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Motorola Razr launches February 6: Here’s what the foldable will cost you

Motorola Razr launches February 6: Here’s what the foldable will cost you

After a lot of build up, Motorola's foldable Razr is nearly here. Today, Verizon detailed two important dates for the new phone, announcing when pre-orders open up and when the phone will release. It also shared how much the phone will cost on a monthly basis through its device payment program, and if you've been following news about the Razr, then you likely already know that it's going to cost a lot to own one.

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Verizon Fios Gigabit internet now comes with Google Stadia bundle

Verizon Fios Gigabit internet now comes with Google Stadia bundle

Verizon has announced a new partnership with Google that has resulted in a special perk for new Verizon Fios Gigabit customers. Starting next week, anyone who signs up for Verizon's gigabit Internet service will be given the Stadia Premium Edition for free, including three months of access to Stadia Pro, the service's related wireless gaming controller, and more.

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5G Future Forum means your first 5G phone has global potential

5G Future Forum means your first 5G phone has global potential

Today the "5G Future Forum" was announced for the first time. This is a sort of collaboration, a club, an agreement between brands, made for the future of 5G mobile data connectivity. The primary function of the 5G Future Forum (5GFF) is to "collaborate to develop interoperable 5G specifications across key geographic regions." This could be good news for you, a future user of 5G data on your phone, assuming this group does indeed make global 5G interoperability a reality.

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Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Verizon OneSearch is powered by Bing, promises to be private and serve ads

Gone are the days when almost anyone that can set up a web server would offer a search engine of their own. These days, any custom engine is often powered by either Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Yandex and Baidu in certain countries. That is exactly what is happening with Verizon's unexpected OneSerch engine, which actually serves up results from Microsoft Bing. That, however, isn't what makes it interesting. Rather it is its promise to protect users' privacy that will probably raise not a few eyebrows.

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Our biggest iPhone 5G fear is unlikely in 2020 insists analyst

Our biggest iPhone 5G fear is unlikely in 2020 insists analyst

Both sorts of 5G iPhone will be ready for the 2020 season, so insisted top Apple-centric industry and trends analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This is a very similar prediction to one made by this same analyst at the tail end of 2019. Normally a second prediction of such extremely similar content would not be necessary - but for the appearance of alternate predictions that've made their way to headlines over the past couple of weeks.

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Verizon 5G Home expansion delayed again over equipment issue

Verizon 5G Home expansion delayed again over equipment issue

The expansion of Verizon's 5G Home Internet service has been delayed until at least the second half of the year, according to a new report. The wireless carrier is waiting on new equipment that will not be available until later this year, though the company still anticipates eventually offering its wireless home Internet service to millions of people in the United States.

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Pokemon GO with 5G clues points to enhanced legendary event

Pokemon GO with 5G clues points to enhanced legendary event

Puzzle pieces dropped by Niantic, 5G data carriers, and Qualcomm over the past couple of years point to a near-inevitable epic event. Given the products and services we've seen confirmed by the various companies involved, it would appear that Niantic is working on making a legendary event a reality. That event includes Pokemon GO gameplay in augmented and/or mixed reality and a potential inclusion of brand new hardware, enabling and surpassing the mythical event shown in one of the very first official videos made for the game Pokemon GO.

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Verizon flips the 5G switch in six more cities

Verizon flips the 5G switch in six more cities

With 2019 quickly winding down, it looks like Verizon is rolling out its 5G network up until the very end of the year. Yesterday, the company launched its 5G Ultra Wideband network in parts of Memphis, Tennessee, and now it's adding another six cities to the list. As with all of Verizon's roll outs so far, 5G service is only limited to certain portions of these cities, so you might have to do a little traveling before you actually find a 5G connection.

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New Motorola Razr is eSIM-only: Here’s what that means

New Motorola Razr is eSIM-only: Here’s what that means

The newest Motorola smartphone Moto Razr 2019 was revealed on November 13, 2019, with no SIM card. No physical SIM card, that is to say. There's SIM functionality in this device, but it's embedded in a piece of hardware soldered to the device's motherboard. That means that you can't just go buying this phone from Verizon then switch over to another carrier with a quick flip of the SIM card - because there is no SIM card.

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Verizon Stream TV 4K set-top box is free for new 5G Home customers

Verizon Stream TV 4K set-top box is free for new 5G Home customers

Verizon has launched its new Stream TV, a set-top box running Android TV that supports 4K Ultra HD video and includes a Google Assistant voice remote. The box is being offered for free to new Verizon 5G Home customers alongside a free month of YouTube TV service, but there's a big downside that will make it less than useable for many customers: lack of Netflix support.

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ZTE Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime available in the US via Visible

ZTE Blade 10 Prime and Blade A7 Prime available in the US via Visible

ZTE was the first recipient of the US government's wrath but, unlike Huawei, ZTE was forced to quickly bend the knee. Now that nightmare is far behind it and it is back in business. It has even reinstated its partnership with US carriers, like the Verizon-owned Visible. As proof of that, the two have just announced two new phones that try to address the mobile needs of those with very constrained budgets.

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Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile partner on cross-carrier messaging built on RCS

Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile partner on cross-carrier messaging built on RCS

While the big four carriers in the US typically spend their time bashing one another in press releases, today they've announced a new team up to work on cross-carrier messaging. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint revealed what's officially called the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) today, which they say will help "drive the next generation of messaging for consumers and businesses."

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