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Verizon launches its first 4G LTE basic phone

Verizon launches its first 4G LTE basic phone

These days, you're not going to want a smartphone without 4G LTE capabilities, but would you buy a basic phone with 4G LTE? That's what Verizon and LG are asking by launching the new Exalt LTE, a basic flip phone that can nonetheless access Verizon's cellular data network. Talk about an interesting device, right?

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Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Yahoo's shareholders approved the long-standing buyout offer from Verizon today, so before long, we'll see Yahoo's core business absorbed into the wireless giant. What's the first move once Yahoo is under Verizon's umbrella? Layoffs. New reports today are claiming that we could see thousands of people laid off once the acquisition is complete.

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Verizon prepaid plans get more data and mobile hotspot

Verizon prepaid plans get more data and mobile hotspot

Verizon has announced some changes to its prepaid phone plans, saying that subscribers will soon get more data across the prepaid plan spectrum. Those with the $40/month plan, for example, will get 3GB of data, while the $60/month plan will give a much higher 10GB/month. In addition to giving its subscribers more data, Verizon is also loosening its grip on how subscribers can use those gigabytes, namely letting prepaid customers use their phone's mobile hotspot feature for tethering with other devices.

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Motorola’s back with Moto Z2 Play, a new Verizon phone

Motorola’s back with Moto Z2 Play, a new Verizon phone

This week the folks at Motorola and Verizon brought back the Moto Z Play series with the Moto Z2 Play. This device rolls with many of the same radical features as the Moto Z line, but with a few of the non-essentials cut back a bit to keep the price low. As such, the affordable nature of this smartphone with the looks and some of the abilities of its more expensive predecessor make this an interesting device to be sure.

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Verizon SmartHub is a 4G LTE router for your smart home

Verizon SmartHub is a 4G LTE router for your smart home

Verizon has introduced SmartHub, a new 4G LTE router designed for your smart home devices. This hub taps the carrier's own network, of course, to offer high-speed Internet access for a variety of WiFi products, including your phone, tablets and laptop. Verizon says that the SmartHub, when used with the related app, can be used to control a variety of smart devices, including thermostats, connected lights, security cameras, door locks, and similar.

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Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon test its own over-the-top streaming service

Verizon will soon be testing an over-the-top service of its own, the company's CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam has revealed. This streaming service may take on other OTT offerings like DirecTV NOW, assuming the company goes so far as to launch a product, though McAdams wasn't specific about the nature of the service. The testing will be performed with the combined user bases of AOL and Yahoo, according to McAdam, once the company's Yahoo acquisition is finished.

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Verizon Zenfone AR release could bring Tango mainstream

Verizon Zenfone AR release could bring Tango mainstream

The first ASUS-made Google Tango smartphone, Zenfone AR, will be released this summer with Verizon. Yesterday we were told by Google that the device was going to be made available this summer - which wasn't a major surprise. There's already one Lenovo-made Tango device out on the market and it's done predictably OK for sales - with relatively low amounts of units sold. With no carriers in the USA to show it off, it was doomed to do no better than mediocre - for the Zenfone AR, that might not end up happening.

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LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

LG Watch Sport for Verizon has been cancelled, buyers get credit

The LG Watch Sport smartwatch designed for Verizon Wireless has been cancelled, leaving those who preordered with questions and disappointment. Verizon has confirmed the cancellation and has removed all of the product pages from its website, though LG itself doesn't appear to have issued any statements on the matter; the maker likewise removed the Verizon variant from its own website. Customers who preordered aren't being left entirely empty-handed, however.

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LG G6 Unlocked version release date today for most carriers

LG G6 Unlocked version release date today for most carriers

There's a new version of the LG G6 available as of this morning, one without a lock on it. This unlocked LG G6 is the first able to work with all major US carriers interchangeably. That includes GSM and CDMA carriers, the top three in the USA including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. This version of the device is the "North American Variant" of the unlocked phone, and includes mostly identical specs to that of the carrier editions.

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Verizon Wear24 smartwatch with 4G LTE now available

Verizon Wear24 smartwatch with 4G LTE  now available

Last month, Verizon took the wraps off a new exclusive smartwatch called the Wear24. This wearable features 4G LTE connectivity, a notable feature that eliminates the need to keep it tethered with a smartphone at all times. While the carrier revealed all of the details about the watch a few weeks ago, it wasn't available to purchase at the time. That changes today -- the Wear24 smartwatch is available to buy from Verizon now for $299 with a two-year contract.

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Samsung Bixby Vision’s Amazon feature finally works on Verizon

Samsung Bixby Vision’s Amazon feature finally works on Verizon

Samsung's highlight feature for the Galaxy S8, aside from its Infinity Display, has had a rather rough start. Bixby, its self-made smart assistant, didn't exactly launch guns a blazing. Even worse if you happened to be on Verizon, where Bixby's already limited starting features were even more limited. For its part, Verizon did acknowledge the issue and promised a fix soon. That soon has finally arrived, at least according to some users, who can finally use Bixby Vision to shop on Amazon.

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Verizon Unlimited Prepaid plan launched: three things to know

Verizon Unlimited Prepaid plan launched: three things to know

Verizon has announced the launch of a new Unlimited Plan for its prepaid customers. This builds upon the company's recent launch of an Unlimited plan for post-paid customers; through it, Verizon prepaid subscribers receive unlimited data, text and minutes. The service isn't without fine print, however, and those contemplating a transition to this new prepaid plan should read carefully before signing up. Here are three big things to know.

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