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Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

There are good reasons to sign up for a year of Disney Plus (or Disney+) with Verizon, but there are good reasons to skip it, too. If you're the sort of person who'd intended on signing up for Disney+ in the first place, this is a great way to get in on the deal and avoid paying $7 a month for a year. If you weren't going to subscribe in the first place, this is a great way to get something "free" only to find later that you'll need to unsubscribe after the first 12 months or face a $7-per-month fee.

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GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS, short for Global Positioning System, is almost universally known as the technology that helps tell our location in the world. What few probably know is the system is actually designed to also tell the time. GPS receivers have actually relied on this piece of data coming from satellites not only to tell time but to actually make location-based services work properly. Unfortunately, that system might be thrown into chaos for the second time this year when a second GPS Week Number Rollover hits old devices in early November.

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Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon Wireless has announced that its 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live in three big sports and entertainment arenas in Denver, San Francisco, and Phoenix. The service will be expanded to cover a total of 10 arenas in coming months, according to the company, which is working to bring its ultra-fast mobile broadband to a number of big venues.

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Verizon acquires Jaunt XR tech after AT&T AR team-up

Verizon acquires Jaunt XR tech after AT&T AR team-up

You'll probably only really remember the company name Jaunt XR if you've been reading about VR (and the like) for the past half-decade. They're the people that made it possible for Paul McCartney to release a "VR" experience in an app, allowing people to view a video of a song VIA a rig of cameras from onstage. It was basically like your head was attached to a pole during a live concert - sorta neat! Now Verizon owns what Jaunt XR made.

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OnePlus phones may be available from Verizon next year

OnePlus phones may be available from Verizon next year

OnePlus may be relatively new in the game compared to fellow Chinese manufacturers but it has one important advantage over the likes of Xiaomi or Vivo or even Huawei. It is available to US buyers and, as of last year, even from T-Mobile. That's just one US carrier among many, however, and its exclusivity with one carrier may be hurting OnePlus' chances at even bigger sales in the country. Fortunately, it seems that OnePlus is moving to indeed expand its reach starting with Verizon.

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Verizon 5G Home service will be offered in all 5G mobile markets

Verizon 5G Home service will be offered in all 5G mobile markets

Verizon 5G Home, the home Internet service first announced by Verizon last year, will be available to all markets where the company offers 5G mobile service, the company revealed in a recently published investor note. The carrier's 5G rollout has been slow, meaning the majority of people interested in 5G Home aren't yet able to get the service. The good news is that things will eventually change.

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Verizon now auto-blocks robocalls for some wireless customers

Verizon now auto-blocks robocalls for some wireless customers

Following the FCC's ruling earlier this summer, Verizon has announced that it is rolling out automatic robocall blocking for Android users and offering similar functionality to iOS customers through its Call Filter app. Once live, customers will see the number of annoying robocalls they receive start to drop, as well as a 'Potential Spam' label on the incoming call screen for certain phone calls.

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Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

Which phones let me connect to 5G in 2019?

New 5G network service was connected in several countries around the world in recent months before all brands had their own 5G smartphone. Some manufacturers have a single smartphone capable of connecting to 5G data speed, while other have no 5G devices whatsoever. Today we're taking a peek at the very few 5G smartphones on the market today - and we look ahead to the future, when 5G covers a much more comprehensive portion of the world.

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This is Verizon’s 2019 basic cellphone

This is Verizon’s 2019 basic cellphone

The Orbic Journey V is Verizon's newest "basic, simple phone" with no smartphone, Android, or iPhone features of which to speak. This is the phone which the average young person, or more likely their dad, will buy in defiance of smartphone trends, and will use for many years to come. Assuming this phone lasts longer than its 2-year monthly payment period, there's a good chance owners will continue making use of this hardware until it's completely worn out.

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Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon 5G starts filling the gaps with clever Boingo deal

Verizon is expanding its 5G service to a number of high-traffic areas by partnering with Boingo Wireless. Boingo Wireless has services in distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells, and Wi-Fi - which allows them to make cash selling internet access to people in airports. The last time you saw the brand Boingo, it was likely at a location where you'd otherwise have issues getting internet access - now they're working with Verizon to spread 5G internet access to those same arenas.

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Nokia 3 V Verizon phone de-emphasizes cameras

Nokia 3 V Verizon phone de-emphasizes cameras

The cost of the Nokia 3 V for Verizon in the USA is almost more important than the abilities with which it is delivered. If you were to read the documentation with which the device is revealed, you'd find the word "camera" only once, and no mention of what this device's camera is able to capture. This phone is a simple piece of hardware capable of smart functionality.

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Tumblr has been acquired by WordPress owner Automattic

Tumblr has been acquired by WordPress owner Automattic

In May, word surfaced that Verizon was in talks with multiple companies about purchasing Tumblr, the social media platform it acquired with its purchase of Yahoo in 2017. In an announcement today, Automattic, the company that owns Wordpress, revealed that it has agreed to purchase Tumblr from Verizon, though the price it paid hasn't been disclosed.

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