companies, which explains why they're working together on this initiative.

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