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Verizon waiving some fees for next 60 days, but probably not yours

Verizon waiving some fees for next 60 days, but probably not yours

Today we're taking a peek at what Verizon will and will not likely do in light of the global pandemic and national emergency that is COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) here in the USA. Verizon's released some information on how they'll respond for certain customers, and have given assurances that they're doing everything in their power to keep people connected in this time of increased network traffic. What's important here - at the moment - is the ease with which the "help" Verizon can/will give will be used by the average everyday consumer.

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Verizon launches Yahoo Mobile plan with ad-free Yahoo mail

Verizon launches Yahoo Mobile plan with ad-free Yahoo mail

When Verizon bought up Yahoo in 2017, there was a lot of question about what it would do with the declining web company. After merging some portions of Yahoo with AOL and shutting down others, Verizon is ready to put the name to use, today announcing the launch of Yahoo Mobile. Yahoo Mobile seems to be a new prepaid plan that combines services from both Verizon and Yahoo in one package.

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Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

If you're going in to a carrier like Verizon right now, looking for the least expensive way to have a smartphone for email and phone calls, they've got a few "free" choices. You'll end up signing up for a $50 (or thereabouts) per month plan, at minimum, for the service with the carrier, and you'll get a phone that'd normally cost a few hundred dollars outright. In late February, 2020, I opted to get the iPhone 7 because it's been a while since I owned an iPhone, and I figured it'd be a reliable piece of hardware.

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Walmart and Verizon to bring 5G in stores for health care services

Walmart and Verizon to bring 5G in stores for health care services

For all the benefits that 5G is promised to bring, many carriers try to avoid or downplay the disadvantages, particularly of the top mmWave spectrum. Those can only travel shorter distances and are easily blocked by walls. While those factors make it seem less ideal in wide-open spaces, they are almost perfect for use indoors. Walmart and Verizon are reportedly in discussions to take advantage of that in order to turn Walmart stores not just into community hubs but health care centers as well.

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Motorola flagship with Snapdragon 865 confirmed by Verizon’s 5G boast

Motorola flagship with Snapdragon 865 confirmed by Verizon’s 5G boast

The new and foldable Motorola Razr may have been a tad disappointing in some aspects but, fortunately for fans of ol' Moto, the year has just begun for the company. It still has quite a few more phones to launch aside from the new members of its mid-range Moto G family. Given the company's previous X and Z models, however, there might have been some reservations if it can and will still release a flagship worthy of rubbing shoulders with the market's best. Based on Verizon's latest brag, it will, at least as far as 5G speeds go.

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Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Verizon Galaxy S20+ and Ultra 5G pre-order and BOGO promos listed

Today Verizon released a set of pre-order promotions for the Samsung Galaxy S20 collection. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G as well as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, but NOT the non-plus, non-ultra Galaxy S20, because Verizon will not be selling a device like that - not until Q2.* Pre-orders for the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra with Verizon start on Friday, February 21, at 12:01am ET.

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5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

Today we're using the Galaxy S20 as a key example in explaining 5G in the USA. We'll be exploring the two main varieties of what's considered 5G mobile data as well as the coverage you can get with carriers in the USA today - and in the near future. This article acts as guide for the most major roll-out of 5G data in the USA, here in the year 2020.

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There’s a faster Galaxy S20 5G coming to Verizon in Q2

There’s a faster Galaxy S20 5G coming to Verizon in Q2

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G release situation is a mess, of that you can be sure. It happened largely because of the strange way in which 5G is launching, with more than one sort of "5G" being legitimately tagged with the name, and Samsung switching the way it markets its hero phones, and different phones having different mobile data access... It's not a simple situation. So Verizon decided they won't launch their Samsung Galaxy S20 at the same time as everyone else.

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Next Samsung Galaxy phone for USA tipped under $100

Next Samsung Galaxy phone for USA tipped under $100

The Samsung Galaxy A01 was announced by Samsung with a mysterious release schedule in December of 2019. Here in January of 2020, an FCC listing leads us to believe that this device - a perfect follow-up to last year's entry-level Samsung Galaxy A10 - will appear in the USA imminently. The Samsung Galaxy A01 has a smaller display than this predecessor, with the same amount of pixels, but works with AMOLED technology rather than IPS LCD - and it'll most likely cost less than $100, total.

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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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