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T-Mobile hands out free phones to existing Verizon customers to test-drive its network

T-Mobile is going on the offensive against Verizon by launching a "Never Settle" campaign that allows existing Verizon customers to try out T-Mobile's services for free. The carrier is giving Verizon customers the ability to port their numbers to a new T-Mobile smartphone (while retaining...
Samsung Galaxy S6

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have Microsoft's apps preloaded

Verizon Wireless has chosen not to preload a number of Microsoft apps on its Samsung Galaxy S6, despite an agreement between Microsoft and Samsung to offer them out of the box. When the Galaxy S6 was first announced, Microsoft also revealed that the smartphone would have the Android versions of...
Verizon announces April 1 pre-order for HTC One M9, April 10 in-store

Verizon announces April 1 pre-order for HTC One M9, April 10 in-store

Verizon announced today that it will begin pre-orders for the HTC One M9 on April 1, with the device set to become available in-store on April 10. The HTC One M9 on Verizon will run you $199.99 on a two-year contract, or $24.99 per month for 24 months on the carrier's Edge program. Of course,...
Nexus 6

Verizon Nexus 6 lands online March 12, in stores March 19

Verizon will finally get its Nexus 6 tomorrow, March 12. Online, that is. You'll have to wait a week to get it in stores. The long wait for the latest Nexus on Verizon is finally over. Almost. Verizon is launching the Google/Motorola phone online starting March 12 (that's tomorrow), and it'll be...
Verizon pre-orders of Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge begin April 1

Verizon pre-orders of Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge begin April 1

Verizon Wireless has announced that pre-order for Samsung's latest flagship devices will begin on April 1, 2015. While the pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will begin on April 1, there's no word yet on an exact release date on Verizon. Both devices were announced earlier this week...
Nexus 6

Verizon releases, unreleases promo video for phone released four months ago that it still doesn't sell

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Moto E 2nd Gen Leak

Second-gen Moto E rumored for Verizon LTE

Motorola's next-generation version of its budget-priced Moto E smartphone may have been leaked. An image that allegedly shows the back side of the phone has found its way to the Internet, and it also has a Verizon Wireless logo. There's also a "4G LTE" logo on the back of this image, which...
Verizon Moto X

Verizon Wireless swaps CEOs, John Stratton now in charge

Big Red has a new chief, with John Stratton replacing Dan Mead as CEO of Verizon Wireless. Stratton comes from within Verizon, having previously served as the company's President of Global Enterprise and Consumer Wireline. Mead will stay with Verizon to oversee the sale of the company's wireline...
It will soon be a lot easier to unlock a phone from America's top carriers — here's what you need to know

It will soon be a lot easier to unlock a phone from America's top carriers — here's what you need to know

The top five carriers in the United States will on Feb. 11 implement new unlocking procedures for smartphones, tablets, and other cellular devices sold on their networks. The new unlocking standards were set forth by the CTIA in late 2013 and, though a voluntary commitment by the carriers, define...
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Verizon's cutting its data plans across the board up to $10/month

Verizon Wireless will cut prices on most of its existing More Everything plans by up to $10 a month while also adding some new options starting on Thursday. The new plans will also allow some customers to add smartphones on Verizon Edge for $15 a month. Read up on our favorite Verizon prepaid...
Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop update now rolling out for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5

Owners of the Verizon Wireless version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 now have an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop available for their downloading pleasure. Well, technically it's two updates, the first paving the way for the main Lollipop update. Verizon's Galaxy S5 is actually the first S5 in the US to...
Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways

Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city has reached a deal with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile to bring 4G LTE from all four carriers to the Chicago Transit Authority's subway system. The network, which will replace the decade-old system currently in Chicago's subways,...
Verizon Prepaid Phones

Verizon expands data options for prepaid users

Verizon prepaid users are getting a bump in data to start the year. Those who are on the $45 plan and previously allotted just 500MB, now receive double the data at a full 1GB. As if that's not enough, enrolling in Verizon's Auto Pay will net you another 500MB of data. The plan also includes...
Verizon LG G2

Verizon LG G2 update includes handful of improvements

An update is rolling our for one of our favorite Verizon prepaid phones. The update, VS98027A, is hitting the LG G2 with an improved visual voicemail interface, and additional connectivity when roaming internationally. It's no Lollipop update, unfortunately. Here's a quick look at the...
Verizon's holiday deal takes 50 percent off select Android phones

Verizon's holiday deal takes 50 percent off select Android phones

Verizon is running a holiday promotion for those who are willing to sign a two-year contract with the carrier. Through the deal, Android smartphones priced at $199 or higher with a contract will be discounted by 50 percent, meaning the new, expensive Android flagship you've been eyeing could...
Verizon Messages

Verizon now lets you text Starbucks to your friends

Verizon is helping users give the gift of Starbucks this holiday season. Through the Verizon Messages app, users can send an Starbucks eGift card of $5, $10, or $15 to virtually anyone on any U.S. carrier. The cost of the card is billed to the senders account, and the recipient simply needs to...
Verizon LTE

Verizon XLTE hits 10 new markets including Charleston, Watertown and Eureka

Verizon has today expanded their XLTE service to 10 new markets, making the total number of XLTE markets over 400 across the country. The service, which offers double the speed of standard 4G LTE, is available on various Verizon devices including the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and LG G3. The...
Best phones

Check out our brand new best phones guides!

You guys may have noticed a flurry of carrier-themed guides for best phones crossing the front page of Android Central lately. We wanted to round them all up for you here and give a bit of insight to our thinking when putting them together. Each one of our guides runs through the best phones on...
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Verizon signs a patent license agreement with Google to help fight 'frivolous' lawsuits

Verizon Wireless has announced that it has signed a patent licence agreement with Google. Specific details about the agreement were not revealed, but Verizon did say it was designed "to lower the risk of frivolous patent litigation." The company added: Verizon has long championed patent...
The Best Verizon Phones of 2015

The Best Verizon Phones of 2015

We’re compiling the very best Verizon phones across all platforms, so you can take a quick look at a glance, and find more information easily. Whether you’re a long-time Verizon subscriber, or you’re switching and want to find out what’s available at a glance, this should help you out.