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Verizon LG Wing update brings new second screen features

Verizon LG Wing update brings new second screen features

LG has made some rather unconventional phones in the past but the LG Wing this year takes the cake. Trying to solve the screen size problem from a different perspective, the phone uses a second screen that rotates from underneath the main one (actually the main screen rotates on top of the smaller screen). Unfortunately, the idea that already sounds odd on paper actually falls short in practice but LG and Verizon are pushing out an update that makes it slightly more useful even just for a bit.

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Verizon “5G Nationwide” becomes available on prepaid plans

Verizon “5G Nationwide” becomes available on prepaid plans

While most US carriers have been pushing sub-6GHz 5G, Verizon has been advocating for the 6GHz, mmWave kind that more closely matches what most people imagine 5G to be. More recently, however, Verizon has also been embracing a specific type of the sub-6GHz spectrum, labeling it as "5G Nationwide". Now it is making that service available even for those on its prepaid tiers, despite and in spite of recent reports claiming how unimpressive that 5G connection maybe, depending on where you're at.

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Verizon nationwide DSS 5G reportedly slower than 4G

Verizon nationwide DSS 5G reportedly slower than 4G

If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, 5G would have continued to be the buzzword in the mobile and telecommunications market. While more and more smartphones are coming out with 5G support, network operators are still slowly but surely expanding the next-gen network's coverage across the country. Not all 5G is created equal, which already complicates matters from the get-go. Things can get even more confusing when you consider that carriers like Verizon have different types of 5G, one of which might actually be slowing down your iPhone 12 or Google Pixel 5.

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Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Nokia's been in a long, strange journey over the past decade. They've gone from the top - the most well-known phone maker around the world - down to (nearly) the bottom. Over the past couple of years, the Nokia brand's been restored, somewhat, to its former glory. Creating phones that run Android at the same time as they create feature phones with limited functionality, Nokia's poised for a bit of a return to the public eye. Verizon may do that.

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Surface Duo pops up at Verizon with no perks, discounts

Surface Duo pops up at Verizon with no perks, discounts

The Surface Duo story has pretty much turned into a tragedy instead of getting a fairy tale ending it should have deserved. That has mostly been due to concerns and complaints about the dual-screen phone's less than durable design and some poor pricing strategy. Despite those factors, Microsoft's first formal Android phone under its own brand is expanding its availability to Verizon's online shelves. Strangely, unlike any other Android phone, you'll have to pay the full price and not even Microsoft's discounted price.

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Nokia 8 V 5G UW could be HMD Global’s first US 5G phone

Nokia 8 V 5G UW could be HMD Global’s first US 5G phone

For all the marketing that network operators and smartphone makers do around 5G, the one thing they leave for consumers to discover in the fine print is the availability of 5G networks around the world. It is growing, indeed, but at a rather slow rate and, just like 4G, the different bands used by different carriers mean different variants for different networks. Last March, HMD Global launched what it billed as the world's first truly global 5G phone, which might only be arriving in the US next week and from only a single carrier.

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Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Stadia had a fairly big October, but one addition you may have missed was the arrival of game streaming over mobile data. Specifically, Google upgraded mobile data streaming from an experimental feature to a fully supported one, thereby allowing users to stream games over 4G and 5G, assuming they have access to 5G where they live. The question is: would you want to stream games over mobile data? Given the state of the mobile industry, we're guessing that you probably don't.

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This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

Verizon's most affordable 5G phone has arrived, with the TCL 10 5G UW delivering mmWave speeds for under $400. Latest in the phone-maker's 10 Series, the new Android phone slots in as the cheapest way to get on Verizon's 5G network so far, undercutting the Motorola One 5G UW by $150.

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Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

The whole 5G thing is becoming more of a story with the launch of some exciting new mobile phone models designed to take full leverage of the new wireless connectivity. As a new 5G smartphone pops-up with each passing day, we are seeing all prominent network carriers stateside doing their bit to ensure you have 5G coverage no matter what part of the country you’re in. While these are early days and everyone’s just working on increasing their portfolio – it seems appropriate to know, which of the top-tier carriers have what 5G plans you can choose from to get on from the word go.

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Do you need a 5G phone? Short answer: Not yet

Do you need a 5G phone? Short answer: Not yet

Today's entry in our ever-expanding exploration of 5G connectivity checks the most basic question: Do I need 5G? This question can be answered by looking at the world's transfer from 3G to 4G, and 4G LTE. In short: There's a significant amount of time between now and the point at which you'll absolutely NEED your next smartphone to have the ability to connect to 5G data.

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Pokemon GO Verizon code troubleshooting for a treat fix

Pokemon GO Verizon code troubleshooting for a treat fix

Today Verizon announced a Pokemon GO code and special event exclusive. Niantic and Verizon are the latest brand team-up to make Pokemon GO take on another shape, this time with an event, new masks, digital billboards, and a "5G demo" in the game. To participate, you'll need to be a Verizon wireless customer - or you'll need to know someone who is a Verizon wireless customer that'd be willing to give you their code!

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Nokia 2 V Tella on Verizon wants you to smile about something

Nokia 2 V Tella on Verizon wants you to smile about something

HMD Global unleashed a flood of new devices and services last month but it's far from done yet. It has just launched a new phone but this time exclusive to just one carrier. The Nokia 2 V Tella is pretty much your stereotypical entry-level budget phone targeted at Verizon's customers. Despite the obvious traits of a low-level smartphone, the company claims that it will still give you something to smile about, whatever it might be.

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